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Six Steps to Make Your Workout Give Back

We all know that exercise is a necessary part of any healthy lifestyle, but does it have to be so hard? Well, no. We’ve got you covered with a few tips to make your workout routine fun and interesting again, not to mention more productive.

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Why to Work On Not Working

Feeling bad about not filling every moment of your life with productive activity? If you answered yes to this question, it may be time to take a step back and reevaluate the worth of downtime. This holiday season learn about how to give yourself the gift of leisure and relaxation, because endless productive pursuits are more damaging than you think.

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A Philanthropic Phenomenon

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was co-founded by Marie Osmond and John Schneider in 1983. Since then they’ve been revolutionizing the way hospitals treat children and their illnesses. Find out more about what Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is doing around the country and how you can help.

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Mistletoe 101: Lip Prep

Are your lips ready for mistletoe season? What about that New Years Eve kiss? We’ve got the scoop on the lipsticks and lip balms you need to have to get your lips in kissing shape. Our beauty and style guides provide valuable tips on finding the right shade or gloss to match your skin tone and your favorite outfit.

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Add “Joy to Your World”

Ever heard of a guy or girl that got everything they wanted because they had a bad attitude? Neither had we. A good attitude is key to any kind of success. Making a few simple changes to your environment can give your attitude a real shot in the arm. Here’s a guide to making your surroundings an environment of gladness and positivity.

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The Obesity-Depression Connection: It’s Complicated

Are overweight and obese people at a greater risk for depression? Does exercise decrease your chances of being depressed? The answer: it’s complicated. A connection exists, but there’s a lot to consider when it comes to depression and obesity. The truth is obesity might be doing harm to more than just our bodies—it could be damaging our psyche.

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Nothing says Christmas and the New Year like raw fish, right? Maybe not, but sushi is heaven sent and perfect for any time of year (as far as we’re concerned). We spotlight two of the best sushi bars in Salt Lake City, Naked Fish Bistro and Takashi, and tell you why they’re worth your time and money.

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“I am so thrilled to be partnered with Curves to provide women with the tools necessary to take control of their health.” ~JILLIAN MICHAELS

A = s S e v u r c c u e C s s f + u l n 2014 a i l l i J Jillian Michaels Partners with Curves to Launch Cutting-Edge Workouts to Increase Strength and Kick Start Weight Loss Curves International, Inc., (http://www.curves.com/) the largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world, today announced it has teamed up with America’s health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels to launch Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels – cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves Circuit strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. The workouts boost intensity, build strength, burn fat and prevent plateaus.

“I am so thrilled to be partnered with Curves to provide women with the tools necessary to take control of their health,” said Jillian Michaels, America’s health and wellness expert. “Curves is everywhere – so now my program is accessible, effective and affordable. The workouts I’ve developed with Curves incorporate the most innovative, state-of-the-art fitness techniques to build lean muscle, amp up metabolism and kick start weight loss. Combined with the power of the Curves Circuit with a trained Coach, women will get the results they want.”

Just in time for those looking to kick start their weight loss in the new year, Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will roll out in January 2014 at participating Curves clubs across the U.S. and Canada.The program will be refreshed frequently with 12 new functional moves introduced each month throughout 2014. This new partnership also marks the next evolution of Curves and further cements the company as a leader in the fitness and weight loss category.

The new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels are designed for women at every fitness level and include simple modifications for each movement. Metabolic conditioning exercises will be done in between each strength machine within the Curves Circuit, all within a 30-minute class. Curves Coaches have been trained to deliver the moves and are in every Circuit to ensure safety and effectiveness. Class times for the Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will vary by location.

“Jillian epitomizes the next evolution of Curves. For years we have stood for fitness and now also effective weight loss, both of which Jillian is known for, and we know Jillian’s cutting-edge workouts will help women achieve their health goals. We are looking forward to amplifying our Curves Circuit with innovative workouts with a trained Coach for everyone,” said Mike Raymond, chief marketing officer for Curves International, Inc. “Additionally, this is just the beginning of the ‘new’ Curves as we plan to launch several exciting programs and tools for members in the coming year.” Also available at Curves Clubs is Curves Complete. With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves Fitness program (30 minute Circuit with a Coach), a customizable meal plan and one-on-one coaching and support.

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GIVE.

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o me, the whole Adam and Eve episode is a kaleidoscope of intrigue. The first instruction to them in, and later out of the garden was to multiply, to replenish, and to be fruitful. Fruitful. What an attractive word.

Fruit is good. It’s sweet. Makes great smoothies and salads. But we’re not talking the food—the noun. We’re talking an adjective that implies fertility, high-yielding, productive, useful, valuable, gainful, successful, effective, etc. To me, fruitful signifies abundance. Not just ‘more,’ but excellent extra. One of the first, most fundamental ‘commandments’ in this life was to produce, to be productive, to generate abundance by being fruitful—to produce more than you need for yourself and your family. To what end? To bless the lives of others, to bless our communities, our country, and ultimately our world. To give. What a different world we’d have if we all pursued and lived this commandment. If it was the goal of every citizen in our nation to be fruitful, and in whatever ways, to produce an excellent extra to give away. It’s a worthy objective. In many ways, we could each produce more than we need for ourselves, giving away the abundance. We could produce more smiles, more hope, more ingenuity, more work, more love, more charity than we need ourselves, and share the rest.

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So many opportunities abound for us to give, to share. One man, R.G. LeTourneau (Google him), built massive earth-moving machines. They were impressive in their size and scope, and fueled the whole Tonka Truck toy phase for decades, not to mention changing the tide of WWII. But equally as grand and impressive was LeTourneau’s drive to give away 90% of his income. He achieved his goal, feeling that if the Lord only needed 10% of our income, that he too could live on that percentage. He clearly thought big, put other’s needs before his own, and he achieved his goal. While giving away 90% seems unfathomable, you should have seen the size of his remaining 10%. When fruitfulness begins to grow, once we learn to be incredibly productive in our lives, the abundance is immense. When we put other’s needs ahead of our own, we truly become ‘rich.’ Marie Osmond is another individual who has spent much of her life productively. Aside from her impressive family, her musical success, and her QVC doll empire, Marie has devoted much of her time and attention to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which she co-founded in 1983. Since then, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, buy equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. We are honored to feature her and her organization this month. So, here we are at the end of another year. They come and go fast. Next year will be over in a flash. I believe that, no matter how busy you are, if we are to move forward in our lives, we must take the time this holiday season to reflect, envision, plan and give. Slow things down. Spend time with loved ones and those in need. Take time to talk with your family about goals and dreams for next year. Recharge your batteries. The act of reflecting, dreaming, planning, and giving is one of the most important exercises you can do to positively impact the next 12 months. Take the time to consider and document the past year’s wins and losses, use it to wipe a clean slate and thoughtfully design the next year. Write a plan to be more productive, more meaningful, and more abundantly fruitful. As you implement this plan, you will find that you will generate an excellent extra. You will be more successful, more effective. And you will have more of yourself to give.

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Facts about Laughter

5 Laughing 100 times roughly equals 15 minutes on an exercise bike! Vigorous laughter increases the heart rate deepens the breathing rate, and uses muscles in the face, stomach and diaphragm.

The levels of two stress hormones, cortisol and

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which suppress the body's immune system, will actually drop after a dose of laughter.

Sources: WebMD.com, Wikipedia

“Researchers found after watching an hourlong video of slapstick comedy that the "natural killer cells," which seek out and destroy malignant cells, more actively attacked tumor cells in test tubes. And these effects lasted up to 12 hours.”

One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one

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5 POINTERS For Avoiding Afternoon Apathy I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT FEELING TIRED AND SLEEPY AFTER EATING LUNCH IS ONE OF MY LEAST FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD. IT’S HARD TO KEEP YOUR ENERGY LEVELS UP UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES; SURELY WE DON’T NEED LUNCH MAKING ALL OF US LONG FOR A NAP, DO WE? AFTERNOON APATHY OR THE POST-LUNCH DIP CAN BE A REAL DRAG, BUT IT CAN BE AVOIDED. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR AVOIDING THE POST-LUNCH DIP.

2 1 GET ENOUGH SLEEP Easier said than done, I know. It also seems like the obvious answer, but the truth is that if you’re not sleeping enough or getting quality sleep, you’re likely to suffer during the daytime hours. Take an inventory of your bedtime routine and make any changes that are keeping you from a good nights sleep, your “3pm self” will thank you later.

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START THE DAY OFF RIGHT—WITH BREAKFAST Breakfast has long been heralded as “the most important meal of the day.” Not everyone agrees, but there’s no denying that breakfast is an important meal. It’s hard to fit into our busy mornings (getting kids ready for school, getting to work, etc.) but it might just be worth it to find some time to grab a quick bite in the morning. Breakfast provides your body with sustained energy in the morning, helps your body regulate your blood sugar levels, and makes you less likely to gorge at lunch, which makes the post-lunch dip all the more likely.

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WATCH WHAT YOU EAT AT LUNCH What you eat at lunch can have a big impact on your energy levels in the afternoon. Eating too much, eating fast food full of fats, sugars, preservatives and so forth, or loading up on the carbs is a recipe for a drowsy afternoon. These foods, while tasty and oh so desirable, lack the nutritional fortitude to keep you going. The solution is to eat low-carb, protein-rich foods, which are much better fuel for your body.

AVOID CAFFEINE AFTER LUNCH Caffeine may be a stimulant by definition, but its probably not doing you any favors in this case. If you rely on caffeine to get you through the afternoon, you’re running on borrowed time. The better option is to drink water instead of soda or coffee. It’s better for you, and you feel better if you’re properly hydrated.

5 PICK A HEALTHY SNACK We’re often tempted to go for the sugary snacks to get that quick pick-me-up, but do your best to resist the urge. Eating an apple or some other healthy alternative is a great way to feel satisfied and avoid the crash after the sugar rush.

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If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~DON MEREDITH

5 Tips For Controlling Candy Consumption Seize the day, not the sweets BY LINSY HUNSAKER

1. EAT MORE

You’ve heard that eating small meals frequently throughout the day can help you lose weight, but have you ever wondered why? When your blood sugar drops, your body screams, “I need calories!” Don’t wait until you’re hungry to meet your body’s needs. By then, you may not have the willpower to choose hummus over Hershey’s.

2. HAVE SUGAR

This may seem counterintuitive, but outsmart your cravings. Have the sugar your body craves by snacking on a banana or beginning your day with a fruit smoothie. You can have the sugar you want without the overwhelming guilt a candy bar inevitably brings.

3. THROW IT AWAY

Willpower is all well and good until it’s midnight and you’re craving, well, everything. Don’t give yourself the option of dipping into your secret candy stash. Get rid of all the junk and make your home a safe place. You may not choose the carrots at midnight, but at least you won’t have the chocolate either.

4. DO SOMETHING

When your candy cravings hit, as they inevitably will, give your mind something else to think about. “Take a walk” is common advice, but only effective if it actually distracts you. Do you like to go on impromptu runs, or is reading is your thing? Whatever the activity, just do what you love and show your cravings who’s boss.

5. PLAN AHEAD

It’s easy to decide ahead of time that candy is not worth it, but when it’s staring you in the face, you need another option. Never leave home without throwing a healthy bar in your purse or stashing some dried fruit in your pocket. Don’t deny your body the calories, it will just want them more; give it something else.

