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  • 21. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 22. Work Out at Work The American Heart Association offers these great tips to get active during your work day!
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. Why Should I Be Physically Active? Learn why it is important for you to be physically active.
  • 25. Limit Screen Time and Get Your Kids (and the Whole Family) Moving The American Heart Association offers these tips on how to limit sedentary time and get your kids and your whole family moving.
  • 26. From the Couch to the Pavement - A Plan to Get You Moving The American Heart Association explains that most Americans don?t get the physical activity they need to be heart healthy. Learn how to get from the couch to the pavement.
  • 27. Download Harry's Healthy Garden App Help plant the seed about how fun and tasty vegetables and fruits can be! With the help of Harry the bunny, your toddler can grow and prepare a variety of veggies in this virtual garden activity developed by BabyFirst and the American Heart Association. Download it for Apple devices today!
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Physical Activity Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's physical activity website offers recommendations on how to reduce your risk of heart disease and better your heart health.
  • 30. Staying Motivated For Fitness Staying motivated to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day can be hard. The American Heart Association offers these tips to keep you going.


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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%



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