Thursday 18 Sep 2014

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All posts tagged Exercise

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in child care settings. We believe that reaching kids in these environments and …

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Doctors should not ignore physical activity during routine check-ups

Doctors should evaluate your physical activity as often as they check blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association statement. “Most healthcare providers

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Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy habits

Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart disease survivor puts focus on health, giving back

It was over 100 degrees in Orange County, Calif., and Gary Stover was in the stands watching his son’s soccer team advance through a tournament. After the second round

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Clinton honors nation’s healthiest schools

President Bill Clinton honored 267  schools that were recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating healthier environments on Monday at the William J. Clinton Presidential

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Exercise can lower high blood pressure risk

Exercising more than four hours per week could drop your risk of having high blood pressure by nearly 20 percent, according to new research in the American Heart Association

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT, AHA volunteer

A week after turning 40, and only hours after running a 5-kilometer race, Nancy Capelle was putting some peanut butter on a banana when she felt severe pain

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Exercise training programs might improve good cholesterol for heart patients

Patients suffering from chronic heart failure can see improvement in their good cholesterol with an exercise training program, researchers found. “Good cholesterol” stimulates production of nitric oxide and leads

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About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are ‘severely obese’

About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk,  according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the