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

By Jason M Carlton

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.

5 Tips for Starting Your Summer Exercise Routine

By Meagan Kline

Schools out. Outdoor pools are open. The sun is shining. Summer is upon us. So if you're getting ready to start a summer exercise routine, here are five tips that will help you stick to your goal, get active, and help improve your heart health. 

Eat Healthy Snacks During the Day to Prevent Overeating at Meals

By Kary Woodruff

Often times we think we are being ‘good’ when we can go a long period of time without eating. But there are a few issues with taking this approach to better health. Learn why healthy snacks during the day will guide you to a healthier you.

My Heart Challenge Contestant Shares Benefits of Going Soda Free

By Jason M Carlton

The 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition has reached week eight, and one of the 25 contestants has seen some real benefits from participating in the nearly completed two-month challenge. Read about Jeremy's decision to stop drinking soda pop and the ways that simple change has impacted his health.

Tips to Help You Get Through the Wall to Better Health

By Jason M Carlton

We've all been there. You've dedicated yourself to improving your health and things are going great. Until you hit the proverbial wall that you just can't seem to get through. Maybe it's a weight goal that you just can't reach, or a run that you just can't do fast enough. Some of the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants share their advice on how to get over the wall and not give up on better health. 

My Heart Challenge Contestant Signs up for First Triathlon

By Jason M Carlton

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. 

I am Healthier than I Have Been in Years

By Jason M Carlton

As the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition continues, many of the contestants have shared some of their successes as well as their challenges. Kelly offers a brief glimpse into the challenges she has faced, including the infamous plateau that many people hit at some point... and how she keeps going and stays motivated.