Active Lifestyle

    • Man drinking from water bottleStaying Hydrated – Staying Healthy
      You’ve no doubt heard someone say it is important to drink water. But, do you actually know why it is important? This article explains the body’s need for water and the role it plays in heart health. […]
    • Women out for a walkWalk, Don’t Run, Your Way to a Healthy Heart
      Too often we believe that the only way to make a positive impact on our health is by running. Not true. In fact, a study showed that walking briskly can lower your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol […]
    • Group of men walkingRecommendations for Physical Activity in Adults
      Physical activity is important to help prevent heart disease and stroke. As we age, we need to continue to be physically active. What we do may need to change, but the key factor is that we continue […]
    • Young woman holding fruit and water bottleHow to Fuel Up for Your Workout
      Your body is your vehicle — keep your engine running with the proper nutrients before hitting the gym. Stick to quality carbohydrates, lean proteins and heart-healthy fats and fluids to […]
    • Man out for a runWinter Workout Motivation
      Are you guilty of saying one of these during the winter? “I’ll do it tomorrow.” “It’s too cold outside.” “I have too much to do to work out.” If so, […]
    • Young people stretchingMake Exercise a Friendly Affair
      The old saying “there’s power in numbers” certainly holds true when it comes to exercising with a group. Working out with others keeps you accountable, motivated and supported […]
    • Man viewing his laptopDo You Sit at Work? Learn How to Transform Your Environment.
      Many of us spend too much time at our desks and don’t get enough exercise during the day. Here are five ways to make small changes to transform your work environment. #1 Set your calendar alarm […]
    • Young woman warming upWarm Up with This Playlist
      Whether you’re walking, running or cycling, the most important part of your workout is stretching. Stretching helps protect you from injuries by warming up your muscles. The next time […]
    • Young woman exercisingMusic to Make You Move
      Did you know that listening to music can help you burn more calories? OK, it’s not quite that simple, but studies have shown that upbeat and fast-tempo songs distract you from fatigue and amp […]
    • People doing yogaStretch the Health Benefits of Yoga
      Yoga is a great exercise that’s actually thousands of years old. Many people participate in yoga for physical benefits, relaxation and meditation. Yoga has lots of benefits like: Improving your […]
    • Man jump ropingJump Rope Instead of Running
      Bored with running on the treadmill? Have you worn out another pair of running shoes on the trails? You can change up your cardio workout by getting a jump rope and pretend you’re training for […]
    • Photo fo resolutionsMake Your Resolutions Stick
      I’ve spent the last two decades making and breaking New Year’s resolutions — everything from losing the last 10 pounds to learning a foreign language to writing more letters. And by […]
    • Woman out for a power walkExercise 101: Do This, but Don’t Do That
      Congratulations on making a commitment to exercise! Before you take the plunge, read on to find out how to avoid injuries and get the most out of your workout. Do: Warm up and cool down A low-impact […]
    • Young man exercisingWeight Training with Resistance Bands
      Resistance bands can help you lose weight, build muscle, improve your bone health and maintain your overall fitness. Many people use resistance bands as an alternative to free-weights because they […]
    • Business people walking down the stairsHow to Burn Calories at the Office
      If you’re spending lots of time at your desk your body may not be getting the exercise it needs. But you don’t have to wait to hit the gym to get moving. Here are four of my favorite ways […]
    • Young man meditatingBoost Your Brain Power with These Easy Tips
      The brain is one of the most important organs of the human body. It controls your senses, your memory, your learning processes, your organ function and your movements. Here are a few simple ways to […]
    • Man out for a runProtect Your Heart, Protect Your Brain
      What helps your heart can help your brain, too. Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your chances of having a stroke, and it can also make a big difference in your mental abilities as you […]
    • Mom and daughter riding bicyclesMake Time for Your Health
      When life gets busy, it’s easy to put good habits — like getting well-balanced meals on the table and getting to the gym — on the back burner. Here are six tips to help you make time for your […]
    • Young couple warming upSix Tips to Make Your Fitness Resolutions Stick
      The only thing harder than starting a healthy lifestyle is sticking to it! These steps from trainer Dre Nichols-Everett will help prepare your mind to change your body and stick to it. Develop a […]
    • Man out for a jogYour Summer Workout: Top 5 Tips for Staying Cool
      You’ve been exercising regularly, but now it’s summer — and hot. Sometimes even dangerously hot, and seemingly too hot to go work out. But don’t decide this is the time for a little […]
    • Young couple out roller blading5 Non-traditional Exercises to Get You Moving
      Here are five things to try: 1. Rollerblading/skating You can burn between 900 to 1,400 calories an hour, increase your heart rate and blood circulation, and build hip, thigh and leg muscles. Skate […]
    • Treadmill Workout with Michelle Williams
      Getting bored with your daily workout? Michelle Williams uses some lesser-known features of her treadmill, like the incline function, when she hits a plateau. Learn about this fitness trick and more. […]
