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Seven Simple Steps to Live Better


The American Heart Association's My Life Check empowers Americans to take a big step toward a better life. In just a few minutes, you can get your personal heart score and a custom plan with the seven simple steps you need to start living your best life. Visit to start your new life resolution.

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Go Red for Women

Inspired by the stories of real women whose lives have been forever changed by heart disease, “Just a Little Heart Attack” is a short film from the AHA's Go Red For Women® movement. Directed by and starring Elizabeth Banks, it provides a powerful wake-up call to women across America to understand their risk for heart disease and empower them to put their health first. 

Make It Your Mission to fight heart disease in women. View the film and share it with 5 women you love.

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Life’s Simple 7®


Tips and techniques on making modest lifestyle and behavioral changes that can help lead to a lifetime of good health.

May 2014: Growing your own fruits and vegetables; Exercising safely in hot weather; Dealing with picky eaters; The glycemic index and diabetes; Sex and high blood pressure

February 2014: Tips for starting a physical activity program; Guidelines for healthy eating; Using your mobile device to get healthy; Why blood pressure matters; Dealing with the urge to smoke

November 2013: Making the most of fall and winter produce; What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?; When diet and exercise aren't enough: All about cholesterol medicines; Five easy ways to get more physical activity in your day; Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: What's the difference? 

August 2013: Beware the Salty Six!; Calculating your target heart rate; Food for thought: Dear diary...; Can beta blockers affect physical activity?; How quitting smoking will change your life 


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The Hungry Heart: Lower Sodium Recipes

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we're dishing up some lower-sodium versions of traditionally high-sodium ones to help keep your heart and brain healthy. With so much added flavor, you won't even miss the extra salt!

Pictured: Old-Fashioned Vegetable Barley Soup