2022 Best of Utah Valley: Beauty + Health

  Best Beauty School Acaydia Spa and School of Aesthetics Aveda Institute Provo Taylor Andrews Best Brows Amara Med Spa, Salon & Boutique Summit Spa and Float Calm Spa & Salon   Best Day Spa Amara Med Spa, Salon & Boutique Summit Spa & Float The Retreat   Best Eyelashes Amara Med Spa, Salon & […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure Comes to Utah Valley Hospital

The completion of the new Pedersen Tower at Utah Valley Hospital opened possibilities not available before the facility’s expansion. One major improvement is a dedicated operating room with the equipment required to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis that hinders blood flow through the heart. “Traditionally, this […]

Nonprofits looking for donation love during marathon fundraiser

The countdown is on for 24 hours of giving to your favorite nonprofit through Love Utah Give Utah. Project Read, based in Provo, is hoping to raise $1,000 this year for one-on-one tutoring services for functionally illiterate adults, said program coordinator Millie Jones. The tutoring helps people further their education, get better employment or even […]

Lehi creates program to help families get healthy in 2016

Forget individual fitness goals or weight loss contests — in Lehi, it’s all about family. A few years ago, the mayor started an initiative to get the whole family involved in being healthy, and Get Fit Lehi was born, said Cameron Boyle, assistant to the city administrator. Once a family has signed up, they set […]

Utah County 5th healthiest county in Utah

When it comes to healthy behaviors, you can’t beat Utah County. Most residents do not smoke. The obesity rate is relatively low. Most people have ready access to exercise and do so at least moderately. Excessive drinking is rare, and alcohol-impaired driving deaths are low. In fact, Utah County has been ranked No. 1 in […]

10 killer workouts for bored exercisers

Not feeling motivated to work out? Don’t sweat it (just yet). Switching up your exercise format or starting something new altogether is often enough to get you excited about working out again. Whether you like to work out solo at the gym, in a group fitness class or in the comfort  of your own home, […]

Utah Women’s Show celebrates women

The bi-annual Utah Women’s Show is celebrating women this weekend at the Utah Valley University UCCU Center in Orem. “This is our health and beauty edition so there’s a lot of spas, salons and make-overs in this year’s show,” said Kendall Bennett, one of the show’s producers. “It’s always fun when we have this many health […]

Best of Utah Valley Beauty and Home Services

You spoke and we wrote. The last two months saw more than 4,000 readers cast votes in our“Best Of” categories for this issue — Beauty and Home Services. This combination of bedhead to homestead makes sense. We care about looking and feeling our best, and we want our homes to be as happy as we are. In this section, […]

A weighty issue: Poll reveals what locals think about their weight

In a UV360 poll, 80 percent of Utah Valley residents said they’d like to lose weight. Forty-two percent said “a lot of weight,” 38 percent said “a little weight” and 13 percent said “I am my ideal weight.” Seven percent said, “I need to gain a few pounds.” At a national level, 69.2 percent of […]

Relief for what’s ailing you: Local doctors give their RX for chronic pain

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and costs Americans $560 to $635 billion annually in health care costs and loss of productivity. While many people suffer from temporary acute pain, such as burning a finger, chronic pain persists over months or […]

10 ways to be healthier without exercising

Losing weight is at the top of the list for most resolution-making Americans this year. Unfortunately, more than half of those people will fall short of their goals within the next six months. Instead of the usual (and near impossible) “lose weight” goal, consider making some of these goals to improve your overall health. And […]

New research says a Mediterranean diet can lower risk of dementia

A Mediterranean diet can improve mental health, according to a September study by the University of Exeter’s Medical School. The study is the first systemic review of existing research involving the Mediterranean diet’s effect on the brain. The research team found that individuals who strictly adhered to the Mediterranean diet, a diet high in fruits and vegetables, […]

UV Health: InstaCare-ful Treatment

Intermountain urgent care clinics play a valuable (and less expensive) role in a family’s overall medical treatment with efficient after-hours service It seems to be scientifically impossible for ear infections to develop during the regular office hours of any pediatrician. In addition, bones only seem to break after 5 p.m. And fevers seem to heat […]

9 hot indoor exercise crazes and where to try them

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says 80 percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise. The U.S. government recommends that adults get at a minimum of 2.5 hours of aerobic activity every week or a consecutive one hour and 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise each week, or a combination of both. Adults should also […]

How to not gain weight this holiday season

Healthy eating during the holidays can be tough — especially when you’re faced with once-a-year temptations like grandma’s famous pumpkin roll or your mom’s secret-recipe stuffing. Letting yourself go for just a couple of days during the magical holiday season doesn’t seem like such a crime, until you step on the scales and realize that your […]

Half-marathoning women lead the second running boom

More women and half-marathoners are crossing finish lines than ever before and are fueling the second running boom — both across the country and here in Utah Valley. Perfectionism-driven inhabitants of Happy Valley, as well as folks who run for other reasons, are taking to the streets and trails and treadmills to run for fun, […]

Grandma knows best: Local 90-year-old shares tips for a happy, healthy life

According to a 2013 report from the Center for Disease Control, Utah is home to some of the healthiest seniors in the nation. Utah ranks No. 9 in nationwide life expectancy and Utah seniors have an average of 15 years of healthy life beyond age 65. For 90-year-old Ora Mae Hyatt of Orem, health and […]

2010 Fitness Challenge Participants and Trainers

utahvalley360.com Tayva Lynn Bushey Age 24 Occupation UVU student and legal assistant at Bartholomew Silva & Associates CITY Orem Weight 265 Height 5 feet 11 inches INCHES 14.75 inches (bicep), 41 inches (waist), 50 inches (hip), 29 inches (thigh) family Mom of 5-year-old son History of weight struggles Starting in second grade, I became aware […]