Your heart is a muscle - Exercise it

By Meagan Kline
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The heart is a muscle just like our biceps and quadriceps.  We need to exercise these muscles daily to stay healthy and strong.  So, what is the difference?  How do we keep our hearts healthy?​​ Learn how many minutes of cardio exercise you need each week, and what level of intensity you should shoot for.

Herriman principal initiates Walking Wednesday

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Herriman Elementary Principal Becky Gerber is working hard to win the My Heart Challenge. But she's also finding ways to motivate her students to get active. Walking Wednesdays has become a tradition at her school, and the students look forward to following her around the quarter-mile track during their lunch recess. Watch and learn why these kids think that Walking Wednesday Rocks!

Students experience cross-fit workout

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Since the start of the My Heart Challenge, Principal Mark Longe has been doing cross-training workouts with his trainer. One day he brought his trainer with him so the students could see what their principal was doing to try and win the 100-day challenge. Watch Principal Longe and his students sweat their way through various cross-fit style exercises!

Simple exercises for stronger abs

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There are a lot of DVDs out there with the latest and greatest workout, hosted by some famous person. But as part of the My Heart Challenge, contestants are provided with customized exercise routines from some of our experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. Check out these simple ab exercises.​

How these principals engage their support system

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Three weeks into the My Heart Challenge and our contestants are working hard. Last week we asked them to share the members of their support team, and this week we asked them how they are receiving support from their team. Support can come in many different forms - from joining them at the gym to withholding a chocolatey treat. See how these principals are finding support, and take a few pointers on how you can engage your support system.​

Walking is a heart-healthy activity

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Getting out of your office for even a few minutes to go walking is a great way to get your heart pumping. Principal John Erlacher, Newman Elementary School, has decided to go walking with his students just before lunch every school day. It gets him, and his students, making active and healthy choices on a daily basis, and helps everyone get more heart healthy. See how excited the kids are to walk with their principal in this short video.