Tai Chi Workouts for the Whole Body

By Jeffrey Beck
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A few weeks ago at Channel 2, Mary and I talked about a low impact, slow moving workout known as Tai Chi. It’s a non-violent form of the martial arts derived from the Chinese. The exercises we did work the upper and lower body, help build muscular strength, increase flexibility balance and are quite relaxing. Tai Chi also has many meditative properties. It’s great for everyone but especially the older population.

Heart-healthy Advice from the Play at Home Contestants

By Jason M Carlton
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At the close of week three in the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, our 25 contestants have tracked a combined total of more than three million steps. With six weeks to go, we asked our contestants to offer some advice on how others can make heart-healthy changes in their own lives.

Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to change behaviors that have been established over many years. Cutting down on the Mountain Dews, finding motivation to exercise or taking the time to eat breakfast are some of the biggest challenges the 15 firefighters are facing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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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.​​​​