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Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Two-time stroke survivor Tamika Quinn had to change her entire lifestyle to lose the excess weight that hung on after the birth of her third child, focusing on heart-healthy foods and keeping portion sizes in check.

Quinn, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, is getting […]

For kids, ideal heart health explained in new statement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The road to cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, and it’s a road many American children are on, based on a new report from the American Heart Association that indicates very few kids meet all the criteria for ideal heart health.

Many are overweight or obese. Others […]

Moderate physical activity lowers heart disease risk in young women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women under age 50 who do moderate physical activity can lower their risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

Among women ages 27-44 at the start of the study, researchers found:

Women with the highest level of leisure time physical activity had a 25 […]

Midlife fitness linked to lower stroke risk later in life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The more fit you are in midlife, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

“We all hear that exercise is good for you, but many people still don’t do it,” […]

Latin dancing puts pep in the step of older Latinos

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For Rosa Rodriguez, taking care of her ailing father was taking a toll. He required hands-on care, and she rarely left the house. Rodriguez didn’t exercise and spent her free time watching television. Her health was suffering: She was depressed and her blood […]

Lifestyle studies underscore power of healthy habits

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances as determined by American Heart Association volunteer and staff leaders.

Results from four groundbreaking studies examining the impact of lifestyle modifications underscore the power of healthy habits and the importance of […]

Short bursts of high-intensity exercise does more for Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Short bursts of high-intensity exercise improved cholesterol, blood sugar and weight among Type 2 diabetes patients more than 30 minutes of sustained, lower-intensity exercise, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers found that after three months of high-intensity exercise […]

Lauren Lindberg jumped at the opportunity to fight cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lauren Lindberg never got the chance to meet her maternal grandfather, Roger Obringer, who died before she was born—heart attack at age 37. But when a form came home from Lauren’s school to participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart fundraising drive, […]

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Motorized cycling may prime brain for relearning after stroke

Exercise on a motorized stationary bike appeared to give stroke patients an advantage in relearning everyday tasks and improved motor function of their arms, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Aerobic exercise has been shown to help the brain learn information. The role […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Since heart attack, she ‘learned to cook instead of smoke,’ runs half-marathons

About midnight after a nice Thanksgiving dinner, Jodi Pitzen began sweating.

“There was nothing I could do to cool off,” she said. “Then I felt a little bit of nausea. I turned on the fan, but nothing was working. I could not stop sweating.”

After getting some water, she headed back […]