A Healthier U

WALKING AN EXTRA TWO MINUTES EACH HOUR MAY OFFSET HAZARDS OF SITTING TOO LONG By Julie Kiefer, Manager, Science Communications, University of Utah Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long […]


While Utah is home to five national parks, they usually require a few days (and nights) to visit. Here are six excursions away from the Wasatch Front where you’ll still be back by bedtime.

The Wheels of Winter

It’s snow season, and freezing temperatures are the norm, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your bike.

I, Carly

After dealing with a new challenge this past yearβ€”one that threatened her lifeβ€”Utah Soccer goalkeeper Carly Nelson discusses her recent health scare, growing up in Utah as a lesbian and the positive impact she hopes to have on her friends, family and others.

Predicting the uphill battle

Geographers use big data to predict how slope affects human travel rates.

A Healthier U

SUMMER FITNESS – STRATEGIES TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF THE HEAT By Max Polin, M.S. For the training exerciser, it may not be possible to choose goal events that are in pleasant climates and out of the direct sunlight. That’s when heat acclimatizing can come to the rescue. If you have to compete in the […]


U researchers Saveez Saffarian and Mourad Bendjennat believe Protease might become a friend instead of foe in fighting HIV.


Video showcases the U’s psychology department research on how being outdoors enhances cognitive ability.