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From fluoride to lead, how to know what's in your family's water

You don't have to live in Flint, Michigan, to worry about your family's water supply. Concern about Flint's continuing battle with lead contamination has people across the country paying closer attention to what is flowing out of their taps.

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


5 surprise health benefits of crying you've never heard of

Sometimes we all need a good cry. We may not want to, because it makes us look vulnerable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. Crying comes from the deepest and most vulnerable parts of ourselves and may make us look weak, but afterwards, we come out the other end much stronger. Crying is proven to be beneficial for both emotional and physical health.

December 06, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


4 harmful habits that can cause back pain and how to avoid them

Pain in any form is bad for our daily functionality, as it reduces our ability to concentrate fully. The burning sensation that results from it creates too much tug on our brains. Our bodies, no matter how hard and sturdy they seem, are quite fragile towards succumbing to our bad habits.

December 06, 2016 | Zyana Morris FamilyShare | Living well


You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from their mothers according to AIDS.gov. A shocking one in eight people who have AIDS do not even know they have it yet - are you one of them?

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 12 dangers of Christmas for families

Your house may be child-proofed, but has it been child-proofed for Christmas?

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


Why we need a little Christmas

Ignore all the moaning about weight gain, shopping and stress. Christmas is good for you — even more so if you profess a strong faith in God.

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


I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running the mile in PE.

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when it comes to making sure you have a happy and healthy baby. Baby poop changes color and consistency often as they grow from newborns to toddlers (and depending on what they eat). Newborns living off of breast milk will have runny light-colored poop, but as you introduce solid foods that will slowly change. Most of the time there is no cause for concern when the color or texture of your baby’s poop changes, but ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The Three Little Pigs."

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all, knowledge is power. As uncomfortable as you may feel discussing your Aunt Flo’s monthly visit, here are a few fascinating facts that will hopefully put you at ease and make talking about this (completely natural) topic less taboo.

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

November 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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


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5 time-saving tips

Time is the one thing everyone has an equal amount of. No one can physically add more time to their day. It seems, however, that ...

January 04, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


20 beauty benefits of olive oil you didn't know about

Olive oil is a common cooking ingredient that can usually be found in almost every kitchen, but did you know olive oil is also one ...

January 02, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


5 diet resolutions worth making

What makes a food resolution worth undertaking?

December 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

December 27, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


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