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Kids nationwide are running 4 marathons, one lap at a time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some students straggle out of winter break suffering from back-to-school blues. But tens of thousands of Marathon Kids are now sprinting into the spring semester with their eye on a goal line that reads “104.8 miles.”

That’s the distance students run during a school year with […]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Kids nationwide are running 4 marathons, one lap at a time

Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Whether you’re just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you’re among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re […]

Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obesity and physical inactivity aren’t just health issues for our country. They’re a threat to national security.

That’s the contention of a new study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and potentially, a way to focus more attention on the need to improve […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting inactive middle-aged women and men to stick to an aerobic workout may reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure, a new study shows.

Sedentary people — such as those who spend hours sitting while working or lying on the couch while watching TV — are at […]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bold resolutions to maintain a healthier diet are common in the new year. But the secret to sticking with nutritious eating isn’t a big, complex plan. Keeping it simple can lead to success.

A healthy diet can be affordable, too, especially if thought is put into […]

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few jokes are off limits to comedian Bob Green — even ones about fatal heart disease.

“If you die of a heart attack, people say you died of ‘natural causes,’ like your soul rises up and goes to Whole Foods,” he said. “It’s like you died […]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

’Tis the season for last-minute holiday shopping to generate anxiety – over whether presents will arrive on time and how much money is being spent – and the headaches over guests and travel.

But a new study hints that people with heart disease, particularly women, should […]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

The gift that keeps on giving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For Greg Flatt, the best holiday gift is to still be alive two years after developing a rare heart condition and getting a new heart.

“I’m only alive today because of the shape I was in then,” said Greg, 47, who lives in Arlington, Virginia.

In early […]

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Difficult childhood experiences — from bullying and neglect to physical and sexual abuse — are so prevalent that the American Heart Association is issuing its first scientific statement on their impact on cardiovascular health.

Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population say they experienced at least one […]

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life