American Heart Association

Keep Calm and Organize On

This post is an ode to the organizers. Those of you who have immaculate desks at work, color code your entire closets or label everything in your homes– including the label maker.  In honor of National Get Organized week, I salute you.

I have never been one of those people. […]

National Dog Week

What’s better than a romp in the park, a scratch behind the ears or snaring a Frisbee in the back yard? It’s National Dog Week, which makes it the perfect time to include your dog in your active life style.

The easiest way to show some appreciation for the furriest […]

Heart-healthy DIY workout solutions

Finally, autumn is here! While we say goodbye to bikini season, fall is a great time to reinvigorate your workout schedule. Personally, I love going for a jog or hitting the gym this time of year. But gym memberships, new jogging shoes and updating your workout playlist can really […]

Heart healthy beyond the borders

You already know that we’re passionate about spreading the message of heart health awareness across the country. But who says we can’t be over-achievers? Heart disease knows no bounds and neither do we! Recently Hawaii Youth Market Director Jason Harris helped expand our Jump Rope for Heart program into […]

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 […]

Weekend Workout Challenge

 

Recent posts of mine have focused on goal-setting (general and specific), staying focused, taking initiative and getting moving. How have these posts impacted you thus far? Have you read them, agreed with the content and taken action to increase your physical activity? Or maybe you agree with the ideas, […]

The Time Is Now

As a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the excuses I hear most often for not coming to class is “I have to get in shape before I come to your class.” Um… color me confused, isn’t that what class is FOR? It is indeed. There are numerous people I can think […]

Experience More—Set Challenging Goals

If you read my post last week, you are familiar with setting manageable goals for yourself in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the thought of exercise. But what about those people who continually set goals they can achieve in order to remain comfortable and successful? Well, today’s post […]

Men’s Health Week – Join The Conversation

Once a person experiences a health-related event, they usually make lifestyle changes to improve their situation. I am one of those lucky people who survived to make that lifestyle change… and it happened to me twice. I came home one evening in 2004 after a long day and experienced […]

7 Hot Tips For a Healthy Summer

It’s baaack! Summer, that is. Yes, it’s the season for less clothes and more skin! But regardless if you plan on strutting around in a bikini or speedo or parka this summer, it’s still important to live a healthy lifestyle. Below are some tips to help keep you as […]