Two final rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require movie theatres, grocery stores serving prepared foods and vending machines to display calorie information to would be consumers.
A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Think about how you can adjust the portions on your plate to get more of what you need without too many calories.
Exercise is good for the heart even when it doesn't seem to be doing anything for the waistline. The reverse is also true: losing weight can help the heart even when it isn't getting the daily activity it needs, says the July 2012 issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch to promote the “Billion Calorie Count-UP,” a new multi-year, nationwide goal aimed at encouraging Americans to collectively burn one billion calories by the year 2020.