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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. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. Flexibility Exercise (Stretching) The American Heart Association explains flexibility exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 13. PLAY 60 Challenge Training Videos Teacher training videos for the PLAY 60 Challenge and 20 physical activity breaks.
  • 14. Basketball Skills The American Heart Association offers this list of skills that students can learn and practice during a Hoops For Heart event.
  • 15. 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!
  • 16. Celebrating Your Fitness Success The American Heart Association offers these tips to celebrating youor hard work at fitness when you reach your goals.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 19. AHA Recommendations for Physical Activity in Kids Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 25. 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!
  • 26. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 27. Healthy Living_1461102245656 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 30. 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.
  • 31. Create Your Own Home Workout Circuit The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 32. Staying Active in Warm Weather The American Heart Association offers these top five tips on working out in the heat of summer.
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Physical Activity in Older Americans The American Heart Association offers these exercise tips for older Americans.
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. 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.
  • 37. 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.
  • 38. 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.
  • 39. Activities and Games The American Heart Association provides some fun ways to teach students about their hearts.
  • 40. 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.
  • 41. Healthy Living_1473211222132 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.
  • 42. Healthy Living_1461102240997 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.
  • 43. 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.
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. Back to Sports Mini-Grant for Past Recipients Please register for the American Heart Association and the NFL's Back to Sports Toolkit and downloadable resources for parents and athletic trainers.
  • 46. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 47. How you spend your free time can lower risk for heart disease. original article page for simple science
  • 48. Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active! The American Heart Association helps you get moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 49. Our Kids Programs The American Heart Association recommends strategies for prevention of heart disease and stroke that improve the social and physical environment for healthful eating and physical activity in children. Learn more about our children?s health initiatives.
  • 50. Strength and Balance Exercises The American Heart Associationm explains various strength and balance exercises you can do at home.


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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

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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%