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. 

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. 

Arm and Shoulder Exercises with Minimal Equipment

By Meagan Kline
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In case you didn't know... you don't have to go to the gym to build your arm and shoulder muscles. You can actually do some pretty simple exercises at home, using minimal equipment, to help strengthen your triceps and shoulder muscles. Check out these simple exercises and add them to your next exercise routine. 

Heart-healthy Advice from the Play at Home Contestants

By Jason M Carlton
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At the close of week three in the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, our 25 contestants have tracked a combined total of more than three million steps. With six weeks to go, we asked our contestants to offer some advice on how others can make heart-healthy changes in their own lives.

How to Grocery Shop for Better Heart Health

By Kary Woodruff
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How often do you go to the grocery store and come away with a cart full of who-knows-what? It happens all the time, and it often means you're grabbing items that are less heart healthy. Let me share a few tips with you on how to grocery shop so you and your family can eat more heart healthy.