Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff
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Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item. 

4 Exercises for Your Next Trip to the Playground

By Meagan Kline
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As the weather warms up, and you spend more time outside (like at the playground with your kids) – there’s no excuse to not boost your own activity!  Here are a few exercises that can keep you fit and busy at the playground while your kids run and play, too. 

Your Heart Wants (Needs) More Sleep!

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Practically everyone wishes they were getting more and better sleep, mostly because it feels so good and life goes more smoothly when you feel rested. Those are compelling reasons to take steps to improve your sleep hygiene (as it’s called) right there – but when you look at the strong connection between a good “sleep life” and a healthy heart, going to bed earlier, starting tonight, should move to the top of your “to-do” list!


5 Exercises to Stay Active at Your Desk Job

By Meagan Kline
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It can be hard to stay active when your job involves sitting for the majority of the day. It can be even harder if you had a sedentary job and are dealing with lymphedema, as well. Tina Brown, one of the participants in the My Heart Challenge: Mom's Edition, is doing just that.