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  • 21. Warm Up, Cool Down Exercising? That?s great. But don?t forget to warm up and cool down and stretch ? they?re part of a good workout, too.
  • 22. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 23. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 24. Create Your Own Circuit Workout at Home When it's hot or cold for an outdoor workout create your own exercise circuits at home with absolutely no equipment needed with these tips from the American Heart Association.
  • 25. Staying Active in Warm Weather The American Heart Association offers these top five tips on working out in the heat of summer.
  • 26. The Price of Inactivity The American Heart Association explains the good news about physical activity and why moving for 30 minutes a day can change your life for the better.
  • 27. Physical Activity in Older Americans The American Heart Association offers these exercise tips for older Americans.
  • 28. Beaverton, Oregon More information about our partnership in Beaverton, OR schools: To increase physical activity throughout the school day, we support teachers by providing additional skills, support, and training. The American Heart Association is working to support professional development for both PE teachers and classroom teachers in K-8 schools during the 2015-16 school year by sharing information on the importance of physical activity and physical education, providing professional developing workshops, and highlighting success and encouraging the rest of Oregon.
  • 29. Activities and Games The American Heart Association provides some fun ways to teach students about their hearts.
  • 30. When is the best time of day to work out? The American Heart Association explains when the best time of day to work out is.


Our Mission

Community

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

American Heart Association
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%