Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lt. Governor Offers Ways to Keep Heart Healthy Resolution for 2010

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 08, 2010  
Contact Information:  Valeria Cummings
Eric Duncan
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — One of the most popular resolutions made every new year is to lose weight and lead a more healthy life.  With that in mind, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo is reminding Kentuckians about a free Web site to help them keep that resolution in 2010.

The National Lieutenant Governor’s Association heart health initiative, “Your Heart is in Your Hands,” allows any individual or group to track their daily intake of fruits and vegetables, as well as their physical activity.

“Two-thirds of Kentuckians are overweight or obese, increasing their chances for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems,” said Lt. Gov. Mongiardo. “By participating in the Lt. Governors’ Challenge program, individuals will be given a simple and meaningful way to get motivated, eat right and increase activity. This will help improve their heart health, as well as decrease their risk of other chronic disease and illnesses.”

Individuals who stick with the program and meet their goals will receive a lapel pin from Lt. Gov. Mongiardo’s office recognizing their healthy effort.

The Lt. Governors’ Challenge is available in 15 states.  To date, more than 10,300 individuals have made nearly 500,000 healthy food choices and logged nearly nine million minutes of physical activity nationwide.  Physical activity and healthy choices benefit individuals, but also benefit Kentuckians by reducing heart disease and other chronic illness complications.

To participate in the program or to learn more, visit http://ltgovernorschallenge.us.

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