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5 women share their secrets to losing over 50 pounds

Losing weight is not easy. It requires major lifestyle changes, but before you consider giving up, think of the reward. Think of how much reaching that goal means to you. And to give you just a little more motivation, here are some success stories and advice from women who have all lost more than 50 pounds:

February 28, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 tips to staying awake and alert all day long

Do you get through your day wishing you could take a nap or needing that extra hit of caffeine? You're certainly not alone. Our go, go, go lifestyle tends to make us feel tired and sluggish when our energy should be strong and steady...and completely wired (thanks to the caffeine) when it's time to wind down and get to bed for the night. This daily erratic pattern only messes up your circadian rhythm (your body's natural 24-clock) and leaves you in a vicious cycle of feeling tired during the day, and wide awake at night.

February 27, 2017 | Jessica Doncses FamilyShare | Living well


10 sports bras that will support even the biggest boobs

If your bra is getting in the way of your workout, it might be time to switch it up. Try one of these bras for your next exercise session:

February 27, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Sharing the struggle of mental illness

BOISE, Idaho — Teenager Eric Walton says his battle with mental illness short-changed his childhood. Now at 17 years old, he's speaking out about the experience and his hope to change the future for others.

February 25, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


Is it your period or are you pregnant? Here's how to tell the difference.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you might feel excitement and anxiety when that time of the month rolls around. You’ve researched early pregnancy symptoms and at-home pregnancy tests that will give you the earliest results. But, be careful about getting ahead of yourself.

February 25, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's normal to let yourself bleed for a few days.

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your closets) to find relief from the cold.

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather eat Pop-tarts or even bland cereal than oatmeal. It wasn't until adulthood when I realized how much it can help with weight loss.

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel like you love food too much. In fact, I hear that a lot; “my problem is that I just love food too much!” I would disagree.

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and it wasn’t ice cream or cookies.

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is fine when really you’d rather just be curled up in bed with your warm rice bag.

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when you consider everything you accomplish during the day.

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of connection with your body and overall self-love and acceptance. How can you exercise in a way that supports all the hard work you've done to reject the dieting mentality and make peace with food?

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to Facebook, and the internet went wild with excitement.

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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6 easy ways to get yourself drinking more water and the amazing health benefits that will happen

Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme ...

March 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


This is how much pee you’re actually swimming in (and it’s in your drinking water, too)

You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and ...

March 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to pronounce 'telomere' — and why it should be in your vocabulary

In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their ...

March 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 things you didn’t know reduced your risk of breast cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. You can lower your risk of being one ...

March 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 easy tips to look amazing and feel confident in your swim suit

Are you ready to show your body at the beach this summer? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time. The key to feeling ...

March 03, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons your meal plan is hurting you

Sure, it’s easier to be told what to eat. We’ve been conditioned to expect to be told what to do, or what to ...

March 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Woman wakes up right as the surgeon is about to cut into her; unable to move and breathe, she dies,

Donna Penner could still hear the usual banging sounds of the operating room when she woke up after surgery. She was completely relaxed — relieved it ...

March 02, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Jennifer Aniston shares her secrets of looking 20 years younger than she really is

I was shocked to hear how basic Jennifer Aniston’s weekly routines are that make her 48-year-old body look so much younger. Her unwavering commitment ...

March 02, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


7 things you should never say to someone with depression

Over 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. With these statistics, chances are you know at least one person who has depression. Your words can ...

March 02, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Say goodbye to stubborn fat with these 7 easy exercises

You’ll see your stubborn fat start to disappear when you try these simple workouts for even just five minutes a day. Here are exercises ...

March 02, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What to do if you have a rocky relationship with food

If you've spent any amount of time during your life dieting, you probably intuitively understand why the statistics say that around 90 percent of ...

March 01, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What's the best way to take your vitamins: IV, pills or just eat healthy food?

Grammy Award winner Adele says she gets some of her sparkle from an infusion of vitamins delivered through an IV. Intravenous vitamins are a relatively ...

March 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


From 352 pounds down to a size 4, Honey Boo Boo’s mom is determined to find the ‘skinnier person ins

June Shannon, known as Mama June to Honey Boo Boo fans, has dropped from 352 pounds to a size four… and still thinks she’s ...

March 01, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


4 powerful tips to help lift your mood during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great happiness and excitement...but can also be a time of challenges and concerns. Money worries, relationship woes, previous pregnancy ...

March 01, 2017 | Helen Lyle FamilyShare | Living well


Your beautifully mascaraed lashes are probably infested with mites

Warning: two species of microscopic mites eat, sleep, crawl and reproduce on your face.

March 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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