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Lake Cumberland District Health Department

A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.

Personal Wellness

Well-being is a positive outcome that is meaningful for people and for many sectors of society, because it tells us that people perceive that their lives are going well. Kentucky is one of the unhealthiest places in the industrialized world (see “LCDHD Live Healthy” video below). It is our mission to change this. After completing your wellness profile, use the links below to find resources to assist with your specific areas of health concern.

And remember, Lake Cumberland could become one of the HEALTHIEST PLACES IN THE WORLD if our citizens would consistently embrace three things: 1) eating normally proportioned helpings of nutritious foods including at least five fruits and vegetables a day, and 2) avoiding the use of tobacco products.

Take your wellness profile by clicking the button below.

Hard hitting facts about the the health of people living in Kentucky. This is a short film that encourages family’s to stop smoking, eat right, and get exercise.

How Do I Interpret Body Mass Index Information?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of height in meters (or feet). A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI screens for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.

BMI For Adults