Tips for Nutrition Success: The My Heart Challenge Play at Home Edition

By Kary Woodruff
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So you’re taking on the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition. Good for you! During the next few months you will truly be able to see changes – you can lose weight, increase your fitness, improve your heart health, feel better and have better energy – it just takes time and consistency. Here is some advice for success to help you with your heart healthy goals.

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go. 

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.

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.

Real Life Scenario: Do you Take the Cookie?

By Kary Woodruff
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Eating healthy in public can be difficult when people aren't on the same page. Especially at work meetings. Here's a scenario that many people find themselves in at work, and I'm interested to see how everyone handles such a situation. 

Simple Ways to Get 10,000 Daily Steps

By Jason M Carlton
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The recommended daily goal is 10,000 steps. But that can be a challenge to hit every single day. The My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared what they do to try and increase their daily steps total. What ideas can you implement that work for you?

4 Agility Ladder Drills for At-home Workout

By Meagan Kline
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Tired of the same workout day in and day out? I've put together four simple drills you can do at home using an agility ladder. It will get your heart pumping and provide variety to your workout, because doing the same workout everyday can get pretty boring.