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April 2014

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go. 

Warm Weather and Window Safety for Kiddos

By Julia Smith
Window Safety

Temperatures are beginning to warm up and summer is in the air and many people open their windows to let the breeze in. While the fresh air feels good, open windows can pose a serious danger to young children. Did you know: Each year in the United States, 15 to 20 children under the age of 11 die and nearly 15,000 are injured because of falls from windows.

Be Aware and Don't Risk Driving Drowsy

By David Bradshaw, M.D.
Are You Too Tired to Drive?

Drowsy driving is an all-too-common occurrence these days. Our lifestyles have us rushing around, going from one thing to the next with very little time to rest. There is no time to waste; no time to sleep. We often make time for projects and activities and sell ourselves short on sleep. When attitudes like this become the standard, healthy habits such as sleep are often eliminated or cut short.

Firefighter Goes 'Cold Turkey' on Sodas and Energy Drinks

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to make lifestyle changes in an effort to become more heart healthy. One of the 15 firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge has gone 'Cold Turkey' on sodas and energy drinks, and nearly three weeks into the challenge is doing great. Though he admits to still craving that liquid sugar. Check out how David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department is changing for the better. 

Interval Training will Improve Heart Health

By Meagan Kline
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Interval training is a great way to improve your health, but if you aren't sure what interval training is, or how to implement it into your workouts, you're missing out on the benefits. In this week's My Heart Challenge exercise post, I'm going to share with you how to do interval training and encourage you to make it part of your routine.