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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] STARTING THE NEW YEAR HAPPIER IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative outlook will […]

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The power of posting

[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] Real Life Challenge You might be wondering why we’re encouraging thousands of University of Utah employees to post their habits in an app for six whole weeks. Could this really make an impact? We truly believe so, and the reason lies partially in the power of posting, which goes far beyond points […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis? By Libby Mitchell, U Health Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is probably the most common allergic reaction you’ve never heard of. It’s a condition that causes the tissues of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) to swell making eating and swallowing difficult, and over the […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] ORGAN DONATION MYTH DEBUNKED An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] BOOSTING YOUR EXERCISE IMMUNE SYSTEM By Blake Densley, ACSM EP-C, Kinesiology graduate teaching assistant The scientific community has believed for quite a while that exercise, a form of stress, suppresses the immune system and can potentially lead to getting sick. It was believed until recently that white blood cells, those great immune […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] SNOOZING YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH Did you know that muscles are built while you’re asleep at night? That’s right. As you drift off to la la land your body is working hard to repair microscopic tears in the individual muscle cells (sarcomeres). If you are training to overload, you incur these […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] By PEAK Health and Fitness CHOOSE TO SNOOZE There are more benefits to getting enough sleep than just feeling rejuvenated. Getting eight to 10 hours of sleep per night can also benefit your weight, heart, mind and more. Have you just begun learning something new? For instance, are you learning a new […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] CHANGE SOME HABITS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP By Kate O’Farrell, M.S., ACSM-CEP The National Sleep Foundation describes sleep hygiene as “a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.” Without proper sleep hygiene, every area of life can be affected negatively. The […]

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