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5 necessary habits for beating a food addiction

I was morbidly obese for most of 30 years and obese most of my life. I was embarrassed and hated this about myself. I had diabetes and other health problems and a fear of Alzheimer’s, which is often associated with both obesity and diabetes.

October 11, 2015 | CR Petersen FamilyShare | Living well


Pumpkin spice with a side of anxiety? How autumn affects mental health

Therese Borchard welcomes autumn with a sense of dread.

October 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


17 things you need to stop worrying about right now

Work, kids, family, finances, relationships, debts, diets, the future … life brings a whole host of things to constantly worry and fuss about. But the thing about worry is that it doesn’t fix anything; it’s a useless emotion. Worrying consumes your time and thoughts, distracting you from enjoying what’s happening right now. The minute you stop borrowing troubles from tomorrow, your life will be simpler, more full and happier. Test it out by not worrying anymore about these 17 things:

October 08, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Identity for many Alzheimer’s patients can be found in moral traits

When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 1995, Joan Wright tried to prepare for the heartbreak the disease leaves in its wake. She'd always had a strained relationship with her mom and expected dementia to lead to more tears and frustration.

October 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Employer health insurance will soon be taxed, many want to repeal it

The IRS has excluded employer-offered health insurance from taxation for the last 60 years. That's about to change.

October 07, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Living well


How to identify stress in your children's lives and help them cope

We often think of children as carefree and innocent, but the anxieties they face can weigh them down every day. Sometimes we can see the effects it may have on their moods and overall behavior, while other times recognizing and identifying stressors might not be so obvious.

October 07, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Maintaining a healthy self-image—when you don’t love your body.

Like most people, I have struggled with loving my body over the years. When I was young, I was too thin. After kids, I was too fat. As I grow older, my laugh lines have started to leak together, and the bags under my eyes look like I’m packing for a long trip. My knees have arthritis, and I haven’t had a thigh-gap since the Dukes of Hazzard were on TV.

October 06, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well


How to prevent anxiety disorders in healthy kids

The key to helping kids at risk for anxiety disorders is to take action sooner rather than later, according to a new study, published this month in The American Journal of Psychiatry (paywall).

October 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Increasing empathy: can journalism help people relate to distant problems?

Since joining the New York Times in 1984, Nicholas Kristof has had a simple, but important, mission: bring attention to some of the world's most vexing problems.

October 05, 2015 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


Postpartum depression: How to cope and help

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time of love and caregiving, but for many women and men who experience postpartum depression, it can be a time of darkness.

October 05, 2015 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL.com | Living well


'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you’re not moving?

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


51 ways to reduce stress before it even happens

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn how to deal with stress when it does happen; but it's also important to stop stress from happening in the first place. Because even if you can’t remove all stress, there’s no reason to add unnecessary stress. The following are ways you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.

September 29, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | Living well


To vent or not to vent: How to know when to complain about work

Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good to have an audience for her complaints.

September 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in

In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.

September 28, 2015 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | Living well


6 steps to battling your insecurities

Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from healthy relationships, opportunities or adventures. When insecurity is at its worst, it can rob us of success, confidence and joy.

September 26, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well


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This one thing will help you make it through the winter

If the thought of winter brings literal shivers up your spine and a strong desire to hibernate, all inducing a general grumpiness, brace yourself because ...

December 13, 2017 | Emily Hellewell FamilyShare | Living well


7 haircuts that will flatter anyone with thin hair

Having thin hair can be a blessing and a curse, just like any other type of hair. It’s great for fun pixie cuts and ...

December 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


She lost 100 pounds in a year so she could play with her daughter; now she offers the best advice fo

It wasn’t until a day with her little daughter at the beach that Christine Carlos realized she needed to improve her health. While trying ...

December 11, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 benefits of prenatal and postnatal massage therapy

Whether it is a woman’s first pregnancy or she has already been through the process, prenatal and postnatal massage therapy is quite helpful for ...

December 11, 2017 | Sara Lopze FamilyShare | Living well


How Santa can be part of a Christian celebration of Christmas

An Irish priest recently urged Christians to abandon the celebration of Christmas because the holiday has been hijacked by Santa Claus and his eight tiny ...

December 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


10 ways to lose weight during the holiday season

The holidays are coming which also means some inevitable weight gain is on its way. Our bodies and health versus the holiday treats create quite ...

December 09, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy ways to boost your immune system and avoid getting sick

Temperatures are dropping and with the cooler weather comes more colds, the flu, and other sicknesses that put a serious damper on your holiday plans ...

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 stellar beauty products you already have in your pantry

Save yourself a trip to the store, because you already have some awesome beauty products right in your pantry.

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Boy's parents found out he has a rare condition after he nearly died

Discovering your child has a disease can be scary, and are almost always accompanied with unanswered questions and risks. Sometimes these diseases are hereditary, but ...

December 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


After being called "disgusting," woman "drops 200 pounds" OVERNIGHT and posts one amazing picture

There are tons of diet plans being promoted online lately, and many promise incredible results in a short amount of time. While these diets work ...

December 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 sane holiday eating tips

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

December 06, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Moms will gush over these one-of-a-kind innovative NICU rooms

When you find out you're pregnant, you don't think of potential complications that could happen, and are instead elated and joyful for the ...

December 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The latest viral challenge is claiming hundreds of lives around the world

A few months ago we learned that children and teens were participating in the Blue Whale challenge, a challenge with several stages — the last one ...

December 04, 2017 | Camila Ignacia Gómez González FamilyShare | Living well


12 things that make your hair fall out

According to WebMD, you naturally lose around 100 strands of hair every day. However, if you suspect more strands of hair than normal are in ...

December 02, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


This is the haircut you should get based on your body type

When you spend hours scouring Pinterest for the perfect photo to take to your hairstylist, it’s easy to forget an important factor in having ...

December 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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