Interval Training will Improve Heart Health

By Meagan Kline
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Interval training is a great way to improve your health, but if you aren't sure what interval training is, or how to implement it into your workouts, you're missing out on the benefits. In this week's My Heart Challenge exercise post, I'm going to share with you how to do interval training and encourage you to make it part of your routine. 

What Can You Do to Protect Your Family's Heart Health from Air Pollution

By Jason M Carlton
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In the middle of one of Utah’s winter inversions earlier this year, Brent Muhlestein, MD, was the doctor on call to help heart attack patients arriving at the emergency department of Intermountain Medical Center. Learn why that day was busier that usual and what you can do to protect your heart from bad air.


Eat Healthy Snacks During the Day to Prevent Overeating at Meals

By Kary Woodruff
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Often times we think we are being ‘good’ when we can go a long period of time without eating. But there are a few issues with taking this approach to better health. Learn why healthy snacks during the day will guide you to a healthier you.

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.

Four Weight-training Exercises to Build Bone Density, Increase Muscle Strength, and Increase Cardio

By Meagan Kline
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Bone loss begins happening in women at age 20. Between the ages of 20 and 80, women can lose up to 1/3 of the bone mineral density in the hip. As our group of 15 Utah moms compete in the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, here are four exercises you can do at home to help building muscle strength, increase bone density and improve your cardio workout. 

My Heart Challenge Contestant Shares Benefits of Going Soda Free

By Jason M Carlton
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The 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition has reached week eight, and one of the 25 contestants has seen some real benefits from participating in the nearly completed two-month challenge. Read about Jeremy's decision to stop drinking soda pop and the ways that simple change has impacted his health.