Health

November 17, 2021 11:15 AM MST
Some preconceptions about sexuality in marriage are helpful and grounding, while others can get in the way of our being able to create an intimate partnership.
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May 20, 2021 02:35 PM MDT
Need to get both your scripture reading and your workout in for the day, but are struggling with knowing which one to start first? The Church has a creative idea to help you combine the two—try a “Book of Mormon workout.”
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October 26, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
The test came back positive. My 8-year-old had COVID-19, and our family was stuck in quarantine anxiously wondering if we’d get sick, too. Although her case was mild, long days not knowing what would unfold brought me to my knees in prayer. I pleaded that my family would be able to bear the physical, emotional, and spiritual strain this pandemic put on us. Surprisingly, I found myself drawn to studying the Word of Wisdom. Honestly, when I’m looking for smart, thoughtful ideas for developing resiliency, the Word of Wisdom isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But as I dug into this inspired revelation, I discovered it to be so much more than a list of restrictions or dietary advice. Instead, I uncovered “great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” (D&C 89:19).
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June 13, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This article originally ran on LDS Living in November 2014.
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February 19, 2020 06:59 PM MST
When is the last time you've heard someone (or maybe even yourself) say, “Got to get my 10,000 steps in today”? Probably pretty recently.
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February 11, 2020 10:00 PM MST
Watching his son score 26 points during a basketball game, Matt Haley knew one thing—if he looked at his wife, he knew they would both end up crying.
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December 18, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in August 2014.
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October 25, 2019 01:50 PM MDT
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By  LDS Living
September 30, 2019 03:35 PM MDT
The first time Retta glimpsed the towering columns of the Parthenon and the sprawling, ancient limestone of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, it took her breath away.
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June 01, 2019 08:59 AM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in 2015.
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By  Kim Yadon
February 16, 2019 12:15 PM MST
Health and happiness are something we all desire. Many people claim to have found the solution to lasting health and happiness and are quick to offer answers in a nice package that can conveniently be shipped to our front door. But often the results of these products and programs leave us feeling like something is missing.
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January 17, 2019 03:00 PM MST
"Getting the help you need is not a sign of weakness or failure. Heavenly Father wants us to be healthy, mentally and physically, and has given us many 'marvelous gifts' to help us cope with the mental and emotional challenges of mortality," writes Dave Clarke.
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December 14, 2018 01:01 PM MST
The Word of Wisdom is one of the first things you learn about in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether you’re a sunbeam or an investigator. It is a key part of our religion, and it brings incredible blessings and promises when taken seriously and practiced correctly.
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September 29, 2018 11:00 AM MDT
Growing up, I was never what you would call petite. I was usually taller than everyone, including the boys, and my early puberty helped to fill me out during the “awkward years.”
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July 07, 2018 09:25 AM MDT
An LDS Living article, “What to Do When You're Overwhelmed at Church,” ended with a simple survey. It asked one question: Have you ever experienced spiritual fatigue or burnout? Nearly 4,000 people took the online survey, and a whopping 95 percent said that they had experienced burnout.
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March 21, 2018 04:12 PM MDT
Call me crazy, but I believe we can be at peace with our physical bodies. That we really can feel comfortable in our own skin. I know I’m taking a huge leap by making that statement. After all, body image statistics reveal that most of us aren’t very thrilled with the way we look. It almost seems like hating your body (or at least various parts of it) goes hand in hand with being human.
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March 20, 2018 09:17 AM MDT
Some of us devote our lives to doing everything the instruction book outlines and then consider good feelings our right. And then we are angry when peace does not accompany our accomplishment. We may become exhausted from the effort, and still we do not have a feeling of well-being. We feel we have done our part and have been cheated.
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December 22, 2017 09:54 AM MST
Anyone who has a loved one who struggles with depression probably knows the feeling of trying to help them but having it seem like everything you say either falls on deaf ears or just makes things worse can leave you at a loss. I hadn’t experienced this feeling until about a year ago when a good friend of mine fell into a deep depression that was pretty uncharacteristic for them. I tried to be compassionate, cheer them up, and tell them I understood, give helpful suggestions—anything that would help them suffer a little bit less. I was at a loss and hated feeling so useless.
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September 16, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
For National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight this powerful story from LDS author Ganel-Lyn Condie.
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July 11, 2017 05:16 PM MDT
Many Latter-day Saints serve selflessly in their wards and stakes to fulfill their callings and Church duties. While this work is vital to the Church, it's also important to maintain a balance between serving with all our might and preserving our health. Here are a few ways we can accomplish this balance.
