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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 […]

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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

Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s possible to reverse some of the damage caused by all that time sitting on the sofa.

Research recently showed that middle-aged couch potatoes who participate in two years of regular aerobic exercise training can improve their risk of heart failure.

Study participants – ages 45-64 – who […]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

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, […]

Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

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The dedication and athleticism on display during the Winter Olympics is awesome to watch, both as exhilarating entertainment and as a reminder of just how impossible these feats can seem for us mere mortals.

But a few of the U.S. Olympic Team’s veteran athletes […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

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, […]

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States.

“With […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

Kids nationwide are running 4 marathons, one lap at a time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some students straggle out of winter break suffering from back-to-school blues. But tens of thousands of Marathon Kids are now sprinting into the spring semester with their eye on a goal line that reads “104.8 miles.”

That’s the distance students run during a school year with […]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Kids nationwide are running 4 marathons, one lap at a time