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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. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Balance Exercise The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Endurance Exercise (Aerobic) The American Heart Association explains endurance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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!
  • 16. Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness The American Heart Association helps you break down common barriers to fitness by offering these simple solutions.
  • 17. Flexibility Exercise (Stretching) The American Heart Association explains flexibility exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 18. PLAY 60 Challenge Training Videos Teacher training videos for the PLAY 60 Challenge and 20 physical activity breaks.
  • 19. Basketball Skills The American Heart Association offers this list of skills that students can learn and practice during a Hoops For Heart event.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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!
  • 22. Celebrating Your Fitness Success The American Heart Association offers these tips to celebrating youor hard work at fitness when you reach your goals.
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 25. AHA Recommendations for Physical Activity in Kids Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 31. 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!
  • 32. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 33. 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?
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 37. 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.
  • 38. 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.
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. 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.
  • 41. Create Your Own Home Workout Circuit The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 42. Staying Active in Warm Weather The American Heart Association offers these top five tips on working out in the heat of summer.
  • 43. 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.
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. Physical Activity in Older Americans The American Heart Association offers these exercise tips for older Americans.
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. 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.
  • 48. 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.
  • 49. Family Fitness Let the American Heart Association help your whole family get physically active!
  • 50. 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.


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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

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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%