How to Get Started with Your Own Exercise Plan

By Meagan Kline
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One of the most frequent questions I get asked when as I work with patients to set up an exercise plan is "How do I get started?" Here are some helpful tips I've given to the 15 Utah moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition that will help you get FITT!

How to Choose the Right Cooking Oil for Better Heart Health

By Kary Woodruff
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If you read just about any food blog, you understand cooking oils can be quite controversial. Coconut oil seems to be the miracle food. Butter went out of fashion but now seems to be resurfacing. Margarine, on the other hand, came into fashion and now seems to be on the way out. So what to choose? Let’s break down the myths surrounding cooking oils.

Heart-healthy Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

By Kary Woodruff
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Today is National Donut Day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share a great recipe for a heart-healthy sweet treat with the moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. At first thought, black beans and brownies aren't quite the combination you may have had in mind, but it's a recipe I think you'll be delighted with... just don't let your kids know there are beans in the brownies.

6 Kids Games that Burn More Calories than you Think

By Meagan Kline
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How many hours a week do you spend playing with your kids? While you may not have stopped to think about it, engaging in regular play includes many health benefits. Here are six activities you can play with your kids that will keep you active, burn calories and build family-time memories.

Heart-healthy Recipe: Ginger Lime Chicken Skewers

By Kary Woodruff
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Summertime is the perfect time to grill up dinner - either for a small family dinner or a large neighborhood block party. But it can be challenging to find the heart-healthy option for the grill. Here's a recipe that combines the best of both worlds. 

Utah Moms Share How They LiVe Well and Feel Healthy

By Jason M Carlton
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Last May, as the nation celebrated Mother’s Day, 40 Utah moms embarked on a journey to better health after being selected as Play at Home contestants in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute’s My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. Nearly two months into the challenge, four of the moms share how the My Heart Challenge has helped them LiVe Well.