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A few minutes of activity may cut blood pressure for people with Type 2 diabetes


Just a few minutes of light activity for people who sit most of the day – a short stroll or some squats at your desk every thirty minutes – can lower blood pressure for people with Type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the […]

Taking public transportation instead of driving associated with better health


Riding the bus or train to work is associated with a lower risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

While it’s already established that a physically active lifestyle helps reduce the likelihood […]

Moving to a walking neighborhood is good for your blood pressure


People who moved from a neighborhood that required a vehicle to run errands to one where walking errands were convenient were significantly less likely to have high blood pressure than people who moved from one low-walkability neighborhood to another low-walkability neighborhood, according to research presented […]

Physical activity: More is better for heart failure prevention


Doubling or quadrupling the minimum federally recommended levels of physical activity lowered the risk of developing heart failure by 20 percent and 35 percent, respectively, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“Walking 30 minutes a day as recommended in the U.S. […]

Twenty percent of U.S. adults aren’t active enough


About 20 percent of all U.S. adults don’t get enough physical activity and are eligible for behavior counseling to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In August 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task […]

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Physically active middle-aged adults have low risk of sudden cardiac arrest


Sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function and usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart that stops […]

Foundation bolsters commitment to fighting childhood obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.

About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

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Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call.

“I felt something pop in my left eye, and I immediately said to my husband, ‘I need to go to the hospital,’” she said.

Sheri […]

Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers found that post-menopausal women, enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, who were the most physically active had […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad.

The words he spoke to a friend that morning sounded slurred.

Then Drew lost consciousness.

He was bleeding inside his brain. He was having a stroke. He was also only 21.
The friend […]