Topic: Health

Mobility, agility and power: Yoga practice and strength training

Studies show that resistance training builds strength and muscle mass, increases bone density and reduces the signs and symptoms of chronic disease. I first came to Utah in 1982, p …

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Utahns are turning the key: Eleven years in, the Idle Free campaign has caught hold

Do you ever find yourself sitting in your car with the engine running? Sure, we are probably all guilty of idling from time to time. Idling, however, is one of the easiest behavior …

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The art of dying well: Death doulas help people experience a “Good death”

Transitions are rarely easy. We come into this world in a welter of drama—one way or the other, exiting the womb is a pretty big deal. Leaving this world is also uncomfortable, and …

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Stabilizing Your Joints

Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as …

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Clean Air Heroes

Meet nine Salt Lake Community College graduates who are making a difference Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of …

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First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, ven …

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Bonanza offers a chance to escape the realities of daily life (and has options for a little bit softer landing when you return)

Perry Layne Decker Whether you’re ready for it or not, summer festival season is upon us and Utah’s fastest growing music festival, Bonanza Campout, is about to commence for its th …

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Breathe: What Lies Ahead

What you should know—and can do—about summertime air pollution. Spring is here, and mild temperatures and frequent rain showers keep the air along the Wasatch Front relatively clea …

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New research: Certain lung cancers love sugar

Recent research at the University of Texas at Dallas, with an American Lung Association grant, reveals that squamous cell carcinoma is uniquely addicted to sugar. It’s a sweet deal …

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It’s time to nix tampons, invest in menstrual cups

Ingredients used to make tampons are not regulated by the FDA. The cotton is typically bleached and not organic. This means you are inserting lists of unknown chemicals and toxins …

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Refinery Row

Though unattractive, the century-old refineries to the north of Salt Lake are more than pulling their weight regarding air quality improvements and emissions reductions. When it co …

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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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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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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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“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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