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5 diet resolutions worth making

What makes a food resolution worth undertaking?

December 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Support your children in physical education

Upon opening my email, I saw a message from my son's fourth-grade teacher reminding parents that the class would be doing its final mile run to complete the series of timed miles as part of a PE unit it was doing.

December 29, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


10 tips for healthy holiday eating

The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are all taken into account. That is enough to gain a pound or two alone, which can be remedied, but how many more days like this will there be?

December 28, 2016 | Julene Reese FamilyShare | Living well


5 expert tips for getting a better night's sleep

Although feeling tired can be caused by stress or a change in seasons, one of the most common causes is low sleep quality.

December 27, 2016 | Cosette Jarrett FamilyShare | Living well


10 Habits that people with flawless skin ALWAYS do

Everyone knows how delicate their skin is, but did you know the skin on your face is the most sensitive of all. Every day it takes on pathogens and bacteria in the air that cause harm and damage if you don't keep up on your skincare routine.

December 27, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


How your family can avoid the post-Christmas letdown

You don't have to dwell in the Terrible Twos to think "Is that all there is?" after everything's unwrapped and the Christmas feast is a memory but for the tight clothes.

December 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


If you've ever gone on a diet, read this

If you've ever dieted, you're familiar with the pendulum swing you experience when you're trying to stick to a rigid set of food rules. The pendulum swings from restriction and deprivation over into overeating and bingeing. One day you're "good" the next day you're "bad" and your self-confidence (and likely your health, too) have suffered as a result.

December 22, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


7 weird ways to battle the common cold

Wintertime not only brings snowflakes and cute sweaters, but also a higher risk of coming down with the common cold. The average adult will get a cold two to three times per year and children are sick even more often. Most colds last up to seven days and while there isn’t a cure, many over-the-counter medicines can give some relief. But, they aren’t the only option. Here are several uncommon and weird ways you can relieve your symptoms.

December 22, 2016 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Should we be worried about the decline in life expectancy?

Most babies born in 1900 didn't live to see 50, but most Americans born this year will reach the upper end of the 70s, and a record number of us will hit the century mark. The steady gains in human lifespans over the past century have caused some people to wonder if lifespans of 1,000 years — or even physical immortality — may one day be possible.

December 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 simple steps to wake up easier in the morning

If you’re anything like me, waking up in the morning is a daily struggle. I press “snooze” every five minutes, sleep through fifty alarms and end up late to everything. Every day I tell myself that I will be better the next day and wake up earlier — all to no avail. So I started changing up my bedtime and morning routine to find something that actually worked. These seven things helped me to take charge of my morning:

December 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


How food labels could change in 2017

Parents will find it easier to know what they're feeding their children in 2017, thanks to new regulations that require restaurants and food manufacturers to reveal more about what's in the food they dish up.

December 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 quick and easy ways to look perfectly put together (even on your worst days)

Let's face it. Every woman has a bad hair day every once in a while. And by bad hair day, I mean rocking a messy bun that is too messy, having a stain on your favorite blouse, smudging your lipstick and sneezing 0.5 seconds after applying mascara.

December 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


3 ways daily meditation can save your life

Our fast-paced modern culture leaves little room for quiet moments. We often dismiss stillness and solitude as a waste of time. However, as we’ve gotten busier, we’ve also gotten sicker. The main culprit: stress. The best way to help: daily meditation.

December 19, 2016 | Teri Harman KSL.com | Living well


Your baby can now have 3 people's DNA

What if you could guarantee your baby wouldn’t be born with a disease that would eventually kill him or her? Most parents would go to great lengths to have that promise - but at what cost?

December 18, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


How to break the silence and talk about suicide

Talking about suicide is hard.

December 15, 2016 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


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7 practical ways to find time to get out and walk more

You’ve probably heard that getting up a little earlier can help you fit a daily walk into your schedule. However, if your day already ...

January 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 signs you have endometriosis and you don't even know it

Mother Nature definitely has something against women, otherwise we wouldn't have to deal with seven or more days of bloating, pain, bleeding and fatigue ...

January 21, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Is your child's teething toy filled with mold?

This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.

January 21, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


What is ‘normal eating’?

At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to ...

January 20, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared ...

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


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