I am Healthier than I Have Been in Years

By Jason M Carlton
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As the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition continues, many of the contestants have shared some of their successes as well as their challenges. Kelly offers a brief glimpse into the challenges she has faced, including the infamous plateau that many people hit at some point... and how she keeps going and stays motivated.

Real Life Scenario: Do you Take the Cookie?

By Kary Woodruff
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Eating healthy in public can be difficult when people aren't on the same page. Especially at work meetings. Here's a scenario that many people find themselves in at work, and I'm interested to see how everyone handles such a situation. 

Simple Ways to Get 10,000 Daily Steps

By Jason M Carlton
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The recommended daily goal is 10,000 steps. But that can be a challenge to hit every single day. The My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared what they do to try and increase their daily steps total. What ideas can you implement that work for you?

My Heart Challenge Contestant Finds Motivation and Success

By Jason M Carlton
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One of the 25 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared two updates with us in the past week. The first expressed her thoughts and motivations in signing up for the challenge, while the second shared a success she had this past weekend. It's a great story and I hope you'll enjoy reading about her journey to better health.

Better Heart Health Means More Birthdays... and That's a Good Thing

By Jason M Carlton
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There's a sort-of consensus out there that once you hit a certain age, you don't really look forward to your birthdays. Especially when you hit 40, 50, 60 or higher. David Larsen, one of the firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, celebrated his 40th birthday this past week. Since this week also marked the half-way point in the 100-day competition, he shared a few thoughts around birthdays and heart health. 

Find the Healthy Option at Fast Food Restaurants

By Kary Woodruff
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Americans are notorious for eating at fast food restaurants. The 15 firefighters competing in the My Heart Challenge are no exception. They never really know what their shift entails, or when they can grab their next meal - so they often find themselves grabbing food from a fast food place like McDonalds. I've put together a little visual to help you see that even places like McDonalds have healthy options. 

The Secret to Enjoying Exercise: Find Something you Like

By Jason M Carlton
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During one of the weekly reports submitted by the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, one woman elaborated on a question asking for any advice they would offer other people who want to become more healthy. She shared some great advice that has worked well for her, and it has applicability to everyone else as well.