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GMOs-Friend or Foe? I can hardly believe it is that time of year again to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of American’s usually make New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, these include some aspect of health improvement. Some of the more popular health resolutions I have heard about recently include going gluten-free and/or GMO-free. A lot has been written about the gluten-free movement but less has been documented regarding the GMO-free trend. If you have strolled down the grocery aisles lately, you have undoubtedly seen “No GMOs” stamped on many foods. What are GMOs, you ask? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, which refers to any food product that has been altered at the gene level. Like humans, all organisms have genetic material. When scientists alter genetic material, or DNA, it’s called genetic modification (GM). While there is still much research to be done surrounding the effects of GMOs, there is currently fierce debate amongst the health and environmental communities regarding the purported benefits and dangers of genetically engineered foods.

Proponents say GMOs:

• Vary only slightly from the original crop; only a few genes are altered. • Lengthen shelf life • Enhance taste • Inhibit proteins that create allergens • Improve nutrient content • Increase plant disease resistance, and cold/ drought tolerance • Require less water or energy for processing, in some cases • Enable production of more food for an ever-growing population. (There are currently 6 billion people in the world. This number is expected to double in the next 50 years.)

Opponents say GMOs:

• Promote proteins that create new allergens • Create antibiotic resistance leading to the reoccurrence of previously “extinct” diseases • Incubate new toxins that cause disease • Contaminate organic crops • Increase herbicide use that would lead to pollution of ground water, lakes and rivers • Elicit unknown effects on human health

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It has been estimated that as many as two-thirds of all food products in grocery stores contain genetically engineered ingredients. Unless you buy exclusively organic, you will likely bring home foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. The most commonly genetically modified foods include: corn, rice, wheat, squash, potatoes, cotton, soybean, alfalfa, canola, tomatoes, sugar beets and chicory.

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DRESSING UP YOUR DIET TO MEET THE

New Year BY HEALTHY MAGAZINE

The holiday season, as the song goes, is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.” Mankind is filled with the spirit of giving and joviality abounds. People come together to share in the holiday spirit and to celebrate the year past, and the New Year to come.

Anyone who keeps a regular diet is no stranger to holiday weight. In fact, it’s what inspires us to make New Year’s resolutions geared toward slimming down and eating better. With all the yummy food and holiday parties, it can be quite the task to avoid gaining a few lbs., not to mention continue any good progress you’ve made with a diet and exercise regimen. Most of us simply abandon all hope of avoiding holiday weight and give in to tasty temptation, but it doesn’t have to be this way. New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t be about trying to erase the mistakes of last year, in this case the unwanted weight gain; instead they should be about new beginnings and a fresh start. With a few alterations to your holiday party plan, you can avoid the holiday pounds and power your way into the New Year with a full head of steam.

STAY ACTIVE Sure, “the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful,” but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid being active. Bundle up and go sledding, build a snowman, or have a snowball fight—whatever sounds good to you. Most of us start to pack on the pounds because we don’t keep active—we go into “hibernation mode,” if you will. If you’re going to be making your rounds at the holiday parties, don’t be afraid to bust a move. Dancing is a great way to burn some calories and have a good time while doing it.

BE A SNOB—A FOOD SNOB, THAT IS While not great advice in most situations, in this case, being a snob can really work to your advantage. One simple rule of thumb to live by during the holiday season is, “if you don’t love it, don’t eat it.” Normally, I’d be telling everyone to be open-minded and try new things, but during the holiday season the appeal to try a little bit of everything is a surefire method to pack on unwanted holiday weight. If you only eat the things you love, and limit the variety, you can avoid over eating and those unwanted lbs.

CUT OUT THE FLUFF Don’t hold back when it comes to ugly holiday sweaters, decking the halls, rocking ‘round the clock, or any part of your festive cheer. Do hold back when it comes to the appetizers, fixin’s, and other culinary fluff. If you’re going to get full, get stuffed on the main course. There are plenty of foods with cream cheese, gravy, nuts, cheese, or extra butter—all things that are sure to add more to your waistline than the meal itself. Admittedly, the fluff is tasty. If you must indulge, do so sparingly. “All things in moderation,” said Aristotle…probably. Although it’s a tad cliché, it’s nevertheless so true, especially during the holidays.

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6 STEPS to Make Your Workout Give Back

BY TAYLOR SMITH

IF YOU’VE MANAGED TO BE A COMMITTED GYM-GOER WITH ANY SORT OF CONSISTENCY, ALLOW US TO BE AMONG THE FIRST TO CONGRATULATE YOU. IT’S NO SMALL FEAT. IT’S HARD WORK MAKING THE GYM A CONSISTENT PART OF YOUR LIFE, AS ANY GOOD GYM-GOER KNOWS, AND EVEN ON THE BEST DAYS IT CAN BE HARD TO FIND THE MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING. WORKOUTS CAN BE FUN AND REWARDING— IF WE FOLLOW SOME SIMPLE STEPS TO HELP US GET MORE THAN JUST A SWEAT OUT OF OUR WORKOUT. HERE ARE SIX STEPS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR WORKOUT GIVE BACK.

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FIND YOUR JAM (And by jam, I mean song, not the tasty toast spread) Music is an obvious choice, I know; yet many us underestimate the power of a song. Sure, the gym has music playing over the loud speaker—much of it good workout music, but what if you’re not feeling the vibes? Bringing your own music, complete with a few songs that are sure to get you pumped up, is a great way to get through the really tough parts of your workout. Having the right tune can get you through that last half mile on the treadmill or through that last brutal rep on bench. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to listening to new music. Admittedly, I’m a bit of a fiend for new music, but knowing that I’ll get to listen to a new album or a new song at the gym makes it a lot easier to get myself there.

CHANGE IT UP Whether you’re a seasoned gym veteran or a rookie recruit, variety in your workout is key. You can’t keep doing the same things over and over and over. It gets boring, not to mention you’re probably not making the progress you think you are. Try switching it up. If you spend a lot of time on the treadmill for your cardio, try a session on the stair climber. If you like lifting weights, find different exercises every three to four weeks. Changing up your regimen will not only give you better results, but it keeps things interesting. Don’t be afraid to try new things. If you love Zumba but you’ve done it for a while, give yoga a chance. Try kickboxing. Who knows? You may find something you like even more than Zumba, and if not, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for your favorite class!

CHANNEL THE STRESS Everyone works out for different reasons. Some just want to be healthy, others want to look good naked; whatever it is that gets you to the gym, it’s a good thing. It is, however, easy to lose sight of those reasons, especially if you’ve already accomplished a lot at the gym. One thing that seems to remain a constant in our lives is stress. Work responsibilities, relationship angst, or a troublesome boss can actually be great fuel for the gym. If you’re on the treadmill or the bike, tap into the aggression. Working out is a healthy outlet for the stress and anger that we all feel from time to time. Work it out with the weights or blast it away with a killer cardio session.

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FIND A FRIEND Ask anyone who works out regularly—it’s so much easier when you go with a friend. Not only do you have some good company, a friend will keep you motivated with some healthy competition and accountability. If you’ve been going to the gym by yourself and you feel your motivation dwindling, ask a friend to come with you. An experienced gym friend can be a great resource, especially if the gym is unfamiliar territory. They can introduce you to new workouts and explain foreign equipment, all of which can give you the tools for real workout success.

HAVE A PLAN This goes hand in hand with the other steps, and is twice as important if you’re new to the gym. Getting to the gym is half the battle; the other half is what you do with your time there. If you go with a plan you can avoid wandering and grazing. Successful workouts are made up of equal parts hard work and smart work. Rather than doing a little bit of everything, try focusing on two muscle-groups and work ‘em hard. Devote the next day to cardio and follow that up with a new set of muscle-groups. That’s just a basic outline and the workouts you do to target specific muscle groups are totally up to your discretion. Pick exercises you like and then repeat this process for great results. Don’t forget to change it up after a couple weeks.

PICK YOUR TIME Finding the time to workout can be tricky. With work, families, and extracurricular activities time can be limited at best. You’ve got to pick your moment. This is easier said than done, but avoid peak hours, if at all possible. Knowing that the gym is going to be a zoo is often a deal breaker. No one wants to fight for equipment, wait in line, or feel rushed. If you can manage a trip to the gym during non-peak hours, you can have a more successful workout. Furthermore, try mixing things up if you go at the same time everyday. If you try to go after work, but often let that trip slip by, see if working out in the morning doesn’t give you more energy and more motivation.

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EXERCISE

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS WORKING OUT IN A GROUP CAN BE A GREAT MOTIVATIONAL TOOL FOR REACHING NEW FITNESS HEIGHTS. BY HALLI TINTI

Waking up at the crack of dawn to fit in a run, dragging yourself to the gym after a long day of work, or popping in a Zumba DVD with only a figure on the TV screen to keep you company can be lonely. Getting in shape can make you feel lonesome, especially when you’re just starting out and may have little to no motivation whatsoever!   Hillary Galyean, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor at the Sportsplex in Kaysville, Utah says working out doesn't have to be lonely. In fact, going at it alone may be the reason you haven’t quite hit your fitness peak.   “Group fitness keeps people coming back for more,” states Galyean. “Even the ‘back row-joes’ who avoid attention love to tear it up in a step class. “  

HERE IS WHAT KEEPS THEM COMING BACK 1. Working out in a group setting increases the energy in the room so people are more likely to reach peaks they've never hit on their own. 2. Group fitness classes are generally designed so that anyone and everyone can attend them. There are usually 3 levels of fitness: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Your group fitness instructor is trained and dedicated to making everyone feel successful and challenged. 3. When working in a group setting, you get to know your team around you and your team and instructor will literally hound you for not showing up, at least if they are a good group. 4. Group fitness classes are created by professionals who know how to safely and effectively work out your body.

5. Group fitness instructors should coach the proper form and technique so you get the best results possible!      If group fitness classes aren’t your thing, there is always an option for small group training or a personal trainer. “Group and personal training provides the personal accountability with a personal trainer,” says Galyen. “In addition, most gyms offer customized nutrition plans, team events and all the accountability one needs to be successful!” And lastly, if you’re not ready to pony up the cash for a personal trainer, finding a friend to take walks or a bike ride with may just be what the doctor ordered. Group training is a way of making personal training affordable—the only difference is you train with a team, rather than one-on-one! Having that valuable support system will keep you on the ball.   Think of group fitness, or working out with a friend as power in numbers. We all know that misery loves company, and there’s no better way to sweat and be miserable then with a buddy. However you look at it, know that the support you choose for your fitness regime will help give you that extra boost you need to become a fitter more energized you.   For more tips on the benefits of group fitness verses working out alone, you can find Hillary Galyean at www.sportsplexgyms.com

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WHY to WORK on NOT WORKING THE POWER OF DOING NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE WRITTEN BY MICHAEL RICHARDSON

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For those feeling guilty looking for leisure activities, it is time to reevaluate your feelings. Trying to make every moment of life constructive and productive can be destructive.

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n southern, central and eastern Africa the word for Westerner is “mzungu,” which comes from Swahili words meaning “to go round and round.” Americans work more hours per year and have fewer vacations than the rest of the world, and the trend seems to be growing. How often do we “go round and round” without really stopping? While it’s great to be productive, going round and round brings stress levels that carry a price not paid with money, but with our bodies. Learning how to be still in body and mind can mean more energy, less chance of chronic illness and greater mental productivity.

