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!...
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...
Local Orgs Collaborate for Improved Health
Nov 12, 2012
Alamosa County Public Health has partnered with National Jewish Health, San Luis Valley Health, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa and Sangre de Cristo Schools, and Adams State University to improve health in our community. With Alamosa County Public Health as the lead organization...
Vote for a Healthier Future
Oct 16, 2012
This article was written in collaboration with Logan Shaver, Wellness Coordinator at San Luis Valley Health. To be prepared for the future, we need to start acting now. “It’s definitely embarrassing and ridiculous, but obviously something has to be done.” That’s what a friend living in New York...
To Exercise or Not... When Pregnant
Oct 11, 2012
Pregnancy usually brings happiness but can also bring pain, fatigue and stress. Exercise during pregnancy improves overall health of mom-to-be and baby. A regular exercise program during pregnancy will help stretch tight muscles and increase strength of weak muscles to decrease low back pain....
Office Job: Walk While You Work
Jun 27, 2012
Ola Bovin, San Luis Valley Regional Epidemiologist walks an average of 6.5 miles per day on his treadmill at work. If you’ve ever spoken on the phone to Ola Bovin, San Luis Valley Regional Epidemiologist, there is one thing you probably didn’t know about your conversation.  He was walking on a...
Prevention Starts with YOU
May 31, 2012
Take the long view with your health by doing things today for a healthier tomorrow. One of the main purposes of health care reform is to get more people covered.  Without some kind of coverage, individuals are more likely to put off going to the doctor or scheduling preventive services like...
Will Idle Sitting Kill You?
May 15, 2012
Is your office chair or home recliner resting between you and optimal health?  The answer: most likely YES. Since I sit for nearly 75% of my work day, I know how you feel.  So does Gretchen Reynolds, a fellow sitter, thinker of thoughts, and writer of words. One lesson I’ve learned while writing...
La Jara HS Students Promote Walking
May 3, 2012
The weather is changing.  Trees are blooming.  Putting on those walking shoes has never felt so good! Students at New Horizon’s Alternative High School in La Jara hope you agree.  For the past several months the students have been learning about what it takes to have access to health. They’ve...
SLV Health Providers to Serve NCAA Women’s Final Four
Mar 29, 2012
Aaron Polzin, DC and Jake Mellott, MSPT, ATC Most would call it an honor: a once in a life time opportunity.  For Dr. Aaron Polzin, a Certified Athletic Trainer, Doctor of Chiropractic, and a Certified Acupuncturist, the question warrants a pause and “yeah, I guess it’s a big deal.” Big deal or...

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