American Heart Association

SimpleScience@Heart: 6,000 steps a day could keep recurrent strokes away

Stroke survivors who walk 6,000 or more steps a day are less likely to have another vascular event than survivors who walk fewer.

Researchers — looking at patients who had a stroke six months before their study — found that those who experienced additional vascular events had significantly lower daily […]

Ways to maintain your Heart-healthy resolutions

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.  For most Americans, holiday eating is followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  Studies show that about 60% of Americans are overweight. […]

The Current State of our Heart Health

Poor eating and exercise habits could be the game-changer in the fight against heart disease and stroke deaths, according to the American Heart Association’s “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2013.

Between 1999 and 2009, the death rate from heart disease fell  over 30 percent, but still accounted for nearly […]

Finals Week: I’m Stressing Out!

It’s final exam week. You have 3 projects due, one exam, an interview at 3 p.m., and your significant other is asking you over tonight to “talk.” You can’t help but stress out, lashing at your parents who are asking when you’ll be home for the holidays, and struggling […]

Still Stuffed? Simple ideas to burn the Thanksgiving calories

Ok, so possibly you had just a bit too much to eat on Thanksgiving.  Guess what? You are not alone!!! Most of us did.  Koodles to you if you only had one serving and opted not to eat potato salad, mac and cheese, stuffing and candied yams!  Did you […]

Working out in cooler weather

If you’ve been exercising outdoors lately you might be feeling more like a popsicle after a workout than heart healthy. As the temperatures start to drop many people find it more difficult to get their daily physical activity. Exercising outdoors during the Fall and Winter presents some chilly challenges […]

Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties– I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s past-time begin as the 2012 MLB post season kicks off today!

I come from a family of baseball fanatics. The kind that […]

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 […]

Sweating in Style

Do you exercise to feel frumpy, worn in and comfy?

Probably not. We exercise for lots of reasons: to lower our cholesterol or our stroke risk, train for a race or drop a few pounds. That’s the mental opposite of frumpy, worn in and comfy.

Personally, I’d rather feel strong, streamlined […]