The 2014 My Heart Challenge launched on Thursday, March 13 at Intermountain Medical Center with 15 firefighters stepping on the scale and beginning their journey to better health. One of those firefighters, David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department, shares why he signed up for the Challenge and what he plans to accomplish in the next three months.
Bonnie Clay, MD from Intermountain Healthcare touches on what a parent of a child with cardiac disease should do.
They battle fires, save lives and make our communities safe. Now, 15 firefighters from seven Salt Lake County fire agencies will be put to the ultimate test: A three-month challenge to see who can make the most improvements in their heart health and win the 2014 My Heart Challenge.
Nearly 75 million adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, in the United States. That is one out of every three adults. This is why you, the patient, must be an active and involved partner in combating the illness.