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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

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

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

Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With income tax time fast approaching and spring school and work activities dominating daily life, stress can creep in.

How you respond to that stress makes a difference in your mental and physical health.

Excessive stress can lead to emotional and physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

Liftoff: Astronauts need extra exercise and calories in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space.

The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA astronaut and geophysicist A.J. “Drew” Feustel, who is scheduled to take off for […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Liftoff: Astronauts need extra exercise and calories in space

Put a spring in your step. The season brings opportunities to reboot, refocus on health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spring is a time of renewal, a time for house cleaning, gardening and planning a trip to reboot from winter. But it’s also an opportunity to get back on track with physical activity and improve your overall approach to health.

Here are four ways to help […]

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Put a spring in your step. The season brings opportunities to reboot, refocus on health

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

Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Molly Hemphill is a congenital heart survivor and recently selected as a competitor on television series “American Ninja Warrior.” She shares her life story and future goals:

At 25 years old, my life changed overnight.

I was struggling to fall asleep, unsure why, when my heart began […]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior