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3 secrets to becoming a healthier, happier you in 2016

Are your pants feeling tight, but you’re too tired to care? Most people could benefit from making healthier choices. From the way we look to how we feel, deciding to live a healthier lifestyle brings about numerous benefits. Diets tend to feel restrictive and are difficult to maintain for long periods of time. Food should not be something we dread or regret but should be something enjoyable and energizing. Instead of trying a radical diet that leaves you hungry all day, why not make good nutrition a part of your daily life?

December 23, 2015 | Stephanie Niccoli FamilyShare | Living well


Our bravest are scared of getting help; here are 6 things they should know

The people who help us in our greatest time of need are suffering. There is an epidemic of public servants like firefighters and police officers staying silent while enduring mental pain. They are not seeking help for anxiety, depression, sleep issues, post traumatic stress or suicidal thoughts. Instead they are negatively coping, which results in marital issues, severe agitation and substance abuse or even death. It is time they felt comfortable finding help. Here are some things they should know.

December 22, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL.com | Living well


4 ways to keep your weight loss goal going for longer than a month

January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. The first week of January gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it you are off track.

December 21, 2015 | Sarah Shepherd FamilyShare | Living well


6 important signs you need to be selfish

It’s all too easy to get caught up in everyone else. You get lost in the mix when all you do is focus on others at work, make sure your kids have anything and everything they could possibly need, and ensuring your husband doesn’t have to worry about things you should be able to care of.

December 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Body image is not just a girl thing

When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. I think of these girls wanting to attain what they believe is the “perfect” body, and I have done my best to teach my own daughters the importance of having a healthy body image.

December 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 ways to minimize the stress of sending Christmas cards

Andrew Leigh's Christmas card photo went viral earlier this month, as people commiserated with the Australian politician's 'Grinchy' son. The 3-year-old is shown sitting apart from his two brothers and parents, appearing pouty and enraged.

December 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Heartbreaking commercial highlights the pain of loneliness

Each year, hundreds of thousands of elderly adults spend the holidays alone, perhaps because they've lost touch with friends or have family members who won't or can't drop by and visit.

December 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Swaziland leading the battle against malaria in Africa

The small southern African Kingdom of Swaziland is leading the way in the global fight against malaria.

December 07, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


District HIV/AIDS nurse honored

HIV director for the Coastal Health District, Susan Alt, BSN, ACRN, has been named the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board's Certified Nurse of the Year.

December 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How to embrace your post-baby body

While sitting in my hospital bed the day after having given birth to our most recent addition, I got a phone call from my husband saying that he was on his way to the hospital with our six other children in tow.

December 02, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Stop putting yourself down! Read 4 ways to start feeling good about yourself today

There are thousands of books you can buy or find on library shelves discussing self-esteem and how to feel good about yourself. Yet most days I find myself counseling a client who is struggling to feel good about themselves.

November 30, 2015 | Justin Olsen FamilyShare | Living well


7 reasons why staying sober is so darn difficult

Parents tend to worry about their children a lot. From schoolwork to social pressures, loving parents are constantly thinking, hoping, wishing and worrying for their children, praying that they will make good choices.

November 30, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well


Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which the disease was listed as the underlying cause of death.

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even sociopathic behaviors, including lying and the abuse of animals.

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


'Personalized medicine' helps some heart patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found that a quick genetic test can tell doctors early on whether a crucial anticlotting drug will work, they reported Nov. 9 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Orlando.

November 29, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


The bystander's dilemma: How society can help Bad Samaritans become good

It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses ...

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


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