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Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research.

Both are important for kids’ health, said Tracie Barnett, lead author of a study based on data mined […]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests

More employers look to boost employee health and well-being

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With so much time spent at work, the office seems a logical place to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

A growing number of American employers are doing exactly that through workplace health programs. Their aim: to improve employee health and productivity and reduce absenteeism due to illness […]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on More employers look to boost employee health and well-being

7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans spend their lives with their pets – sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed.

To help celebrate National Pet Day on April 11 – yes, it is an actual holiday – here are seven heart-health facts about dogs, cats and the humans who love […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

Exercise could outsmart genetics when it comes to heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

Exercise, especially cardio fitness, could outweigh genetics when it comes to heart disease, according to new research.

The study, published Monday in the journal Circulation, showed strength and cardiorespiratory fitness lowered the risk for heart disease across the board – whether people were categorized with low, […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exercise could outsmart genetics when it comes to heart disease

Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study reinforces the idea that it’s never too late to start eating your veggies – especially ones like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale.

Australian researchers who examined nearly 1,000 women ages 70 and older found that so-called cruciferous vegetables may be particularly […]

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

Losing ‘protective’ fat in thighs, buttocks good for the heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although past research has shown that thigh, hip and buttocks fat might actually protect against heart disease, a new study says losing fat in those areas is linked to better cardiovascular health.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, comes eight years […]

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Obesity, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Losing ‘protective’ fat in thighs, buttocks good for the heart

No excuses for three survivors walking to stay fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there’s no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during the American Heart Association’s Move More Month in April.

For each of them, becoming more active was a matter of life or death. McCann had […]

7 ways to get a workout at work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s no secret that Americans need to move more. Yet our jobs often require us to sit for eight to 10 hours a day – at home, the office or behind the wheel – often getting up only for lunch and trips to the bathroom.

And […]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 ways to get a workout at work

When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament that glues Americans to their TVs and their brackets, is a bittersweet time for the Cornette family.

Just 15 years ago Joel and Jordan, brothers and best friends, were stars on teams that advanced to the Sweet 16. Though […]

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, multicultural, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing.

The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century.

Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some have […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile