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Students dedicate 'just a minute' to fitness

There's no better way to teach kids about healthy lifestyles than by setting a good example.

September 23, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Healthy, child-friendly recipes do exist

A healthy diet often is mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn't mean it can't be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.

September 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Parks offer reasons to get out, move

Approximately 33.9 percent of adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control's website, www.cdc.gov. An additional 34.4 percent are overweight. In 2010, approximately 30.4 percent of Georgians were obese.

September 22, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Mothers need to take back authority

One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.

September 20, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Students certified in CPR, first aid

Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in CPR and first aid. Shields and 13 students participated in a day-long training session with firefighter Casey Hale. At the end of the session, each participant took and passed a skills test.

September 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Advocates say 39 states’ obesity rates to pass 50%

NEW YORK - A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese - not merely overweight.

September 19, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well


Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

September 15, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Some ‘problems’ really aren’t big deals

I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...

September 13, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.

September 12, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well


Study: Organic food isn’t that much better

WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?

September 06, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press | Living well


Parents, stop doing your kids’ homework

With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.

September 05, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Exercise for people with arthritis

Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Be careful when giving kids clothing budget

Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

August 30, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Entomologist: West Nile threat real; rare

About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.

August 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Are school meals becoming healthier

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | 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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