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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


9 health problems your period could be trying to tell you

Let’s face it, that special gift Mother Nature sends you every month is never one you want to open. Periods are never to be trifled with. Apart from the cramps and icky feelings it brings, your period can reveal a lot about the state of things not only in your reproductive system, but in other areas of your body as well.

December 14, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


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How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and ...

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps ...

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was ...

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give ...

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to transform one meal into four

Cooking can be fun but requires so much time. Menu planning was the hardest part for me, until I found ways to stretch my leftovers ...

February 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Cellulite is caused by 6 things (and 3 of them you can control)

If you have cellulite, or cottage cheese skin as many call it, you’re not alone; the majority of women have it. And to throw ...

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Telling yourself 'I'm fat' could put you at greater risk of heart attack

New research shows that “fat shamed” people (people who are mocked for their size) are more likely to have cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study ...

February 06, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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