Tai Chi Workouts for the Whole Body

By Jeffrey Beck
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A few weeks ago at Channel 2, Mary and I talked about a low impact, slow moving workout known as Tai Chi. It’s a non-violent form of the martial arts derived from the Chinese. The exercises we did work the upper and lower body, help build muscular strength, increase flexibility balance and are quite relaxing. Tai Chi also has many meditative properties. It’s great for everyone but especially the older population.

Simple exercises to get you ready for ski season

By Jeffrey Beck
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As we reach the height of the ski season, you may be experiencing soreness in muscle groups such as your back, glutes, and thighs. In order to get the most out of the rest of your time on the slopes there are several simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen these areas in addition to improving your your balance.

15 Firefighters compete for better heart health

By Jess Gomez
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They battle fires, save lives and make our communities safe. Now, 15 firefighters from seven Salt Lake County fire agencies will be put to the ultimate test: A three-month challenge to see who can make the most improvements in their heart health and win the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

Three things you can do to avoid heart disease

By John D Day MD
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As a cardiologist at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, I get the great pleasure of having people come up to me all the time and ask me what they can do to “protect their hearts." For example, I was at a social function yesterday and someone asked me, “What can I do so that I never have to see you in your office?” I absolutely love it when people ask me this type of a question as it shows their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.​

What is the New Smoking: Sitting or Sugar?

By Intermountain Healthcare
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The debate is on - what is more harmful to your health than smoking: sitting or sugar consumption? Dr. Liz Joy from the Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic and Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Healthcare share their reasoning for the health impact sitting and sugar consumption have on your body. Watch the debate, then you decide.