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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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?
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Day at the Stadium overview of the physical activity break day at the stadium
  • 5. Coach's Playbook overview of the physical activity break the coach's playbook
  • 6. Weight-Less overview of the physical activity break Weight-less
  • 7. Referee Makes the Call overview of the physical activity break referee makes the call
  • 8. Stretch It Out overview of the physical activity break stretch it out
  • 9. Cool Down Activities overview of the physical activity break cool-down activities
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Shakespeare Literature overview of the physical activity break Shakespeare literature
  • 12. Fighting Fatigue overview of the physical activity break fighting fatigue
  • 13. Take a Seat overview of the physical activity break take a seat
  • 14. Stadium Seat Moves overview of the physical activity break stadium seat moves
  • 15. Train Like a Pro overview of the physical activity break train like a pro
  • 16. Football Balance overview of the physical activity break football balance
  • 17. Grapevine overview of the physical activity break grapvine
  • 18. TD Tap overview of the physical activity break TD tap
  • 19. PLAY 60 Challenge Teacher Training Video The teacher training video gives an overview of the challenge and how to implement it in classrooms
  • 20. Classroom Workout Circuit overview of the physical activity break the classroom workout circuit
  • 21. Flexible Plank overview of the physical activity break flexible plank
  • 22. European Vacation overview of the physical activity break European vacation
  • 23. Grandmother Gains a Healthy Lifestyle & Loses 84 Pounds The American Heart Association brings this survivor story about Sandra, who decided to take a break from her stressful work and collapsed. The fainting episode led to a serious wake-up call when a heart specialist informed her that her unhealthy lifestyle was killing her. Learn more.
  • 24. Dip In To It overview of the physical activity break dip in to it
  • 25. Rock, Paper, Scissors with Legs overview of the physical activity break rock, paper, scissors with legs
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 29. Teenage Hormones and Heart Health The American Heart Association knows that if you?re a parent of a teenager, you?re probably familiar with the mood swings hormone surges can produce. You know how they affect temperament ? but what about heart health?
  • 30. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7® The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 31. Fit-Friendly Worksites The American Heart Association is recognizing employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees? health. Become a Fit-Friendly Worksite today!
  • 32. Yoga and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains the benefits of yoga on heart health.
  • 33. Sign Up For the Heart At Work E-Newsletter When you sign up for the American Heart Association's Heart At Work quarterly e-newsletter, you'll receive tips to help you include wellness in the day-to-day of your employees. Learn more.
  • 34. Resources to get you moving The American Heart Association offers these resources to help get you moving.
  • 35. Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Activity The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about physical activity.
  • 36. 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.
  • 37. Be Safe While Being Active The American Heart Association explains that it is important for cardiac rehab patients to warm up and cool down, monitor your intensity and watch for warning signs during your exercise routine.
  • 38. Commit to be Fit Brochure Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 41. Balance Exercise The American Heart Association explains balance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 42. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 43. 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.
  • 44. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. 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!
  • 47. 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.
  • 48. Strength and Resistance Training Exercise The American Heart Association explains strength and resistance training and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 49. 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.
  • 50. 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.
  • 51. 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.
  • 52. 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.
  • 53. Getting Physically Active The American Heart Association explains that people with heart disease need regular physical activity as much as anyone else. Learn why it's so important for cardiac rehab patients.
  • 54. Stretches for Walking The American Heart Association gives these basic stretches to help you get ready for walking or any physical activity.
  • 55. Endurance Exercise (Aerobic) The American Heart Association explains endurance exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. Finding Time for Your Whole Family to be Heart Healthy The American Heart Association offers these tips on how to find time for the whole family to be heart healthy.
  • 58. Identifying Your Fitness Goals The American Heart Association helps you identify your fitness goals.
  • 59. Strength and Balance Exercises The American Heart Associationm explains various strength and balance exercises you can do at home.
  • 60. Walk This Way! With AHA Walking Paths You don't have to walk alone. The American Heart Association has thousands of walking paths to help you get more active, both as part of an overall fitness plan and to reduce risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • 61. What's the Link Between Physical Activity and Health? The American Heart Association explains how regular physical activity benefits people who have heart disease as well as those who don't.
  • 62. 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!
  • 63. Top 5 Tips to Staying Cool During Your Summer Workout The American Heart Association offers these top five tips on working out in the heat of summer.
  • 64. Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness The American Heart Association helps you break down common barriers to fitness by offering these simple solutions.
  • 65. Stretching and Flexibility Exercises The American Heart Association explains some basic stretching and flexibility exercises you can do at home.
  • 66. Our Kids Programs The American Heart Association recommends strategies for prevention of heart disease and stroke that improve the social and physical environment for healthful eating and physical activity in children. Learn more about our children?s health initiatives.
  • 67. Flexibility Exercise (Stretching) The American Heart Association explains flexibility exercise and how it contributes to your overall fitness routine.
  • 68. PLAY 60 Challenge Training Videos Teacher training videos for the PLAY 60 Challenge and 20 physical activity breaks.
  • 69. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 70. Basketball Skills The American Heart Association offers this list of skills that students can learn and practice during a Hoops For Heart event.
  • 71. Download the NFL PLAY 60 App Jump into this super cool and fun endless runner game brought to you by the NFL and the American Heart Association. Download it for iOs or Android devices today!
  • 72. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 73. 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.
  • 74. 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.
  • 75. Workplace Wellness Resources The American Heart Association offers worksite wellness resources designed to help you invest in the health of your employees.
  • 76. 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!
  • 77. Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active! The American Heart Association helps you get moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 78. 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.
  • 79. Celebrating Your Fitness Success The American Heart Association offers these tips to celebrating youor hard work at fitness when you reach your goals.
  • 80. 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.
  • 81. 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.
  • 82. Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains lifestyle changes to lower high cholesterol including eating a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and quitting smoking.
  • 83. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 84. 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.
  • 85. 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.
  • 86. Physical Activity in Older Americans The American Heart Association offers these exercise tips for older Americans.
  • 87. AHA Recommendations for Physical Activity in Kids Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 88. Activities and Games The American Heart Association provides some fun ways to teach students about their hearts.
  • 89. 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.
  • 90. 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.
  • 91. 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.
  • 92. American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
  • 93. 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.
  • 94. Getting Healthy The American Heart Association's Getting Healthy website has information on nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, how to raise your kids healthier and also information on how to quit smoking. Learn how to lose weight, lower stress, eat healthy, stop smoking, get more exercise and teach kids how to live healthy.
  • 95. Workplace Wellness The American Heart Association offers worksite wellness programs designed to help you invest in the health of your employees.
  • 96. 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.
  • 97. Family Fitness Let the American Heart Association help your whole family get physically active!
  • 98. Yoga Positions The American Heart Association offers an overview of the physical activity break yoga positions.
  • 99. The AHA's Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children The AHA's Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children.
  • 100. Tips to Sticking with Lifestyle Changes Lifestyle changes seem simple enough, so why don't many of us stick with healthy changes to our lifestyles? The American Heart Association offers this advice about staying focused in your lifestyle change efforts to improve your high cholesterol level and your heart health.


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  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
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