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Move a little or move a lot?

Move a little or move a lot?

To gain insight for this post, we interviewed William Kraus, MD, the Richard and Pat Johnson Distinguished University Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics at Duke University.

Most of us have heard “get moving to get healthy.” Park farther away. Take the stairs. Skip the drive through. Just move more, right?

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Fuel Up for Fresh Air Fitness

Fuel Up for Fresh Air Fitness

Summer is a great time to get outdoors for some fresh air and fun fitness. Loads of sunshine, longer days and warmer temps mean more opportunities for the whole family to get moving. Whether it’s jumping on some paddleboards at the lake, cooling off at the community pool or gearing up for a long hike or bike ride, outside is the place to be.

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Stop Waiting for Change – Make It Happen!

Stop Waiting for Change – Make It Happen!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those famous words by Mahatma Gandhi are everywhere – from bumper stickers to refrigerator magnets. Chances are we’ve all seen or heard this phrase at least once in our lives, but how many times have we thought about what it means to ‘be the change?’ 

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These five healthy habits may add more than a decade to your life

These five healthy habits may add more than a decade to your life

We found the secret to gaining more life. Really! New research shows you could live up to 14 years longer by doing just five things.

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Add Color with Pride

Add Color with Pride

Did you know that LGBTQI Pride month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate both with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables. And this month, please be inclusive: all forms (fresh, frozen, canned and dried) and all colors count!

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Q: How can we improve our health?

Q: How can we improve our health?

A: With better food.

The American Heart Association works every day to help you eat healthy. That’s why we hosted the third annual Healthier Food Leadership Summit. More than 50 public health, government and food industry representatives came together. These leaders talked about solutions to help you eat better food.

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A Call-to-Action: Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

A Call-to-Action: Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

Remember when eating out was an occasional treat? Many of us went out for special occasions, such as birthdays, when there was something to be celebrated. These days, it’s a different reality. When life gets too busy, we often turn to restaurants to feed our families. While eating out is sometimes a necessity, it presents a real challenge to feeding our families healthfully.

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Stroke and Sodium – What to do about it

Stroke and Sodium – What to do about it

This healthcare provider is on the right track. A healthy lifestyle can prevent the factors that cause stroke. (Did you know? May is American Stroke Month.)

Most people know that too much sodium can increase your risk of high blood pressure, but did you know that it can increase your risk for stroke too? That’s right.

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Who Won the Outsmart Eating Out Contest?

Who Won the Outsmart Eating Out Contest?

Food companies make decisions about the ingredients in processed and restaurant food before your food even reaches your table. That’s why the American Heart Association launched the Outsmart Eating Out Contest in honor of American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month. We asked you to show us how you #EatSmart with tips, tricks and hacks.

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