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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Healthy Living

Mommy Medicine: Exercising, eating right … and not losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

September 23, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile | Healthy Living

Yardwork is wonderful exercise for your body and mind

On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over to Lake Mountain and its rolling foothills below. My eyes then followed them all the way down to my backyard, which isn’t nearly as pretty as the landscape that surrounds it.

September 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Healthy Living

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when trying to slim down, but what's so wrong about burning the midnight oil?

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Healthy Living

Calling someone 'skinny' is not a compliment

There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person.

September 09, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Healthy Living

There's no shame in struggling through a run

For the longest time, I opted for the orange light hand weights, the itty-bitty weights that offered little in the way of resistance and almost nothing in the way of a challenge. It wasn’t because I couldn’t lift anything heavier — I just didn’t want anyone to see me struggle.

September 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

How to lose weight on your daily commute

The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).

September 03, 2015 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Healthy Living

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 | 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 ...

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


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