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Results for ' physical activity'
  • Results 81 - 90 of about 102

  • 81. Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Activity The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about physical activity.
  • 82. Train Like a Pro overview of the physical activity break train like a pro
  • 83. Dip In To It overview of the physical activity break dip in to it
  • 84. Healthy Living The American Heart Association's Healthy Living website has information on nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, how to raise your kids healthier and also information on how to quit smoking. Learn how to lose weight, lower stress, eat healthy, stop smoking, get more exercise and teach kids how to live healthy.
  • 85. Getting Physically Active The American Heart Association explains that people with heart disease need regular physical activity as much as anyone else. Learn why it's so important for cardiac rehab patients.
  • 86. What's the Link Between Physical Activity and Health? The American Heart Association explains how regular physical activity benefits people who have heart disease as well as those who don't.
  • 87. Yoga Positions The American Heart Association offers an overview of the physical activity break yoga positions.
  • 88. Stadium Seat Moves overview of the physical activity break stadium seat moves
  • 89. Employer Resources for Success The American Heart Association offers worksite wellness resources designed to help you invest in the health of your employees.
  • 90. Endurance Exercise (Aerobic) The American Heart Association explains endurance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.


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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%