Healthy Heart February
Fitness Tips for American Heart Month

February 1 officially marked the beginning of this year's American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is listed as the leading cause of death and disability in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1). The good news? There are several ways you can decrease your risk, including regularly exercising.

Get your heart into shape with these Saturday fitness tips from fitness expert Gina Harney, author of HIIT It! And be sure to check back every weekend throughout February for more ways to stay active and keep your heart healthy.

Foods to Power Your Workout (Infographic)

Week One: Foods to Power Your Workout

Fueling your body is essential to powering through exercise and high-intensity workouts. Find out what to eat before and after exercising to get the biggest bang out of your workout in this infographic

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Prevent Heart Disease from Childhood (Infographic)

Week Two: Preventing Heart Disease from Childhood

The road to heart disease starts in childhood. In this infographic from ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology, authors Benjamin Oldfield, MD, Satish Misra, MD, and Peter Kwiterovich, MD offer their diet and exercise recommendation for children of all ages, adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)’s guidelines.

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Build & Burn Workout from the Fitnessista

Week Three: Build & Burn Workout from the Fitnessista

This workout from the Fitnessista combines strength training with Tabata workouts, a time-efficient way to maximize your cardio sessions. Get the workout at the link below to keep your heart pumping while building strength and endurance.

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HIIT It!

HIIT It!

The Fitnessista's Get More From Less Workout and Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Great Fast

Gina Harney

See results in a fraction of the time with short, effective workouts: work smarter not harder!

Let's HIIT It! Gina Harney, award-winning creator of Fitnessista.com, knows high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the smart alternative to long cardio workouts. With shorter workouts you can spend less time working out while building strength, coordination, and endurance and boosting your metabolism so you burn more calories throughout the day. And with her HIIT-inspired eating plan of frequent, tasty snacks, you'll feel great and stop stressing about food.