LIFESTYLE STRESS

Stress arises when you encounter a problem and perceive yourself unable to cope. The physiological response, triggered by the mind, makes our bodies release hormones that speed up our heart rates and breathing and make our muscles tense. It’s like what happens to a camper who stumbles upon a bear. The camper sees the bear, senses being completely outmatched and becomes stressed, with all of the physiological changes included. The camper is now ready to fight or flee in a way he wasn’t just seconds before. Today, the bears we stumble upon are unexpected deadlines, keeping up with children’s activities and public speaking, among a thousand other things.

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>continued from page 25 But our challenge is different than the camper’s. An escaped camper can relax, and his body goes back to normal. Escaping stress is seemingly impossible for some people living modern lifestyles. And if we don’t escape, the consequences are heavy, because our bodies cannot take sustained episodes of stress. Under stress, our bodies are using stores of energy, stores that run out.

CLOCKED IN Americans work more hours than most countries, and we also spend more of our GDP on healthcare (about 16 percent).

COINCIDENCE? In part, yes. But the work-health relationship isn’t one to sniff at. France spends about 3.5 percent of their GDP on healthcare. They also have a 35-hour work week.And French policy-makers say this actually boosts productivity, and doesn’t hurt it.

THE PAIN OF PRESSURE

Losing energy is just one consequence. Stress and lack of rest that come from our work-centered lifestyles have proven health consequences, according to cardiologist Amanda Donohue, DO, of the Jordan Valley Medical Center in Utah. “In general, avoidance of stress is better for your heart,” she says. “And, if you are already eating unhealthily, leading a sedentary lifestyle or have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, prolonged stress can even trigger heart attacks.”

WHY TO AVOID STRESS AND RELAX There are dozens of reasons to let go of stress. Here are some of the potential symptoms of stress.

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Raised heart rate High blood pressure Raised blood coagulation Increased ventilation Raised blood glucose level Tired Difficulty sleeping Muscle tension Indigestion Constipation Diarrhea Headache Difficulty concentrating Worrying tendency Impatient, feeling irritable, quick to anger Increased consumption of alcohol, tobacco, food Loss of appetite Restless Loss of sexual interest Accident prone

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FIGHTING STRESS… PEACEFULLY

So should we all stop working? Certainly not. A sedentary lifestyle is probably worse than a busy one. Avoiding stress does not equate to sitting on the couch all day eating potato chips. Furthermore, stress can be caused by boredom, as some become stressed when coping with the situation of having nothing to do. Donohue says it is important to learn how to relax in healthy ways. “It can be in the form of exercise, be it walking, hiking or playing a game of softball, or just spending time with friends and family,” she says. “Learning how to relax is just as important as exercising.” As early as 2,500 years ago, people were learning to value not working. Herodotus, a Greek historian from the 4th century B.C. wrote, “If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”

But exactly how to relax is the challenge. Perhaps the first step is to realize that it is no sin to turn your motor off. One of the most basic of all relaxation techniques, but also one of the most applicable, is breathing. Rosemary Payne and Marie Donaghy explain some techniques in their book Relaxation Techniques: A Practical Handbook for the Health Care Professional: 1. Breathing should occur at your natural pace. 2. Breathing should be thought of as “letting air in,” rather than “taking a breath.” 3. The transfer between inhalation and exhalation should be smooth. 4. Breathing through the nose is better. Nasal passages both filter and warm the air. 5. Artificially deep breaths should not be repeated in close succession. It can lead to hyperventilation. For some, breathing different isn’t enough. A modification of lifestyle is needed. The first step in finding ways to relax, for those deep in the quicksand of stress, is to realize what exactly causes your personal stress and how you currently cope with stress, according to Health.com. A stress journal works well. Once you understand yourself, then it’s time to make changes specific to your situation.

CHANGES

• Adjust time and attention given respectively to work, family and play. • More sleep. • Better eating habits. • Find and utilize family and friend relationships. • Don’t do stuff just to do stuff. • Don’t equate success with being busy. Add this to your “to do” list: work on not working. Your body and mind will be grateful.

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CHANGE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A DRAWN OUT PROCESS. HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

• Meditate • Stop and look around you • Show love to someone • Listen to music • Think of something positive, and hold onto it

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Marie Osmond

Co-Founder of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Marie Osmond is a co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition to hosting the annual Telethon, Marie continues to make appearances on national and local television shows and at sponsor events to share the important work of children’s hospitals. From her top selling line of dolls on QVC, to her fabric line, to donating all of the proceeds from her first inspirational album “I Can Do This,” Marie continues to be generous in her support.

The Osmond family has been involved with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since its inception in 1983. The charity, which began as a telethon housed in the Osmond studio, has since grown into a leading children’s charity.

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A PHIL ANTHROPIC

PHENOMENON Why Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Has and Will Continue to Uplift the Nation’s Young

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL RICHARDSON

US News & World Report ranked the American children’s hospitals for 201314, and recognized 10 as being on their “Honor Roll” for receiving high marks in multiple categories of pediatric care. One thing all these hospitals have in common is that they’re member hospitals of Children’s Miracle Network.

CMN Hospital’s success for the last 30 years comes from a number of things, one of which is that hospitals can spend the money they receive wherever they see the greatest need. The local decision making means the money goes where it is needed, which doesn’t always happen in the field of philanthropy.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) founded in Utah and based in Salt Lake City, is a decades-old organization that is among the most effective American philanthropic bodies in the United States, leading the charge for better childrens medical care at local and national levels. Their unique approach to giving, combined with a precise understanding of need, make CMN Hospitals a powerful force in the world of pediatric medicine.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Florida, for example, used CMN Hospitals funds to purchase a “premie” transporter. John and Luke Edwards, 6, each weighing under three pounds at birth, benefited from this purchase, and are alive and well today. Shodair Children’s Hospital in Montana used CMN Hospitals funds to help start Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program. Landen Phillips, 5, who has a rare combination of diseases, got his diagnosis at this center. The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in New Hampshire uses CMN Hospitals funds to support their pediatric oncology clinic. Alex Anderson, 12, has leukemia, and was treated there.

In 1983, Marie Osmond, John Schneider and others founded the organization, and launched a telethon from Orem, Utah, which raised $4.7 million. Now, more than $300 million is raised annually for 170 member children’s hospitals across the nation, and CMN Hospitals is the largest children’s charity of its type in North America. “We were excited by that start, but knew it was just the beginning,” Osmond says.

The millions of dollars donated go towards the purchase of needed pediatric medical equipment, finding cures and providing child-friendly environments for kids undergoing treatment. They go towards paying for uninsured care, towards building children’s hospitals and attracting quality pediatric specialists.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are filling a need, explains John Lauck, President and CEO, by supporting child medicine. Children’s hospitals are a relatively new phenomena of the last 30-40 years, a phenomena spurred by the discovery of an important medical truth: children should not be treated as adults. “What the medical science didn’t appreciate then, that it appreciates now, is that children are not little adults,” Lauck says. “They are in fact very unique.” Lauck gives morphine as an example, which is a powerful treatment for pain. It was, for years, used on infants and adults alike, until researchers discovered that morphine doesn’t treat pain in infants at all. Cancer is another field where treatment differs tremendously by age. “Every year they’re discovering new things about how to treat cancer in a 3,7, 9 year old,” Lauck says. “There may be 3 different kinds of treatment. For adults, it might be the same for all ages.” These discoveries about how to care for children mean the need for new

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>continued from page 29 protocols, new drugs and different approaches to medicine, all of which are needs children’s hospitals hope to meet. “Whenever I visit one of our member hospitals, I do so with hope and encouragement — knowing that we just might find a cure for cancer or fund the needed equipment to make surgeries less painful and more precise,” Osmond says. According to Lauck, CMN Hospitals fills many gaps left by other philanthropic organizations. Over the decades, CMN Hospitals and their iconic Miracle Balloon have teamed up with the nation’s largest corporations, like Walmart, IHOP and Kroger. Why are these businesses so eager to join? Lauck says it’s because corporations have an increasing desire to be socially responsible, and because the CMN Hospitals structure makes the impact locally felt. All money raised by partners in Utah, for example, goes to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. “We are a national charity in terms of awareness, but we’re really not a national charity in terms of impact,” Lauck says. “We are local in our impact.” Despite their success, CMN Hospitals sets their goals high, and has some hurdles to overcome. They asked their member hospitals how much money they would collectively need donated in 2022 to function and fulfill their roles to children in their communities, and the answer was a staggering $1 billion.

Lauck says some of these hospitals have stated they will close their doors without charitable funding. Many of these children’s institutions are notfor-profit, and run at a deficit, for various reasons. A central issue is that children’s healthcare is simply not as profitable as adult medicine. And many Americans are hesitant to donate to children’s medicine, with a growing distrust in the healthcare industry, and hospitals specifically, with rumors of tendollar Band-Aids and the like. Surveys show that 2/3 of America does not believe or is not aware that their local children’s hospital needs financial support. In another survey, people were asked what local children’s charity they would give to if they had a dollar to give. Children’s hospitals were surprisingly low on the list. Lauck and CMN Hospitals have a plan in place to increase awareness and be better at what they do. And from the sound of it, lives could be saved based on how well they do. Part of their plan is finding ways to expand the demographic of who donates. One inspiring group of video game players organized an event called Extra Life!, which is a gaming marathon dedicated to raising funds for CMN Hospitals. 2013’s event alone raised just under $4 million. CMN Hospitals questions established ideas about giving, like who gives, the best ways to give, and effects of giving. Their answers are making a difference.

OTHER UTAH ORGANIZATIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Park City

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FOOD AND CARE COALITION

MENTORS INTERNATIONAL

This organization has found homes for 12,000 pets. Each week, FOAU’s staff visits animal shelters throughout Utah and rescues healthy adoptable dogs and cats, many from these shelters’ euthanasia lists.

People Helping People is dedicated to reducing the number of children living in poverty by teaching lowincome women, primarily single mothers, how to earn an adequate income through stable employment that pays a living wage. About 2,500 people are impacted annually.

Their goal is finding suitable housing, teaching financial accountability, facilitating an elevation in personal morals and values, and helping each patron achieve their full potential.

This organization works to improve lives in the Philippines (Manila, Cebu and Davao), and Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Honduras through microloans.

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My Orthopedic Care.

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Davis Hospital and Medical Center’s orthopedic care provides a wide range of treatments for sports injuries. • Total joint replacement surgery

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ACL Injuries Are on the Rise What are the treatment options?

Our best option is typically reconstruction of the ligament with either a donor tendon from the patient’s own

B. Thomas Watson, MD

surrounding structures, like the hamstring or patellar tendon, or from a cadaver tendon, which is called an allograft. The allograft tendon reconstruction has gained much popularity over the past several years. Many prominent quarterbacks have had a successful outcome when using these tendons for their reconstruction. In fact, one recent

The number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

study reports that there is a higher level of function for their

keeps rising each year. Every weekend as I watch high

patients with successful allograft reconstructions. Some

school, college and professional football, I am astonished

drawbacks of the procedure include increased time for

at how many athletes tear their anterior cruciate ligaments.

incorporation of the tendon, a re-rupture rate of 15-17% and

This all-too-common theme also occurs at soccer fields,

a small risk of disease transmission.

basketball courts and other sports venues. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, about

The use of a patient’s own tendons is usually the

150,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States every year.

recommended option, either from their hamstring tendon or

Unfortunately, a successful return to one’s preferred sport

the center portion of their patellar tendon. These areas tend

can be very difficult and unpredictable.

to lead to good incorporation of the tendon, but there can be problems with graft harvest including fractures, tendonitis,

Current treatment options include therapy for non-surgical

scar formation, nerve dysfunction and difficulty kneeling.

rehabilitation or surgical reconstruction for many athletes desiring a return to sports that require a stable knee.

