Healthy for Good Blog
We’ve heard about how much physical activity we need and how little we get — especially children who spend hours inside playing video games.
Fortunately, a bipartisan bill in Congress can help kids get outside and move.
Halloween can be tricky when you try to strike the right balance of letting your kiddos have fun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But hold tight to your willpower and you’ll be glad you did. It’s not all or nothing.
This guest post was written by Sarah Lucero, a journalist, marathoner and AHA volunteer.
A change in seasons brings a change in routine for most of us, including how we engage in physical activities.
So, as you pack away the sunscreen and gyms modify their schedules (and yours), think about outdoor activities fit for fall weather. And be sure to mix it up to keep from getting bored or burned out.
Did you know that a community’s health is significantly impacted by social and economic factors? That’s right, your ZIP code may have more to do with how healthy you are and how long you live than your genetic code does! That’s why we’re working to fund innovative solutions designed to remove health barriers at the community level, and we want you to be a part of the solution.
¿Necesita llenar su vida con más energía, quizás durante un domingo perezoso o una noche viendo una novela? Pues, ¿qué espera? ¡Suba el volumen e incremente el ritmo de su corazón! Muévase con la música y manténgase saludable de por vida. Haga espacio en su sala y tome sesiones pequeñas de baile.
Need to re-energize a study session, a lazy Sunday or game night? Well, what are you waiting for? Turn up the volume and pump up your heart beat! Get moving to the music to be healthy for good. Clear some space and take a dance break.
Fall is here, and the change in the weather may have you cheering or jeering. Cheering if you’re an outdoor workout fan and you’re DONE with the summer heat. Jeering if the waning daylight and cooler temps make you want to go into hibernation mode (we feel ya). Either way, fall can be a perfect time to rediscover nature and recommit to being more active.
Two months ago, thousands of you asked the CEO’s of five of the largest fast food restaurants in the country to offer healthier kids meals. Together, we sent thousands of messages. And, your efforts are making a difference. Earlier this year McDonalds promised to make their kids meals healthier by decreasing sodium and fat levels, while offering water and low-fat milk in place of sodas. This is a great first step, but we are far from done!
Football season is back! This sport is a way of life for many families. It includes traditions and tailgates that no touchdown is complete without. In football season things get heated both on the field and on the grill.