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New Sodium Recommendations Help You Take Back Control of Salt in Your Food. Here are Four Simple Steps.
New sodium recommendations have come out of the National Academies. The good news? The recommendations tell us what the American Heart Association has been saying, too: eat less sodium! The not-so-great news? More than 70 percent of the sodium we eat in America comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. Today, let’s talk about four simple steps that will help you take back control of the salt in your food.
Salt lurks in food. So, World #SaltAwarenessWeek on March 4-10 is a good time to become a salt detective.
You strive to achieve the Healthy for Good lifestyle. You even make it a priority to cook fresh, healthy food for you and your family.
Grocery stores have oodles of healthy foods. But as you’re strolling aisle after aisle, it can be a challenge to toss the best options in your cart.
If Cupid aims his arrow at your heart this Valentine’s Day, will he hit a healthy target? The season of heart-shaped boxes is a good time to examine your heart health. We’ve made your checkup simple through something we call “Life’s Simple 7.” These are seven very basic factors and behaviors that have been proven to boost your health.
You can take them in any order you choose. Even doing one or two steps can lead to big results.
This guest post was written by Dr. Phoebe Ashley, a woman’s heart health expert.
Each day we remember to brush our teeth, take our vitamins, and hopefully floss (if we’re good). These routines become second nature to us because we know they’re good for our health. What we sometimes overlook are the daily steps we can take to protect one of the most important organs in our bodies, our hearts.
That’s what makes national observances like American Heart Month so important. It’s a time not only to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women worldwide, but also to remind us that we can do something to stop it. Maintaining a healthy heart is a journey and making small daily changes now can add up to big results later.
This guest post was written by Molly Schroeder, heart attack survivor and an American Heart Association Go Red for Women Real Woman.
A month before I started my senior year of college, my mother passed away at age 58 due to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in her lung. Just 6 weeks later, at age 21, I had a 90 percent blockage in a coronary artery and survived a heart attack.
After these two life-changing events, I searched for a new “normal.” Topping the list was to make my health my priority.
Developing relationships with your elected officials is vitally important if we want to achieve our goals and help the country be Healthy for Good. We’ve provided some helpful hints and tactics to get you started.
Even though the federal government is partially shut down, members of the 116th Congress are working. With so many new faces in the halls of Congress, state legislatures and your local city councils, now is a perfect time to introduce yourself to your lawmakers and make them allies for heart health and overall healthy living. Developing relationships with your elected officials is vitally important if we want to achieve our goals.
Looking for ways to get your kids off the sidelines and into physical activity? Just in time for Super Bowl LIII, the American Heart Association, the National Football League and Discovery Education are teaming up to help educators across the country get their students’ blood pumping on January 30, 2019.