9 Exercises While You Watch TV
Mar 7, 2013
What do you do in the evening? Do you watch tv? Do you read the newspaper? Do you catch up with your spouse or kids? Studies show that the average American watches 5 hours of TV or video on another device each day.  During dinner, 66% of Americans report watching TV. Multi-Tasking for Health All...
10 Tips to Eat More Veggies
Mar 5, 2013
It's easy to eat more vegetables!  Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.  To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips, It is easier than you may think. Discover Fast Ways to Cook: Cook fresh or frozen vegetables...
Turn Walking Into A Workout
Mar 5, 2013
"Just a few extra steps each day is a simple and easy way to take an active role in maintaining a significantly healthier life," says Timothy Gardner, MD, past president of the American Heart Association. Why Walk? It's Simple!  Exercise doesn't have to be hard to be effective. It's Cheap!...
Clam Chowder Recipe
Mar 5, 2013
The Truth The truth is, clam chowder--real clam chowder, that is--has always been about the clams. All they need is a thin but bracing broth of clam juice and a hint of milk to create a belly-warming brew that won't sit in your stomach for the rest of the week. One essential addition: bacon. The...
How Women Can Protect Their Hearts
Feb 26, 2013
In 2002, 1 in 3 women died of heart disease. That makes it the #1 killer of women. Prevention Works By leading a healthy lifestyle, women can lower their risk of heart disease. This includes: Eat right Regular physical activity Live smoke-free Know your numbers Women who are more informed...
Dig In: Favorite Pizza Recipe
Feb 25, 2013
Are you hungry for pizza?  If your answer is YES! you'll love the recipe below.  Try making it with friends or family. This yields two 10-inch pizzas. Dough 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...
Go Lite When You Grab A Bite
Jan 24, 2013
By the Center for Disease Control Families in America lead busy lives – balancing work, school, and play. Our busy schedules often mean eating more meals on the go. In 1960, over a quarter of the money spent on food in the United States was on food eaten away from home. By 2011, the money spent...
6 Local Food Recipes for Winter
Jan 23, 2013
It may be freezing outside, but that's no excuse to not eat delicious meals made with local food.  In partnership with the Local Foods Coalition and their Healthy Habits project, below are four delicious recipes for the winter that use one or more local foods. Bon Appetit! Hava Bean Salad...
How to Prevent the Flu
Jan 15, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Department Influenza-like-illness has increased across Colorado in recent days, including the San Luis Valley.  Local providers report they are seeing “a lot of people with flu symptoms”.  Typical symptoms of influenza are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy...
4 Tips for Safe Wood Burning
Jan 7, 2013
By: Alamosa County Public Health Department With the arrival of colder weather, Alamosa County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has tips for seasonal burning in fireplaces and wood stoves. Local weather and topography contribute to temperature inversions that can trap pollutants close to the...

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