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.

Jumping rope is great cardio for the whole family

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Hayden Peak Elementary Principal Diena Riddle invited a local charter school's jump rope team to perform for an assembly to help get her students excited about doing heart-healthy activities - and the kids were amazing. Jumping rope is a simple activity that the whole family can do, according to experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center.​​​

Heart-healthy recipe: Herbed couscous

By Jason M Carlton
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There is no shortage of cookbooks on the market or in your pantry - but can you find the heart-healthy recipes in your cookbook collection? The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute compiled a few recipes and produced a cookbook to distribute at the last Healthy Heart Fair. The cookbooks went like hot cakes, but here's one recipe you don't want to miss out on.

The Secret to Enjoying Exercise: Find Something you Like

By Jason M Carlton
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During one of the weekly reports submitted by the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, one woman elaborated on a question asking for any advice they would offer other people who want to become more healthy. She shared some great advice that has worked well for her, and it has applicability to everyone else as well. 

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.