Additional research continues to be done on ACL

Repairing the ligament has been tried in the past but has been

reconstruction and our ability to restore function and return

unsuccessful. New studies are being done that are trying to

athletes to their desired sport has improved. My experience

create an environment that would allow a repaired ligament

from having done hundreds of these procedures has enabled

to heal itself without the use of a donor tendon or ligament.

me to discuss and help match the best treatment and graft

Though these are promising, they are not successful enough

choice for each situation.

to change our current treatment.

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The reason for the

SEASON Highlighting honorable charities in the area and how they're making a difference. B Y C H A R I T Y- C H A R I T I E S . O R G

Davis County Sheriff's Search and Rescue dcsar.org This organization was established more than 40 years ago, provides the citizens of Davis County with professional search and rescue services free of charge, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. This 35 member all-volunteer team responds to calls for assistance in the mountains and waterways of the area.

Deseret International Foundation

deseret-international.org It's a medical charity made up of a local team in each country, to assist people in tailoring their program so as to utilize their strengths and resources.

Dixie Care and Share

dixiecareandshare.org The facility creates a way to bring together community resources to operate food banks and emergency shelters in St. George and Hurricane.

Eye Care for Kids

In light of the holiday season, we are reminded about giving back. Whether it is in our own community, our country, or the world, we are reminded of the individuals who may not be as fortunate as us. This season, find ways to pay it forward. American Red Cross In Utah

utahredcross.org For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross in Utah has been proudly serving this community, constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of the constituents throughout the state.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

bbbsu.org Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.

Bikes For Kids Utah

bikesforkidsutah.com This non-profit organization, formed in 2006, provides disadvantaged children with free bicycles on an annual basis. The main focus is to provide disadvantaged children with a positive education learned through owning and riding a bicycle.

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Bountiful International

bountifulinternational.org Bountiful International is an organization dedicated to providing life-enhancing opportunities to needy children in India, Haiti and other third world and developing countries.

Boy Scouts of America, Trapper Trails Council

trappertrails.org The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Children's Miracle Network

childrensmiraclenetwork.org This network of hospitals impact the lives of more children than any other children’s organization in the world and provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children.

CHOICE Humanitarian

choicehumanitarian.org CHOICE Humanitarian's goal is to end poverty by focusing on sustainable village development. Their goal is to connect motivated villages to resources and tools to change lives.

Coins for Kids

coinsforkids.net Coins for Kids is dedicated to providing Christmas for disadvantaged children in the Washington County area of Southern Utah.

Crossroads Urban Center

crossroads-u-c.org Crossroads Urban Center is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that assists and organizes low income, disabled and minority Utahns to meet basic survival needs and to address essential issues affecting the quality of life.

eyecare4kids.org During the past nine years, the organization has administered humanitarian relief to nearly 20,000 visually impaired, lowincome children and underserved families by providing professional eye care. Their goal is to help restore every child’s vision.

Family Support and Treatment Center

utahvalleyfamilysupport.org Child abuse prevention and treatment remains the agency’s primary mission. While child abuse and neglect issues are the primary focus of therapy, treatment services have been expanded to serve victims of all types of trauma and their families.

Fourth Street Clinic

fourthstreetclinic.org Fourth Street Clinic is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality primary health care and support services to people currently living without a home. Patients are either living on the streets, living in a shelter, living in a treatment or halfway house, living with friends or family but not paying rent, transitioning out of homelessness, or exiting jail or prison.

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Friday’s Kids Respite

fridayskids.org With the help of numerous people, including local state government employees at the Division for Services for People with Disabilities, Friday’s Kids was founded, and families of children with special needs in Utah County now have a safe, fun recreational program for their children.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties

habitatwd.org The goal of Habitat is to partner with low-income families to help them build or renovate their own homes. Since 1976, more than 300,000 homes have been built in over 100 countries. These homes in turn provide shelter for over 1.5 million people.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation huntsmancancerfoundation.org Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s sole purpose is to fund the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute: to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention and care.

In Our Own Quiet Way

quietway.org This global non-profit organization is dedicated to helping impoverished or underdeveloped regions around the world develop practical, long-term solutions.

International Aid Serving Kids

iask4kids.org This humanitarian health task force sends teams to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to provide free medical and dental care, and to teach basic health principles.

Kuddle Kids

kuddlekids.com This is a program designed to preserve the adoption of children in emotional crisis.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

makeawishutah.org The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

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Mentors International

mentorsinternational.org This non-profit microfinance organization helps the impoverished in developing countries achieve self-sufficiency. They help the poor help themselves. Mentors require full repayment of loans, based on the individual's ability to pay, and provide sclients with the tools of knowledge necessary to become self-sufficient.

Ouelessebougou Alliance

lifteachother.org This organization is committed to assist the people of Mali, West Africa, through a long-term development relationship. The alliance partners with village citizens to achieve their community development objectives in the areas of health, education and economic development.

Primary Children’s Medical Center intermountainhealthcare.org Primary Children's provides healthcare regardless of a patient's ability to pay. The Charity Care program will give medical care to any child who needs it.

Relay for Life

relayforlife.org The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancerremember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

Shop With A Cop Program

shopwithacoputah.org The children who are chosen for this program, besides meeting the requirement of fiscal need, may have experienced a negative situation with law enforcement. The program gives the child a different perspective in which to see the police officer.

Swing for Life

swingforlife.org Swing for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to contribute to on-going and ground-breaking research in the fight against breast cancer.

Ten Thousand Villages, Utah

saltlakecity.tenthousandvillages.com Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to third world people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.

The Christmas Box International

thechristmasboxhouse.org The Christmas Box International partners with local and international communities and groups to prevent child abuse and to improve the quality of life for children who have been abused or neglected.

The Happy Factory

happyfactory.org All of the donated materials and wooden toys that are made by volunteers are donated to a child in need. The toys are made of scraps of hardwood donated by a local cabinet maker.

The Road Home

theroadhome.org This charity addresses a spectrum of needs that homeless people experience. In addition to operating the largest shelter in Utah, they have developed a comprehensive housing program that helps people move into housing as quickly as possible.

United Way

uw.org, unitedwayuc.org United Way works toward the development of long-term solutions in the areas of education, income and health. They help people gain the income and financial tools to thrive, improve children's health and promote healthy behaviors and support people's most basic needs of food, shelter, health and safety.

Utah Food Bank

utahfoodbank.org The Utah Food Bank meets the immediate, basic needs of people in the community who don’t know where else to turn.

Utah Parent Center

utahparentcenter.org The goal of this organization is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Volunteers of America

voaut.org This organization offers residential programs for detoxification and homeless women, children and youth. They also provide counseling, therapy and support to families impacted by addiction to drugs or domestic violence.

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Get Savvy

BEST SHOPS

TIS’ BETTER TO GIVE

You’ve got to factor in lot of things when you step out the door to shop for gifts: style, price, color selection, variety, etc. We’ve asked a local style expert to share her advice. Hip & Humble

BOUNTIFUL, SALT LAKE CITY, SANDY, UT

This is the perfect place to pickup a gift for a friend or to make a wish list of your very own. From bright and bold home decor to unique, handmade jewelry, there’s bound to be a thing or two that catches your eye. Their collection of coffee table books is definitely one to be envied, and their shoe selection is made up of spunk and flare. Known For: Quirky Gift Items, Wall Art, Unique Jewelry Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Hip-Humble/126782421968

Apricot Lane Boutique

THE SHOPS AT RIVERWOODS IN PROVO, UT

Apricot Lane Boutique’s collection of contemporary women’s clothing mixes current trends with classic wardrobe staples. When it comes to accessories, Apricot Lane carries scarves, shoes and statement jewelry that can help to add personality to your wardrobe. Apricot Lane has boot socks that are perfect for fall and winter weather. They are both functional and fashionable, adding warmth and detail to your everyday look. Known For: Feminine Pieces, Mavi Jeans, Boot Socks Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/apricotlaneprovo

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Called to Surf

THE SHOPS AT RIVERWOODS IN PROVO, UT

Wish you looked like one of the cool kids? This is one dream you can make a reality with a stop at Called to Surf. They have a great selection of California-carefree clothing and accessories. They carry styles from Billabong, Nixon, Roxy, Quicksilver and RVCA. During the summer months, their swimwear is particularly popular, and their one-piece swimsuits are always on trend. They’re not all about summer, though. They have lots of great options for fall and winter. Their chunky knits and bright beanies are always a hit. Known For: California-Carefree Style, Trendy One Piece Swimwear Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ CalledtoSurf

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Mary Jane’s

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MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN PARK CITY, UT

Take a stroll down historic Main Street, and you’ll stumble upon Mary Jane’s boutique—you can’t miss their bright pink sign. Inside you’ll find an eclectic selection of pieces made by local artisans as well as premium designer labels like Seven for All Mankind, Ugg Australia, G-Star Raw and Jeffrey Campbell. During the fall and winter seasons, Mary Jane’s has a wide-ranging collection of hip and trendy boots. The classic riding boot by Frye is one of their best sellers. It is a style that pairs perfectly with skinny jeans and cozy, cable knit sweaters. Known For: Premium Denim, Frye Boots, Local Designer Pieces Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maryjanesshoes

Gardner Village WEST JORDAN, UT

Gardner Village is the perfect place to spend some time shopping. With over 15 charming shops and restaurants, it’s easy to make a day of it. Have a little one? Make a stop at Sassy Babies or Spoiled Rotten. They carry cute and trendy children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Have yourself in mind? Give The Posh Peddler or Vintage Chic a go. Their collection of women’s clothing is bound to please. Known For: Quaint Atmosphere, Many Unique Shops, Family Friendly Find them on Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/gardnervillage

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BIO: Aubry Lybbert studied communications in college and has since made a career of it. By trade, she is a social media and digital marketing specialist, but in her time off, she enjoys a good DIY and dreams to perfect the art of baking. Aubry is also the creator of Beauty & Truth, a lifestyle blog that features bits of travel, style and all things delicious. Visit findingbeautifultruth. com to learn more. 

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Tis’ Better to Give

4 LIP BALMS

You Wish You Had for Winter

BY LINSY HUNSAKER

When it comes to health advice, we get an earful about our hearts, our bellies and our brains. But lips matter too, especially during the winter months. We tried out a bunch of lip balms, and here is our advice for protecting your kisser.

JACK BLACK INTENSE THERAPY LIP BALMS

ACURE’S DARK CHOCOLATE + MINT LIP BALM

Lips suffer when the wind and cold come, so why not protect them from the elements? Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms do just that. Not only do they protect lips from the sun with SPF 25, these balms help heal damaged lips with lip conditioners and antioxidants. The balms come in tubes and a variety of flavors, like Grapefruit & Ginger and Lemon & Chamomile. While they go on smoothly, the lip balms stay sticky and glossy for hours. A windy day may mean safe lips, but with hair inevitably stuck to them. However, the balms do the trick and leave lips feeling smooth and moisturized.

