Firefighter Goes 'Cold Turkey' on Sodas and Energy Drinks

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to make lifestyle changes in an effort to become more heart healthy. One of the 15 firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge has gone 'Cold Turkey' on sodas and energy drinks, and nearly three weeks into the challenge is doing great. Though he admits to still craving that liquid sugar. Check out how David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department is changing for the better. 

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​

Simple exercises to get you ready for ski season

By Jeffrey Beck
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As we reach the height of the ski season, you may be experiencing soreness in muscle groups such as your back, glutes, and thighs. In order to get the most out of the rest of your time on the slopes there are several simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen these areas in addition to improving your your balance.

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?

What is the New Smoking: Sitting or Sugar?

By Intermountain Healthcare
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The debate is on - what is more harmful to your health than smoking: sitting or sugar consumption? Dr. Liz Joy from the Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic and Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Healthcare share their reasoning for the health impact sitting and sugar consumption have on your body. Watch the debate, then you decide.