Healthy Living OK
6 Sep 2016
A Fresh Perspective from Alexia Vannucci
We are excited to introduce something new to the American Heart Association You're The Cure blog. We will be featuring guest blogger and AHA advocate, Alexia Vannucci monthly with a fresh perspective on the advocacy work of the American Heart Association. Through her lens you will learn about new programs, volunteer opportunities, fun recipes and so much more!
11 Jul 2016
Hey Wyoming! Let's do the #SuperParkSelfie challenge in July!
Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. This summer, why not increase your physical activity by taking part in National Park and Recreation Month?
11 Jul 2016
Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Allison Pierce
Please meet our new American Heart Association volunteer leader and Arkansas State Advocacy Committee member, Dr. Allison Pierce.
8 Feb 2016
Oklahoma Lawmakers Back in Session!
Last week lawmakers returned to Oklahoma City for the start of the 2016 Legislative Session. As we work to advance the American Heart Association’ s top issues during this legislative session we want to make sure we keep you informed....
29 Jan 2016
Act Now: A Fresh Start for OKC
According to the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s Community Health Status Assessment, Oklahoma City is ranked the 2nd worst city in the nation for food access. This means that our citizens have a harder time than most in our nation accessing healthy...
3 Dec 2015
National Eating Healthy Day Declared in OKC
Last month, Mayor Cornett signed a proclamation declaring November 4th, 2015 to be National Eating Healthy Day in Oklahoma City! Three of OKC's fantastic Grassroots Action Team members, Petra Lusche, Jade Owens, and Takisha Lovelace, were able to meet with...
25 Sep 2015
New State of Obesity Report Released & It's Not Good News for Oklahoma
According to the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s report, titled “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” nearly 1 in 3 Oklahomans is obese. The report found that our state has one...
29 Apr 2015
Can You Walk the Walk? Heartwalk 2015
Amongst the 12,000 people in attendance at the OKC Heartwalk were 2 teams who had agreed to take on an extra challenge. Between them they hauled 3 grocery bags stacked high with veggies, canned goods, a gallon of milk, and...
8 Apr 2015
TAKE ACTION: Tell City Council that OKC Hearts Need Healthy Food
We’ve been talking a lot about food access lately, specifically how it needs improvement right here in OKC. Maybe you’ve been excited about helping to improve the situation, maybe you’ve been taking action, or maybe you’ve been asking yourself what...
3 Apr 2015
Open Streets 2015
Last week the Healthy Living OK team participated in Open Streets and had the opportunity to talk with hundreds of neighbors about the need to increase access to healthy foods! Open Streets seeks to promote wellness, walkability, and stronger neighborhoods by...