Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

All posts tagged healthy eating

Greg Weglowski-portrait

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist

It was the Monday before Thanksgiving a few years ago, and Greg Weglowski was on his bicycle. Greg – a Gulf War veteran who at the time was a special agent for the federal government – knew something was wrong. …

Continue Reading...
Craig Gies head shot

STORIES FROM THE HEART: 17 days before co-chairing Heart Walk, he underwent open-heart surgery

As a father, husband, businessman and co-chair of the 2012 Heart Walk in Lincoln, Neb., Craig Gies kept plenty busy. He was so busy that about two weeks before

bynum 2

Chef takes personal journey to healthier cooking

Marc Anthony Bynum knows first-hand the dangers of stroke: his grandmother, mother and aunt all suffered strokes. He’s learned to heed these warning signs by making a career

Heart Check Logo 300dpi smaller

Heart-Check mark foods must meet new nutrition requirements

This week was the deadline for food companies to meet more stringent criteria limiting added sugar, sodium, total calories and raising minimum dietary fiber requirements for foods bearing the

photo

Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history -- before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine. Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes -- throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re

“The Biggest Loser” to feature American Heart Association Teaching Garden

Becky Comet, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” and Kelly Meyer, co-founder of the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens, will appear on the television show Tuesday night

firework5

Resolve to check, change and control your blood pressure in 2014

If you haven’t come up with a New Year’s resolution yet, the American Heart Association has a good suggestion: Make 2014 the year to check, change and control

turkey

Make heart-healthy cooking a holiday tradition

The holidays don’t have to be filled with unhealthy foods.  You can create new traditions by preparing recipes from the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart program. Consider roasted

Crystal Wall mug

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and

toddler

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