7 Rules for Eating
Mar 12, 2012
You should be able to get the care you need when you need it! And remember, the easiest care you can get is the care you give yourself!  What better time to start than in March, during National Nutrition Month. With the season slowly changing and new years resolutions fading into the background...
Take the 23.5 Hour Challenge
Jan 6, 2012
What is the single best thing you can do for your health?Dr. Mike Evans, who runs the Health Design Lab, asks the question: how do you spend a typical 24 hour day?You might spend most of your day couch surfing, sitting at work, obviously sleeping and what the evidence tells me is that the best...
Why Lost Pounds Come Back
Jan 3, 2012
We’ve all had that skinny friend that was easy to hate.  They ate whatever they wanted.  They were lazy.  They complained about gaining 2 pounds… but they looked great, no matter what they wore. Well, like so much else, your weight is a consequence of diet, activity, and genetics.  And, like my...
PRO-Fit: Staying Fit Through the Holidays
Oct 26, 2011
Before we can even start talking about how to lose 20 pounds, you have to understand how not to gain 20 pounds.  At least that is the philosophy Valerie Hagedorn works from as the Program Coordinator for SLV Health’s PRO-Fit Lifestyles Program. Now entering its third year, PRO-Fit offers two...
Physical Therapy Improves Health
Oct 19, 2011
Josh Merrick, PT, DPT assists Jacqueline Flynee improve strength and stability of her shoulder using manual therapy. Many people do not know what Physical Therapy is or think it is "Physical Torture". Physical Therapy is the use of various treatment techniques to help improve upon impairments...
Improve Oncology Care in the San Luis Valley
Oct 6, 2011
Have you been affected by cancer?  Has someone you know and love been affected by cancer? Join us on Saturday, October 8th for the 8th annual Stephanie L. Miner Walk, a 5k walk and run to raise funds for the Stephanie L. Miner Imaging Center atSan Luis Valley Health in Alamosa, CO. We are proud of...
MV Based Therapeutic Riding Program Brings Smiles
Sep 28, 2011
Bethany Pittman goes through her exercises with her dad Mark. Carol Pastore and volunteers help to make sure she is safe. by Rob Santoro, printed in the Valley Courier, Sept. 28, 2011 A few months ago, little Bethany didn't talk much for her age. She was born with a developmental disability that...
Valley residents can now "Weigh and Win"
Sep 1, 2011
Weigh and Win's Katie Hamilton explains the components of a healthy diet. Alamosa area residents lined up past the coffee stand and into the lobby of the San Luis Valley Health on Wednesday to register to "Weigh and Win." The program, which promotes healthy eating and living kicked of Wednesday...
540 People Participate in 35th Annual Manassa 5K Run
Aug 30, 2011
Over 540 people of all ages gathered in the early morning to run, walk, and jog Manassa’s 35th annual 5K run. The beautiful and challenging race, which took place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, made a loop from Dempsey Park in Manassa to M mountain and back.[video:http://www.youtube.com/...
"Good" vs. "Bad" Foods: Myth or Fact?
Aug 18, 2011
Whether you like it or not, there is no silver bullet for weight loss.  Eating crackers for lunch doesn’t cancel out your chocolate shake at dinner.  Rather, it’s overall dietary quality that really matters. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that modest changes in specific...

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