The Art and Science of Weight Loss

By Liz Joy
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Unhealthy dietary intake and inadequate physical activity are the foundation of many chronic diseases that plague the human race. These behaviors have their roots firmly planted in a society that has increasingly engineered physical activity out of our lives, and made available food that is high in fat and calories. The combination has turned deadly for our society, but learn how you can make a lifestyle change for the better.

Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff
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Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item. 

Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to change behaviors that have been established over many years. Cutting down on the Mountain Dews, finding motivation to exercise or taking the time to eat breakfast are some of the biggest challenges the 15 firefighters are facing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

15 Firefighters compete for better heart health

By Jess Gomez
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They battle fires, save lives and make our communities safe. Now, 15 firefighters from seven Salt Lake County fire agencies will be put to the ultimate test: A three-month challenge to see who can make the most improvements in their heart health and win the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Family's Heart Health from Air Pollution

By Jason M Carlton
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In the middle of one of Utah’s winter inversions earlier this year, Brent Muhlestein, MD, was the doctor on call to help heart attack patients arriving at the emergency department of Intermountain Medical Center. Learn why that day was busier that usual and what you can do to protect your heart from bad air.


3 tips to getting the most out of your workouts

By Meagan Kline
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There is no magic exercise.  It takes work getting in shape and getting healthy, but is it worth it?  Absolutely!  Exercise has been directly linked with a decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat, risk of disease, anxiety and depression.  It has also been linked with an increase in mood and sense of body!​

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.

Social support is key to success

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If you've ever tried to accomplish a "get healthy" goal, you'll know that it's often met with various road blocks. Getting a solid network of supports to help you along is a proven method to achieving success. At the start of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, our 15 contestants were asked to identify who their biggest supporters are who will help them along the path.​​​