American Heart Association

Heart Healthy Recipes Perfect for a Holiday Brunch or Any Meal

Holidays can wreck havoc on healthy eating. These heart healthy recipes would be perfect additions to a holiday brunch or meal   Turkey Bacon and Spinach Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust Serves 5 Cooking spray 2 cups grated sweet potato (from about 1 medium sweet potato) 1 teaspoon canola or corn oil 1 medium yellow… Read More »

Holiday Healthy Eating

The holidays are all about family, fun and food! Below are some great tips to help you celebrate the season without putting your healthy habits on hold. Watch our website later this week for heart healthy holiday meal recipes. HEALTHY EATING Here are some simple ways you and your family can eat healthy. Learn more… Read More »

Eat Healthy on a Budget by Planning Ahead

  Eating healthy – lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains – doesn’t have to be more expensive. If you shop smart and plan ahead, you’ll be surprised at how much goodness you can haul without breaking the bank. The reality is, many of those ready-made, super-fast, prepackaged foods actually cost MORE than… Read More »

How the Heart-Check Food Certification Program Works

The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods in the grocery store or when dining out. Simply look for the name of the American Heart Association along with our familiar red heart with a white check mark on the package or menu. But not all red hearts you see are from the American… Read More »

Managing Blood Pressure with a Heart-Healthy Diet

What are the benefits of heart-healthy eating? Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and other health threats. Aim to eat a diet that’s rich in: Fruits Vegetables Whole-grains Low-fat dairy products Skinless poultry and fish Nuts and legumes Non-tropical vegetable oils Limit: Saturated and… Read More »

Craving a cup of joe? What does the research say about coffee and your health?

  Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in California over cancer warnings, experts say most of the science actually indicates coffee could have health benefits. “The overall picture is… Read More »

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 »

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