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. 

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. 

Utah Firefighter Reports on Third Week of My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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West Valley City Fire Department firefighter Mary Lindsay-Vonk is determined to win the 2014 My Heart Challenge. But she'll admit there are many challenges to overcome on her road to better heart health. Read more about her journey as the third week comes to a close, and help cheer her on as she fights to win the Challenge. 

Motivations to Encourage Heart-healthy Lifestyles

By Jason M Carlton
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Neva, one of the 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, has many factors that motivate her to make the heart-healthy lifestyle changes. We all have different things that motivate us, but read what is helping Neva and see if there are elements like that in your life that can help you find the push you need to eat healthier and be more active. 

Interval Training will Improve Heart Health

By Meagan Kline
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Interval training is a great way to improve your health, but if you aren't sure what interval training is, or how to implement it into your workouts, you're missing out on the benefits. In this week's My Heart Challenge exercise post, I'm going to share with you how to do interval training and encourage you to make it part of your routine. 

Firefighter outlines heart goals for the next 100 days

By Jason M Carlton
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Mary Lindsay-Vonk, firefighter with West Valley City Fire Department, is taking the 2014 My Heart Challenge to heart and setting some goals as the competition kicked off March 13. Follow her journey in the three month challenge to see her successes and challenges - because changing habits to be more heart healthy will have many challenges. But Mary is determined to win her health back.