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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


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their period, and considering what a universal experience that is, our options are still pretty limited. It’s surprising that one of the most versatile and healthy forms of sanitary protection is also one of the least common.

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through different diets and simple lifestyle changes, but if you really want to lose weight, you’ve got to exercise.

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our skin needs more than just a regular wash to get rid of all the pollutants, dirt and makeup hiding in the pores. A proper detox formula can remove impurities, restore your skin and prevent blemishes.

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent,” coined in the 1980s by researchers who found widespread negative body image, particularly among women, in the United States. I really love it, I think it describes the issue perfectly, and also makes it so obvious how easily we fall prey to cultural norms, even if they make us miserable.

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when you speak, smile and when you eat. It’s safe to say these are all pretty pleasant activities.

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten that cookie, but just about every other one in the house. Cookies (especially chocolate chip) were one of my weaknesses. In fact, all things sugary were, and it wasn’t great for my health. Over time, I was able to get to a place where I could turn down that cookie without exerting a ton of willpower. Here’s what went into creating that moment:

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


10 quick ways to relieve stress

Life can be full of stressful moments. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in this situation you may need to take a 30 minute de-stress break. Don't think you have the time? Think again. Here are 10 ideas that take less than 30 minutes to do, but can give you a much-needed break from your stress:

November 13, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


I sent my sister's uterus a 'get well soon' card while she was on her period. Here's why.

I am not female. So as such, I can only infer what it's really like to have -- be on? Go through? -- your period each month. I don't envy you and the pain you go through. And as if physical pain weren't enough, there's also a grueling social stigma that walks hand in hand with that time of the month. It's that pain I want to address.

November 11, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to never ever go to bed with makeup on

Dealing with makeup is tricky. You have to find what works for your skin, how to wear it and deal with lipsticks that smudge. But when it comes washing off your makeup, there is no gray area. The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and you need to take care of it. That means washing off all makeup before bed, no questions asked.

November 11, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Why a red flower is an emblem of both veterans and drug addicts

As Veterans Day approaches, many people around the world pin an artificial flower near their heart to show respect for men and women who died in service to their country. But ironically, the same flower also represents another group of people who are dying in large numbers — those lost to opioid addiction.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Oaths in the modern age: Do they still matter?

When the Hippocratic oath was written, doctors believed that health was controlled by the four humors and a woman's womb wandered around her body like a nomad, causing disease and insanity.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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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


How to recognize you are being subtly manipulated in your relationship

Relationships change you for better or worse, and if you are dating a manipulator, you will be changed for the latter. Manipulators play on the ...

February 04, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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