(Claudia Totir, Getty Images) Innovation across the food system – from farms to grocery stores to restaurants and beyond – is urgently needed to help Americans eat better, a science advisory from the American Heart Association says. And the report, published Monday in the journal Circulation, is full of approaches that could help. Healthy eating…

(Hero Images, Getty Images) Being active, in all forms and at all ages, is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and improve overall health and well-being. It not only can aid with weight control and fitness, it can help in recovering from a heart episode or procedure. “It is the best medicine,”…

(Halfpoint Images, Getty Images) Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for women, new research shows. Higher cardiorespiratory fitness translated to lower heart attack risk, with women appearing to benefit the most. The…

(Wachara Kireewong/EyeEm, Getty Images) New nutrition labels listing added sugars on packaged foods and drinks could prevent nearly a million cases of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in the United States and save tens of billions of dollars in health care costs, a new study says. And if, as expected, the labels also prompt…

(Yoga Assembly, Getty Images) For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines – yoga. Some studies suggest the mind-body practice may be good for heart health, from reducing…