Healthy for Good Blog
“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?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by a May 10 congressional briefing, "Creating an Active America Together" coordinated by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.
“Exercise does the body good!” Raise your hand if you’ve heard that phrase from a parent or gym teacher. But, should it also be coming from Uncle Sam?
Implementation of the menu labeling law is finally here! A new law, effective in May 2018, requires chain restaurants and other prepared food retailers with 20 or more locations to provide calorie counts on the menu and offer additional nutrition information upon request. So, not only will you have more information about the calories, but you can find out how much sodium, saturated fat, and sugar is in the dish.