DECEMBER - Holiday Healthy Living and Giving

December 01, 2016
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Heart Healthy Tips for this Holiday Season

For most Americans, December is the time of year to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Thanksgiving might be in the rearview mirror, but December brings with it many other reasons to celebrate. And as we all know, where there’s celebration there’s often food, and lots of it. The American Heart Association encourages you to be mindful of your diet and exercise routine this holiday season. Whether your preference is sweet or savory, remember that tasty treats can be healthy, too! Simply swapping out certain ingredients can cut calories, fat, and sodium.

Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Heart Attack

Avoiding a Holiday Heart Attack 5 Tips Infographic

  What you need to know about cold weather and cardiovascular disease.

Don’t let the temperature keep you from continuing your fitness routine indoors or out. While exercising in the cold has a lot of advantages like burning more calories and making you feel more awake, check out our cold weather fitness guide for tips on working out this winter.  




Giving This Season

The holidays are often thought of as a season for giving, and the gift of a donation can go incredibly far. The American Heart Association often relies on planned giving, among other kinds of donations, in order to fund life-saving research and carry out our mission. Whether you want to honor a loved one with a memorial brick or participate in a volunteer event, there are many ways to give with the AHA. Use these resources for more information on planned giving:


Important Days in December

12/7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

12/21 – First day of winter

12/24 – Christmas Eve

12/25 – Christmas Day

12/31 – New Year’s Eve

REGISTER TODAY for the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017. The conference will be held Feb. 22-24 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For more information on registration or housing, contact or Joanna Carr at (214)706-1396. For more information on news materials, contact Karen Astle at (214) 706-1392 or