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  • 41. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 42. Food as Fuel - Before, During and After Workouts What is the best food to eat before working out? The American Heart Association explains what to eat and drink before, during and after physical activity.
  • 43. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 44. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 45. Walking 101 The American Heart Association explains that walking is low-risk and easy to start. It can help keep you fit and reduce your risk of serious diseases, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. Learn more benefits of walking!
  • 46. Wellness in the Workplace The American Heart Association explains that by creating a wellness environment, your company can help lower healthcare costs and protect its most important resource ? your employees.
  • 47. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 48. Congenital Heart Defects and Physical Activity The American Heart Association explains that exercise has many benefits and should be a regular part of almost anyone's life including most people with congenital heart disease.
  • 49. 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.
  • 50. No time for exercise? Try our Top 10 Tips to get more! The American Heart Association explains that lack of physical activity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and not having time is no longer a problem with these easy tips to get more.


Our Mission

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

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

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%