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How to do 22 push-ups if you can't even do one

Anyone can dump a bucket of water on his head, but not everyone can do a push-up, let alone 22. But that's the latest challenge making the rounds on social media in support of a sobering cause, suicide among America's veterans.

September 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

These 6 common habits are increasing your chances of getting Alzheimer’s, according to experts

Having a family member with Alzheimer’s feels like losing them over and over again. You remember your love for them, and their love for you, while they have no memory of it.

September 05, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

30 quick and easy beauty tricks using household items

Did you know that you have been spending way too much money on beauty products? There are so many beauty benefits that come from common household items that are just sitting around your house! Once you try them, you will rethink your entire beauty routine:

September 05, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

This adorable Jamaican kid will motivate you to exercise like nothing else

This video was released a few weeks ago by 9-year-old Demarjay Smith.

September 05, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well

5 easy ways to improve your health every day

One of the reasons we fail to get healthy is that we tend to think only big changes matter. We plan major lifestyle changes, when in fact a few small tweaks to our daily routines can have a surprisingly positive impact.

September 05, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well

Reasons to dial back the sugar in your children's diet

Children may call it heartless, but the American Heart Association has issued stringent new guidelines on how much sugar children should consume.

September 04, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Easy ways to lose weight without even trying

We all would like to lose a couple pounds here and there, but losing weight is something that doesn't happen overnight. Planning a diet and a daily gym routine usually does the trick, but there are other ways to achieve your goal. While weight loss may take some time, these 13 things can speed up the process and give your body the nudge it needs to start shedding that weight.

September 01, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 ways to eat healthy on a budget

Healthy eating can feel overwhelming in so many ways. Wholesome, nutritious eating requires planning, prepping and cleaning up. Eating healthy also can feel daunting because it has a reputation for being expensive. It turns out, there are strategies for making healthy affordable, and it doesn’t need to break the bank.

September 01, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

4 foods you should always eat

By now you know there are all sorts of opinions about what you should or shouldn’t eat. It can feel super confusing, right? The problem lies in the approach - detail-fixated vs big picture. When we get too concerned about the details, we can miss how everything fits together. We run the risk of developing tunnel vision which could make us forget that food should be satisfying, hold meaning and bring us closer to people we love. In fact, I would argue that those are JUST as essential to health and wellness as the nutritional value of food.

September 01, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

If you take a calcium supplement to stave off osteoporosis, you might want to consider eating more yogurt and spinach instead. A new study out of Sweden found that women who take calcium have a higher risk of dementia, and that the effect is seven times higher in women who have had a stroke.

August 31, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

When you announce you are expecting, you’re likely told all the tips, tricks, myths and old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Some are amusing while others are terrifying all the same. You’ve probably been told the way the baby rests will tell you if you are having a boy or girl, or that you should sleep on your left side.

August 30, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

On his late-night TV show, ABC host Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton to open a jar of pickles. She did, to applause, passing a legitimate test of health you can try at home.

August 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

Living in a culture where families are placed at high importance can make life very overwhelming for a woman who cannot have a child to feel accepted. Parenthood is a lifelong dream that is crushed when a women realizes she suffers with infertility.

August 30, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

A wild-caught, fatty fish is one of the most healthy things people can eat, nutritionists say. The evidence on the briny wonders of fish-oil supplements, however, seems to come and go with the tide.

August 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Of this number, nearly 9,575 people will be killed by this cancer. To help put this in perspective, oral cancer kills approximately one person each hour of the day.

August 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

What's the best look for your face shape?

Your eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows create a beautiful canvas ready for you to enhance with makeup. But to get the best look possible, you ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

5 misconceptions you've heard about working out while pregnant

Historically, women rested and hid their condition of being “in the family way” while they were pregnant. Doctors discouraged them from participating in too much ...

October 09, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

10 tricks to improve memory

Whether it’s setting down something then not remembering where we put it or walking into a room and forgetting why we went there, we ...

October 09, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

2 tools for understanding and overcoming emotional eating

If someone tells you they are not an emotional eater, you can assume they’re an emotional eater and a liar. We all eat emotionally ...

October 06, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Should you wash your face with hot or cold water?

There are plenty of opinions about whether it is best to wash your face with hot or cold water. Most people assume that everyone does ...

October 05, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

The troubling reason you shouldn't take your baby's first picture in the first trimester

In a normal pregnancy, most women get an ultrasound once or twice so doctors can check the fetus for abnormalities and curious parents can learn ...

October 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 ways Zika can spread

During the past year, we have been learning a lot about the Zika virus.

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

Exercise is not only great for your body, but it’s also an effective way to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a ...

October 02, 2016 | Benjamin Greene | Living well

Get the gold out of autumnal foods

American author Jim Bishop once penned, “autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and nutritionally speaking, he couldn’t be ...

October 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

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