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS’ LIP CALM

Have you ever thought, I wish I could do more to help the planet, but then keep buying mountain loads of paper towels at the grocery store? Helping the planet does not need to come just from cutting back. Acure’s Dark Chocolate + Mint lip balm uses green packaging while also being free of harmful chemicals. Certified organic and made with argan oil, it goes on smooth and keeps your lips moist. The chocolate is not very noticeable, but the mint is invigorating. Not only can you smell the mint as you put it on, but you can feel it seep between the cracks in your lips. If you want to help the planet without sacrificing great lip care, Acure has the answer.

YES TO’S NATURALLY SMOOTH LIP BALMS Every mother knows the challenge of getting kids to say yes to fruits and vegetables. We know they are good for the inside of our bodies, but what about the outside? Yes To created lip balms filled with fruits and vegetables that do more than just use natural ingredients. To hydrate and moisturize your lips, the balms contain aloe, cocoa, and shea butter. The balms are incredibly smooth and deliver the sweet aromas of grapefruit, pomegranate, and blueberry. Each flavor has it’s own strengths; Grapefruit fills your nostrils with a strong citrus smell, while Pomegranate protects your lips from the sun. No matter what your reason, having more fruits and vegetables always feels good, especially when you look better doing it.

If you are looking for something less conspicuous, John Masters Organics may have the answer. Although without SPF protection, their Lip Calm, filled with olive, jojoba, and borage oils, is effective protection against winter elements. Those who want a lip balm just for it’s healing qualities, without excess frills, will appreciate the lip calm’s single flavor and basic white tube. It rolls on smoothly and its organic ingredients give it an earthy, citrus aroma. If you want a lip balm for the quality of it’s ingredients, Lip Calm may be your new winter staple.

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STICK IT TO ‘E M A Guide to Picking Lipstick

WRITTEN BY MEGAN MOORE, EDITOR, THEBEAUTYSNOOP.COM

When it comes to picking the perfect shades of lipstick, the options are as endless as the aisles in the beauty department. But there is a perfect trifecta of shades out there that are right for you and for every occasion. The magic three, you ask? Well that depends on your skin tone- but every women should have the right shade of nude, pink, and red in their arsenal. And here is how to find your perfect shades: Head to your closet and see what colors you tend to lean towards when shopping. This can give you a great overview of the tones that pair best with your skin. If you tend to wear cool blues, purples and greens wellthat means you'll wear cool pinks, blue-based reds and plums well. Women who love to wear warm pink, browns, and reds in their wardrobe should look for rich lipstick shades that have warm base tones like beige, coral, and orangey-reds. If your closet looks like a rainbow? Well then aren't you lucky! You'll be able to wear more shades and tones that flatter your skin tone and complement those beauties hanging in your closet.

Still need extra help? Test the shades side by side on the underside of your forearm where your skin tends to be the lightest, and your veins are slightly visible. The shades that looks the most complimentary on this area of your skin- will look perfect on your lips! Pick a formula that fits your goals and is new and exciting! The market is full of amazing lip stick formulas these days, and it is definitely not a one size fits all situation. Opt for a matte version if you've always tried gloss, or maybe a lip butter is right for you if you struggle with dry lips. Hate to re-apply? Jump on the lip stain bandwagon and wear your look for 12 hours. The options are endless.  Hydrated and exfoliated lips wear color the best, so be sure you are moisturizing often and using a lip scrub every now and then to smooth away dead skin buildup. In a pinch and don't have a scrub? Try using a baby soft tooth brush to lightly slough off any dry skin that could be interfering with your “closeup.” 

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Start with a soft relaxed lip muscle. Stretching your lips taunt will cause you to apply too much pigment, and when the creases in your lips relax color will be forced out and bleed onto your skin.When using dark tones that are unforgiving, opt for a lip brush to apply the formula so your precision will be spot on. Avoid adding too much color to the corners of your mouth and to the inner edge that skims along your teeth. This way you'll avoid any unwanted lipstick blunders that may cause you to hesitate about wearing lipstick in the first place. Next, crisp up the lines around the border by folding a tissue into a firm line and sweep the folded edge along the perimeter of your lips.The tissue will absorb any excess lipstick and cause less smudging then when you use your finger. Here is to experimenting with your perfect shade this season- you might surprise yourself if you step out of your comfort zone and try a new shade or formula!

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Megan has been in the beauty industry over 11 years and owns the Salt Lake City salon Moore Hair Design. Her beauty blog TheBeautySnoop.com offers beauty advice, tips & tricks, and expert product reviews to a beauty savvy audience around the world.

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WELLNESS

ADD “JOY TO YOUR WORLD” BY HEALTHY MAGAZINE

HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS SO IMPORTANT TO ANY KIND OF SUCCESS. YOU JUST DON’T HEAR STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ACHIEVED THEIR GOALS OR GOT WHAT THEY WANTED BECAUSE THEY HAD A REALLY BAD ATTITUDE ALONG THE WAY. POSITIVITY AND CHEER CAN GIVE US THE MOTIVATION TO CONQUER OUR FEARS AND GET DIFFICULT THINGS DONE. FOSTERING AN ENVIRONMENT OF GLADNESS AND CHEER IS A GREAT WAY TO STAY POSITIVE IN THE FACE OF HARD TIMES AND CHALLENGES, WHEN IT’S EASY TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE OUTLOOK. THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND TO HELP YOURSELF STAY POSITIVE AND CHEERFUL.

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

REMEMBER MOOD RINGS?

Throughout the course of our day, many of us end up places where we can’t really control the environment. Some of us spend most of our time at home where we can control things, as far as lighting, wall color, and cleanliness. Wherever we are, these things affect us. Studies show that having a cluttered desk or office can sometimes provide an extra amount of unneeded stress—the chaos begets chaos theory. It might not bother some people, but for others, the clutter may lend itself to feeling anxious or out of control. Making a few small changes to your office or home may help you feel happier and more at peace.

Remember when mood rings and mood bracelets were popular? There’s nothing scientific about what they did, but it turns out that they could have been on to something. Human beings are greatly affected by color, as well. We all have personal associations with color, but some psychologists believe that colors like blue can be calming and soothing, while red can be agitating. Paint the walls of your home or office with colors that positively affect your mood and accent your furniture with more colors that do the same.

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Angela Wright, one of the foremost color psychologists in the world, having studied the effects of color on behavior for about 40 years, has consulted huge companies like Motorola, Proctor and Gamble and many more, about color.

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WHAT COLOR SHOULD I SURROUND MYSELF WITH? Color psychologists like Wright theorize that different colors affect different human traits. Red influences the body, and blue the mind.Yellow influences emotions, ego and selfconfidence, while green impacts the balance of mind, body and emotions.

WRIGHT ADVISES:

Those who need mental stimulation to be productive should surround themselves with blue. Good examples of those who’d use blue are accountants, finance experts, etc. For those who need creative stimulation, like a designer or a public relations expert, yellow might be the better color to surround yourself with. Those who often take on physical tasks might find red the color of choice. Green is a good choice for people who are juggling a lot of different tasks, since it stimulates balance, but be careful because green can also calm to the point of lowering productivity. Combining the colors also combines the effects, interestingly, so don’t think you have to choose one color only. Also remember that the intensity of the colors around you is an important factor in how stimulating that color is. Source: www.ayearofproductivity.com

“Color travels to us on wavelengths of photons from the sun,” she explained in one interview. “And when they strike a colored object, that object absorbs only the wavelengths that match its own atomic structure, and they reflect the rest, and that’s what we see. So the different wavelengths strike the eye in different ways. In the retina, they are converted into electrical impulses that pass to the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which governs our endocrine system and hormones, and much of our activity.” Simply put, color can influence our mind and our actions.

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A LITTLE MUSIC TO SET THE MOOD It’s no secret that music affects the way we feel. Every angst-filled teenager who has ever been scorned knows how music can affect our emotions. The right song can make us reflective, sad, happy, or excited. Studies published in the Journal of Music Therapy have shown that music can even have a healing effect on the mind. It can aid in meditation, a tool that many use to cope effectively and positively with the many different stressors they encounter in daily life. Furthermore, music has been used for centuries as a way to improve mood, restore energy levels, and even help the body heal physical wounds. Whatever challenge you face, whether it’s how to get through the rest of the afternoon or how do you cope with the loss of a loved one, music can be an effective means of catharsis that can promote good vibrations and positive vibes.

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WELLNESS

THE OBESIT Y-DEPRESSION CONNECTION It’s Complicated WRITTEN BY TAYLOR SMITH

OBESITY IS RAPIDLY BECOMING A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES AND ACROSS THE WORLD. SO MUCH SO, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PREDICTS THAT OBESITY WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH BY 2020 (THAT’S JUST A LITTLE OVER SIX YEARS!) STATISTICS LIKE THIS, ALONG WITH AN INTENSE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT, MAKE US PAINFULLY AWARE OF OBESITY’S LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS TO OUR BODIES. WHAT MANY OF US DON’T KNOW, HOWEVER, IS THAT BEING OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT CAN ALSO BE DAMAGING TO OUR PSYCHIC HEALTH.

But it shouldn’t come as a surprise. We’ve known for years that there are numerous health complications and serious medical repercussions that result from being overweight or obese, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and hypertension to name just a few. Mental health is simply another potential casualty of obesity. Sedentary lifestyles made all the more comfortable and convenient by the headlong march of technology, alongside destructive trends in food consumption and manufacture, joined with genetic proclivities and biological influences all make for a deadly combination of dynamics contributing to the rise of obesity around the world.

Health Behavior News Service, a part of the Center for Advancing Health. This remarkable statistic is most likely rooted in societal factors, more so than any physiological elements. Feeling like their lives are spiraling out of control, feeling uncomfortable or ostracized in public, or issues with body image could all contribute to the increased likelihood of depression in overweight or obese people. Furthermore, people with obesity suffer discrimination in multiple settings including both employment and social situations.

Having a BMI over 30 can increase the risk of depression by 50 to 150 percent, according to the

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BMI over 30 can increase the risk of depression by 50 to 150%

The link between depression and obesity is an interesting one. For starters, there appears to be little data to suggest that depression leads to increased rates in obesity, although the possible overuse of food for emotional coping may contribute. However, good selfcare, in particular exercise has been shown to improve depression in both non-overweight and overweight

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populations. Many, like Dr. Martin Binks, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University and Secretary Treasurer of the Obesity Society and the Obesity Society, are committed to raising awareness about the growing rates of obesity in the US and around the world, and to assist people in accessing the many reputable treatments that are available. Unfortunately many of the consequences of excess weight are not well understood by the public. Awareness is key. “We have pretty clear evidence that there are higher rates of depression in overweight people and obese individuals than the general population,” says Dr. Binks.

“We have pretty clear evidence that there are higher rates of depression in overweight people and obese individuals than the general population.”

