Sleeping to Improve Your Health

By Nicholas Dragon


For some people it’s a fleeting requirement of daily living that often interferes with an ambitious lifestyle. For others, it’s frequently interrupted by a toddler or snoring spouse. For all of us, sleep is something that’s very important to our health. Americans average about 6.8 hours of sleep per night, which many experts consider to be too little shut eye.

When did running stop being fun? Lessons learned from an elementary school fun run

By Steven Tew

Alta View Hospital helped out Edgemont Elementary and Willow Canyon Elementary Schools with their fun runs recently — and the runs were an absolute ball. Each school held an assembly, the police and fire departments came out, there were balloons and snacks, and the kids were pumped. Runs like this help the kids learn early how they can live the healthiest lives possible.

Mammograms Save Lives – If You’re 40 or Older You Should Be Screened Every Year

By Brett T. Parkinson, MD

In the United States, one in eight women will eventually develop the disease. 

Although thousands of women die each year of breast cancer, increasing numbers are surviving. 

This is due to both improved treatment and early detection.  Since 1990, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 35 percent. Much of this improvement is attributable to screening mammography. 

Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

By Janet Frank
Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

There are countless recommendations on what to consume before and after a workout to maximize your results. Unfortunately, many popular opinions are myths that will actually hinder your progress! Intermountain Healthcare Registered Dietitian Michelle Francis weighed in on the matter to set the record straight on what you should – and shouldn’t – consume before and after a workout.

80% of Americans Don't Get Enough Exercise. Do you?

By Regan Wilson
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It’s January and everybody is going to the gym. I applaud and encourage everyone who is making a commitment to be more active as their New Year’s resolution, but before you take on a P90X or Insanity workout, let’s talk a little about what you need to know so you can be healthy and successful.​​​