My Heart Challenge Contestant Shares Benefits of Going Soda Free

By Jason M Carlton
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The 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition has reached week eight, and one of the 25 contestants has seen some real benefits from participating in the nearly completed two-month challenge. Read about Jeremy's decision to stop drinking soda pop and the ways that simple change has impacted his health.

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. 

Firefighter David Larsen and the start of the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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The 2014 My Heart Challenge launched on Thursday, March 13 at Intermountain Medical Center with 15 firefighters stepping on the scale and beginning their journey to better health. One of those firefighters, David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department, shares why he signed up for the Challenge and what he plans to accomplish in the next three months.

Simple Ways to Get 10,000 Daily Steps

By Jason M Carlton
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The recommended daily goal is 10,000 steps. But that can be a challenge to hit every single day. The My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared what they do to try and increase their daily steps total. What ideas can you implement that work for you?

Arizona Man Has New Lease on Life Thanks to SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

By Jess Gomez
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Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray.

15 Firefighters compete for better heart health

By Jess Gomez
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They battle fires, save lives and make our communities safe. Now, 15 firefighters from seven Salt Lake County fire agencies will be put to the ultimate test: A three-month challenge to see who can make the most improvements in their heart health and win the 2014 My Heart Challenge.