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April 27, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
I have sat in Relief Society, looking around at the sisters, certain that none of them knew how I felt. I was sure that they had no clue what it was like to feel the deep sorrow and grief caused by infertility. To others, my body looks fine and they would never suspect that inside, my soul is bruised, tender, and aching.
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January 04, 2017 12:00 PM MST
I have seen literally thousands of patients that want to lose weight . . . and keep it off. Here is my summary of all those people plus millions of others in the U.S.:
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Fun
January 02, 2017 10:26 PM MST
Many delicious recipes are notorious for being hefty in calories, but believe it or not, all these tantalizing recipes are less than 400 calories per serving!
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December 07, 2016 04:01 PM MST
From home cooking to staying away from harmful substances, Mormons practice quite a few healthy habits that not only give us longer lifespans, they have caused quite a few people to take notice.
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November 23, 2016 03:00 PM MST
I have seen literally thousands of patients that want to lose weight . . . and keep it off. Here is my summary of all those people plus millions of others in the U.S.:
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September 05, 2016 01:05 PM MDT
In "Sir Galahad" by Alfred, Lordr Tennyson, the title character says, “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”
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August 23, 2016 01:18 PM MDT
What an incredible story of how the scriptures transformed one woman's life and helped her obtain a healthier, fuller life.
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May 11, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
Nancy had felt tired and run down for weeks. As she was writing in her journal one evening, she had a thought: “Is there any pattern to how often I feel this way?”
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May 10, 2016 06:30 PM MDT
Six months ago, becoming pregnant wasn't even a possibility in Mindy Catmull's mind. It just wasn't possible, not with her condition...or was it?
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April 26, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward when I walked back in the heavy glass doors, but not long enough for the folks at the front desk to forget me.
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March 17, 2016 02:45 PM MDT
The internet has enabled people to become more widely informed without a formal education. It has helped topple regimes and raised awareness for unfair living conditions. On a smaller scale, it helps us meet wonderful people we would not know otherwise, or stay in touch with people we would have long since left behind. But even when used for good things (education! information! social connections!), the virtual world has limitations. . . .
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February 11, 2016 01:26 PM MST
An LDS trainer and LDS participant on A&E's new weight loss show, "Fit to Fat to Fit," found that their mutual faith was essential in their journey to lose weight together in front of a national audience. Trainer JJ Peterson had to first gain weight in order to then lose it again with Ray Stewart, his client and friend.
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February 09, 2016 05:23 PM MST
In recent weeks, general public concern over the spread of the Zika virus has prompted some questions about the Church’s approach to protect its missionaries. In the following interview, Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer, assistant executive director in the Church’s Missionary Department, discusses the issue.
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February 08, 2016 01:37 PM MST
Though they have expressed concern about Senate Bill 73, the Church has not raised objections to another proposed bill regarding medical marijuana in Utah.
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February 04, 2016 02:15 PM MST
“Your self-worth comes from who you are as a person,” Calaway says. “All of us have a divine beauty inside of us that we are gifted from our Heavenly Father, and we’re also gifted a beautiful shell, and when we learn to combine the two and to exercise control over our shell by using the knowledge we have of our spirits, we start to really understand our divine potential.”
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January 29, 2016 06:17 PM MST
A mosquito-borne virus, the Zika virus, is spreading rapidly through Southern and Central America, and now it's even making its way into the United States. But the symptoms of the Zika virus are fairly mild, including fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes that can last days to a week. Most cases do not require hospitalization.
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January 25, 2016 10:42 PM MST
January is the month where webegin to think about our health and fitness. Achieve your wellness goals this year while still satisfying your taste buds with these six tasty recipes from Naked Nutrition: Whole Foods Revealed by Annie Miller and Amy Choate and The 100% Natural Foods Cookbook by Caleb Warnock.
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January 23, 2016 02:56 PM MST
Anyone who's been there will tell you--weight loss is hard. Sometimes it even seems impossible. But as anyone who's been there will also tell you, it's worth it. "If you have good health, you're well on your way to finding happiness in this life," says JJ Peterson, a 31-year-old personal trainer from Utah who's featured on A&E's new reality show, "Fit to Fat to Fit."
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January 20, 2016 10:30 PM MST
It’s July of 2003, and the track is nearly deserted. Only Mark Dangerfield braves the scorching Arizona heat, running lap after lap after lap.
