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  • 1. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7® Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to get active with Life's Simple 7® keys to prevention.
  • 2. Moderate to Vigorous - What is your level of intensity? The American Heart Association explains the various levels of intensity that we can experience during a workout.
  • 3. Day at the Stadium overview of the physical activity break day at the stadium
  • 4. Coach's Playbook overview of the physical activity break the coach's playbook
  • 5. Weight-Less overview of the physical activity break Weight-less
  • 6. Referee Makes the Call overview of the physical activity break referee makes the call
  • 7. Stretch It Out overview of the physical activity break stretch it out
  • 8. Cool Down Activities overview of the physical activity break cool-down activities
  • 9. Why is Getting Active So Important? Physical activity is proven to improve both mental and physical health. The American Heart Association gives information about importance of physical activity
  • 10. Shakespeare Literature overview of the physical activity break Shakespeare literature
  • 11. Fighting Fatigue overview of the physical activity break fighting fatigue
  • 12. Take a Seat overview of the physical activity break take a seat
  • 13. Stadium Seat Moves overview of the physical activity break stadium seat moves
  • 14. Train Like a Pro overview of the physical activity break train like a pro
  • 15. Football Balance overview of the physical activity break football balance
  • 16. Grapevine overview of the physical activity break grapvine
  • 17. TD Tap overview of the physical activity break TD tap
  • 18. PLAY 60 Challenge Teacher Training Video The teacher training video gives an overview of the challenge and how to implement it in classrooms
  • 19. Classroom Workout Circuit overview of the physical activity break the classroom workout circuit
  • 20. Flexible Plank overview of the physical activity break flexible plank
  • 21. European Vacation overview of the physical activity break European vacation
  • 22. Dip In To It overview of the physical activity break dip in to it
  • 23. Rock, Paper, Scissors with Legs overview of the physical activity break rock, paper, scissors with legs
  • 24. Get Active with our Healthy Challenge Scavenger Hunt The American Heart Association offers this fun scavenger hunt activity for kids that helps them get exercise at home.
  • 25. Walk the Walk for Heart Health One of the simplest types of physical activity ? walking ? is also one of the most beneficial. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, at least five days a week, can lower your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • 26. Teenage Hormones and Heart Health The American Heart Association knows that if you?re a parent of a teenager, you?re probably familiar with the mood swings hormone surges can produce. You know how they affect temperament ? but what about heart health?
  • 27. Yoga and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains the benefits of yoga on heart health.
  • 28. Sign Up For the Heart At Work E-Newsletter When you sign up for the American Heart Association's Heart At Work quarterly e-newsletter, you'll receive tips to help you include wellness in the day-to-day of your employees. Learn more.
  • 29. Yoga 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.
  • 30. Get Your Kids Moving and Check Some Chores Off Your List The American Heart Association helps you get your kids active around the house with these tips.
  • 31. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 32. Balance Exercise The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 36. 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.
  • 37. 5 Steps to Loving Exercise ... Or At Least Not Hating It The American Heart Association explains ways to help you incorporate exercise into your life ... and maybe even learn to like it.
  • 38. Endurance Exercise (Aerobic) The American Heart Association explains endurance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 39. Get Non-Athletes to be Physically Active The American Heart Association helps you learn how to get your non-athlete child moving. Try these tips.
  • 40. Identifying Your Fitness Goals The American Heart Association helps you identify your fitness goals.
  • 41. Ideas to Get Your Family Active The American Heart Association helps you get your whole family moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 42. Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness The American Heart Association helps you break down common barriers to fitness by offering these simple solutions.
  • 43. Flexibility Exercise (Stretching) The American Heart Association explains flexibility exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 44. PLAY 60 Challenge Training Videos Teacher training videos for the PLAY 60 Challenge and 20 physical activity breaks.
  • 45. Basketball Skills The American Heart Association offers this list of skills that students can learn and practice during a Hoops For Heart event.
  • 46. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 47. Making a Commitment to Fitness The American Heart Association helps you make the decision to start a physical activity routine to improve your heart health and over-all well being.
  • 48. Keep your heart healthy with Life's Simple 7 for Kids The American Heart Association helps you learn how to keep your heart healthy with Life's Simple 7 for kids!
