Healthy for Good Blog
Is it possible that spending a little time in nature each day can get you closer to a healthier, happier you? Yes!
Although temperatures are still scorching, summertime is almost over for most kids. And while it’s easier to help kids make healthy choices when they’re home during the summer, what happens when they go back to school? They’re constantly faced with ads pushing unhealthy food and beverage choices, and not every child has access to a healthy and nutritious meal in their school’s cafeteria. With nearly one-third of American children classified as obese or overweight, it’s time we took action to make the school day healthier for our kids.
It’s no secret that most restaurant kids’ meals aren't exactly healthy. Too often they are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium--and low in nutrition. Eating out used to be a special treat – now it’s become a strategy for how we can get one more thing marked off our to-do list. Restaurants should do their part by including menu items that are healthy, especially for kids. That is why advocates like you have been calling for restaurants to make all meals - but especially kids' meals - heathier. And we are starting to see some change.
Did you know that feeling thirsty means you’re already dehydrated? That’s right. You shouldn’t wait for that thirsty feeling to hit before drinking anything. During these hot, sweaty, summer months, it’s even more important to stay hydrated.
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?
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.
“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.
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.