Being Active

A Change of Heart

Taking care of your heart is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being. But, because heart health involves changing daily habits, it can require some real effort. To make the process easier, try tackling only one habit at a time. For example, if you smoke cigarettes and also… Read More »

Heart Healthy is a Family Affair

When it comes to heart health, what is good for you is good for your whole family—including its youngest members. We now know that two-thirds of teenagers have at least one risk factor for heart disease, from being overweight and “couch potato-itis” to unhealthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Even more disturbing, about one million… Read More »

Aspirin – Take with Caution

This well-known “wonder drug” is an antiplatelet medicine that can help to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke for those who have already had one. Aspirin also can help to keep arteries open in those who have had a heart bypass or other artery-opening procedure, such as angioplasty. In addition, aspirin is… Read More »

You Can Stop Smoking

The good news is that quitting smoking immediately reduces your risk of heart disease and other serious disorders, with the benefit increasing over time. Just 1 year after you stop smoking, your heart disease risk will drop by more than half. Within several years, it will approach the heart disease risk of someone who has… Read More »

Time to be Active

Regular physical activity is a powerful way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Physical activity directly helps prevent heart problems. Staying active also helps prevent and control high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels healthy, and prevent and control diabetes. Plus, regular physical activity is a great way to help take off extra pounds—and keep… Read More »

Make Every Move Count!

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Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Regular exercise, healthy diet and lifestyle may help protection you against coronary artery disease and vascular disease research has found. Sedentary Lifestyle A sedentary lifestyle comes with a whole host of health risks. Not only are you burning fewer calories, but… Read More »

Why is physical activity so important for health and wellbeing?

There are so many reasons why regular activity boosts your health. Learn what those are and how you can incorporate exercise into your day. We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life? … Read More »

Hate Exercise? 5 Tips That May Change Your Mind

Try these tips from the American Heart Association to add some physical activity to your life that you may end up liking. Find your jam. Instead of forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy, find ways to exercise that fit your personality. If you’re a social person, do something that engages you socially –… 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 »

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