Eating healthy and staying active are some of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and improve your personal well-being. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, stay active as you age or shake-up your normal exercise routine, the American Heart Association is here to help you understand fitness basics and the impact physical activity - or lack thereof - can have on your health..
|AHA Physical Activity Recommendations in Adults |
Staying active is critical to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn the American Heart Association recommendations on physical activity to find out if you’re getting enough.
|Types of Fitness |
Break up the monotony of your workout by incorporating a variety of different exercises into your fitness routine.
|Food as Fuel; Before, During or After a Workout |
Eating healthy when staying active is important to keep your body going and refuel your tank.
|Moderate to Vigorous - What is your intensity? |
Properly measuring the intensity of your workout can help make sure you are getting enough physical activity to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.
|The Price of Inactivity |
Staying consistently active is getting harder and this sedentary lifestyle can cost you - physically and financially.
|Physical Activity Improves the Quality of Life |
Studies have shown that physical activity can help improve your body, mind and soul. Learn how exercise impacts both your physical and mental wellness.
|Physical Activity in Older Americans |
Maintaining an active lifestyle in your senior years can have a positive impact on your health and wellness. Stay active as you age with these simple tips.
|Seasonal Fitness |
A heart-healthy lifestyle should last throughout the entire year. Stay active, in sun or snow, with the help of the American Heart Association.
|Target Heart Rates |
Get the most out of your workout and make sure you aren’t straining your heart when you exercise by understanding your target heart rate.
|Staying Hydrated |
Drinking enough water when you’re exercising is critical to your health and wellness. This guide to hydration will help you stay safe while you stay active.
|Warm Up, Cool Down |
Properly warming up and cooling down while exercising will help you perform and recover better. Do your heart and body a favor by following these tips to properly progress in and out of physical activity.
|Using the Right Fitness Tools |
Getting fit involves eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle. AHA has the nutrition and fitness tools to help you get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
|When is the best time of day to work out? |
Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, getting the proper amount of physical activity throughout the day is important to maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.