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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 | Healthy Living


Kansas Fire Marshal offers fire safety tips for happy holidays

TOPEKA - As the holidays approach, Kansans are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes with Christmas trees, Menorahs, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be a home fire hazard. The Office of the State Fire Marshal wants to help Kansans have a truly Happy Holiday season by offering tips to reduce the chance for home fires which would spoil this wonderful time of year.

December 08, 2015 | | Healthy Living


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 | Healthy Living


This year I'm thankful for those who helped me find my inner athlete

Thanksgiving wasn’t always my favorite holiday. Growing up, Christmas was always No. 1. Staying up late to watch Christmas specials on TV because there was no DVR, an endless supply of cookies and fudge, presents — what’s not to love! Fourth of July came in at No. 2 mostly because it’s also my birthday. Halloween and Easter tied for third. Thanksgiving fell somewhere between Valentine’s Day and Labor Day — in other words, I hated it. Forced to dress up, smile, and pretend to like Grandma’s “gourmet” asparagus side was a lot of fuss for little payoff ...

November 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Product review: 2 goggles to check out for the ski season

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Snow is here and the ski and snowboard season is upon us.

November 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the usual reasons.

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Healthy Living


7 products for family trips and adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re going on an afternoon hike or a multi-day road trip, traveling with kids involves a lot more preparation than going solo. The gear requirements can be especially daunting. There are helpful items that can make the time in the car easier, make the destinations more enjoyable and even make the downtime more entertaining.

November 09, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Viral video shows snake battling catfish

COLORADO RIVER — Judging from two popular videos on YouTube, water snakes have no problem taking on large prey. Whether or not a mid-sized snake could swallow a catfish is beside the point— what’s impressive is that they try.

October 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Fall is the perfect time to set new running goals

While most people set new goals while ringing in the new year, fall has always been my “New Year’s Day.” It’s almost as if the change in the leaves inspires a change in me. My whole life has been spent in education in one capacity or another, and fall means fresh pink erasers, crisp new folders and a brand new wardrobe. Fall, with its promise of cooler morning temperatures and new school pictures, reinvigorates the side of me that’s been lounging by the pool in the summer heat.

October 28, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


12 inspirational quotes to get you off the couch and moving

It can be difficult to find the motivation to get up off the couch, start that new diet and get moving. Even when the pounds are piling on, it can be hard to find that desire and motivation to exercise.

October 14, 2015 | Jessica Blain FamilyShare | Healthy Living


What’s the strangest thing you’ve hooked while fishing?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — We recently asked our readers to share the strangest lures they’ve used to catch fish. Responses on the comment board included things like a balloon, a Starburst wrapper, a gummy bear and a bare hook.

October 14, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Don't let not getting into Boston Marathon get you down

Living in a small Oregon logging town will make a little girl dream big.

October 13, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Product review: Belt-drive Classic from Priority Bicycles

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In the past decade, belt-drive bikes have transitioned from a novelty to a legitimate alternative to the traditional chain. Things started getting serious in 2007, when a manufacturer called Gates released an impressive system called the Carbon Belt Drive. The Carbon Belt Drive employs a 1/2-inch wide belt that won’t stretch or rust like a chain will.

October 01, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you’re not moving?

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Healthy Living


What’s the strangest lure you’ve ever used to catch a fish?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — At one time or another, most anglers experiment with strange lures. Sometimes it happens when the last of the bait is gone or the final fly breaks off. Other times it’s out of sheer desperation when nothing else is working. But there typically comes a time when the traditional elements of fishing give way to bizarre tactics.

September 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


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