American Heart Association

Routine, frequent self-weighing was associated with people being better equipped to lose weight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who are trying to lose weight and frequently weigh themselves report feeling equipped to handle certain situations that could trigger them to overeat, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed information from a 12-month behavioral weight-loss […]

Inactivity, especially on weekends can impact body composition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lazy weekends can make a difference.

A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions said that inactivity seems to influence young adults’ body compositions — especially, when they are sedentary on weekends.

Researchers reported on a study of 332 adults between ages […]

Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but reasearchers in this study wanted to see the impact 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 […]

Take a Break and Celebrate Your Health

With a history of heart disease in my family, I know it’s important to take care of my heart – and to share what I know about heart health with those around me. That said, sometimes it’s easy to ignore with all the other things that need to be […]