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Beach advisories being changed

BRUNSWICK - Effective Jan. 1, the Beach Monitoring and Notification Program began using a new bacterial level threshold - recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency - in order to determine when swimming advisories should be issued.

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Why you should rethink your Netflix binge

If you're one of Netflix's 40 million subscribers (or one of the many others who mooch off one of those subscriber's accounts) you've probably done your fair share of Netflix bingeing. While it's becoming more and more common, a new study from the journal JAMA Psychiatry published findings that the growing popularity of bingeing on your favorite TV shows on Netflix and other streaming sites isn't so great for your cognitive function as you age.

January 18, 2016 | Kenzie Inman KSL.com | Living well


Mindful runners seek a still mind in a fast body

When Giacomo Fasano took up running 10 years ago, the New Jersey writer was hoping to improve his fitness. He didn’t know he was about to improve his spiritual life as well.

January 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should you eat before or after a workout? It depends on your gender

If you want to lose weight when you work out, you’re in luck: Science has just found the right time for you to eat when you want to hit the gym and burn fat.

January 14, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Living well


Step away from the sodium, CDC says

The pizza, the salami sub, the cheese-covered tater tots — they’ve got to go, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

January 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The pizza box, not just the pizza, is health hazard, FDA says

Bad news for pizza lovers: The Food and Drug Administration says the classic cardboard pizza box is almost as bad for us as the gooey, saturated fats that sit inside it.

January 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 tips to build a better morning and brighter day

It’s 6 a.m. again and you’re lying in bed wondering how many times you can press the snooze button. Next thing you know you’re downing a cup of coffee while buttoning your shirt and checking emails before you rush to the office. Sound familiar?

January 14, 2016 | Amy Osmond-Healthy Living FamilyShare | Living well


Secrets of people who never get colds

The average American adult will sneeze and sniffle through two head colds this year; the average child, up to a dozen. Then there is the bewildering minority who seem to never get sick, the enviable few who breathe through both nostrils all winter.

January 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Cold play: The benefits (and risks) of cryotherapy

It was 31 degrees in Dallas on Monday, but that wasn’t cold enough for Brittany Justice. So the 22-year-old stripped down to her underwear, put on gloves and socks, and entered a cylinder where the temperature plunged to negative 211 degrees Fahrenheit.

January 12, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The health hazards of wood smoke

Behold the wood-burning fireplace — while you can. What was once the source of warmth and ambience, the fireplace is being rebranded as an oversized cigarette, spewing potentially deadly chemicals into the lungs gathered round it.

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


Cancer outcomes improve but only in wealthy countries

Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, while mortality rates are on the rise in lower-income countries, a new study says, providing fresh evidence that lifestyle weighs heavily in cancer rates, as does access to quality medical care.

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


Focus on now in the new year

On a recent snowy run, I stopped for a second to tie my shoe. As I was doing so, some movement caught my eye, and I looked up to see a rather large jack rabbit that was quickly moving along the hillside above me — then he stopped. For what was only a few seconds, I stood still and watched the rabbit as he sat in the snow, scanning the landscape ahead of him.

December 31, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Reaching New Year'ss fitness goals not as hard as you might think

For anyone whose New Year resolution is to become faster, fitter and stronger, there’s growing evidence that improvements to health might not take up as much time as you think.

December 30, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Light therapy may help banish winter blues

The January blahs may have nothing to do with the three pounds you gained in December or the Christmas thank-you notes that remain unwritten. They may signify you’re not getting enough sun, and the solution may be as easy as turning on a light.

December 29, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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


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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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