Dr. Binks, who has years of clinical and academic experience exploring the consequences of obesity, says there is a need for awareness for the medical and psychosocial consequences of obesity. Too often people assume that attempts at promoting weight loss are driven by simple vanity, a veiled endeavor to make people conform to some arbitrarily determined “ideal” weight. The reality is that most people lose weight to preserve their physical and mental wellbeing, vanity being a non-factor. “You don’t have to hate your body to want to be healthier,” says Dr. Binks. “One of the problems in this society is that we’ve been looking for a the quick, nutrition only, fix to obesity.” To deny the link between obesity and mental health is a shortsighted mistake. To focus only on the physical aspects of weight loss, without giving thought to the psychosocial contributors and consequences for obese individuals, would be further folly. There is clearly a connection between obesity and the human psyche. Research has now demonstrated a direct biochemical connection between the fat cell, the biochemicals released by fat tissue and a direct effect decreasing serotonin levels “the antidepressant hormone” in the brain. Losing fat weight produces a reduction of fat tissue biochemicals allowing an increase in serotonin levels thereby decreasing or resolving depression. “We are able to take many if not most of our patients off antidepressants,” reports W. Allen Rader, Medical Director of Idaho Weight loss in Boise. Ideally, treatment for obese individuals would include much more than an overhaul to their diet and exercise regimen, although these two things play a large role in the treatment of both obesity and depression. “We also have data that says that depression tends to improve with weight loss and/or healthy behavior. There is some good data that shows that depression can improve by participating in physical activity, making better nutritional choices, and so forth. Both nutrition and physical activity is part of the sense of gaining control over something that you considered to be out of control—in this case your weight,” said Dr. Binks. Overcoming obesity and all its deleterious side effects, is a process—one that we must commit to as a society. Understanding all the potential dangers, both physical and mental, that unhealthy lifestyles present is the first step in the process of preventing and appropriately treating obesity.

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FOOD

7

Cocoa

CUSTOMIZED IDEAS

HOT CHOCOLATE is a go-to during the holidays, but how can you make that hot comfort drink your own, and make guests notice something different? For people who want something more than marshmallows and peppermint sticks, keep reading.

2. BUTTERSCOTCH TOPPING

4. GINGER

This one seems like a no-brainer. So why haven’t you tried it before?

3. A BIT OF CHOCOLATE

1. CINNAMON

Melt a bit of chocolate in your instant mix chocolate, and you’ll find the flavor improves exponentially.

Put a pinch of cinnamon in your hot cocoa to shake things up. Friends and family will be wanting the secret.

5. CHILI POWDER If you don’t believe us, just take a look at Mexican hot chocolate recipes. Our brothers down south have it figured out.

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Only if you feel daring. A strange but delicious twist.

6. PEANUT BUTTER Reese’s lovers unite around this new favorite. Just plop a little peanut butter in your steaming mug, and let it melt to create an amazing concoction.

7. MAPLE SYRUP This legendary topping does well in hot chocolate, just like it does well on a thousand breakfast foods.

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Tips for Foolproof Fondue Fun THERE’S NOT MUCH TO DISLIKE ABOUT A VAT OF DELICIOUS MELTED CHEESE, UNLESS YOU’RE LACTOSE INTOLERANT. FONDUE HAS LONG BEEN A FAVORITE PARTY TREAT AND GREAT DATE NIGHT FUN. IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD FONDUE OR NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO IT YOURSELF, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT HOW TO DO FONDUE RIGHT.

1. CHEESE Not all cheese is created equal. Picking the right cheese is the first step to fondue success. Gruyère, Swiss, or Cheddar are all great options. These cheeses have a robust, but not overpowering, flavor that pairs well many different foods.

2. BASE

3. VARIETY

A good base goes a long way. Every fondue needs a good base to give it the right consistency. Acidic wines, such as white wines, pair very well with fondue. If you prefer to make yours without alcohol, substitute milk with 2-3 tbsp. of lemon juice for the added acidity.

There’s beauty in variety. Even though bread is the traditional dipping food of choice, don’t be afraid to branch out. Try vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower or cornichons, fruits like Granny Smith apples or pears, or different kinds of breads like pretzels.

4. CONSISTENCY Consistency is key. The consistency of your cheese fondue, as already mentioned, can make or break the dish. Achieving the right consistency requires more than just melting cheese in a pot. You’ll need to use a thickener to get your fondue just right. Shredding your cheese and tossing it lightly in some flour or cornstarch should give your fondue the consistency of warm honey when it’s ready.

5. PATIENCE PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. Don’t add the cheese all at once. Adding the cheese gradually and monitoring the cheese as it’s melting will give your fondue a finer, smoother consistency. The amount of cheese you’ll use may differ slightly from the recipe. You might not need all the cheese or you might need more. Going slow is the best way to make sure you get just enough for the perfect dish.

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To celebrate the premier of the second Hobbit movie, we’ve included a recipe for a food from Tolkien’s timeless book: seed cake.

At the height of the British Empire, herbs and spices were imported from all over the world.

Many of those spices, and recipes that featured them, made their way into British cuisine; others were incorporated into the existing styles of British cooking. Caraway, which is indigenous to North Africa as well as southern Europe and the Middle East, is no exception. Historically used as a palate-cleanser, and today featured in many ways in German cuisine, caraway’s distinctive flavor meshes well with many sweet, salty, and tart flavors. In this recipe, the caraway is used as a complement to nutty almond flavors and a sweet citrus note, combined to make a rich cake, the likes of which came into widespread use during Victorian England. These seed cakes, which can feature caraway, poppy, or other seeds, are a beloved food in Britain still today, and are known around the world from their mention in

J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S THE HOBBIT.

Caraway Citrus Seed Cake INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

2.5 c all-purpose flour

Preheat your oven to 375 F (180 C).

1 c. caster or granulated white sugar, plus a small amount for sprinkling over the top of the cake

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

2 eggs 10 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus a small amount for greasing the pan 1 tbsp. orange zest

In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, the citrus zests, the vanilla extract, and the sugar until the mixture is smooth. Beat the eggs slowly into the butter/sugar mix, then incorporate the milk, stirring until the mixture is homogeneous.

1/2 tbsp. lemon zest

Slowly add the flour mixture into the liquid, stirring until no lumps remain. Fold in the caraway seeds and the almonds.

2 tsp. baking powder

Grease either an 8” (20 cm) square pan or a 9” (23 cm) round pan, and add the batter.

1/3 c. (100 mL) whole milk 1-2 tbsp. ground almonds 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 2-3 tbsp. caraway seeds

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Sprinkle additional caraway seeds and sugar over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the top is a nice gold color. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center - if it comes out with no batter on it, the cake is finished! This delightful cake can be served either hot or cold, and goes nicely with butter or clotted cream. It will keep in the freezer for several months.

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A guide to Utah’s best sushi We are including sushi reviews in the December issue for one big reason: because approaching holiday eating from a new perspective can bring new life to the winter festivities. Food is as much a part of Christmas as jingling bells and tinsel, and most everyone needs inspiration when it comes to finding great places to eat out during the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a fresh tradition, a healthier alternative to gravy and pies or just an awesome meal, here are a couple of ideas from the Far East.

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et’s get Naked Fish Bistro, that is. Too much?

My apologies for the cheap joke, but I couldn’t resist. Joking aside, we recommend in all seriousness that everyone should be getting Naked Fish more often. The name Naked Fish Bistro perfectly sums up the ethos of this restaurant— it’s all about the fish. They don’t dress it up or hide inferior product behind stronger flavors like soy sauce or wasabi. It’s simply the best fish, from all over the world I must add, prepared to perfection. That may seem like hyperbole, but perfection really is the word for what they’re doing at Naked Fish. “The Japanese tradition is bent on perfection. Making your craft become your art,” said chef Sunny Tsogbadrakh, as he prepared our first course of sashimi. Chef Sunny studied to be a sushi chef in the Japanese tradition for almost a decade under the tutelage of an award-winning sushi chef before bringing his craft to Naked Fish—and it was apparent from the beginning. His skill and mastery were on constant display as he prepared our dishes with expertise and an eye for detail, while offering explanations and insights about everything from Japanese tradition to the nature of each ingredient he selected. One thing we found to be particularly admirable is Naked Fish’s commitment to sustainable fishing practices all around the world. They meticulously select only the best products harvested by sustainable means.

beef I’ve ever had) but it was the sushi that stole the show. Each piece was made right in front of us. We were told all about the fish, its unique qualities and flavors, and even given pointers on how to eat it so we had the most authentic experience. The desire to scale back and find the traditional roots of sushi is what sets Naked Fish apart from other sushi restaurants. Naked Fish is leaving behind the “American-ized” sushi you’ll find in most other restaurants like “California rolls” and boldly showing people authentic Japanese cuisine. Naked Fish Bistro offers one of the most authentic Japanese dining experiences that rivals any experience I’ve had with food from any culture.

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The okasame (chef’s choice) style service at the bar is an experience you’re not likely to forget. But if you’re in the mood for something slightly quicker, they have an excellent selection of sushi and cooked dishes to feed any craving.

Each dish was plated with an eye for aesthetics. Every cut of sashimi was measured out to perfect length and thickness, each piece of sushi crafted so that the rice was the perfect temperature, the fish cold, with just the right amount of wasabi so that everything tasted exactly like it was supposed to. The cooked dishes were incredible as well. We had the most impeccably cooked pieces of ultraprime Wagyu beef (perhaps the best

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hef Takashi is not your typical sushi chef and his restaurant, Takashi, is not your typical sushi bar. It has all the makings of sushi bar, sure—the great group atmosphere, the bustling kitchen area complete with multiple chefs wielding mega-sharp knives, the fresh fish, and the list goes on. By all appearances Takashi is a typical—nay, traditional sushi bar. But then you look over the menu and suddenly it’s obvious what makes them so unique. “Ceviche style mussel shooters? At a sushi bar? Well, that’s interesting… and delicious.” As we came to find out, Chef Takashi spent a number of years in South America growing up and he loves to incorporate these flavors into his own recipes. It’s part of the identity that he imparts to all his food and all the dishes at Takashi. And it’s the modernity of the menu fare you’ll notice the most. Every specialty roll seems to be infused with a certain amount

of South American flavors and you can get a number of ceviche inspired dishes. But they can field your more traditional tastes as well as any other place in Salt Lake City. From nigiri to sashimi to California rolls, Takashi can meet requests for the usual and the unusual alike—and that’s what makes them special. Takashi is a restaurant that is obviously steeped in tradition—there’s a certain reverence for the methods and the culinary history upon which the restaurant is built. But that doesn’t mean that Takashi is afraid to keep one eye on the past and one eye gazing toward the future and the potential for matchless culinary combinations.

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Non-Invasive Fat Reduction:

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or years my patients have asked me about fat reduction systems on the market today. Wouldn’t it be great if you could lose fat without diet and exercise and without surgical liposuction? Who wouldn’t want that? For years I have told my patients this is just too good to be true. I met with new device companies and listened to their pitches. I even looked into wraps you buy at parties and clinics. But I always left asking the same unanswered question: Where does the fat go? No one could ever give me an answer that made sense with my background of biological training. Some of the systems required special diets or exercise programs—you have to wonder, is the fat loss from the treatment you are paying for, or the diet and exercise you are required to do? Some systems admit they require continuous treatment because their effects are temporary. That’s not real fat reduction.

Then I found a system chillingly different.

Many non-invasive fat reduction technologies rely on heat through radio-frequency, ultra sound, or lasers to disrupt or rupture the cell wall of the fat cell. This does several things: it causes cellular trauma and an internal wound healing response by the body; it also causes triglycerides (the fat) within the cells to spill out into the body system. The hope is that the body will capture all that fat and remove it rather than allow it to cycle around and redeposit somewhere else.

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But what if there was another way? Enter CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.

