Heart-healthy Advice from the Play at Home Contestants

By Jason M Carlton
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At the close of week three in the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, our 25 contestants have tracked a combined total of more than three million steps. With six weeks to go, we asked our contestants to offer some advice on how others can make heart-healthy changes in their own lives.

The Secret to Enjoying Exercise: Find Something you Like

By Jason M Carlton
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During one of the weekly reports submitted by the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, one woman elaborated on a question asking for any advice they would offer other people who want to become more healthy. She shared some great advice that has worked well for her, and it has applicability to everyone else as well. 

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.

Jumping rope is a heart-healthy activity

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When Nikki Ward, principal of St John the Baptist Elementary in Draper, signed on to the My Heart Challenge, she knew she needed to find additional ways to be active. What better way than jumping feet first into her school's jump rope team practice. Watch Nikki as she takes to the jump rope with the Skaggs Skippers to show how fun jumping rope can be.​​​​