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. 

Give Breakfast Another Shot; It's the Most Important Meal of the Day

By Kary Woodruff

It’s likely we’ve heard it said, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’  I’m often asked, ‘is this really the case’?  I believe it is difficult to say if one meal is more important than another, because all meals are important and I would not recommend skipping any meals throughout the day.  However, I will make a case that breakfast is very important.