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!

Heart-healthy Change is a Life-long Roller Coaster Ride: Enjoy the Journey

By Jason M Carlton
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Making heart-healthy changes in your life isn’t always easy. It can be a roller coaster ride throughout your life. Some Utah moms have been competing in a 100-day challenge to improve their heart health, and with two weeks to go, they sum up what their experience has been like.  

Utah Mom Completes 14 Hikes in 100 Days to Improve Her Heart Health

By Jason M Carlton
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Hiking is a great way to get outdoors, stay active, and keep (or regain) a healthy and happy heart. Heather Lee, one of 15 moms competing to be more heart healthy, set a personal goal and was excited to have recently completed it. Here's her story. 

Utah Mom Gives Herself the Okay to Achieve Better Health; Competes in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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Candy Keefer is one of 15 Utah moms fighting for better heart health in 100 days. For each of the women, it was a journey of varying degrees. Candy shares how she gave herself permission to walk (or go slow) on her journey to better health.

3 tips to getting the most out of your workouts

By Meagan Kline
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There is no magic exercise.  It takes work getting in shape and getting healthy, but is it worth it?  Absolutely!  Exercise has been directly linked with a decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat, risk of disease, anxiety and depression.  It has also been linked with an increase in mood and sense of body!​