Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season from American Heart Association

As we prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, the American Heart Association (AHA) reminds us that we can make smart recipe substitutions to keep our holiday meals—and the people we love—healthier. Over-indulging in traditional holiday foods can add extra pounds to our waistlines, and increase our risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. More than [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart healthy Thanksgiving travel tips

According to AAA, an estimated 43 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles from home to arrive to their holiday destination this year. You can bet that the taste of hot turkey, mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and fresh pumpkin pie will be on their minds!  So how do you make the right choices while you hit the road this holiday [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

12 ways to celebrate Eat Smart Month with friends and family

Tis the season for sweet treats and holiday meals. Even the most dedicated healthy eaters can lose focus on eating clean and healthy this time of year. Never fear! The American Heart Association is designating November as Eat Smart Month. We will give you the tools, resources, and ways to take action that will keep you on track and feeling [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to “Eat Smart” This November

As we get closer to the Holiday season and colder weather approaches, it is easy to get “off track” with your eating and exercise routine. Who doesn’t want to reach for that bacon wrapped hot dog over the vegetable tray?  Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and with Eat Smart Day kicking off Eat Smart Month on November [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Honors Heart Savers

Over the years the American Heart Association Long Island Board & Heart Saver Awards Dinner has grown into something that not only thanks people from our Long Island community but continues to inspire everyone involved to continue to do what we do each day. Thursday, October 5th, was no exception. “Our Long Island Board installation dinner features the induction of [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Walkers Fight Long Island’s No. 1, No. 5 Killers – Heart Disease, Stroke at Long Island Heart Walk

They walked for Long Island friends and neighbors, they walked for family members and loved ones, they walked in honor and in memory of the close to 9,600 people on Long Island that die each year from cardiovascular diseases and stroke – Long Island’s No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death. They walked to start a healthier journey and [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Red Cape” Ambassador Prepares for Long Island Heart Walk

  The American Heart Association is proud to have Maddie Kellerman serving as the 2017 Long Island Heart Walk “Red Cape” Ambassador. This year’s Long Island Heart Walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 17th at Jones Beach. Seven-year-old Maddie was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone several surgeries to fix her Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pack Healthy Back to School Lunches

  It’s almost time for back-to-school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily calories while in school. [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer.   Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables For Healthier Families

Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to grocery stores, farmers markets and local gardens. That means more opportunities to add tasty and heart-healthy foods to your everyday meals. Strawberries, tomatoes, cantaloupe and other seasonal produce taste good and help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. About one in three American kids and teens are overweight [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments