Simple Steps for the Whole Family to be Heart Healthy

   Making time for a heart-healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. But the good news is that making a few small simple lifestyle changes can lead to heart-healthy habits that require little thought or effort. Get creative and work heart-healthy habits into your family’s life and daily schedule.   Whether you’re a single parent or married,… Read More »

No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Easy Ways to Move More!

  Too busy to add more exercise to your busy schedule? When you can’t seem to make time for a full workout, try these no-sweat ways to simply move more.  Learn how to Take 10 You found your keys. You found the motivation to clean out your closet. Now you can find 30 minutes in… Read More »

Body Mass Index In Adults (BMI Calculator for Adults)

The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes. By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy these quality-of-life factors too. Fewer joint and muscle pains More energy and greater ability to join in desired activities Better regulation of bodily fluids and… Read More »

Identifying Your Fitness Goals

  You’ve made the decision to start a physical activity program — the first major step toward becoming more active. But what’s next? Although physical activity is individualized and everyone’s goals are different, adults benefit most from at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. But everyone should answer the following questions before starting a… Read More »

Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness

  Most of us are familiar with the most common barrier to a regular physical activity routine — the lack of time. Work, family obligations and other realities of daily life often get in the way of our best intentions to be more active. There are many additional barriers that vary by the person and life circumstance…. Read More »

Daily Tips to Help Keep Your Family Active

How can you help your family be more physically active and get enough exercise to stay healthy? Get up and move more as part of your everyday routine with our easy tips and hacks. Every April, we celebrate Move More Month to encourage everyone to get active for better health. The focus of the month… Read More »

Know Your Target Heart Rates for Exercise, Losing Weight and Health

  What should your heart rate be when working out, and how can you keep track of it? Our simple chart will help keep you in the target training zone, whether you want to lose weight or just maximize your workout. Find out what normal resting and maximum heart rates are for your age and… Read More »

How to Upgrade Your Morning Routine

  A good start to a productive, successful day depends on your morning habits and rituals. Here’s how to make your morning routine healthy, inspiring, and best of all, easy — using triggers and habit chaining to kick-start an amazing day.     How Do You Wake Up? Waking up may be the very first… Read More »

Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

  A new study reinforces the idea that it’s never too late to start eating your veggies – especially ones like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Australian researchers who examined nearly 1,000 women ages 70 and older found that so-called cruciferous vegetables may be particularly helpful in lowering the risk for heart disease…. Read More »

Rethink Your Drink; Reducing Sugary Drinks in Your Diet

 Take a minute and think about what you drink in a typical day. Unless you are a true water lover, you may be getting some extra, unneeded calories through sodas, ice teas, energy and coffee drinks. Some research suggests that when you drink calories, you aren’t as satisfied compared to eating the same amount of calories… Read More »

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