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.​

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.

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!

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.

Ask the Expert - Common Myths of Heart Disease Webcast

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John Day, MD, cardiologist with the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, has compiled a list of common myths he has encountered during his years in practice. Join him on Friday, August 9 at 12 p.m. (MST) for a live Ask the Expert webcast to address these common myths.​

Start the week off with a healthy snack

By Kary Woodruff
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What type of snacks would you find in your breakroom at work? Would it be cookies? Crackers? A bowl of candy? One principal has committed to leaving a bowl of fruit in her school's breakroom each Monday so the teachers can start their week off right. Here's another tip for eating more heart-healthy.