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5 tips to help refrain from overeating this holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, in every way but one. The overabundance of junk food! This time of year is magical aside from the plates of treats left on your porch, in the break room, at the ugly Christmas sweater party and in your pantry. So why do we overeat during the holidays? For starters, many people around us are doing it. Second, food is easily accessible. Third, it's how we socialize. And last, we think it helps us when we're stressed and stress is inevitable during the holidays.

December 09, 2016 | Candace Johnson FamilyShare | Living well


Navigating sweets and treats during the holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year … right?

December 07, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


From fluoride to lead, how to know what's in your family's water

You don't have to live in Flint, Michigan, to worry about your family's water supply. Concern about Flint's continuing battle with lead contamination has people across the country paying closer attention to what is flowing out of their taps.

December 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 surprise health benefits of crying you've never heard of

Sometimes we all need a good cry. We may not want to, because it makes us look vulnerable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. Crying comes from the deepest and most vulnerable parts of ourselves and may make us look weak, but afterwards, we come out the other end much stronger. Crying is proven to be beneficial for both emotional and physical health.

December 06, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


4 harmful habits that can cause back pain and how to avoid them

Pain in any form is bad for our daily functionality, as it reduces our ability to concentrate fully. The burning sensation that results from it creates too much tug on our brains. Our bodies, no matter how hard and sturdy they seem, are quite fragile towards succumbing to our bad habits.

December 06, 2016 | Zyana Morris FamilyShare | Living well


You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from their mothers according to AIDS.gov. A shocking one in eight people who have AIDS do not even know they have it yet - are you one of them?

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 12 dangers of Christmas for families

Your house may be child-proofed, but has it been child-proofed for Christmas?

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we need a little Christmas

Ignore all the moaning about weight gain, shopping and stress. Christmas is good for you — even more so if you profess a strong faith in God.

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running the mile in PE.

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when it comes to making sure you have a happy and healthy baby. Baby poop changes color and consistency often as they grow from newborns to toddlers (and depending on what they eat). Newborns living off of breast milk will have runny light-colored poop, but as you introduce solid foods that will slowly change. Most of the time there is no cause for concern when the color or texture of your baby’s poop changes, but ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The Three Little Pigs."

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all, knowledge is power. As uncomfortable as you may feel discussing your Aunt Flo’s monthly visit, here are a few fascinating facts that will hopefully put you at ease and make talking about this (completely natural) topic less taboo.

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

November 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity can be directly related to back pain, eye pain, stress and all forms of grumpiness. Not to worry though, a few determined changes to a daily routine can drastically improve health and mood throughout the day. Get ready to get moving.

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for a little me time. You turn on Netflix and start scrolling to find something to watch. All of a sudden, you can’t stop thinking about how much you want some ice cream. You want some and you want it now!

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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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


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 weight loss benefits to apple cider vinegar you didn't know about

We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.

January 05, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


12 shocking benefits of waking up at 4 AM

We all know waking up in the morning is hard no matter what time it is. But, you’ll be surprised to find that when ...

January 05, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The Obamacare fight is on; here are 3 pitfalls Republicans will have to navigate

The battle over Obamacare is on.

January 05, 2017 | Daphne Chen Deseret News | Living well


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