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.

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.

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!​

Upper-body Exercise Circuit you can do at Home

By Meagan Kline
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Earlier in the My Heart Challenge I shared a lower body exercise circuit. This week I thought it appropriate to share an upper body workout, targeting the biceps, triceps, shoulders and back muscles. It's a simple circuit that you can do at home, so check it out and add it into your exercise routine.