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. 

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.

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?

Real Life Scenario: Do you Take the Cookie?

By Kary Woodruff
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Eating healthy in public can be difficult when people aren't on the same page. Especially at work meetings. Here's a scenario that many people find themselves in at work, and I'm interested to see how everyone handles such a situation.