Heart-healthy recipe: Herbed couscous

By Jason M Carlton

There is no shortage of cookbooks on the market or in your pantry - but can you find the heart-healthy recipes in your cookbook collection? The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute compiled a few recipes and produced a cookbook to distribute at the last Healthy Heart Fair. The cookbooks went like hot cakes, but here's one recipe you don't want to miss out on.

Tai Chi Workouts for the Whole Body

By Jeffrey Beck

A few weeks ago at Channel 2, Mary and I talked about a low impact, slow moving workout known as Tai Chi. It’s a non-violent form of the martial arts derived from the Chinese. The exercises we did work the upper and lower body, help build muscular strength, increase flexibility balance and are quite relaxing. Tai Chi also has many meditative properties. It’s great for everyone but especially the older population.

Firefighter David Larsen and the start of the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton

The 2014 My Heart Challenge launched on Thursday, March 13 at Intermountain Medical Center with 15 firefighters stepping on the scale and beginning their journey to better health. One of those firefighters, David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department, shares why he signed up for the Challenge and what he plans to accomplish in the next three months.

What is the New Smoking: Sitting or Sugar?

By Intermountain Healthcare

The debate is on - what is more harmful to your health than smoking: sitting or sugar consumption? Dr. Liz Joy from the Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic and Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Healthcare share their reasoning for the health impact sitting and sugar consumption have on your body. Watch the debate, then you decide.

Motivations to Encourage Heart-healthy Lifestyles

By Jason M Carlton

Neva, one of the 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, has many factors that motivate her to make the heart-healthy lifestyle changes. We all have different things that motivate us, but read what is helping Neva and see if there are elements like that in your life that can help you find the push you need to eat healthier and be more active.