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!

Principal organizes Wacky Walk-a-thon to inspire others

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When Sally Sansom at East Midvale Elementary learned she would be part of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, she found ways to implement activity into already planned events. She added a Dr. Seuss-themed Wacky Walk-a-thon to her school's Read-a-thon and the results are very entertaining. Take a look.​

Warm up and cool down vital to exercise plan

By Meagan Kline
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Warming up and cooling down pre- and post-exercise are important steps that far too many people forget, or just don’t do. A good warm up and a proper cool down can increase the effectiveness of your exercise session, and help your muscles not hurt quite as bad the next day.

Watch students perform "Be Heart Smart" song

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​During the kick-off of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, the student choir from St. Vincent de Paul School captured the entire crowd with an amazing performance of "Be Heart Smart" - a song full of messages about ways to be heart healthy. This may be the cutest video you watch all week.