The Problem: The Health of our Children and Families
Focus Areas: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Children’s Health
Impact Goal: Improve cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by 2020
The health of Americans is at a tipping point.
*Obesity is one of the most expensive health care problems surpassing smoking
Leading a Healthier Movement
The health of the United States has hit a new low, with millions of Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are responding to this crisis with a new national movement designed to change the way Americans think about their health. It’s called My Heart. My Life. It’s about embracing an overall healthier lifestyle to improve cardiovascular health.
This movement is a national rallying cry for change – through simple behavior adjustments that help people feel better and live longer. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has developed a number of activities under the umbrella of My Heart. My Life. Among them: increased health education, advocacy for better public policy in important health areas such as anti-smoking laws, and helping communities find ways to eat healthier and stay physically active
Changing how we eat and how we react to the simple choices that affect our health can stop heart disease and stroke – two of the deadliest diseases in America. Simple changes made through My Heart. My Life. will help the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association reach its 2020 Impact Goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.Start making a difference in your life today. Take the My Life Check!