NOVEMBER is Research and Eat Smart Month

November 01, 2018


In November we recognize Eat Smart Month.

You don’t have to put your healthy habits on pause during the holidays. American Heart Association Healthy for Good™ can help you make the healthy choice the easy, fun and festive choice!

Eat Smart, Add Color, Move More, Be Well.

A recent study suggests that living a healthy lifestyle during adulthood may extend longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men.

  • Following five healthy habits found American women and men in this study were 82 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65 percent less likely to die from cancer.
  • The five habits were not smoking, eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, keeping a healthy body weight and moderate alcohol consumption.

Only about 1 in 10 U.S. adults eat the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables each day. Try for 4-5 servings of each per day. What’s a serving?

Chances are, you or your family members will be doing lots of holiday cooking. Check out this video below on how to add flavor with herbs and spices to jazz up recipes without all that added (blood pressure raising) sodium.

8 ways to hack your holiday recipes

 American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ offers simple swaps for healthier holidays

RESEARCH – We couldn’t do what we do without it.

Did you know?

Since 1949, the American Heart Association has spent more than $4.1 billion on scientific research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our research programs have contributed to many important scientific advances, which touch every community. Together, we’re saving lives!

Rigorous, dependable research has always been at the heart of our efforts.

The AHA is committed to funding early-career investigators, whose work is vital to the future of heart and brain health. Funding for training and early-career investigators represents a substantial portion of the millions that we invest into research each year.
That commitment has brought results. The many AHA-funded discoveries include the first:

  • implantable pacemakers
  • artificial heart valve
  • CPR techniques 
  • cholesterol-lowering medications (and many more)


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Important Dates in November

11/4 Daylight Savings Time ends - turn your clock back one hour

11/6 Election Day

11/7 EAT SMART DAY: The American Heart Association, @AHAlivehealthy, is hosting a #DietDilemma Twitter chat 1-2pm CT.

11/10-12 AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2018

11/11 Veteran’s Day

11/14 World Diabetes Day AHA diabetes resources

11/22 Thanksgiving Day

11/22 National Family Health History Day