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. 

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​

3 Simple Behaviors to Prevent Chronic Disabilities

By John D Day MD
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According to the World Health Organization, the average American is disabled with chronic illnesses by age 68. Given that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78, that means that we can look forward to being disabled with chronic illnesses the last 10 years of our life!  If the average age of retirement is 65 then that means there are just three “golden years” for the typical American. How depressing!​

Firefighter outlines heart goals for the next 100 days

By Jason M Carlton
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Mary Lindsay-Vonk, firefighter with West Valley City Fire Department, is taking the 2014 My Heart Challenge to heart and setting some goals as the competition kicked off March 13. Follow her journey in the three month challenge to see her successes and challenges - because changing habits to be more heart healthy will have many challenges. But Mary is determined to win her health back.