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 […]
Better access to healthy foods and more opportunities to stay active in low-income communities are among the new policy recommendations issued Tuesday by leading health advocacy groups working to reverse the nation’s obesity epidemic.
After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates have leveled off in every state except for […]
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
A new iPad app can accurately identify a type of one-sided brain damage in stroke survivors.
The condition, called unilateral neglect, can cause stroke survivors to ignore or forget their weaker side. It usually occurs in a right brain stroke, when someone fails to use their left side. Profound neglect […]
As you near the end of your Twenty-One Day Sodium-Swap Challenge there is one more obstacle to overcome: eating low-sodium, with others. For many, the most daunting task of a low-sodium diet is not the lack of salt, but the lack of company. Or at least the […]
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that you consume no more than 1500 milligrams of sodium per day. This can be difficult to achieve if you eat out regularly. Americans get more than three-quarters of their sodium intake from processed and prepared foods, including restaurant foods. The Center for […]