4 Agility Ladder Drills for At-home Workout

By Meagan Kline
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Tired of the same workout day in and day out? I've put together four simple drills you can do at home using an agility ladder. It will get your heart pumping and provide variety to your workout, because doing the same workout everyday can get pretty boring. 

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.​​​

Recipe: Banana Bran Muffins

By Kary Woodruff
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During the kick off of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, contestants were served a delicious, yet very heart-healthy breakfast. I thought it would be nice to share one of those recipes with everyone, because healthy eating doesn't mean tasteless food. It's all about finding the right recipe, and if you like bananas, this is one recipe you'll probably want to add to your recipe box. ​

Jumping rope is a heart-healthy activity

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When Nikki Ward, principal of St John the Baptist Elementary in Draper, signed on to the My Heart Challenge, she knew she needed to find additional ways to be active. What better way than jumping feet first into her school's jump rope team practice. Watch Nikki as she takes to the jump rope with the Skaggs Skippers to show how fun jumping rope can be.​​​​