When I'm healthy I can...

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Can do when healthy

Think about all the things that you have done in the past month. If you were healthier, how much more would you have been able to do? How much better would you feel? Some of our 2013 My Heart Challenge participants are sharing what they can do now, but that they didn't feel they were able to do last month before starting the 100-day heart challenge.

Students experience cross-fit workout

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Cross fit kids school WEB

Since the start of the My Heart Challenge, Principal Mark Longe has been doing cross-training workouts with his trainer. One day he brought his trainer with him so the students could see what their principal was doing to try and win the 100-day challenge. Watch Principal Longe and his students sweat their way through various cross-fit style exercises!

Simple exercises for stronger abs

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There are a lot of DVDs out there with the latest and greatest workout, hosted by some famous person. But as part of the My Heart Challenge, contestants are provided with customized exercise routines from some of our experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. Check out these simple ab exercises.​

Jumping rope is great cardio for the whole family

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041813 Mad Skills Jump Rope WEB

Hayden Peak Elementary Principal Diena Riddle invited a local charter school's jump rope team to perform for an assembly to help get her students excited about doing heart-healthy activities - and the kids were amazing. Jumping rope is a simple activity that the whole family can do, according to experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center.​​​

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go. 

See a Red Dress, Remember to Protect Your Heart

By Jane Fox, RN, MSN, CCRN
Prevent Heart Disease - Know Your Numbers

Across America people can identify the significance of pink ribbons. They know what it means when professional teams sport the color pink. They understand when they shop at the grocery store why their bottled water is covered with large pink ribbons in October. But do the people of America know the significance of a red dress pin?