Are You a Moderator or Abstainer?

By Brad Gillman
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We are not built from the same mold. What success one person has, in regards to healthy habits, does not mean those are the steps for you. We all have our own unique set of characteristics and we have to find what works for us as individuals in order to establish a healthy habit.

It’s the advice that Michelle Best, LiVe Well manager for Utah Valley Hospital, has been giving people for their healthy goals based on the advice from the book Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin.

Here are four areas that can help you decide how to achieve the healthy habit you want.


Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This, Not That

By Jentry Larsen
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When it comes to eating a healthy, balanced diet, many may think they need to cut out their favorite foods. A complete diet makeover can be stressful and overwhelming.  Small changes can make eating healthy more manageable and sustainable over a long period of time.  Instead of drastically changing your whole diet overnight, try these 6 healthy food swaps to ease your body into a healthier lifestyle!

The power of attitude

By Lisa Graydon
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I think I was a bear in another life. Every winter I tell myself I’m not going to let the short days and cold weather get to me. But when the days get short, my energy level drops and I start eating like I’m preparing for hibernation. Mentally, I know what I need to do. Emotionally and physically, though, I fall into the same trap every year. I gain weight. I don’t exercise. I feel lethargic. I’m not a good example of living the healthiest life possible.