CoolSculpting is the only noninvasive fat reduction technology to use the power of cold delivered through a vacuum suction applicator to freeze fat cells. Why cold? Think about the butter sitting in your home right now. If you leave it on the counter it becomes soft and pliable, put it in the refrigerator and it gets hard—but your milk and eggs don’t freeze. Harvard scientists found fat cells uniquely respond to cold. Those cells can be targeted for freezing without harming other cells in your body. The real power of cold, the reason this technology is transformational, is the body’s response to frozen cells. The freezing process causes fat cells to go through a natural cellular death, called apoptosis. The fat cells begin to break themselves up neatly into smaller pieces and signal the immune system. Then the macrophages, or the garbage collecting cells of the body (remember 8th grade biology?) clean up the fat cells and the immune system metabolizes them. This is a natural response to a natural cellular death. This is the first system that to me makes biological sense. But not everyone in my office was convinced. Jamie is by nature skeptical. When I told her about bringing CoolSculpting into our practice she thought I was crazy. She sat through the training with a critical, say even a dismissive eye. She was offered treatment and tried it, but

chose a very limited treatment area. It was her way of saying, “I’ll try it, but I’m not investing much because this isn’t going to work.” Because CoolSculpting is a natural process, the results take time—up to 2 - 4 months. So Jamie waited and doubted. Then one morning she says, “I’m ready for the rest of my treatments! When can you hook me up?” It turns out over the weekend she causally ran her hands over her stomach. She was shocked to feel a real difference in the area treated by CoolSculpting. Patients can expect, on average, a 20-24% reduction in the fat layer of the treated area. My skeptic was now a giddy supporter. CoolSculpting is not for everybody and cannot solve every fat reduction need. But it is FDA cleared and clinically proven. Call us today to see if it is right for you. Maybe it can jump start your New Year’s resolution.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Dayne Petersen NuVista Plastic Surgery 801-261-5791 nuvistaplasticsurgery.com

Dr. Petersen recently moved his practice here to Utah after spending several years on the teaching faculty of the University of Oklahoma. To learn more about Dr. Petersen and breast oasis, the non-profit he supports, visit his website www.nuvistaplasticsurgery.com.

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UtahHealthScape:

Health Care Intelligence you need to make smart choices for you and your family

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hen you need to hire a handyman for your house, you ask for referrals because after all, don’t the best handymen come from word of mouth? Same goes when you need a plumber, landscaper or electrician. Why wouldn’t you do the same for health care? Now you can with UtahHealthScape. org, an easy-to-navigate website where you can find a directory of Utah doctors, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, and health insurance plans. Currently, UtahHealthScape consumers can log on to research care quality and patient experience scores for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and health plans. Another benefit? It’s available in both English and Spanish. Information on UtahHealthScape is organized easily so you can find just what you need to care for your family. For instance, let’s say you’re looking for a hospital. On UtahHealthScape you can enter your zip code and how far you’re willing to travel and get a customized directory of all the hospitals in your area. This listing will also show you which hospitals have easy online tools, such as the ability to pay your bill online, awards for providing high quality care, and other key characteristics. Switch over to the Quality Ratings section and you can find out which hospitals have the best safety record for surgeries, the cleanest rooms, or whose patients are the least likely to end up having to come back to the hospital because of an infection or other complication. UtahHealthScape lets you judge a healthcare facility both on objectively-measured patient safety scores and survey feedback from actual patients.

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• What pediatricians have night and weekend office hours? • What home health agencies accept Veterans benefits? • Which nursing home will take the best care of my mom? All of this information can be found on UtahHealthScape. Imagine what you could learn and how it could impact your life. Be an intelligent healthcare consumer. Not only will it save you time, it might even save your life. UtahHealthScape.org is a consumer tool created and supported by HealthInsight, a local Utah non-profit organization. The data are gathered by state and federal agencies and vetted by a wide range of community members, from doctors to consumers like you.

Clare Tobin Lence is a Project Coordinator with HealthInsight. She works on numerous projects to help consumers and patients make the best healthcare decisions for them, from choosing the right physician to organizing medical info in a personal health record to self-managing chronic diseases like diabetes.

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he hustle and bustle of the holiday activities from shopping to hosting and attending parties make this time of year stressful enough without having to think about allergies and asthma. But for the millions who suffer, ‘tis the season of sneaky triggers which can be found in everything from dusty decorations to allergenladen fare. It can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when you are sneezing and wheezing! But you can still take pleasure in the holiday season if you plan ahead and know what triggers your symptoms. To make sure your holidays are misery free, follow these tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: • Can the air freshener: Think twice when spritzing air freshener before your next party. About one-third of people with asthma report health problems from air fresheners, which contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Studies show VOC exposure even below accepted levels can increase the risk of asthma in children. Open the windows to air out the house instead.

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• Beware of the after Thanksgiving effect: Even if you’ve become tolerant of your cat or dog, you may find yourself sneezing and wheezing when you return after visiting Grandma or other relatives for the holidays. This flare-up of pet allergies is called the Thanksgiving Effect. I can help you cope with your allergies to Fifi or Fido. Give me a call! • Taste cautiously: Food allergens can show up in the strangest places – soy in mock caviar, peanuts in pie crust, shellfish in stuffing – so be cautious about piling up your plate during the holidays. Even turkey can be a landmine. Allergens in stuffing can be absorbed into the meat, cook your bird unstuffed. You also may want to stick to a natural turkey, which contains only turkey and water since self-basting turkeys sometimes have soy, wheat and dairy. • Sneeze-free gifts: Gift giving for allergic friends can be tricky: nickel, a common cause of contact dermatitis, can be found in earrings, necklaces and watches; candy can include

nuts or other allergens; and perfume and other items with strong scents can cause some people to break out in a rash. Instead, consider gifts such as dessert plates, wine glasses and books. • Think through the décor: Everyone loves a festive house, but watch out, hidden allergens can lurk in the decorations. Last year’s decorations may be dusty – as in full of allergy-triggering dust mites – if you didn’t store them in airtight containers. Some people are allergic to terpene found in the sap of Christmas trees, or are bothered by the mold that lurks on the trees. Consider an artificial tree (but be sure to store it properly so it doesn’t get dusty). Also watch out for poinsettias which are problematic for people with a latex allergy since the plant is part of the rubber tree family.

Please visit wwwrockymountainallergy.com or call 801-775-9800 for more information. I would love to assist you in making this Thanksgiving symptom-free from allergies and asthma and keep you safe from a serious event from a food allergy. Learn more about our exciting food allergy treatment program as well!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Douglas H. Jones, MD

Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 801-775-9800 rockymountainallergy.com Dr. Jones specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions relating to allergies, asthma and immune system disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his MD from Penn State University and completed his specialty training at Creighton University.

So, let’s put a stop to the sneezing and wheezing and let’s get you breathing! Visit me to find the reason so you can have some holiday cheer this season!

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INFERTILITY

Infertility is generally defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. It is a very common problem affecting approximately 10% of couples worldwide. For many people, this results in great anxiety and puts a tremendous amount of stress on their relationship.

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he God-given desire and ability to reproduce is one of life’s greatest joys and rewards. “Children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” When this ability is hindered, it can set off years of heartache and frustration. Luckily, the vast majority of infertile or sub-fertile couples can conceive with patience and medical intervention. The classic evaluation for infertility consists of 5 basic steps or tests. They are: • • • • •

DOCUMENTATION OF OVULATION SEMEN ANALYSIS POST-COITAL TEST HSG OR HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM LAPAROSCOPY

The post-coital test is generally not performed any longer and is of very limited value. The first two tests can be performed quickly and at very minimal cost. Ovulation kits are now readily available at most drug or grocery stores at very low cost. They simply demonstrate when there is surge in the hormone that causes ovulation to occur. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to wait for ovulation to occur prior to having intercourse. The reason for this is that the egg, the largest cell in the body and the only cell you can see with the naked eye, only lives for 12 to 24 hours once it is released. The sperm, on the other hand, which are so small that over 60 million can be found in 1 ml of seminal fluid, can actually live up to 5 or 6 days in the female genital tract. Therefore it is generally best to start having sex 4 or 5 days prior to ovulation. Keeping track of several cycles can help you predict when your chances of conception will be the greatest and to see if you are indeed ovulating on a regular basis. In fact, the most frequent cause of infertility is generally considered to be polycystic ovary syndrome, in which a woman fails to ovulate on a regular basis. This can typically be remedied by prescribing a fairly simple and low cost medication called Clomid. Prior to embarking on clomiphene therapy, however, you should have some simple blood tests. These might include a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), a follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), a luteinizing hormone (LH), and a prolactin level. In addition, your doctor may order a day 3 FSH to check for ovarian reserve, especially if you are over 35. Approximately 40% of infertility arises from ovulation malfunction in the female partner.

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Another 40% of infertility arises out of inadequate or malformed semen production in the male partner. The second step is therefore a simple semen analysis that can be easily ordered by your gynecologist and performed at the local hospital or lab. This needs be done in a proper manner and instructions can be obtained prior to taking the sample in for evaluation. Men often have something called a varicocele, which can typically be surgically repaired by a urologist if they have inadequate numbers of sperm. Generally at least 20 million are necessary for conception to occur. Even if the man only has a few sperm you may still be able to have children through ICSI or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection that can only be performed by a highly trained reproductive endocrinologist. This is when a single sperm is directly injected into a single egg. The third step is performing an HSG to verify that both fallopian tubes are open and functioning properly. Prior infection with Chlamydia is the most common reason for tubal obstruction, but a ruptured appendix, prior abdominal surgery, and endometriosis are also common etiologies. This is the main reason why IVF or In Vitro Fertilization was originally invented. The last basic step in evaluating infertility is a laparoscopy and requires in-hospital or at least outpatient surgical evaluation of the abdomen or pelvis. This is done by placing a camera directly into the abdominal cavity and visualizing the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This is mainly to check for endometriosis. Although minimal and

mild endometriosis does not typically hinder fertility significantly, moderate or severe disease definitely does and is a major reason for the inability to conceive. If endometriosis is present, the surgeon can usually excise or cauterize the lesions. A GnRH agonist can also be prescribed post-operatively if necessary. THERE ARE NUMEROUS CAUSES OF INFERTILITY AND THIS ARTICLE ONLY IS INTENDED TO GIVE A VERY BASIC APPROACH TO SOME OF THE MORE COMMON ETIOLOGIES. YOUR OB/ GYN CAN PERFORM MOST OF THESE STEPS PRIOR TO REFERRAL TO A REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Saunders, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology Personal Care 801-692-1429 drsaundersobgyn.com

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When Your Antidepressants

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omen and men taking antidepressants can be living a very frustrating life. They’re afraid of not taking them, but taking them makes them feel numb, or, as many of our patients say, “I feel like a zombie.” Depression is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, even when your doctor has checked your thyroid and told you it was okay. Often times it has to do with chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters: serotonin and dopamine, which are very dependent on thyroid levels. Neurotransmitters play a role in shaping who we are and how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. They influence our moods, memory

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and learning, self-esteem, anxiety levels, motivation, and more. This explains why some people who have been suffering for years with unresolved thyroid symptoms can become grouchy, angry, and pessimistic. That reflects not who they are necessarily, but instead their worsening brain function. You can quickly check to see if your neurotransmitters are in good shape: go to www.utahwellnessinstitute.com and go to the “Neurotransmitter Assessment Test” tab. Take the test. See if your brain chemicals are in good shape. They may need help. It’s what we do. Dr. Robert Jones is the clinic director at the Utah Wellness Institute in Draper, Utah.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Jones, D.C. Utah Wellness Institute Hormone Therapy 801-576-1155 utahwellnessinstitute.com

Having a healthy balance of hormones is critical to a fulfilling life—and this is our specialty. Our wellness program also includes nutritional analysis and modifications, whole-food dietary supplementation, personalized exercise programs, a blockbuster medical weight loss program if needed, and education regarding your pH balance.

