#GoRedLiveWell and Fight Heart Disease

By Jason M Carlton
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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. The #GoRedLiveWell project will help raise awareness of the disease and encourage all women to fight against heart disease. 

5 Tips for Starting Your Summer Exercise Routine

By Meagan Kline
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Schools out. Outdoor pools are open. The sun is shining. Summer is upon us. So if you're getting ready to start a summer exercise routine, here are five tips that will help you stick to your goal, get active, and help improve your heart health. 

Find the Healthy Option at Fast Food Restaurants

By Kary Woodruff
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Americans are notorious for eating at fast food restaurants. The 15 firefighters competing in the My Heart Challenge are no exception. They never really know what their shift entails, or when they can grab their next meal - so they often find themselves grabbing food from a fast food place like McDonalds. I've put together a little visual to help you see that even places like McDonalds have healthy options. 

The Art and Science of Weight Loss

By Liz Joy, MD, MPH
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Unhealthy dietary intake and inadequate physical activity are the foundation of many chronic diseases that plague the human race. These behaviors have their roots firmly planted in a society that has increasingly engineered physical activity out of our lives, and made available food that is high in fat and calories. The combination has turned deadly for our society, but learn how you can make a lifestyle change for the better.

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.​​​

Nutrition Tip: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

By Kary Woodruff
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I am excited to be working with the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, sponsored by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. But why should the firefighters be the only ones to benefit with nutrition tips? I'm planning to share a weekly nutrition tip throughout the Challenge, offering you a simple way to make those little changes in how and what you eat that will make a big difference in your heart health.