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3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss is a healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's not all there is to it. While those two habits are very much responsible for your overall weight, many people eat healthily and regularly exercise but still struggle to lose weight (which is both bewildering and frustrating). These three habits are surprisingly influential when it comes to weight loss, and might be the reason the scale refuses to budge:

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It’s a sharp, piercing pain that happens when the kidneys have a little bit of a problem balancing the water, salts and minerals (and other things) in the urine, according to WebMD. All these minerals and other materials stick together and form little pebbles that sometimes just hang out, but sometimes need to come out… which isn’t a pleasant experience.

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss foods and shakes seem to be everywhere.

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a disease?

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for nine months, planning to eat the organ like many animals do.

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy knits and lightweight jackets. Alas, this seasonal change also comes knocking with bitter, chilly gusts and dry air, climate elements that inevitably irritate your delicate skin and ruin that golden sun-kissed glow you worked so hard to achieve all summer.

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going back to school where they’ll be exposed to germs, and a co-worker with a sore throat can ignite an officewide flu pandemic. Follow these tips for staying healthy, avoiding the sniffles and taking care of yourself if you’re under the weather.

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes into thinking everything is fine.

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked about the touchy subject, what knowledge your friends shared with you or your own experiences later in life, you probably got a good idea about what ‘sex’ means.

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight. Soon after, the children started having seizures, and the parents knew that there was something horribly wrong.

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which is teaching students some of the basics of nutrition. But nutrition isn't always as straightforward as one might think, especially with kids.

October 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Woman rushes to the hospital when she doesn’t feel her baby kick all day; doctors find that her plac

Being pregnant and feeling your baby kick for the first time is one of the most magical feelings in the world. Knowing there’s a tiny human inside you is a beautiful thing, and it actually feels real once you feel that first little movement or kick.

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Burn 1,000 calories just by cleaning

We all love a clean house … but who knew it had such health benefits? There are a bunch of sneaky ways to burn calories and lose weight the easy way, but this health hack may be the sneakiest and most rewarding — some household chores burn serious calories, meaning you’ll end up with a sparking clean bathroom and a trimmer waistline. Check each one of these chores off your to-do list and burn over 1,000 calories:

October 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


7 little known signs of breast cancer (and how you can catch it early)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s a perfect time to talk about the early warning signs, how to prevent it and how to catch it early. A lump in your breast is an obvious sign, but do you know the others?

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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How to get rid of a headache in a few minutes without taking medicine

When that tension headache hits you in the middle of your afternoon, you might be tempted to throw back a couple of pain relievers so ...

November 05, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


10 Bible quotes that could help you lose weight

The Bible makes clear that our bodies are temples and that we show respect for God when we take care of them. But bad habits ...

November 02, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


How churches could turn the obesity epidemic around

To find a solution to America's obesity epidemic, public health officials might consider a visit to the Rev. Steve Reynolds' church in the suburbs ...

November 02, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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