Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
Love-cookies-my-heart-challenge

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.

Heart Attack: Time is Heart Muscle

By Jess Gomez
Heart-attack-stemi-time-treatment

When it comes to treating a heart attack, minutes can literally be the difference between life and death. It’s critical that heart attack patients get balloon therapy to clear blockages in arteries leading to the heart within 90 minutes, which is the national standard. Treating patients within that window is the goal of every hospital in America.

Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
HighCholesterol

Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.

Improving Heart Care Through Research and Science

By Jason M Carlton
Heart_Research_ACC15_Intermountain

The world’s leading heart care experts are meeting in San Diego this weekend for the 64th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo. There they will exchange ideas and share results of studies that could lead to improved heart care and treatment options for patients with heart disorders.

15 Firefighters compete for better heart health

By Jess Gomez
Meet-the-2014-My-Heart-Challenge-Contestants

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.

3 tips to getting the most out of your workouts

By Meagan Kline
021813 Three exercise tips Graphic WEB

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

By Author
Blog Activity MHC Walking WEB

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.