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What Walking to School Can Do for the Health of Both You and Your Child

Children's Healthcare

Walking is a great way to improve overall health and boost your cardiovascular system. Studies show that lack of physical activity is a major risk factor for chronic illness in both children and adults. Physically inactive children are at greater risk to grow up to be physically inactive adults, increasing the chances that they will develop health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and other related illnesses.

According to the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, obesity rates among children have nearly doubled in the past 20 years. This can be attributed to a number of factors, but is primarily caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Studies show that only one-fourth of Americans get the 30 minutes of recommended daily exercise, causing the obesity rates to skyrocket among children and teens. For this reason, healthcare professionals are striving to motivate children to integrate exercise into their daily routine by promoting walking and bicycling to school.

Walking has also been shown to provide a number of health benefits in addition to reducing the risk of obesity. Some of the long-term benefits of walking include lowering blood pressure, improving one’s cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and even lowering the risk of certain types of cancers. Walking to school is not only beneficial to children, but also provides benefits to parents who walk or bike to school with their children.

Here at the Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, we believe that regular exercise is an important part of maintaining your health, regardless of your age. For more information on the benefits of exercise or safe walking tips, visit our website or contact us at (702) 880-2100.

Personal Safety in Casinos - Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Personal Safety in Casinos
Wednesday, Dec. 7
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Education Room/First Floor

Increase your level of personal safety by knowing how to protect yourself and valuables especially in a casino setting. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. Call 702.880.2700 to register. *Registration is required


It's about Healthy Living…

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Southern Hills will be a tobacco-free campus for employees, physicians, patients, visitors and all the members of our Southern Hills community.  That means no tobacco products can be used on our campus – inside or outside – beginning on Jan. 1, 2012.

Smoke Free Healthy Living

Did you know that Southern Hills Hospital will soon have a NEW geriatric psychiatric unit?

Jumping for joy

Southern Hills Hospital is literally hammering away at it, with the unit currently under construction and scheduled to open by the end of the year (subject to change). New Director Chris Bateman and his staff are excited to offer this much-needed gero psych service to the Vegas valley community. Watch for updates!

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