Rethink Your Drink, West Virginia!
Did you know that West Virginia has the highest consumption of sugary drinks in the country, ranks 1st in the nation in hypertension and 2nd in diabetes?
Hey Greensboro - Let's Get Fit!
I don't know about you, but I love walking outside on Autumn days. Making sure we have safe spaces to walk and bike in our community helps all of us be active and lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. You may have heard about the bond referendum on this year's ballot. What you may not have considered is how those bonds would help you live healthier!
The last thing I remember of my poetry residency at Colleton County Middle School was getting an elevator key. The next thing was seeing a strange ceiling, which turned out to be in an intensive care unit, over a week later.
Join You're the Cure at a Heart Walk Near You!
It’s September and schools are back in session, temperatures are cooler and leaves will soon change from green to yellow, orange, and red. For all of us at the AHA, it means Heart Walk time!
Information: The Most Valuable Player
Fall is the perfect time of year to learn more about your elected officials. November 8, election day will help shape the course for our communities, state and nation for the next several years. We encourage everyone to vote.
No one in Prince George’s County Maryland is more passionate about heart health than Gail Harris-Berry. Since becoming a You’re the Cure advocate in 2012, Gail has worked hard to keep her friends, family, and community informed on how to live a heart healthy life.
3 Montana Schools Commit to Pilot Increased PE
Angry Birds, Happy Bodies
By Guest Blogger: Sumayya Aasi, AHA volunteer
While many children got up early to head to their first day of school on August 16, 2016, other young children were part of the “Angry Birds, Happy Bodies” event at the Adventure Plex in Manhattan Beach to highlight physical activity and the importance of physical education (PE). The “Angry Birds, Happy Bodies’” event was jam packed with enthusiastic kids and parents ready to work out and meet two time Olympian Swimmer Chloe Sutton in support of #PROTECTPE.
Meet Kathy Godsey
Kathy Godsey lost her husband to a heart attack, and after becoming reclusive and sedentary following that life event, she recognized her need to become more physically and socially active. To meet new friends and exercise, Kathy began to participate in charity walks. When she discovered the Anchorage Heart Walk, she felt a special connection because of her husband’s illness and the “good work that the American Heart Association does.”