How Are You Doing on Your Resolutions?

Now that we’re a month into the New Year, how well are you sticking to your resolutions? Health clubs are usually packed and families prepare healthier menu items during the month of January. But what happens during the other eleven months of the year? We often have the best intentions, but it’s no surprise that […]


How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Progress Report?

Now that we’re a month into the New Year, how well are you sticking to your resolutions? Health clubs are usually packed and families prepare healthier menu items during the month of January. But what happens during the other eleven months of the year? We often have the best intentions, but it’s no surprise that […]


How Do You Feel about Current Medication Safety Practices?

One of the greatest challenges in treating afflictions is assessing and monitoring safety of prescribed and over-the-counter medications. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses has released a new recommendation about medication safety practices. Medication error reduction has become increasingly important as state and federal inspections focus on safe practices. Find out about these recommendations and […]


New Guidlines for Cancer Prevention

The American Cancer Society has updated their guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention. Creating social and physical environments that support healthy behaviors within communities can make a big difference. See the four major recommendations and what responsibilities we have as a society to make it easier to accomplish these goals. What are […]


Do You Know When Antiobiotics Work?

Do you know when antibiotics work and when they don’t? We would all like to hear that they will kick out any illness, but that’s not the case. Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections such as colds, flu, runny noses, sore throats other than strep, and most coughs. Taking them when you have a […]


Brain Scans Show Meditation Calming Pain

Did you know meditation may be able to help you deal with pain? Brain scans show how people who routinely practice meditation are in less agony because their brains are less focused on anticipating pain. This practice can cut down on the use of medication and help reduce stress levels at the same time. Could […]


Children Remain Vulnerable to Drug Poisoning

Prescription medication poisoning remains a serious childhood problem despite efforts to make products safer and educate parents on the dangers. According to a study done by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, the problem is getting worse, not better. Find out more about the results and how some solutions may go […]


Warding off Winter Weight


With the way winters are in Colorado, paying attention to what you eat and avoiding weight gain can be tricky, even after the holidays. Let’s face it, with the number of snow storms we’ve already had, it is hard to get outside and exercise, and it’s a whole lot easier to stay inside eating comfort foods.
What is a person to do? These 5 tips will help you stay healthy and keep your weight down during the long winter months.
  • Prepare healthy meals for your family: The healthier and lighter the meal, the better you’ll look and feel.
  • Avoid heavy snacks before mealtime: Eating heavy appetizers or snacks before your meal can take you down the path of overfill and more calories than you need. Grab a light, healthy snack if you can’t wait, that way you will have plenty of room left for the meal.
  • Serve one helping and no more: You’ve been cooking all day and can’t wait to dive in. Make sure to eat one serving and save the rest for dinner the next night.
  • Don’t run to the couch after eating: After mealtime, put some dance music on and get your family moving.
  • Exercise 30 minutes to 1 hour each day: Exercising every day will keep your metabolism moving faster. Even if it is too cold or snowy to get outside, come up with an indoor exercise routine and stick to it!
Another way to keep an eye on your health and find out how well you made it through the winter season is to attend a 9Health Fair this spring. With over 150 fairs conveniently scheduled, now is the time to plan to attend in 2012. Our traditional fair dates are April 21-29, but we have additional fairs running as early as March and as late as mid-May. Check 9healthfair.org for a complete list of available screenings including Height/Weight/BMI.
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With the way winters are in Colorado, paying attention to what you eat and avoiding weight gain can be tricky, even after the holidays. Let’s face it, with the number of snow storms we’ve already had, it is hard to get outside and exercise, and it’s a whole lot easier to stay inside eating comfort […]


Do You Know What to Say to Your Doctor?

What you tell your doctor may determine how correct your diagnosis will be and if the right medication will be prescribed. Tackle medical services the same way you would any other purchase, by doing your research, having your list of symptoms and having your list of questions. Find out what you should ask, and tell, […]


Yoga May Help Your Backache

Yoga may keep you from taking pain medication for your backache. A new study suggests that for typical back pain, patients who take stretching classes or yoga classes geared for back pain may get better results than taking meds and toughing it out. Find out how to beat the burn and avoid the medicine.