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  • 1. American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 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. 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.
  • 5. Day at the Stadium overview of the physical activity break day at the stadium
  • 6. Coach's Playbook overview of the physical activity break the coach's playbook
  • 7. Weight-Less overview of the physical activity break Weight-less
  • 8. Referee Makes the Call overview of the physical activity break referee makes the call
  • 9. Stretch It Out overview of the physical activity break stretch it out
  • 10. Yoga Positions overview of the physical activity break yoga positions
  • 11. Cool Down Activities overview of the physical activity break cool-down activities
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Shakespeare Literature overview of the physical activity break Shakespeare literature
  • 14. Fighting Fatigue overview of the physical activity break fighting fatigue
  • 15. Take a Seat overview of the physical activity break take a seat
  • 16. Stadium Seat Moves overview of the physical activity break stadium seat moves
  • 17. Train Like a Pro overview of the physical activity break train like a pro
  • 18. Football Balance overview of the physical activity break football balance
  • 19. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 20. Grapevine overview of the physical activity break grapvine
  • 21. TD Tap overview of the physical activity break TD tap
  • 22. PLAY 60 Challenge Teacher Training Video The teacher training video gives an overview of the challenge and how to implement it in classrooms
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. Classroom Workout Circuit overview of the physical activity break the classroom workout circuit
  • 25. Flexible Plank overview of the physical activity break flexible plank
  • 26. European Vacation overview of the physical activity break European vacation
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. Dip In To It overview of the physical activity break dip in to it
  • 29. Rock, Paper, Scissors with Legs overview of the physical activity break rock, paper, scissors with legs
  • 30. Winter Weather Tips for Cardiac Patients The American Heart Association says that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, especially those in poor physical condition or those with existing heart disease or a personal history of stroke.
  • 31. The PLAY 60 Challenge Training Videos Teacher training videos for the PLAY 60 Challenge and 20 physical activity breaks.
  • 32. 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.
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 35. 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?
  • 36. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 37. 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.
  • 38. 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!
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. 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!
  • 41. 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.
  • 42. Family Fitness Let the American Heart Association help your whole family get physically active!
  • 43. Workplace Wellness The American Heart Association offers worksite wellness programs designed to help you invest in the health of your employees.
  • 44. Identifying Your Fitness Goals The American Heart Association helps you identify your fitness goals.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. 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!
  • 48. Yoga and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains the benefits of yoga on heart health.
  • 49. Walk This Way! With AHA Walking Paths You don't have to walk alone. The American Heart Association has thousands of walking paths to help you get more active, both as part of an overall fitness plan and to reduce risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • 50. 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.


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  • 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
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB