Great American Smokeout Day Reaches Over 100 People
Nov 26, 2014
The Great American Smokeout event held in Monte Vista, La jara and Alamosa gave staff and the community members the opportunity to learn more about our smoking cessation program from our Tobacco Navigator, Lisyuri Gallardo. Employees were invited to wear hats and jeans to work that day to signify...
American Diabetes Month: Mixed Greens and Cranberry Salad
Nov 19, 2014
With only 105 calories per serving and just seven grams of fat, this salad is a great option for your holiday meals and throughout the year.  Enjoy!Makes: 8 servingsServing Size: 1 cupPreparation Time: 15 minutesIngredients1 cup fresh cranberries, plus more for garnish1 Tbsp....
American Diabetes Month: Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Nov 6, 2014
As part of American Diabetes Month and the upcoming holiday season, we will be featuring several recipes that are holiday favorites and are healthy for individuals with diabetes.  This recipe only has 100 calories and seven grams of fat per serving.  Makes: 8 servingsServing Size:...
Great American Smokeout Day Coming to SLV Health
Oct 24, 2014
The Benefits of Stretching
Oct 20, 2014
Benefits of Stretching Helps with flexibility, reduces muscle tension, increases range of motion and movement in joints, enhances muscular coordination, increase circulation, increase energy levels, and decreases risk of injury.Dynamic stretching is most beneficial after a slow to moderate...
Tips for Running or Walking a 5K
Sep 30, 2014
Written by Annika Braun, Wellness Coordinator for San Luis Valley HealthThe week before the race:Don’t Stress! 5ks are a fun way to get to know more people in your community and have positive energy surrounding them. Don’t stress! Have fun and look forward to the eventKnow the Route: If...
Smoking when Pregnant Harms Your Baby
Sep 24, 2014
By Lisyuri GallardoWomen have babies every day and want to do anything they can to care for them. But if these new mothers smoked through their pregnancy they may already not be doing everything they can to care for their new “bundle of joy.” Here are some things to think about if you...
Back to School: How to Stay Fit as a Family
Aug 13, 2014
25 Ways Your Family Can Stay Fit         Mom runs while kids run or bike ride along sideSwim Laps at the poolCircuit workout in house, driveway, or backyardFamily bike ride (I pull my youngest in trailer behind)High school or middle school track and...
Back to School: Healthy School Lunches
Aug 13, 2014
Whole New PB&JPeanut butter and jelly on a whole wheat mini bagel3/4 cup cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons low-fat Caesar dressing1/2 cup pineapple chunks4 mini oatmeal cookiesPizza Party1 slice leftover cold veggie pizza cut into squares3/4 cup cucumber moons with 2 tablespoons hummus1/2 cup...
Staying on Track with a Busy Life
Aug 7, 2014
We know your lives are busy, especially around back-to-school time.  We created this list of tips that will help you make it through the day while still feeling energized and ready to take on all of the things that keep you busy.  Enjoy!Pack your lunch:  If you’re running out...

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