Heart-healthy recipe: Herbed couscous

By Jason M Carlton
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There is no shortage of cookbooks on the market or in your pantry - but can you find the heart-healthy recipes in your cookbook collection? The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute compiled a few recipes and produced a cookbook to distribute at the last Healthy Heart Fair. The cookbooks went like hot cakes, but here's one recipe you don't want to miss out on.

#GoRedLiveWell and Fight Heart Disease

By Jason M Carlton
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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. The #GoRedLiveWell project will help raise awareness of the disease and encourage all women to fight against heart disease. 

Secret of Success: Building a great support system

By Meagan Kline
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At any stage of change, with any behavior, support can be your greatest motivator and help you stay committed.  Support can look different to everyone, but here are a few ways you can help keep yourself on track when it comes to reaching your healthy exercise (and nutrition) goals. 

The Art and Science of Weight Loss

By Liz Joy, MD, MPH
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Unhealthy dietary intake and inadequate physical activity are the foundation of many chronic diseases that plague the human race. These behaviors have their roots firmly planted in a society that has increasingly engineered physical activity out of our lives, and made available food that is high in fat and calories. The combination has turned deadly for our society, but learn how you can make a lifestyle change for the better.

Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff
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Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item. 

Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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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.

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.

15 Busy Utah Moms Kick Off Their 100-Day Journey to Better Health

By Jess Gomez
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Mother's Day was extra special this year for 15 Utah moms selected to compete in the 2015 My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, in which they will spend the next 100 days working with experts from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute to become more fit and heart healthy.