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Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

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


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite the warnings of a British scientist a half-century ago.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday, however, and her expected successor, Prince Charles, continues to await his turn on the throne.

April 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove they could offer the world something great.

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Living well


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often while pregnant? It's because you have a growing baby who is demanding more nourishment from you.

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


Is artificial turf giving athletes cancer?

It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about potential health hazards for young athletes.

April 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How meditation improves health

To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.

April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to recognize hunger and fullness

Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.

April 18, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Diabetes on 'relentless march' across world

Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.

April 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.

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


How a day off of school earned me a new running partner

On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.

April 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Are you talking yourself out of a healthy lifestyle?

While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.

April 11, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Are you an apple or a pear? Your shape may determine your health

Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to home.

April 11, 2016 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well


Should you stop using baby powder?

A thousand women are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic Johnson's Baby Powder caused cancer yet covered up the risk. A trial set to begin April 11 in St. Louis comes on the heels of a $72 million award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer at age 62 after using the powder every day since she was a teen.

April 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until ...

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

Ten members of Team USA are mothers, proving that having a family isn't an excuse to not work out.

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


Should women ever run alone?

Within hours of setting out for a run, two young women were murdered in recent weeks. Their deaths remind runners that, regardless of how fit ...

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


8 things every woman does could be making her infertile

Infertility is extremely complicated. Some women undergo years of trying to conceive, only to be met with one heartbreaking negative pregnancy test after another. There ...

August 11, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Winning isn't everything, except when you're always losing

As I stood at the awards ceremony for a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son, Ace, and his team were presented with ...

August 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Should you join the tribe of 10,000 steps?

In the 1960s, a Japanese watchmaker created a pedometer he called the "10,000 step meter" and told users they should take that many steps ...

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


15 incredibly easy tips to make you INSTANTLY more attractive

Did you know there are simple things you can do each day that are scientifically proven to make you look and act more appealing? These ...

August 10, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika gets into a baby's brain

Harry Truman was president when the virus named for the Ziika Forest in Uganda was discovered. But scientists are just now figuring out how Zika ...

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika

Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person ...

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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