American Heart Association

Your Health

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We Have an Unhealthy Obsession with Your Health.

Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping. That's why we fund lifesaving science. Science that helps figure out new ways to lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy so you can live your best life. Take a look at these facts — they're all for you.

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Walk it Out.

Walking at least 20 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. So choose the stairs, not the elevator. Park farther away from the store. Find little ways to step up your steps game.

Java Lovers Rejoice.

A little pick-me-up may bring down your risk of stroke. Just one cup of coffee a week can make a difference.

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Squash High Cholesterol.

Adding a serving of acorn squash has nearly 10% of your daily value of fiber, which can reduce cholesterol.

Don't Hold It.

Did you know the stress of having a full bladder may increase your blood pressure? Don't let holding it in hold you back from heart health.

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Go Ahead Hit Snooze.

Why count calories when you can count sheep? 7-8 hours of sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Hug It Out For Your Health.

Hugs bring people closer, but they can also bring down blood pressure levels in some women. Here's the perfect reason to give a special lady in your life a hug.
(Like you really needed an excuse.)

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Our Unhealthy Obsession with Your Health Doesn't End Here.