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January 15, 2016 06:07 PM MST
At one point in his life, famous LDS YouTuber Shay Butler was almost 300 pounds. Afraid of having a heart attack before the age of forty, Butler signed up for a marathon and posted the registration on the fridge. That gave him the motivation and reminder he needed to change his life as he documented his transformation online.
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January 11, 2016 10:00 PM MST
January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. During the first week of January, gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it, you are off track. So, how can you keep the excitement of your weight-loss journey alive for longer than a month?
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January 08, 2016 10:48 PM MST
Was “lose weight” one of your New Years' Resolutions? Losing weight can be tough, especially when you have to make family dinners that everyone will eat. Here are 14 recipes from 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites to help you feed the family and lose the weight. The best part? The nutritional information is already calculated for you.
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January 07, 2016 01:45 PM MST
On a chilly, 7-degree morning the day after Christmas, Wan Ho Kou of Herriman and six other runners gathered at the Draper Utah Temple to begin a 56-mile journey on foot toward the Payson Utah Temple.
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January 05, 2016 10:14 PM MST
When former NFL star Scott Mitchell became a contestant on The Biggest Loser, NBC’s weight-loss competition, he didn’t realize he was playing perhaps the most important game of his life. While losing more than 120 pounds on reality TV transformed him physically, the experience also transformed him spiritually in ways he couldn’t have imagined.
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December 28, 2015 02:00 PM MST
Not long ago, Elder Riley began a journey that seemed impossible--losing 160 pounds so that he could serve the Lord on a mission. But, soon he learned that, with the Lord, nothing is impossible.
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December 11, 2015 05:40 PM MST
YouTube star and violinist Lindsey Stirling is opening up about her past struggles with anorexia and depression, in the hope that others battling eating disorders will know they're not alone.
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November 24, 2015 08:15 PM MST
MR says: Sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, turkey, gravy--Thanksgiving is a delicious time of year. But how does this holiday entirely centered around food fit in with the Word of Wisdom? The answer may surprise you!
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November 09, 2015 03:27 PM MST
MR says: We are so grateful that our missionaries in Liberia are safe and that they can return to the country to continue on in the work of the Lord.
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November 04, 2015 05:43 PM MST
MR says: Apparently, not all marriages are good for your health and happiness, according to a recent BYU study--one that has picked up the notice of the New York Times.
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October 20, 2015 05:28 PM MDT
MR says: What an inspiring story of overcoming an addiction of something we are also dependent on: food. For more information on overcoming food addiction through the gospel, click here.
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September 09, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
We all face different trials in life. But for a surprising number of children, one of those trials is cancer. Jonathan Diaz, an attorney with a photography hobby, decided to join forces with some well-known authors, including Shannon Hale and Brandon Mull, to shine some hope into some of these children’s lives by bringing their dreams to life. The finished product—a book titled True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales—couples beautiful photo shoots with short stories written specifically for each of these special kids. Proceeds from this book will be used to bring other dreams to life for children battling cancer. Check out some of the inspiring children featured in this touching new work:
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September 04, 2015 10:03 PM MDT
In honor of National Addiction Recovery Month, the Mormon Channel is releasing a series of powerful and raw videos, which focus on the struggles and triumphs of those overcoming various addictions. Watch the first four videos here.
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August 31, 2015 06:34 PM MDT
Donny Osmondunderwent vocal chord surgery on August 11 to remove a hemorrhagic polyp (or a bleeding lesion) from his right vocal cord.
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August 31, 2015 04:11 PM MDT
When the ATV that Baylee Hoaldridge, 15, was riding tipped on its side and burst into flames, Hoaldridge was trapped inside, stuck in her seatbelt until her grandfather managed to get her loose. But by that time, over 65 percent of Hoaldridge's body had already been burned.
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August 31, 2015 03:29 PM MDT
MR says: When it comes to strengthening your marriage, sometimes it is the most basic things that count. Be sure to take care of yourself so that you can be in a place where you can also support your spouse.
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August 06, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
An older gentlemen and I were the first spectators on the bleachers, watching the 7-year-olds warm up for their soccer game. I was using the pre-game time to check my phone; he wanted to make small talk.
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July 21, 2015 07:30 PM MDT
MR Says: What an inspiring example of relying on the Savior to overcome life's toughest trials.
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June 29, 2015 06:42 PM MDT
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June 25, 2015 01:32 PM MDT
Image via LDS.org
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