Regional Headlines
11:16 pm
Sun October 12, 2008

Heart Health Program Launches in Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Lieutenant Governor and physician Daniel Mongiardo today launched a state chapter of the national heart health initiative Your Heart is in Your Hands. The program is designed to improve cardiovascular health by giving participants the ability to meet health goals and record their nutritional and physical activity online. After signing up for the program, participants commit to a twelve-week challenge course to increase exercise and the number of fruits and vegetables in their diets. Mongiardo says two-thirds of Kentuckians are overweight or obese, and he hopes the program will lessen cases of heart disease and other cardiovascular illnesses.