Jason M Carlton

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The Role of Occupational Therapy

By Jason M Carlton
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April is National Occupational Therapy Month — held to honor the occupational therapists who help people regain function and develop and maintain the skills they need in their daily lives. The focus in occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve independence in all facets of life. Learn more about the role occupational therapy plays in the lives of people, and the career outlook for occupational therapists.

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?

Firefighter Goes 'Cold Turkey' on Sodas and Energy Drinks

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to make lifestyle changes in an effort to become more heart healthy. One of the 15 firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge has gone 'Cold Turkey' on sodas and energy drinks, and nearly three weeks into the challenge is doing great. Though he admits to still craving that liquid sugar. Check out how David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department is changing for the better.