Protect Your Health: Test for STDs
Apr 18, 2013
By Sara Jose, Alamosa Planned Parenthood Manager April is National STD Awareness Month.  According to new data from the CDC, sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the United States, especially among young people: there are now about 20 million new infections in the United States each...
Improving Your Worst Eating Habits
Apr 15, 2013
Different strokes for different folks.It’s a mantra that still rings true in the world of eating healthy. Once you reach a milestone, say a certain number of months or a weight goal, you may feel the urge to nix your restrictive diet and go back to your old lifestyle. But this may be because you...
60-Second Tips to a Healthier You
Apr 15, 2013
We each have at least ONE MINUTE to do something positive for our health. A minute goes by like ... that..., but it’s more than enough time to do something that will help you feel good. On any given day, we might not have an hour to go to the gym, 30 minutes to prepare a home-cooked meal, or 15...
Spring Clean Your Way Fit
Apr 8, 2013
Slash calories—and your spring-cleaning checklist—with your regular household activities Clean and Get Lean Skip the gym and bust out the broom: These household activities torch up to 200 calories in just 30 minutes—nearly double the amount you’d burn pumping iron in the gym. Keep the routine up...
12 Restaurant Weight Loss Tips
Apr 8, 2013
Weight Loss Tip #1: Don't assume fancier means healthier Fast food can make you fat, so dinner at a sit-down chain must be better, right? In fact, our menu analysis of 24 national chains revealed that the average entree at a sit-down restaurant contains 867 calories, compared with 522 calories in...
Public Health Warns of Hantavirus
Apr 2, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Spring brings warm weather, longer days, and the urge to do some spring cleaning. San Luis Valley residents are urged to be cautious when opening sheds, outbuildings, and other structures that may have remained closed during winter months. Deer mice can move into...
5 Reasons to Bike
Apr 1, 2013
Days are getting longer.  Evenings are getting warmer. It's perfect time to get out your bike from the garage! You already know that physical activity is good for your health.  What's so special about biking? 5 Reasons to Bike Build Strength and Muscle Tone:  Biking is especially good for...
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Mar 22, 2013
Although 90-percent preventable, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women. “Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection,” said Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer for SLV Health.[video:http://youtu...
6 Exercises for a Strong Core
Mar 18, 2013
Remember, a strong core means a strong, pain free back! Engaging your core is essential whether you're sitting in a chair to training for a 5K walk/run. Also, don’t forget to stretch before and after you workout. Supine Pelvic Tilts Starting Position: Lie on your back with your knees bent and both...
Portion Control Guide
Mar 18, 2013
When you’re trying to eat healthfully, it’s essential to keep track of just how much you’re eating. It’s all too easy to misjudge correct portion sizes. Here are some easy comparisons to help you figure out how many servings are on your plate. Portion Size Your Plate ½ PLATE VEGETABLES: Fill half...

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