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.

Busy Utah Mom Sets Sights on Better Heart Health

By Jason M Carlton
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Heather Lee is one of 15 busy Utah moms competing to be more fit and healthy at the end of 100 days. Less than two weeks into the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, she has already put her feet to the pavement and run her first 5k in more than four years. Read what she has to say about embarking on the road to better health. 

Arizona Man Has New Lease on Life Thanks to SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

By Jess Gomez
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Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray.

Eat Healthy Snacks During the Day to Prevent Overeating at Meals

By Kary Woodruff
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Often times we think we are being ‘good’ when we can go a long period of time without eating. But there are a few issues with taking this approach to better health. Learn why healthy snacks during the day will guide you to a healthier you.

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 Shares Benefits of Going Soda Free

By Jason M Carlton
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The 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition has reached week eight, and one of the 25 contestants has seen some real benefits from participating in the nearly completed two-month challenge. Read about Jeremy's decision to stop drinking soda pop and the ways that simple change has impacted his health.