I am Healthier than I Have Been in Years

By Jason M Carlton

As the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition continues, many of the contestants have shared some of their successes as well as their challenges. Kelly offers a brief glimpse into the challenges she has faced, including the infamous plateau that many people hit at some point... and how she keeps going and stays motivated.

5 Tips to Break up Meal-time Boredom

By Kary Woodruff

If you are trying to eat healthier, but are getting bored with the same meal of chicken, broccoli and brown rice, then maybe it's time to change things up. Here are five ways you can bust through the meal time boredom and give your taste buds something healthy to crave. 

Tips to Help You Get Through the Wall to Better Health

By Jason M Carlton

We've all been there. You've dedicated yourself to improving your health and things are going great. Until you hit the proverbial wall that you just can't seem to get through. Maybe it's a weight goal that you just can't reach, or a run that you just can't do fast enough. Some of the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants share their advice on how to get over the wall and not give up on better health. 

Simple Ways to Get 10,000 Daily Steps

By Jason M Carlton

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?

Real Life Scenario: Do you Take the Cookie?

By Kary Woodruff

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. 

My Heart Challenge Contestant Finds Motivation and Success

By Jason M Carlton

One of the 25 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared two updates with us in the past week. The first expressed her thoughts and motivations in signing up for the challenge, while the second shared a success she had this past weekend. It's a great story and I hope you'll enjoy reading about her journey to better health.

Better Heart Health Means More Birthdays... and That's a Good Thing

By Jason M Carlton

There's a sort-of consensus out there that once you hit a certain age, you don't really look forward to your birthdays. Especially when you hit 40, 50, 60 or higher. David Larsen, one of the firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, celebrated his 40th birthday this past week. Since this week also marked the half-way point in the 100-day competition, he shared a few thoughts around birthdays and heart health.