Obesity Rates in Kansas and Missouri

Obesity puts around 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, almost one in every three adults in Kansas and Missouri is clinically obese. The wild rates of obesity across the nation are nothing new. Better Policies for a Healthier America notes that obesity rates nationwide have stabilized, however, the stable level is much too high. Continue reading “Obesity Rates in Kansas and Missouri” »

Don’t Forget Your Health This Holiday Season

With seemingly endless to-do-lists piling up this month — buy and wrap the gifts, trim and tidy the house for guests, plan, purchase, and prep for the many holiday meals, swing by the Plaza, Christmas in the Park, or the Magic Tree to see the lights — there’s bound to be a few things that Kansas City residents let fall to the wayside.

For too many people, that thing tends to be their health.

We understand that the stress of the season can lead you to certain unhealthy habits, from overeating to struggling with sleeping. But when you let your health fall low on your list of priorities, it actually only makes the stress much worse.

Test Smartly Labs of Overland Park is sharing some easy ways for you to keep your health on track this holiday season!

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Tips for Staying Active in Kansas City This Winter

Although the polar vortex has fortunately moved on since taking residence in Kansas City earlier this month, temperatures are still cold enough to dissuade many people from staying active around the metro area. Outdoor running, biking, or walking might seem out of the question.

At Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City, we know that part of overall wellness includes staying active despite the chill. Regular exercise can lower your cholesterol, reduce your cancer risk, and promote heart health. If one of your goals this winter is staying active, getting a gym membership isn’t the only solution. Follow our tips to keep warm while staying active while outdoors, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of Kansas City in winter!

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