Challenge Day 1

Reach Your Heart Health Goals

Where there's a will, there's a way. And, if you're willing to pursue better heart health, there's a proven way to stick to your goals. So, let's get started! Read Article
Challenge Day 2

Your Heart Under Pressure

Did you know there are five different blood pressure ranges? Do you know where your numbers fall on the blood pressure scale? That knowledge could change - or even save - your life. Read Article
Challenge Day 3

Step Up and Get Exercise

Some say you should aim for 10,000 steps a day. But, if you're nowhere near that step goal, don't worry. You can start with small steps and work your way up. Read Article
Challenge Day 4

Stress Less, Laugh More

We literally pay people to make us laugh - comedians, clowns and funny actors. We all love the mood boost that comes with a good belly laugh, and even better, that joy is good for your heart, too. Read Article
Challenge Day 5

Sleep It Off

We use the term, "sleep like a baby" but most of us don't really sleep the way babies do, which is a lot. Here are a few reasons you should sleep more and tips to improve the quality of your sleep. Read Article
Challenge Day 6

Be A Quitter

They say quitters never prosper. We don't know who they are, but quitting certain vices could add years to your life. Here's how to score big by kicking your worst habits to the curb. Read Article
Challenge Day 7

In the Mood for Love

Pucker up because there are good reasons to spark a love connection. All we're saying is that intimate moments can benefit your heart health. So, find out why it's time to spice things up! Read Article
Challenge Day 8

Whittle Your Middle

Many of us long for the days when our stomachs were flatter. But, if you need to lose weight, it shouldn't just be about looking good. There's a direct connection between belly fat and heart health. Read Article
Challenge Day 9

You Are What You Eat

A beloved TV character once said, "I can't live on rabbit food. I'm a warrior!" We agree! Heart warriors need more than lettuce on your plates. However, we could all eat a few less cheeseburgers, right? Read Article
Challenge Day 10

Go Fish, Go Nuts, Go Bananas

No, we don't mean the card game or crazy behavior. We're talking about heart-healthy food options that can be both filling and fun. Here's how to go wild with the menu (in a good way). Read Article
Challenge Day 11

Eat the Rainbow (Part 1)

A rainbow is a sign of hope, and we hope you know it's never too late to build heart-healthy habits. Add these red, orange and yellow (warm-colored) foods to make your meals more heart-friendly. Read Article
Challenge Day 12

Don’t Be So Salty

If you grab the salt shaker with every meal, your heart may want to consider taking a break. Most of us get too much sodium from packaged foods. But, there are alternatives you can reach for. Read Article
Challenge Day 13

Eat the Rainbow (Part 2)

A rainbow is a sign of beauty after a storm or a symbol of good fortune. What's even cooler is how green, blue and purple (cool-colored) fruits and vegetables can improve heart health. Read Article
Challenge Day 14

Let’s Get Dark About Chocolate

Yes, we're really recommending candy. Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits, so why not indulge a little? Here are some sweet facts. Read Article
Challenge Day 15

Make the First Move

Sitting is not good for your heart. Really, it's not. Here's why you need to get up and move your body if you want your heart to be strong and healthy. Read Article
Challenge Day 16

Let the Music Move You

Turn up the tunes because, as The Go-Go's sang, We got the beat! Literally, we have the beats for you. All you have to do is press "play" and boogie on down to better heart health. Read Article
Challenge Day 17

Be a Weekend Warrior

We understand weekdays are busy, but you shouldn't go from 0 to 60 during weekend workouts. Here's how to safely catch up on your exercise, avoid injury and get the most health benefits. Read Article
Challenge Day 18

Let’s Get LIIT

Despite this article's title, not every workout has to max out your heart rate. Sometimes slow and steady wins the race, which is why low-intensity interval training (LIIT) can be so beneficial. Read Article
Challenge Day 19

Time for Strong Arm Tactics

Lifting weights might make you think of bodybuilders and bulging muscles. But, even if you don't want to flex your biceps, pumping iron and resistance training can help you live longer. Read Article
Challenge Day 20

National Love Your Pet Day

Though you don't need a reason to post another cute pet pic, we'll give you one. We love our animal friends, and they love us, but how cool is this - all of that love is good for your heart. Read Article
Challenge Day 21

Stress and Your Heart

There are many expressions for stressing less - chill out, decompress, relax. Often, that's easier said than done. But, since stress can cause medical problems, we really do need to loosen up. Read Article
Challenge Day 22

How to Manage Stress

When things pile up, it's hard to manage stress or re-frame worries into more positive thinking. If you're struggling to flip the script when it comes to your troubles, here are five ways to cope better. Read Article
Challenge Day 23

The Power of Friendship

If you're not a social butterfly, it may be time to try spreading your wings. Studies show that loneliness can take a serious toll on your health, but strong social connections can lower stress levels. Read Article
Challenge Day 24

Getting Meditative

Don't worry - you don't have to chant "ohm" or do a headstand. All we want you to do is take the time to clear your mind and relax for a few minutes. You can get started with six simple steps. Read Article
Challenge Day 25

Gratitude and Giving Back

When things don't seem to be working out, sometimes it helps to look at the problem from a different angle. Focusing on what you're thankful for can change your heart in more ways than one. Read Article
Challenge Day 26

Let’s Get Honest about Heart Health

Sometimes, we all need a little tough love - including you. Keeping that in mind, it may be time to examine which health factors put you at risk for heart disease. And, what you can do about it. Read Article
Challenge Day 27

Your Family Matters

If you've charted your family tree or ancestral history, did you also research your health history? It's time to know what's in your DNA because that could help predict your risk for heart disease. Read Article
Challenge Day 28

Listen to Your Heart

There's one person vital when it comes to knowing your vitals (see what we did there?). Here are five questions to ask your doctor about heart health. Read Article