    • Young women having a good laugh while walkingStay Fit While Traveling
      Whether you’re vacationing with family or taking a business trip, travel can throw off your exercise and diet. Stick to these five tips to stay energized, healthy and fit. Take your workout […]
    • Wall Pushup with Michelle Williams
      Don’t let arm workouts intimidate you; everyone can do a pushup! Use this modified version of the old school move and achieve the same great results. Watch here to find out how. […]
    • Older couple out for a jogDon’t Stress Out
      The link between stress and heart disease is unclear, but chronic stress that causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure may damage the artery walls. It can also weaken your immune system, […]
    • Lunges with Michelle Williams
      Lunges are one of the most versatile and effective ways to maximize your entire workout. In this video, Artist and Power Ambassador Michelle Williams demonstrates how lunges, when properly executed, […]
    • Wall Squats with Michelle Williams
      No gym, no worries! Michelle Williams and her trainer demonstrate a few exercises without gym equipment. Your legs will shake after you try this wall squat! […]
    • Run with Power T-shirtsShow Off Your POWER on Your Next Run
      We are happy to announce our NEW Run With Power Performance T-Shirts. Featuring: 100% polyester Xtreme-Teck Breathable moisture-managing interlocking fabric Anti-bacterial treatment UV protections […]
    • Lunge Into Shape with Fitness Expert Dre Nichols-Everett
      Who knew that one simple step could actually be a total lower body toner? Learn the Do’s and Don’t’s of a proper lunge with fitness expert Dre Nichols-Everett. […]
    • Power Push-up
      ”Drop and give me 20!” What separates a good push-up from a not so good one, and why should you care? Get all the answers and crank your workout up a notch with trainer Dre Nichols- […]
    • Shoulder Workout
      Shoulder workouts are one of the most effective ways to get in better shape and look healthier, too! Trainer Dre Nichols Everett share 3 easy moves to sculpt your upper body. […]
    • Bicep Curls – Tone Your Arms
      Sculpt and tone your arms with a few easy moves from fitness expert Dre Nichols-Everett. This video will show you a beginner friendly bicep curl technique as well as a more advanced demonstration. […]
    • Get Fab Abs
      Wish you had washboard abs but don’t know where to start? Trainer Dre Nichols- Everett will take you through the basics with proper crunch and sit-up techniques. This no-brainer workout, […]
    • Hamstring Exercise
      Experiencing back pain? Tight muscles in the back of your legs? Working out your hamstrings is a simple and effective way to combat these common muscle pains. Fitness expert Dre Nichols-Everett shows […]
    • Family riding bicyclesAHA’s Physical Activity Mini Site
      The American Heart Association is working tirelessly to help children, families, and communities live healthier lives. Here you will find articles filled with tips and easy to understand information […]
    • Vida Saludable video thumbnail previewMake Exercise Part of Your Life
      View in Spanish Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This video is only available in Spanish. […]
    • Family out walkingExercising as a Family
      View in Spanish With a busy family it may seem like everyone is always running around, but are they getting enough exercise? Adults need about 30 minutes of exercise a day, while kids need even more […]
    • Couple out for a jogIncrease Your Physical Activity (Video)
      View in Spanish Think you have no time for exercise? Think again! The American Heart Association coaches show Tina how to make the most out of a small block of time and find ways to get more physical […]
    • Young woman siting and smilingAre You Up for the Challenge? (Video)
      View in Spanish Get your game face on! If you have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, it’s time to bring your high blood pressure down. The American Heart Association is cheering […]
    • Young woman listening to an mp3 deviceMotivate yourself with music: Create a workout playlist.
      View in Spanish Gathering the motivation to start a workout isn’t always easy, but the right music can make all the difference. Use music to get motivated before a workout, maintain your energy […]
    • Woman working on laptop8 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work
      View in Spanish Staying healthy while working long hours can be a challenge, but there are lots of little ways to build healthy habits into your workday. Try one of these eight tips and see if you […]
    • Father and son smilingEveryday: Make Exercise a Top Priority
      View in Spanish Is exercise on the top of your daily to-do list? It should be! Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise, or a combination of […]
    • Ary Nunez profile photoGoogle Hangout with Ary Nunez
      View in Spanish Google Hangout on January 21st from 1-2pm CST Google Hangout with Ary Nunez, American Heart Association volunteer and bilingual celebrity fitness trainer, and Estudiabetes.org on […]
    • People out exercisingEmotional Benefits of Exercise
      View in Spanish Losing weight and improving cardiovascular health may top your list of reasons to exercise. But did you know that being physically active has a number of emotional and mental benefits […]
    • Young woman warming upDon’t Skip the Warm-up
      Exercise is a great way to release tension, lose weight and keep your mind, body and soul healthy. Just as important is the warm-up, so don’t skip it! You’ll be ready to take on your […]

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