Four Weight-training Exercises to Build Bone Density, Increase Muscle Strength, and Increase Cardio

By Meagan Kline
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Bone loss begins happening in women at age 20. Between the ages of 20 and 80, women can lose up to 1/3 of the bone mineral density in the hip. As our group of 15 Utah moms compete in the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, here are four exercises you can do at home to help building muscle strength, increase bone density and improve your cardio workout. 

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go. 

Simple exercises to get you ready for ski season

By Jeffrey Beck
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As we reach the height of the ski season, you may be experiencing soreness in muscle groups such as your back, glutes, and thighs. In order to get the most out of the rest of your time on the slopes there are several simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen these areas in addition to improving your your balance.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Family's Heart Health from Air Pollution

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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In the middle of one of Utah’s winter inversions earlier this year, Brent Muhlestein, MD, was the doctor on call to help heart attack patients arriving at the emergency department of Intermountain Medical Center. Learn why that day was busier that usual and what you can do to protect your heart from bad air.