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Social support is key to success

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Exercise Buddy WEB

If you've ever tried to accomplish a "get healthy" goal, you'll know that it's often met with various road blocks. Getting a solid network of supports to help you along is a proven method to achieving success. At the start of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, our 15 contestants were asked to identify who their biggest supporters are who will help them along the path.​​​

Walking is a heart-healthy activity

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Blog Activity MHC Walking WEB

Getting out of your office for even a few minutes to go walking is a great way to get your heart pumping. Principal John Erlacher, Newman Elementary School, has decided to go walking with his students just before lunch every school day. It gets him, and his students, making active and healthy choices on a daily basis, and helps everyone get more heart healthy. See how excited the kids are to walk with their principal in this short video.

Students experience cross-fit workout

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Cross fit kids school WEB

Since the start of the My Heart Challenge, Principal Mark Longe has been doing cross-training workouts with his trainer. One day he brought his trainer with him so the students could see what their principal was doing to try and win the 100-day challenge. Watch Principal Longe and his students sweat their way through various cross-fit style exercises!