American Heart Association


About the Organization:

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Contact Info:

News and Events:

Poor Fitness Increases Risk of Death in Women More Than in Men

Saying “Yes” to Regular Physical Activity Says “No” to Stroke

Resources on Aging and Physical Activity:

Exercise (Physical Activity) for Older People and Those with Disabilities
American Heart Association scientific position and recommendations.

Exercise Tips for Older Americans

Older Americans and Physical Activity

Physical Activity in Your Daily Life

Tips for Exercise Success

Just Move
This online fitness center includes an exercise diary to help you track your workouts and progress.

Exercise and Your Heart
A guide to physical activity. Includes five common myths about exercise and the key to success.

Choose to Move
A self-paced 12-week physical activity program created specifically for women. Participants can receive a free program handbook with tips and tools to help you meet your fitness goals.