Jumping rope is great cardio for the whole family

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Hayden Peak Elementary Principal Diena Riddle invited a local charter school's jump rope team to perform for an assembly to help get her students excited about doing heart-healthy activities - and the kids were amazing. Jumping rope is a simple activity that the whole family can do, according to experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center.​​​

Nutrition Tip: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

By Kary Woodruff
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I am excited to be working with the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, sponsored by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. But why should the firefighters be the only ones to benefit with nutrition tips? I'm planning to share a weekly nutrition tip throughout the Challenge, offering you a simple way to make those little changes in how and what you eat that will make a big difference in your heart health. 

Secret of Success: Building a great support system

By Meagan Kline
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At any stage of change, with any behavior, support can be your greatest motivator and help you stay committed.  Support can look different to everyone, but here are a few ways you can help keep yourself on track when it comes to reaching your healthy exercise (and nutrition) goals. 

How to Grocery Shop for Better Heart Health

By Kary Woodruff
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How often do you go to the grocery store and come away with a cart full of who-knows-what? It happens all the time, and it often means you're grabbing items that are less heart healthy. Let me share a few tips with you on how to grocery shop so you and your family can eat more heart healthy.

4 Agility Ladder Drills for At-home Workout

By Meagan Kline
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Tired of the same workout day in and day out? I've put together four simple drills you can do at home using an agility ladder. It will get your heart pumping and provide variety to your workout, because doing the same workout everyday can get pretty boring. 

Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
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Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.