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This one simple thing could reduce your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps your mind stay sharp and focused, especially as you get older.

February 08, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well

How to make weight loss work for you

It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?

February 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde | Living well

How hating your own body can actually physically hurt you

Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies are unique.

February 03, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well

What no one tells you about miscarriage

When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.

February 03, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well

Strike up the band for better health

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has superpowers that can improve your family's health.

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

When trying to eat healthy, count on trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side of the road and come to a halt. Your best laid get-away plans have been frustrated. It seems as if every time you try to vacation, something goes wrong.

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

How your entire body and soul benefit from a good night sleep

Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

February 02, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well

Nature versus nurture: Is healthy eating truly a choice?

Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on qualities like taste, cost and attractive packaging. It is a commonly held belief that the obesity epidemic is due to internal characteristics such as the inability to control how much one eats. It can be argued that external factors also contribute, if not play an even larger role, in the proliferation of increasing body mass indices. Factors including personal psychology, community characteristics and national policies vastly contribute to our dietary patterns on a daily basis.

February 01, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD | Living well

Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several advisories over the past few weeks and now the diseases is expected to spread to most of the U.S.

January 31, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well

19 yoga poses gone horribly wrong

Yoga enriches the body and the soul -- or so they say. One thing's for sure, though: Looking at these poses gone wrong will enrich your soul — through laughter.

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well

8 quirky tricks to avoid the winter blues

Feeling tired and sad this winter? It could be the fact that there are no more pumpkin spice lattes, realizing summer is still a far way off, or you could sufferer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). With a fitting acronym, SAD symptoms include low energy, over-sleeping, depression, and fatigue. Sound familiar?

January 26, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well

For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

Years before their children enter kindergarten, mothers can do something that will help their kids perform better in school: Eat fish.

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

10 tips for working out when you have zero motivation

It is almost the end of January, and we all know that one of our top new year’s resolutions was to go to exercise more. It also was probably the resolution that got broken the fastest.

January 26, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well

Iron, the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S.

Getting enough iron might not be on our “to do” lists, but if your body is not getting enough iron you might not feel like doing anything. Iron is the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S. In fact, approximately 10 percent of women are iron deficient.

January 24, 2016 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Why the U.N. is promoting a biblical diet

The United Nations wants you to check your pulse.

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

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Why despair is killing Americans and how people of faith can help

Steve Austin wasn’t supposed to be depressed.

March 09, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

Florida tragedy raises questions about moral obligations of gun owners

With a six-minute video posted on Facebook, Scott Pappalardo became the face of the ethical gun owner to many Americans.

March 05, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

The benefits and precautions of intermittent fasting

With four decades of soccer under his belt, Mark Torbett's always been in shape. But things started to change when he turned 40 and ...

March 04, 2018 | Aley Davis | Living well

5 common myths about eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses.

February 24, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well


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