Social support is key to success

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Exercise Buddy WEB

If you've ever tried to accomplish a "get healthy" goal, you'll know that it's often met with various road blocks. Getting a solid network of supports to help you along is a proven method to achieving success. At the start of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, our 15 contestants were asked to identify who their biggest supporters are who will help them along the path.​​​

Your heart is a muscle - Exercise it

By Meagan Kline
Exercise Heart Muscle WEB

The heart is a muscle just like our biceps and quadriceps.  We need to exercise these muscles daily to stay healthy and strong.  So, what is the difference?  How do we keep our hearts healthy?​​ Learn how many minutes of cardio exercise you need each week, and what level of intensity you should shoot for.

Simple exercises for stronger abs

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042213 Ab Exercises

There are a lot of DVDs out there with the latest and greatest workout, hosted by some famous person. But as part of the My Heart Challenge, contestants are provided with customized exercise routines from some of our experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. Check out these simple ab exercises.​