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Review: Camping gear for the great outdoors

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you're camping in the snow or trekking in warmer weather, this can be the perfect time of year for an adventure. Here’s a look at some rugged gear that might be a good fit for your next outing.

February 01, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows small dog chasing a 10-foot crocodile

GOAT ISLAND, AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video shows just how bold a dog can be when protecting its domain.

January 30, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Review: Outdoor products for the new year

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re hiking in the foothills near your home or trekking deep into the Wind River Mountain Range, having the right gear can have a huge impact on the experience.

January 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Making routines to keep resolutions

Monday is my favorite day of the week. I love mornings. The crack of the spine of a new book is music to my ears. I envy my kids each September as they rush to school with blank notebooks and perfect erasers. There is nothing better than fresh starts and new possibilities.

January 02, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Why it's hard when your gym closes

Fifteen years ago, pregnant with my first baby, I waddled my way into the gym close to my parents’ home. We were living in Las Vegas and visiting for the holidays. Obviously I wasn’t there to work off cookies and fruitcake. I needed to move. I needed to remind myself that I still had working feet, even if I couldn’t see them.

December 11, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Wanna race? Skip this sleeper Subaru

If you’re one of those drivers who wants to show others how fast your car is by challenging them, consider this article a warning to not race a certain local Subaru. The owner of this 2007 Subaru said it looks like a “mom car” (which is literal because he bought it from his mother), but it is incredibly fast.

December 07, 2017 | Brian Champagne KSL.com | Healthy Living


Outdoor company again wants to sponsor you to pick up litter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In 2016, Granite Gear made news by launching its Grounds Keepers program. Interested individuals submitted a short application, from which a nationwide team of trash-collecting, nature-beautifying hikers was chosen. Once outfitted with a high-quality backpack, a packing system kit and garbage-picking tools, they were unleashed on the wilderness.

December 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Show gratitude for health by moving

I love fall. Some reasons are obvious: changing leaves, crisp morning air, the smell of spice in the kitchen, cozy sweaters, evenings out by the fire pit. As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing.”

November 23, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Review: Outdoor products for families this fall

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The summer road trip season may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean family excursions are coming to a halt. Nearly 50 million Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving this year, with tens of millions more also traveling during Christmas and New Year's.

November 09, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars in the morning. Yes, sweater weather is swiftly transitioning into jacket weather, and the better you’re prepared, the more enjoyable it’ll be.

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products that make the grade.

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas for hours in the hopes of catching a glimpse, getting an autograph, and if the stars align, talking to Bono, Edge, Adam or Larry. The closest I ever got was watching their cars drive into the Thomas and Mack Arena, tinted windows rolled up with nary a wave or a glance.

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot in northern Michigan.

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even resulting in fatalities.

September 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group fitness.

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


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Simple strategies to help keep healthy resolutions

We’re well into the new year. How are those healthy resolutions coming? Feeling overwhelmed? Not seeing as much progress as you’d like? Marathons ...

February 05, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


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