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.​​​

Three things you can do to avoid heart disease

By John D Day MD
Avoid Heart Disease WEB

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.​

Recipe: Banana Bran Muffins

By Kary Woodruff
Banana Bran Muffins WEB

During the kick off of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, contestants were served a delicious, yet very heart-healthy breakfast. I thought it would be nice to share one of those recipes with everyone, because healthy eating doesn't mean tasteless food. It's all about finding the right recipe, and if you like bananas, this is one recipe you'll probably want to add to your recipe box. ​

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
EnoughVitaminD

The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​