Motivations to Encourage Heart-healthy Lifestyles

By Jason M Carlton

Neva, one of the 2014 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants, has many factors that motivate her to make the heart-healthy lifestyle changes. We all have different things that motivate us, but read what is helping Neva and see if there are elements like that in your life that can help you find the push you need to eat healthier and be more active. 

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff

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. 

Interval Training will Improve Heart Health

By Meagan Kline

Interval training is a great way to improve your health, but if you aren't sure what interval training is, or how to implement it into your workouts, you're missing out on the benefits. In this week's My Heart Challenge exercise post, I'm going to share with you how to do interval training and encourage you to make it part of your routine. 

Firefighter Goes 'Cold Turkey' on Sodas and Energy Drinks

By Jason M Carlton

It's not easy to make lifestyle changes in an effort to become more heart healthy. One of the 15 firefighters competing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge has gone 'Cold Turkey' on sodas and energy drinks, and nearly three weeks into the challenge is doing great. Though he admits to still craving that liquid sugar. Check out how David Larsen from South Salt Lake Fire Department is changing for the better. 

Tips for Nutrition Success: The My Heart Challenge Play at Home Edition

By Kary Woodruff

So you’re taking on the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition. Good for you! During the next few months you will truly be able to see changes – you can lose weight, increase your fitness, improve your heart health, feel better and have better energy – it just takes time and consistency. Here is some advice for success to help you with your heart healthy goals.

Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff

Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item.