Warm up and cool down vital to exercise plan

By Meagan Kline
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Warming up and cooling down pre- and post-exercise are important steps that far too many people forget, or just don’t do. A good warm up and a proper cool down can increase the effectiveness of your exercise session, and help your muscles not hurt quite as bad the next day.

Watch students perform "Be Heart Smart" song

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​During the kick-off of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, the student choir from St. Vincent de Paul School captured the entire crowd with an amazing performance of "Be Heart Smart" - a song full of messages about ways to be heart healthy. This may be the cutest video you watch all week.

Butler Elementary students join principal in jumping rope

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Every Monday at recess, Butler Elementary principal Christy Waddell brings a bag of jump ropes outside and invites students to join her in a heart-healthy activity. As part of the My Heart Challenge, she enjoys the opportunity to be active and influence her students in healthy ways. Watch the mad skills of these students in jumping rope.