American Heart Association

Friends may make the difference in keeping children active

Children being physically active with a friend may accomplish more than hearing encouragement or being active with a parent, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015.

This suggests that a peer-to-peer approach may be an effective way to increase physical activity among […]

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Low social support linked to poor health in young heart attack survivors

Having few friends, family and a general lack of social support is associated with poor health and quality of life and depression in young men and women a year after having a heart attack, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Social support is the […]

Top 10 reasons why you overindulge

Excuses – we’ve all got them when it comes to making healthier food choices. Any of these ring true for you?

1. Because it’s a holiday

We applaud Joey for the creative repurposing of maternity pants as “Thanksgiving” pants. But if your planned binge involves specialized clothing, you may want to rethink […]

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! Holidays are a great time to relax and spend time with family and friends, and I hope you’ll enjoy yours to the fullest. And if you plan to be outdoors, please keep in mind the American Heart Association’s tips to […]