American Heart Association

Bicyclist schools kids in heart health


When Chris Figureida leaves Deadhorse, Alaska, on Wednesday on a 3,000-mile bicycle trip to San Diego, he’ll share the lonely road with moose, musk oxen and the occasional grizzly bear.

Yet some of his best adventures will take place indoors. Throughout his 78-day trip, Chris will […]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bicyclist schools kids in heart health

Portland prepares for Safe Routes to School program


Cities, counties and school districts in the Portland, Oregon, area can have staff dedicated to encouraging kids to walk or ride their bikes to school and to determining street safety projects around schools with newly earmarked funds totaling $3.5 million.

The Metro Council’s Joint Policy Advisory […]

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Portland prepares for Safe Routes to School program

Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana encourages others to cycle for heart health


For Joe Montana and his teammates, hopping on a bike wasn’t always a good thing. Pedaling on the sidelines often signaled a problem, with the player trying to stay loose, avoid cramps, or keep warm.

Not anymore. “These bikes are good for you,” the Hall of […]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana encourages others to cycle for heart health

CycleNation to offer biking options to improve heart health


Newly created CycleNation is offering different events across the nation to encourage people to get off their sofas and on to their bicycles.

CycleNation, sponsored by Amgen Cardiovascular and CycleBar, encourages people to use road bikes, stationary bikes and community indoor cycling classes to get brain […]

States adding bicycle lanes, walking trails into transportation budgets

Several cities and states across the nation are now adding bicycle paths and walking trails to their list of transportation priorities as lifestyles become increasingly sedentary and congested roads need repair.

Pennsylvania joins Colorado and Delaware in changing gears and investing in infrastructure. In September, California boosted state funding for […]

Simple Science @Heart: How you spend your free time can lower risk for heart disease

Spending your free time plopped in front of the TV or computer? New research shows you may be able to lower your chances of heart disease by using just a small amount of that free time on simple physical activity such as brisk walking, riding a bike or even […]

Summer Olympics-Inspired Office Activities

Finally! The Summer Olympics are back! I love this time of year… er… every four years! This year I’m extra enthusiastic about them since I watched a significant amount of the Olympic Trials. I feel so emotionally connected with these athletes. The announcers tell their stories, you hear about […]

Let’s Roll: It’s National Bike to Work Day

Are you a biker?

No, I don’t mean the leather-clad, long-haired, V-twin revving motorcycle biker. I mean the bell-ringing, spandex-rocking, trail-riding, Tour de France, Dallas, or Small Town USA cyclist.

Why do we ask? Because today is National Bike to Work Day! So, if you bike to work, we’re giving you […]