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Brrrr-ing on the healthy tips for the rest of winter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s been a brutal winter across much of the country, and if you’re not hunkering down just trying to keep warm, you’re likely looking for fun ways to break the cabin fever.

Whether you’re braving the elements for sports-watching parties, warm drinks with friends, or more […]

March 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Brrrr-ing on the healthy tips for the rest of winter

Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ryan Dunn said he always noticed a common issue as a social entrepreneur helping children in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina: Sugar was everywhere but healthy options were scarce.

“You see these kids going to school every day with a [soda and candy] bar and then […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives

Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kelly Gross thought the constant fatigue and periodic tightening sensation in her jaw and neck were simply signs of stress from her demanding job and five kids.

Then, one day on a smoke break, it struck much more violently.

The tightening spread quickly.

“It felt like someone was […]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Nutrition, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

Say OMMMMMM – Meditating may be good for your heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, but the key word to remember is “may.”

Research suggests there is a possible modest benefit from various types of “sitting meditation.”

Some types of yoga looked at by researchers were: Samatha; Vipassana (Insight Meditation); Mindful Meditation; Zen Meditation […]

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Say OMMMMMM – Meditating may be good for your heart

McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

McDonald’s Happy Meals might be getting happier – at least from a nutrition perspective.

The fast food giant announced Thursday its worldwide goals to reduce the number of calories, limit sodium and provide more nutritional balance in the iconic meal for kids it launched in […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

Almonds and dark chocolate can possibly reduce a risk factor of coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.

Researchers found combining raw almonds, dark chocolate and cocoa significantly reduced the number of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, particles in the blood of overweight and obese people. […]

February 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

7 proven ways to keep your heart healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially a very good time to check in on your heart health. February is American Heart Month, designated by the president each year to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness.

It’s easy to learn about your heart health and how to improve it, […]

Things to know: 7 simple steps to a longer, healthier life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Taking care of yourself can lead to a longer, healthier life. There are seven simple steps that research has shown can make a difference. Each involves making good choices and requires some discipline, but all are doable.

Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association, […]

Plan ahead for healthy Super Bowl snacks and intercept those empty calories

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For many Super Bowl fans – along with the commercials and the halftime show – the day is all about the snacks. Wings. Chili. Pizza.

But whether you are pulling for repeat contenders, the New England Patriots, or the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, all good die-hard fans […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , |Comments Off on Plan ahead for healthy Super Bowl snacks and intercept those empty calories

Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals