First-grade teachers at Richard R. Green Central Park School in Minneapolis were excited to receive an American Heart Association Teaching Garden to learn about healthy foods by planting their own garden.
They were planning to teach the kids in January about the growing cycle, giving them a good foundation before planting […]
About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online in the journal Circulation.
“Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences,” said Aaron Kelly, Ph.D., lead author of the statement […]
Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke.
Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than people who exercised less than once per week.
Exercise affects […]
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables available in grocery markets and from local growers.Not only are they refreshing during the summer, but they also help prevent heart disease and stroke. If you enjoy gardening, try planting a few vegetable seeds and see […]
Exercise is very important for your family. There are many benefits to fitness.
have stronger muscles and bones
have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat
be less likely to become overweight
decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
have a better outlook on life