Shoreline Heart Walk is Back at the Boardwalk

When you think of the Boardwalk do you think of funnel cakes and ice cream cones?  It’s time to change that perception and start Heartwalking on the Boardwalk to be Healthy For Good. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is happy to announce that the annual Shoreline Heart Walk will return to the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Sunday, [...]

Top Dog Challenge Encourages Residents to be Healthy For Good

The American Heart Association will hold its annual Bergen Passaic Heart Walk at Express-Scripts Campus in Franklin Lakes, NJ on Sunday, October 1st.  Heart Walks are the signature community event for the American Heart Association’s Healthy For GoodTM movement, which encourages Americans to lead healthier lives by delivering science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors. Taking the [...]

Two New Jersey Executives Join Founders Affiliate Board

East Hanover and Hainesport executives join American Heart Association board overseeing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island & Vermont. The American Heart Association (AHA), the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke risks, announced its Founders Affiliate new slate of board directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year beginning July 1st.  [...]

6 Healthy Eating and Cooking Tips For Caregivers

Maintaining good nutrition habits is tough for anyone, especially for busy families or caregivers. Time and energy are often limited, but eating right is still a priority. Good nutrition begins at the grocery store. Learn to read labels and start buying foods that benefit your body and mind. If you don't bring it home, you can't eat it. Eating a [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Safety Tips For The Pool

When the temperatures rise, we all head to the pool to cool off. But with summer fun comes dangers and risks that we need to look out for. If your family is going to be outside all day, remember to stay hydrated and aware of the heat. Protect yourself from the sun by reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours. If pool [...]

Why Not Walk?

By Kim Egipciaco, Guest Blogger Why walk?  It's a great question, right?  Perhaps the answer is because I can.  Or maybe it is because it is literally part of moving forward after something devastating, or amazing, or terrifying.  We walk because we have to.  We walk because we choose to.  We walk because there is no other option. I know.  [...]

Self-Care Is Important For Your Health

Sometimes, we try to be superheroes. We run around taking care of our families, our coworkers, and our friends, but never make time for ourselves. Without noticing, we are damaging our health by not stopping to listen to our bodies. To be your best you, it’s important to add a healthy dose of self-care. Some ways to do this is [...]

10 Ways to Be Healthy this Summer

Summer in New Jersey means so many wonderful things. Days by the pool, trips to the shore and tons of fresh produce.  But summer can also mean many temptations that can sabotage your healthy lifestyle.  If you’re tempted to stay inside in air conditioning or indulge in ice cream every day, check out these tips to be healthy this summer. [...]

Seeking Healthy Lifestyles!

All across the Garden State, individuals, families and groups are deciding to live Healthy For GoodTM by making changes to their lifestyle. Starting an exercise program, reducing stress levels, incorporating better eating habits, quitting smoking and managing blood pressure and cholesterol are just a few examples of the many ways that people are getting healthy. The American Heart Association is [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Ways To Kick Your Soda Habit

Just like any habit, cutting down our soda consumption isn’t easy. Study after study has linked the sweet drink with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. If you’re looking to kick the habit, here are 5 ways to make the transition to a healthier lifestyle a little easier. Educate yourself – Many people don’t even know the calories or nutrients that [...]