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.​​​​

5 Tips for Starting Your Summer Exercise Routine

By Meagan Kline
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Schools out. Outdoor pools are open. The sun is shining. Summer is upon us. So if you're getting ready to start a summer exercise routine, here are five tips that will help you stick to your goal, get active, and help improve your heart health. 

Find the Healthy Option at Fast Food Restaurants

By Kary Woodruff
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Americans are notorious for eating at fast food restaurants. The 15 firefighters competing in the My Heart Challenge are no exception. They never really know what their shift entails, or when they can grab their next meal - so they often find themselves grabbing food from a fast food place like McDonalds. I've put together a little visual to help you see that even places like McDonalds have healthy options.