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.

Utah Firefighter Reports on Third Week of My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton

West Valley City Fire Department firefighter Mary Lindsay-Vonk is determined to win the 2014 My Heart Challenge. But she'll admit there are many challenges to overcome on her road to better heart health. Read more about her journey as the third week comes to a close, and help cheer her on as she fights to win the Challenge. 

Heart Attack: Time is Heart Muscle

By Jess Gomez

When it comes to treating a heart attack, minutes can literally be the difference between life and death. It’s critical that heart attack patients get balloon therapy to clear blockages in arteries leading to the heart within 90 minutes, which is the national standard. Treating patients within that window is the goal of every hospital in America.

Better Heart Health Means More Birthdays... and That's a Good Thing

By Jason M Carlton

There's a sort-of consensus out there that once you hit a certain age, you don't really look forward to your birthdays. Especially when you hit 40, 50, 60 or higher. David Larsen, one of the firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, celebrated his 40th birthday this past week. Since this week also marked the half-way point in the 100-day competition, he shared a few thoughts around birthdays and heart health. 

5 Heart Numbers Everyone Should Know

By John D Day MD
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People do not realize how important their health is until they lose it. The key is to first get educated and then to take action. As a cardiologist at the Intermountain Heart Institute, I see many patients who don’t realize they can control certain factors of heart disease. At least 75% of heart conditions are totally preventable! Here are five numbers that everyone should know and work to maintain the recommended goals.

15 Busy Utah Moms Kick Off Their 100-Day Journey to Better Health

By Jess Gomez

Mother's Day was extra special this year for 15 Utah moms selected to compete in the 2015 My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, in which they will spend the next 100 days working with experts from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute to become more fit and heart healthy.