8 Week Beginner Walking Plan
Jul 10, 2013
Getting started on a new exercise plan can be tough.  Here are some tips to help you accomplish your goals. Healthy Tips: Set personal goals that are attainable Record progress including a food and fitness journal Drink at least two quarts of water per day Before exercising: Choose foods low in...
Exercise Tips for Diabetics
Jul 10, 2013
As you begin your transformation, it’s important to remember to listen to your body.  Beginning an exercise routine isn’t easy.  It takes patience, commitment and forgiveness. With each new progression, comes a new challenge and patience will be key when first starting out.  There will be times it...
Carrots in the Cold: SLV Farmers' Markets
Jul 9, 2013
Carrots, onions, potatoes, peaches and honey are some of the foods that you probably purchased at your local farmers' markets. The farmers' markets takes place from early spring to late fall.Check out this video from the Alamosa Farmer's Market.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Cottage Foods Law Explained
Jul 9, 2013
Understanding the Cottage Foods Law The following information was compiled by the Colorado Department  of Public Health and Environment's Division of Environment, Health and Sustainability. This year, the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, a bill allowing individuals to...
Gena Akers Explains the Affordable Care Act
Jul 7, 2013
Gena Akers, Project Coordinator, explains the ACA and how the health insurance marketplace will benefit Coloradans. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ACA, was signed into law on March 23, 2010 in an effort to improve the health of Americans.  Since then, there has been a lot of...
Is Stress Making You Ill?
Jun 24, 2013
By David D. Clarke, MD from www.stressillness.com Everyone with a heartbeat knows about stress.  It is part of life.  Some stress is good for you; it keeps you on your toes and makes life exciting. For some people, however, continuous or long-term stress can lead to health problems and make many...
Sleep Hygiene: Tips and Tricks
Jun 24, 2013
By David D. Clarke, MD from www.stressillness.com Habits that make insomnia worse: drinking a lot of caffeine drinking or smoking before bed taking naps during the day an irregular sleep schedule Some habits are so ingrained that you may overlook them as a possible contributor to your insomnia...
Three Ways to Reduce Your Stress
Jun 24, 2013
Are you stressed out?  Work?  Kids?  Job?  Vacation plans? Dr. Mike Evans recommends you follow the 90-10 rule.  It’s simple: 10% of how we do in life is based on what happens to us.  90% is how we respond. How should we respond?  Follow the tips in this...
12 Ways to Keep Smoke from Affecting You & Your Family
Jun 24, 2013
As of the morning of July 25th, 66,200 acres have been burned from the three fires burning on the west end of the Valley: West Fork Fire, Papoose Fire, and Windy Pass Fire.  With all those fires, the air quality in the Valley continues to suffer. A picture taken just North of the author's house...
4 Ways to Prevent West Nile Virus
Jun 17, 2013
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne illness that can affect Coloradans from late spring to mid-September.  In 2012, there were 131 cases of WNV reported in Colorado, resulting in five deaths. Symptoms While most people who become infected with WNV will experience very minor symptoms, one in...

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