It’s time to start Heartwalking to be Healthy For Good. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s new Healthy For Good movement is designed to provide science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors. It’s all about small steps that can be done each day that will make a big difference tomorrow.
Whether you’re a fan of country, rock, hip hop, or all of the above – you will probably be attending a concert this summer. Summer is the perfect time to jam to your favorite bands outdoors with all of your friends! Music is good for your soul, but also good for your heart! Studies have
We all get stressed, but we don’t realize the toll that it is taking on our bodies. Taking a few minutes to relax each day could help you lower your risks of cardiovascular disease. Stress is your body’s natural alarm system that can cause your breathing to quicken and heart rate and blood pressure to
If you’re constantly cutting out hours of sleep to catch up on the things that you can’t get done during the day, you may want to rethink your habits. Not getting enough Z’s can actually affect cardiovascular health. Researchers have found that sleep issues, especially not sleeping enough, obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia can influence
By Kathy Goss, Guest Blogger In 2006, while shopping at Macy’s, I purchased a Red Dress pin in support of the Go Red for Women movement. I did this in honor of my sister Roberta, who died from a massive heart attack at the age of 42. Just a week before I picked up some
If you’re a busy person, you’re not alone. Whether you’re a mom juggling her family, a workaholic, or someone who just has a lot going on – we totally get it. Don’t let your health take a back seat to all of the stuff you have going on. We often cut out meals or choose
Planning a trip can be a lot of fun, but your heart health is never on vacation. Traveling to a faraway place doesn’t need to be off limits because you are a caretaker, have heart disease, or have experienced a heart attack or stroke. A few simple precautions can ensure your trip is smooth sailing!
By Laura Coti Garrett, Guest Blogger The words you long to hear, but rarely claim: time for self-care. Women’s heart health is our February focus. It’s what Go Red for Women is all about. Women tend to take care of others before themselves. Quick to put children, spouses, colleagues, bosses, neighbors, friends and aging parents
By Kim Egipciaco, Guest Blogger Remember back in gym class when they would have you run the mile twice a year for the Fitness Test? Well I remember it as an easy task, one that I never thought much about or labored through. I was an athletic, tiny, tomboy who wasn’t afraid of anything (except
On April 6, countless numbers of New Jerseyans will lace up their sneakers and walk to commemorate the annual American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. This year, there’s a fun way to participate nationally: everyone who walks on April 6 can “donate” their minutes walked to the American Heart Association by posting their minutes on