Heart-healthy Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

By Kary Woodruff
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Today is National Donut Day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share a great recipe for a heart-healthy sweet treat with the moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. At first thought, black beans and brownies aren't quite the combination you may have had in mind, but it's a recipe I think you'll be delighted with... just don't let your kids know there are beans in the brownies.

My Heart Challenge Contestant Signs up for First Triathlon

By Jason M Carlton
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Maureen is one of the 25 contestants fighting to win the 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, but also to win better health. During the past few months, Maureen has been working to improve her heart health and recently signed up for her first triathlon. Read why she signed up and the challenges she will face in swimming, biking and running her way to the finish line. 

Heart-healthy Recipe: Mexican Tortilla Soup

By Kary Woodruff
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Finding the right recipe is vital to healthy eating, because eating healthy shouldn't mean eating bland foods and "cardboard." Here is a great recipe I found from the Barefoot Contessa that I would like to share this week as part of the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. If you like Mexican food, you won't want to pass this recipe up!

Warm up and cool down vital to exercise plan

By Meagan Kline
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Warming up and cooling down pre- and post-exercise are important steps that far too many people forget, or just don’t do. A good warm up and a proper cool down can increase the effectiveness of your exercise session, and help your muscles not hurt quite as bad the next day.