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Here's another reason to have more than one child

Here’s another reason to grow your family: Children with younger siblings are less likely to be obese, researchers at the University of Michigan said.

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


Breakfast in a box: The debate over cereal's health benefits

Nine out of 10 Americans stock cereal in their pantries, and the breakfast staple invented by Seventh-day Adventists was designed to create a wholesome alternative to meat. Many of today's varieties are made with whole grains, contain nuts and seeds, and are fortified with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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


Accountability, connections key to porn recovery

For Melody Lovvorn, the healing process really began when she watched her ex-husband, Traylor, sit down with their four children and explain that his pornography-fueled infidelity had caused their divorce.

March 16, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


10 things you are not willing to give up to be happy

The search for instant happiness might sound like a cliché Internet scam, but there are some quick fixes anyone can make to live a happier life. Everyone does things that make them unhappy, whether it’s intentional or not. If more than a few of these descriptions sound like you, you might very well be standing in your own way when it comes to being happy:

March 16, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Open your spice cabinet to unleash full flavor and whole health

If your employer was running low on funds, would you accept a shaker of salt instead of a pay check? He’d deduct the proper amount for taxes, of course.

March 12, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


8 secrets to savor the flavor of healthy food

March is National Nutrition Month. If you’re like most people and don’t get excited over the idea of eating broccoli, don’t pick up the chips and soda just yet. Registered dietitian Stephanie Parker shares eight secrets to add a little pizzazz to those bland and boring foods.

March 10, 2016 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Do your genetics make you more likely to become an addict?

If someone in your family is suffering from addiction, you may be wondering if there is a link between addiction and genetics. This is a valid question -- one often asked in the world of addiction and recovery services. If you think a family member is using drugs, you may want to know if others in your family may also be susceptible to addiction.

March 10, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Yearning for the good old days — 3 weeks ago

I want to be as happy and carefree as the people on the evening news.

March 08, 2016 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


Boomers and millennials face off in the debate over who is the laziest generation

It's 7 a.m. Do you know what your millennial child is eating?

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


The best thing you can do for your health may also be the easiest

Want to look better, live longer and think more clearly?

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


Did you know this one thing you do is actually benefiting your health?

From PTA meetings to soccer games and homework, having children completely changes your life. While you might want to pull out your hair most days, there are some health benefits to having children that most parents don't know.

March 07, 2016 | Paul Moyer FamilyShare | Living well


5 no-diet tips for weight loss

Diets don’t work. The diet and supplement industry is a $30 billion industry, yet almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. When you’re depriving yourself and anxiously awaiting the end of your diet, you’re not setting yourself up for long-term healthy habits. All most people end up with frustration, guilt, shame, weight gain and other negative emotions. Maybe your diet failed you, not the other way around.

March 05, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How to lose weight without dieting

Advice about what to eat, what to avoid eating and how to lose weight are all around us. Magazines, billboards, commercials and social media posts often promise quick and easy weight loss solutions. Friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members often obsess about the latest plan they’re on to lose weight. Do you ever feel tempted to try their diet, too? Or maybe you’ve already tried diet after diet and you’re feeling lost. If either of those scenarios applies to you, read on.

March 02, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 nasty lies depression wants you to believe

Depression is the ultimate villain. It brainwashes you, hoping you will succumb to its darkness, apathy and despair. But you must fight back. You must never surrender. And in order to conquer the enemy, you must understand its tactics.

March 01, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well


The water is even worse for Native Americans

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is increasingly becoming a central focus in the 2016 presidential election, especially now that Democratic candidates are preparing for a debate there next month, but maybe the candidates should be debating somewhere in the Navajo Nation instead. This week, Native Americans have been pointing out that they’ve faced even worse water contamination for years and received far less media attention.

March 01, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


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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


8 cancer symptoms you CANNOT ignore

Although some people recover gracefully, cancer has likely taken away at least one of your family members within the past five years. This is not ...

August 08, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How extreme heat can kill you

With a heat dome hovering over much of the country, paramedics are treating heat stroke and other illnesses brought on by extreme temperatures. The victims ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Ingredient in skin creams poses danger to children, pregnant women

Mercury poisoning is a risk for anyone who eats a lot of seafood; it's also a risk if anyone in your household uses a ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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