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Heart Health in the New Year

Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 7:14 am

press play to hear from the AHA’s Karen Zurn

American Heart Association research shows about two-thirds of people will make good on health promises this year. And for those who haven’t done their best yet, physiologist Karen Zurn with the A-H-A offers a few tips. Hop out of bed a half-hour earlier to alleviate the morning rush in order to make time for a healthy breakfast. She says simply being more active will improve heart health as well. Zurn also advises walking during work breaks and planning physical activities to take the place of some of the night’s T-V couch time. And, when shopping for food, she suggests looking for products with the heart ‘check mark’ symbol on the label that indicates the food meets A-H-A guidelines for heart-healthy eating.