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10 simple ways to make your hair grow faster

Full disclaimer, ladies: there is nothing you can do that will make your hair magically grow a foot overnight. Hair only grows about 6 inches a year, according to Live Science. This varies depending on a lot of different factors including, fascinatingly, your race. (Asian hair grows the fastest!)

December 28, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


3 secrets to becoming a healthier, happier you in 2016

Are your pants feeling tight, but you’re too tired to care? Most people could benefit from making healthier choices. From the way we look to how we feel, deciding to live a healthier lifestyle brings about numerous benefits. Diets tend to feel restrictive and are difficult to maintain for long periods of time. Food should not be something we dread or regret but should be something enjoyable and energizing. Instead of trying a radical diet that leaves you hungry all day, why not make good nutrition a part of your daily life?

December 23, 2015 | Stephanie Niccoli FamilyShare | Living well


Our bravest are scared of getting help; here are 6 things they should know

The people who help us in our greatest time of need are suffering. There is an epidemic of public servants like firefighters and police officers staying silent while enduring mental pain. They are not seeking help for anxiety, depression, sleep issues, post traumatic stress or suicidal thoughts. Instead they are negatively coping, which results in marital issues, severe agitation and substance abuse or even death. It is time they felt comfortable finding help. Here are some things they should know.

December 22, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL.com | Living well


4 ways to keep your weight loss goal going for longer than a month

January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. The first week of January gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it you are off track.

December 21, 2015 | Sarah Shepherd FamilyShare | Living well


6 important signs you need to be selfish

It’s all too easy to get caught up in everyone else. You get lost in the mix when all you do is focus on others at work, make sure your kids have anything and everything they could possibly need, and ensuring your husband doesn’t have to worry about things you should be able to care of.

December 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Body image is not just a girl thing

When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. I think of these girls wanting to attain what they believe is the “perfect” body, and I have done my best to teach my own daughters the importance of having a healthy body image.

December 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 ways to minimize the stress of sending Christmas cards

Andrew Leigh's Christmas card photo went viral earlier this month, as people commiserated with the Australian politician's 'Grinchy' son. The 3-year-old is shown sitting apart from his two brothers and parents, appearing pouty and enraged.

December 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Heartbreaking commercial highlights the pain of loneliness

Each year, hundreds of thousands of elderly adults spend the holidays alone, perhaps because they've lost touch with friends or have family members who won't or can't drop by and visit.

December 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Swaziland leading the battle against malaria in Africa

The small southern African Kingdom of Swaziland is leading the way in the global fight against malaria.

December 07, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


District HIV/AIDS nurse honored

HIV director for the Coastal Health District, Susan Alt, BSN, ACRN, has been named the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board's Certified Nurse of the Year.

December 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How to embrace your post-baby body

While sitting in my hospital bed the day after having given birth to our most recent addition, I got a phone call from my husband saying that he was on his way to the hospital with our six other children in tow.

December 02, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Stop putting yourself down! Read 4 ways to start feeling good about yourself today

There are thousands of books you can buy or find on library shelves discussing self-esteem and how to feel good about yourself. Yet most days I find myself counseling a client who is struggling to feel good about themselves.

November 30, 2015 | Justin Olsen FamilyShare | Living well


7 reasons why staying sober is so darn difficult

Parents tend to worry about their children a lot. From schoolwork to social pressures, loving parents are constantly thinking, hoping, wishing and worrying for their children, praying that they will make good choices.

November 30, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well


Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which the disease was listed as the underlying cause of death.

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even sociopathic behaviors, including lying and the abuse of animals.

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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How the Super Bowl can empty an office

It’s not just the players who suffer the punishing effects of football. The people watching at home have a rough time of it, too.

February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could a serious heart condition and need a pacemaker. Or you could be a world-class athlete ...

February 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This one simple thing could reduce your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps ...

February 08, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


How to make weight loss work for you

It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?

February 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How hating your own body can actually physically hurt you

Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies ...

February 03, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What no one tells you about miscarriage

When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.

February 03, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


Strike up the band for better health

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has ...

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


When trying to eat healthy, count on trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side ...

February 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How your entire body and soul benefit from a good night sleep

Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

February 02, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


Nature versus nurture: Is healthy eating truly a choice?

Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on ...

February 01, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several ...

January 31, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


19 yoga poses gone horribly wrong

Yoga enriches the body and the soul -- or so they say. One thing's for sure, though: Looking at these poses gone wrong will enrich ...

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


8 quirky tricks to avoid the winter blues

Feeling tired and sad this winter? It could be the fact that there are no more pumpkin spice lattes, realizing summer is still a far ...

January 26, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

Years before their children enter kindergarten, mothers can do something that will help their kids perform better in school: Eat fish.

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


10 tips for working out when you have zero motivation

It is almost the end of January, and we all know that one of our top new year’s resolutions was to go to exercise ...

January 26, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


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