Better Heart Health Means More Birthdays... and That's a Good Thing

By Jason M Carlton
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There's a sort-of consensus out there that once you hit a certain age, you don't really look forward to your birthdays. Especially when you hit 40, 50, 60 or higher. David Larsen, one of the firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, celebrated his 40th birthday this past week. Since this week also marked the half-way point in the 100-day competition, he shared a few thoughts around birthdays and heart health. 

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.