  • 49. Celebrating Your Fitness Success The American Heart Association offers these tips to celebrating youor hard work at fitness when you reach your goals.
  • 50. Step It Up - Tips to Pump Up Your Workout The American Heart Association explains how to step up to the next level of fitness by increasing your workout.
  • 51. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 52. Get Moving The American Heart Association offers caregivers these tips to help you get regular physical activity keeping you fit for a job that can be physically and mentally draining.
  • 53. AHA Recommendations for Physical Activity in Kids Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 54. Activities and Games The American Heart Association provides some fun ways to teach students about their hearts.
  • 55. Don't Work Out Alone - Fitness Peer Support The American Heart Association explains that peer support groups are used in a variety of areas to help people achieve their goals, and fitness is no exception. Get support with these tips.
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. Stretching and Flexibility Exercises The American Heart Association explains some basic stretching and flexibility exercises you can do at home.
  • 58. Hey Kids, Run, Walk and Play Every Day The American Heart Association helps kids understand how important physical activity is to heart health with Life's Simple 7 for Kids.
  • 59. American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 60. 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.
  • 61. Family Fitness Let the American Heart Association help your whole family get physically active!
  • 62. Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active! The American Heart Association helps you get moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 63. Yoga Positions The American Heart Association offers an overview of the physical activity break yoga positions.
  • 64. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 65. 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!
  • 66. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 67. How do beta blocker drugs affect exercise? The American Heart Association explains that beta blockers are designed to slow down your heartbeat, so how do they affect exercise?
  • 68. Using the Right Fitness Tools The American Heart Association explains that losing weight depends on a successful combination of healthy eating and physical activity and using the right tools makes it easy.
  • 69. 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.
  • 70. 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.
  • 71. Workplace Health Solutions How It Works The American Heart Association?s five-step process guides companies to assess the culture, structure and health outcomes of your organization?s workplace health program, and provides you with expert resources for making improvements which can lead to increased engagement and productivity, while also reducing healthcare costs and employee turnover.
  • 72. Workplace Wellness Resources The American Heart Association offers worksite wellness resources designed to help you invest in the health of your employees.
  • 73. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7® The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 74. Walk, Don't Run, Your Way to a Healthy Heart The American Heart Association explains that walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running, according to a new study. Learn more.
  • 75. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 76. 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.
  • 77. 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.
  • 78. Create Your Own Home Workout Circuit The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 79. Staying Active in Warm Weather The American Heart Association offers these top five tips on working out in the heat of summer.
  • 80. Common Problems and Solutions for Being Physically Active The American Heart Association offers tips to get your exercise routine back on track after a cardiac event.
  • 81. 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.
  • 82. Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Activity The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about physical activity.
  • 83. Be Safe While Being Active The American Heart Association explains that it is important for cardiac rehab patients to warm up and cool down, monitor your intensity and watch for warning signs during your exercise routine.
  • 84. Workplace Health Solutions The American Heart Association?s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help companies maximize their current employee health programs.
  • 85. Strength and Balance Exercises The American Heart Associationm explains various strength and balance exercises you can do at home.
  • 86. Physical Activity in Older Americans The American Heart Association offers these exercise tips for older Americans.
  • 87. 6 Simple Steps for Your Whole Family to be Heart Healthy The American Heart Association offers these tips on how to find time for the whole family to be heart healthy.
  • 88. Download the NFL PLAY 60 App Jump into this super cool and fun endless runner game brought to you by the NFL and the American Heart Association. Download it for iOs or Android devices today!
  • 89. Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains lifestyle changes to lower high cholesterol including eating a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and quitting smoking.
  • 90. 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.
  • 91. Fit-Friendly Worksites The American Heart Association is recognizing employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees? health. Become a Fit-Friendly Worksite today!
  • 92. Register for the Back to Sports Toolkit and Resources Please register for the American Heart Association and the NFL's Back to Sports Toolkit and downloadable resources for parents and athletic trainers.
  • 93. Life's Simple 7® - Get Active The American Heart Association explains that getting active is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to get more physical activity.
  • 94. Commit to be Fit Brochure Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 95. 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.
  • 96. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 97. 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.
  • 98. 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.
  • 99. 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.
  • 100. Staying Active in Cold Weather When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep?or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association offers these tips for working out in the cold of winter.


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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
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%