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Quick heart-boosting exercises to improve your heart health

The following is sponsored by Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

Exercise physiologist Jeffery Beck from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute showed us a quick heart-boosting routine that anyone can do at home.

  • The Seal Jacks is a variation on jumping jacks. Start by jumping with legs and arms out to the side and then bring them back together in the center. Do this for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Side-to-side hops. Imagine a line on the ground and stand on one side of that line. Hop side to side over the line for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Basic squat. Put your feet shoulder-width apart, keep back straight, squat down bringing hands out in front to maintain balance, then stand back up straight. Make sure your knees don't go past your toes. Do 3 sets of 10.

For more exercise tips and nutrition tips, follow the My Heart Challenge and find a few ways you can improve your own heart health.