Healthy Living

American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we're approaching the end of the trend of longer, healthier lives.

That's because the steady decline in heart disease is fading.

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Kentucky has the fifth highest obesity rate in the nation.

The commonwealth also has the dubious distinction of being only one of two states that saw an increase in obesity levels between 2014 and last year.Kentucky has the fifth highest obesity rate in the nation.

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The Rotary Club of Paducah is seeking volunteers to construct a 4,000 square foot community playground next month. The $200,000 dollar project is being constructed as part of the Paducah Health Park project.

When it comes to getting old, some of us are a lot better at it than others. If I'm going to live to be 95 I would much prefer to be healthy, cogent and content. So I want to know the secrets of the healthy and very old.

Fortunately, scientists are starting to figure that out, "The good news is that there's a lot we can do about it," says Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, a geriatrician and scientific director at the National Institute on Aging. He wants to see more and more people in that state of "aging grace."

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Kentucky adults with lower incomes were more likely to report difficulty in making a positive health change, according to a poll released Monday. 

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"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of  nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria LaFont at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with LaFont on Sounds Good, for a preview of the informative event.

One underwriter sharing the love during the month of Valentine is 3 Hearts Yoga of Murray. The new yoga studio and juice bar is passionate about healthy living, and owner Marcy Snodgrass has good reason to be. After having open heart surgery at age 23, and being told she would be on medication for the rest of her life - she knew there had to be a better way. That's when she began practicing yoga and changed her nutritional lifestyle. Over the years her passion has grown - as has her desire to share her skill with the community. 

Matt Sullivan speaks with Kate Lochte about the Healthy Living & Wellness Expo, featuring special guest and speaker Naomi Judd, coming to Murray this weekend (September 21). One of the largest health events in western Kentucky, the expo is designed to educate and inspire the public in the areas of healthy living, personal wellness, fitness, lifestyle improvement and longetivity, financial strategies for seniors, and Medicare and Medicaid best practices. See more about the event.