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Celebrate Your Roots to the Rhythm of Music to be Healthy for Good

Celebrate Your Roots to the Rhythm of Music to be Healthy for Good

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.

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Fall in Love with Cool Weather Fitness

Fall in Love with Cool Weather Fitness

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.

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Tell Restaurants to Lower Sodium

Tell Restaurants to Lower Sodium

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!

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Hosting a Healthier Tailgate May Win You Some New Fans

Hosting a Healthier Tailgate May Win You Some New Fans

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.

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Twinning! What Identical Twins Can Teach Us About Sodium

Twinning! What Identical Twins Can Teach Us About Sodium

Did you hear the one about the researchers who said we’re not eating enough sodium? Good one! But seriously, there has been confusing news about sodium and it’s no wonder some people aren’t sure which way is up… or is it down?

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Tell Congress to Make Nutrition a Priority

Tell Congress to Make Nutrition a Priority

Did you know that what you eat is impacted by the government? That’s right. Congress drafts legislation, debates the merits of the bills in committees and ultimately holds votes to see which proposals will be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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Tracking Fitness Intensity with Heart Points by Google Fit

Tracking Fitness Intensity with Heart Points by Google Fit

Want a better way to track the types of physical activity you are doing? The American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation and Google Fit are making it easier to do just that with changes to the Google Fit platform. Right now, most wearables used to track physical activity rely on tracking activity but not intensity.

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Breathe in Nature, Blow Away Stress

Breathe in Nature, Blow Away Stress

Is it possible that spending a little time in nature each day can get you closer to a healthier, happier you? Yes!

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A Fresh Start – Make This the Best and Healthiest School Year

A Fresh Start – Make This the Best and Healthiest School Year

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.

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