American Heart Association

Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

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

17 million steps later, Minnesota man is on the road to good health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It wasn’t until a coworker suffered a devastating stroke that Tracy McKibben took a long, hard look at the stressful, sedentary lifestyle he was leading as an IT database administrator in a Minneapolis suburb.

“I’m 5-foot-8 and at the time I weighed 198 pounds,” McKibben recalls, […]

Coworkers’ support helps man drop 150 pounds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The deck had always been stacked against Lee Schloss when it came to his weight. A family history of obesity combined with a self-proclaimed addiction to food meant that he was seemingly destined to be obese.

At 29 years old and 351 pounds, this self-fulfilling prophecy […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

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Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call.

“I felt something pop in my left eye, and I immediately said to my husband, ‘I need to go to the hospital,’” she said.

Sheri […]

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: ‘Life is why’

School behavioral specialist Carla Leonard had her hand on her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance when a heart attack nearly killed her. Her doctor didn’t mince words with her family afterward: “If I didn’t have surgery, they should pick out a dress for my funeral,” she said. “Plain […]

Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine.

Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents and my only brother. I was obese, on medication for […]

Women who maintained weight loss lowered heart disease, diabetes risks

Overweight or obese middle-aged women who lost and maintained a moderate amount of weight for two years reduced their risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study.

Researchers studied 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to two years.  Those who sustained a loss of […]

Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by Duke University researchers.

The study, which appears in the Aug. 26 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, compared changes in weight and risk […]