Public policy agenda in DC this year builds on last year's momentum
As we know, heart health policies are critical to the well-being of people of all ages and backgrounds. In DC, we have had a big push recently to focus on equitable solutions to some of the regions most serious threats to longer, healthier lives. In 2022, we will be building on the support we've been growing so we can see even more heart healthier impacts to local communities. Our newly released policy priorities focus on how we can do just that.
Complete Streets help us all be more active!
Are you looking for more ways to be active and getting around your community? The good news is that all residents have the right to ask their local governments to pass the Complete Streets policy. When communities pass Complete Streets, streets will include bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and curb ramps. These roadway features increase accessibility to schools, parks, and playgrounds for all residents, improving everyone’s health by making it easier and safer to be active.
Beat the heat while staying healthy this summer!
Summer months usually mean warmer weather, but with rising average temps, it’s all the more important to keep your cool. Staying cool doesn’t only make you feel better, it can be easier on your heart. So – how do you do heart healthy physical activity while enjoying the warm weather and how do you keep yourself cool? Here are some great tips to help you beat the heat while enjoying these warmer outdoor months.
Water is life. Drink up now and support access for students
Now that we’re getting out and about a little bit more, we’re all out in the sun and the heat more. These hot summer months, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated. It’s common that we forget how important water is to us- but anyone who has felt that satisfaction of a sip of water when you’re feeling dehydrated knows it can make a big difference to how you feel.
Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Helps Prevent Tobacco Use
“Doubt is our Product” is a quote from a former tobacco executive in 1969. Tobacco companies have tried to sew doubt into the minds of Americans for decades. They want you to doubt that their products are harmful to your health.
Great mental health tips for when life has you feeling anxious or blue.
2020 really dealt us all a wallop, and 2021 is starting out rocky as well. With the weight of the health and well-being of our families, ourselves, and our world bearing down on us all, it’s understandable that stress, anxiety, and depression can impact anyone’s life.
The Asch family works together to fight for healthier lives
Greater Washington Region Board Chair, Federico Asch, and family show that advocacy can be a family affair.
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Move more and stay active while staying safe!
As the weather improves, we understand the challenges of remaining physically active while following social distancing guidelines. It’s hard enough to find time when you aren’t looking after schoolwork with your kids and thinking about how to keep yourself or your family safe. Fortunately, as long as you are practicing guidelines from the CDC and WHO regarding Covid-19 safety, there are still many things you can do to stay active!