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INHUNGER?

“I’m drowning in hunger”

Hunger is probably the greatest challenge to losing excess weight. Most “diets” use portion control as a significant part of being successful. The other challenge is avoiding or limiting high calorie dense food that of course tastes good and is readily available. When combined with lower activity lifestyle of using computers or phones to do our jobs, and finding entertainment without physical exertion, we enter the “Perfect Storm” to gain weight. The Lap-Band can literally be the “Life Ring” to keep individuals from drowning in hunger. It is a silicone band surgically placed by a minimally invasive procedure around the top portion of the stomach to suppress appetite. There will be less urge to eat so you can swim against the tide of hunger. As a result there is less

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interest in food between meals, faster satisfaction with small portions, that lasts longer. A key success approach with the Lap-Band is to eat the smallest amount that it takes to feel like your not hungry and to then stop eating. Without a Lap-Band that point may be more calories than you should have to maintain a healthy weight. We can all eat when we are not hungry but when excess weight is a problem then the boat needs to change direction. If you feel like you are drowning in hunger and have not found other “rescue rings” in your swim against excess weight consider a Lap-Band. It can literally save your life!

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Darrin F. Hansen, MD, FACS Utah Lap-Band 801-LAP-BAND UtahLapBand.com

HOPE. HELP. LASTING WEIGHT LOSS.

Darrin F. Hansen, MD., F.A.C.S.

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SLEEP APNEA

The Cause is Not what you think…

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ost people believe that sleep apnea is caused by a sagging soft pallet or by some other obstructive tissue in the throat. Not so. It is caused by the diminution of the signal from the brain to the diaphragm that occurs when muscular inhibition is imposed during the transition from stage I to stage II sleep. In some people, the un-intended reduction in the signal to breath is significant enough that the breathing goes beyond shallow and simply stops all-together. After a short period of time the brain realizes the need to breath and forces the subject to make a rapid inhalation to re-start respiration. It is this rapid inhalation that literally drags the sagging soft tissues into the airway. You can get a sense of this by considering that the same throat that doesn’t close off during the day or when you lay down and are

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awake, becomes an obstruction problem when you try to sleep. It’s the rapid inhalation that drags the tissue into the airway. It doesn’t just fall there or it would do that during normal breathing when you are awake. So the solution is not to have tissue removed from your neck or force air into your lungs with a machine, the solution is to increase the signal that keeps the breathing going so that you don’t stop and then later make the rapid inhalation. This can be done with some simple herbs that intensify the signal from the brain to the diaphragm, increase the gastransfer efficiency of the lungs and relax some of the skeletal muscles that can be obstructive to the propagation of this signal. Lobelia, Thyme and Cramp Bark do just that.

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Now you can end Sleep Apnea , Restless Legs and Leg Cramps and get a good Night’s sleep – night after night. If you’ve been suffering with any of these sleep issues, you really want a solution, don’t you? You know how important sleep is to achieving good health so where’s the answer? Perhaps you’ve tried pills and potions and gimmicks but nothing has brought the relief you need. Well the good news is –real help is here at last. Hi, I’m Steve Frank and I suffered from sleep apnea for years, so I know exactly what you’re going through. I even tried the CPAP machine but I could not sleep with anything strapped to my face. It was a serious problem and I was determined to find an answer. As an herbalist, I diligently pursued a group of herbs that would correct this problem and thank goodness, my persistence paid off! My patent-pending formulation has helped thousands and I use it every night. Now you can try it too! My Mom asked me what to do about persistent leg cramps. She had tried all the suggested supplements but still had problems. I put together a group of herbs to relax nerves, reduce tension and increase circulation. It worked great for her! Later, I found that it works for Restless Legs as well. Now you can use it too.

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DEC. 21 THE PIANO GUYS

Energy Solutions Arena 301 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT Christmas is a special time. The food, the presents and the music make it a magical time. Come celebrate with The Piano Guys when they bring their Home For Christmas concert to EnergySolutions Arena December 21st!

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WINTER SUN 10K

2705 East Bench Road, Moab, UT A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the annual Winter Sun 10K a great reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny.

Mon Houston Rockets Wed Indiana Pacers Sat Sacramento Kings Mon Portland Trailblazers Sat San Antonia Spurs Fri Los Angeles Lakers Mon Charlotte Bobcats

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The Jolliest 5K in Utah. All registered runners get a full and complete Santa Suit to run this 5K in. Along the course you will find milk and cookie stops (with water) to aid the Santa’s on their journey. Christmas Music plays over head. This race is followed by a Christmas Concert and is a lot of fun. In 2013 the race moved to the Shops at Riverwoods.

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NORTH POLE EXPRESS CHRISTMAS TRAIN

Heber City Don't miss the ever popular trip to the North Pole, a wonderful experience for the whole family! Elves serve hot drinks and treats while sharing favorite carols . Enjoy the magic of the season as your child's eyes light up when Santa climbs aboard, in the comfort of your favorite pj's. Reserve your tickets early, seats sell out fast!

Lights at Temple Square

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BALLET WEST PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER

At the Capitol Theatre, 50 W 200 S Salt Lake City, UT (801) 355-2787 Ring in the holidays with the 58th edition of Willam Christensen's beloved production. Hailed by The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay as “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen,” the delightful world of Ballet West’s The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. For a fun-loving change of pace, on Dec 30th try our Nutty Nutcracker. Sugar Plum Parties following each 2:00 PM Nutcracker matinee. 

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HOLIDAY LIGHTS - THANKSGIVING POINT

Closed Sundays and Christmas Day Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043 Snuggle up for a ride through Holiday LIghts, featuring more than one million sparkling lights. The displays include lit-up snowmen, angels, toy soldiers, reindeer, Christmas trees, and more!

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THE LIGHTS AT TEMPLE SQUARE

Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 Every Christmas, Temple Square becomes a wonderland of festive lights and nativity scenes. Visitors can enjoy the lights, watch the Christmas story unfold outside the South Visitors’ Center, or listen to local musicians perform. The Christmas lights, displays, and performances will run from November 26 to December 31, with special activities and performances held December 29-31 to celebrate New Year’s.

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FESTIVAL OF TREES

South Towne Expo Center. 9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070 For 43 years, the Festival of Trees has been a “Gift of Love” to children. The Festival is organized by a volunteer board of 85 women who enlist time and talents from thousands of individuals, organizations, businesses, and families throughout Utah and beyond.  Over $33 million has been raised for children at Primary Children’s Hospital through the Festival since 1971, with $1,871,546.91 raised last year. Every penny raised helps children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

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STRINGTOWN POLAR EXPRESS

455 East 200 North, Lindon, UT 84042 The Polar Express is a train ride for the whole family that leaves the Stringtown Station and travels to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. Each guest on the Polar Express will get to visit Santa Claus, tell him what they want for Christmas, and get their picture taken. Santa also sings Christmas songs with the kids, tells a Christmas story, and teaches about the true meaning of Christmas.

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JEFFREY AYERS, MD MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Elase Medical Spa

801-495-2737 Healthy-Mag.com/Elase

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DOUGLAS H. JONES, MD

Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

801-775-9800 Healthy-Mag.com/Jones

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SLOAN TAYLOR, M.D.

Office-Based Anesthesia Services 972-897-4475 Healthy-Mag.com/sloantaylor

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DARRIN F. HANSEN MD, FACS

Utah Lap Band

801-LAP-BAND (801-527-2263) Healthy-Mag.com/Hansen

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PHILLIP C. HOOPES ,MD

Hoopes Vision Correction Center 801-568-0200 Healthy-Mag.com/Hoopes

AMANDA DONOHUE, DO

Jordan Valley Medical Center

801-263-2370 Healthy-Mag.com/Donohue

COSME TIC SURGERY

BENJAMIN DUNKLEY, DO

Envision Cosmetic Surgery

801-268-2650 See online: envisionsurgery.com

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WALTER MEDEN, DDS

Elite Smiles

801-572-6262 Healthy-Mag.com/Meden

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DON BIGELOW, DDS, PC

K. Don Dental

801-424-0600 Healthy-Mag.com/Bigelow

RedRiver Health and Wellness Center

The SMART Clinic

801-446-2822 Healthy-Mag.com/Redd

801- 676-7632 Healthy-Mag.com/SmartClinic

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SPINE CARE / SURGERY

Utah Wellness Institute

The SMART Clinic

ROBERT JONES, DC

801-576-1155 Healthy-Mag.com/RobertJones

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RUSSELL A. FOULK, MD

Utah Fertility Center

801-492-9200 Healthy-Mag.com/Foulk

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SelectHealth

801-442-5038 Healthy-Mag.com/SelectHealth

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Altius Health Plans

800-377-4161 Healthy-Mag.com/Altius

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LANE C. CHILDS, MD, FACS

Western Urological Clinic

801-993-1800 Healthy-Mag.com/Childs

Western Urological Clinic

801-993-1800 Healthy-Mag.com/Gange

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Salt Lake Regional, Precision Joint Replacement Center

AARON HOFMANN, MD

866-431-9355 Healthy-Mag.com/SLRegional

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M E N ’ S H E A LT H

JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Men’s Health Center

LAURA WESTERN

801-530-0660 Healthy-Mag.com/JDRF

S PA

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Seasons Salon and Day Spa

801-223-9356 Healthy-Mag.com/Seasons

SKIN CARE

DOUGLASS FORSHA, MD

South Valley Dermatology

801-569-1456 southvalleydermatology.com

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HARRISON LAZARUS, MD, FACS

21st Century Vein Clinic

801-263-0778 Healthy-Mag.com/Lazarus

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Align Wellness

801-673-3274 Healthy-Mag.com/Warren

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801-580-8855 Healthy-Mag.com/Men

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Treehouse Athletic Club

Obstetrics & Gynecology Personal Care

801-553-0123 Healthy-Mag.com/Treehouse

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801- 676-7632 Healthy-Mag.com/SmartClinic

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BROOKE KITTEL

SCOTT ADELMAN, MD

M E N ’ S H E A LT H

STEVEN N. GANGE, MD, FACS

ORTHOPEDICS/SPORTS MED

801-302-2600 www.roseman.edu

866-431-WELL (9355) Healthy-Mag.com/SLRegional

SPINE CARE / SURGERY

JOSHUA JAMES REDD, DC

D E N TA L : G E N E R A L

WILLIAM CARROLL, DDS

TREVOR MAGEE, MD

Salt Lake Regional, The Center for Precision Joint Replacement

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INSURANCE C A R D I O LO G Y

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W O M E N ’ S H E A LT H 801-692-1429 Mark Saunders , MD | Dr. Saunders OB/GYN

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PHILLIP C. HOOPES, JR., MD

Hoopes Vision Correction Center 801-568-0200 Healthy-Mag.com/Hoopes.Jr

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BRANDON W. FAIRBANKS DMD

YO G A 801-467-6909 Alexandra Bassett, Director | Yoga Central

Fairbanks Orthodontics

801-766-4660 Healthy-Mag.com/Fairbanks

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