Principals share their favorite way to exercise

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Everyone's day is a little different. Some spend all day at a computer. Others spend all day on their feet. For some, it's a mixed bag. But these principals know that moving is a great way to keep year heart healthy, and share their favorite way of getting some exercise throughout the day.

Busy Utah Mom Sets Sights on Better Heart Health

By Jason M Carlton
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Heather Lee is one of 15 busy Utah moms competing to be more fit and healthy at the end of 100 days. Less than two weeks into the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, she has already put her feet to the pavement and run her first 5k in more than four years. Read what she has to say about embarking on the road to better health. 

My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Contestant says, "This is a Life-long Change"

By Jason M Carlton
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The My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition came to an end last week, and one of the contestants reports on how for him, this was not just a two-month challenge... it is a life-ling change. Read more about Jeremy's story.

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.

Start the week off with a healthy snack

By Kary Woodruff
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What type of snacks would you find in your breakroom at work? Would it be cookies? Crackers? A bowl of candy? One principal has committed to leaving a bowl of fruit in her school's breakroom each Monday so the teachers can start their week off right. Here's another tip for eating more heart-healthy.

Principals offer advice to motivate families

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Making changes to your daily activities and diet can seem like a pretty daunting task. But 15 school principals are five weeks into the My Heart Challenge and have found that when you actually do it, it isn't as hard as it seemed at the beginning. This week they offer advice to families to help motivate them to make the changes to live a healthier lifestyle.