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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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?
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Day at the Stadium overview of the physical activity break day at the stadium
  • 5. Coach's Playbook overview of the physical activity break the coach's playbook
  • 6. Weight-Less overview of the physical activity break Weight-less
  • 7. Referee Makes the Call overview of the physical activity break referee makes the call
  • 8. Stretch It Out overview of the physical activity break stretch it out
  • 9. Yoga Positions overview of the physical activity break yoga positions
  • 10. Cool Down Activities overview of the physical activity break cool-down activities
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Shakespeare Literature overview of the physical activity break Shakespeare literature
  • 13. Fighting Fatigue overview of the physical activity break fighting fatigue
  • 14. Take a Seat overview of the physical activity break take a seat
  • 15. Stadium Seat Moves overview of the physical activity break stadium seat moves
  • 16. Train Like a Pro overview of the physical activity break train like a pro
  • 17. Football Balance overview of the physical activity break football balance
  • 18. Grapevine overview of the physical activity break grapvine
  • 19. TD Tap overview of the physical activity break TD tap
  • 20. PLAY 60 Challenge Teacher Training Video The teacher training video gives an overview of the challenge and how to implement it in classrooms
  • 21. Classroom Workout Circuit overview of the physical activity break the classroom workout circuit
  • 22. Flexible Plank overview of the physical activity break flexible plank
  • 23. European Vacation overview of the physical activity break European vacation
  • 24. Grandmother Gains a Healthy Lifestyle & Loses 84 Pounds The American Heart Association brings this survivor story about Sandra, who decided to take a break from her stressful work and collapsed. The fainting episode led to a serious wake-up call when a heart specialist informed her that her unhealthy lifestyle was killing her. Learn more.
  • 25. Dip In To It overview of the physical activity break dip in to it
  • 26. Rock, Paper, Scissors with Legs overview of the physical activity break rock, paper, scissors with legs
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 30. 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?
  • 31. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7® The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 32. 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!
  • 33. Family Fitness Let the American Heart Association help your whole family get physically active!
  • 34. Yoga and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains the benefits of yoga on heart health.
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. Resources to get you moving The American Heart Association offers these resources to help get you moving.
  • 37. Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Activity The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about physical activity.
  • 38. Flexibility Exercise (Stretching) The American Heart Association explains flexibility exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. Endurance Exercise (Aerobic) The American Heart Association explains endurance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 41. 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.
  • 42. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 43. 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.
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. 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.
  • 48. 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.
  • 49. 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.
  • 50. 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!


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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
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%