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Explore the many paths to wellness.


Breathing Stories: Utah voices for clean air

In the 2017 State of the Air report, the American Lung Association ranked Salt Lake City’s air quality as the sixth worst in the nation, giving Utah as a whole an “F” for ozone and …

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A Sifu’s Story

Standing on sacred ground. Toni Lock started practicing tai chi 20 years ago after a dear friend and “soul sister” said she should try it. She had been teaching aerobics at the tim …

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Love Your Lungs: Get Proactive!

Here are some simple daily choices that can make a difference in your personal health and for the community. Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and …

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Cold and Flu? Here’s What To Do

How to prevent (or cope with) a cold or the flu. I used to think it was inevitable that I would fall ill when my daughter caught cold or flu—not because I catch bacteria or viruses …

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Pets & Fireworks

Apocolypse? Your dogs may think so; here are ways to calm their anxiety. If you have a sound-sensitive beast, Fourth of July—heck, pretty much all of July—is a nighttime trial. Sal …

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The Yin and Yang of Summer

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. On June 21 we enter the season of summer, the most yang or active time of the year. With the sun being at its northernmost point in relatio …

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“Greener” Grass for SLC’s Parks?

The Healthy Babies Bright Futures project catalyzes a plan to reduce landscape toxins. Most people these days would agree that chemical exposure is generally bad for our bodies, bu …

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Love Your Lungs!

You breathe, on average, 26,000 times a day. Besides powering you through the day, breathing can be a calming meditation or a dangerous practice, depending on the Air Quality Index …

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Health Notes: January 2017

I cherish the occasional crisp, bright blue and chilly days of January, between weeks of smog and inversion. These days are my beacon of hope for successful New Year’s Resolutions, …

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Garden Like a Boss: At home on the farm

Wasatch Community Gardens’ downtown Green Team Farm is a job and an education for seven women facing homelessness, led by our man Loomis. Nestled in the heart of the homeless ghett …

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