The official American Heart Association page. We want to help you live healthier! Check out our tips on eating healthy & becoming physically active.

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Good sleep is essential for a healthy heart. What's your sleep position? 💤
15% 😴 Back
7% 😴 Fetal
22% 😴 Stomach
56% 😴 Side
204 votes • 16 hours
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Adults should aim for an average of 7-9 hours of💤 each night. Too much or too little sleep may raise the risk of ❤️Cardiovascular disease 🧠Cognitive decline and dementia 🙁Depression ⬆️High blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol ⚖️Obesity
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Tune in today for a new and inspiring episode of the Millennial Women Talk podcast, sponsored by the @american_heart Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program. Listen now on Apple, Spotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts. spr.ly/6017z7jhc
A positive attitude and sense of humor were key for Monk actor Jason Gray-Stanford after his heart transplant. @JasGrayStanford shares the story of his surprising heart failure diagnosis on At the Heart of It, hosted by CEO @NancyatHeart: spr.ly/6013z7kwH
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Having diabetes increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. All it takes to start lowering your risk is a conversation with your doctor. spr.ly/6012zApQ6 #KnowDiabetesByHeart
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So me people just can't start the day without a cup of coffee or tea. Researchers say that's OK and may even do you some good. But be careful – too much caffeine can be harmful. spr.ly/6018zApOp
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Sabrina Cuddy waited 35 years for her hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to be correctly diagnosed and treated. That's why she's working to help others learn about HCM. Read Sabrina's story on the Support Network blog: spr.ly/6016zAp7y
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Signs and symptoms of HCM to know include: 👉 Chest pain, especially with physical exertion 👉 Shortness of breath, especially with physical exertion 👉 Fatigue 👉 Abnormal heart rhythms 👉 Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting 👉 Swelling in the ankles, feet, legs, abdomen
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As students pack their bags for the new school year, what if we told you what they leave behind can impact success just as much as those new supplies? Learn more in the NEW Clear the Air Toolkit for vape- and tobacco-free schools: spr.ly/6015zAt7v #TobaccoEndgame
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Attention parents: Recent changes to school meals could affect your child this year. Here's what to know as kids head #BackToSchool:
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💲 Pandemic policies that provided free lunches to all are ending. Check with your school about how to apply for free or reduced meals. Many schools provide breakfast, too.
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🥗 Plans to make school lunches healthier are back on track. This fall, schools must boost the amount of whole grains being offered. Next school year, sodium amounts in lunches will decrease by 10%. Experts say the changes can set a child on a path for long-term health.
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Our easy, delicious Mediterranean Salad has only a handful of ingredients and a super simple vinaigrette that enhances their flavors. Make it tonight! spr.ly/6016zApZu
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Sports reporter and heart survivor@jenhale504 isn’t going to change for anyone. Tune in to a new At the Heart of It with @nancyatheart for her perspectives on life and health.
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Happy #InternationalCatDay! Did you know pets can help us deal with stress and lower blood pressure? Share a picture of your favorite feline below to spread the word!
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Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure is considered high if the systolic reading – the top number – is 130 mmHg or more, or the diastolic reading – the bottom number – is 80 mmHg or more.
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More to know about taking your blood pressure the right way: 👉 Don't smoke, exercise, drink caffeine or alcohol 30 minutes prior 👉 Go to the bathroom first 👉 Sit quietly without any distractions for 5 minutes before measuring 👉 Keep feet flat on the ground 👉 Don't talk
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