Enjoy Your Ride Safely

In Colorado, we’re fortunate to have more than 300 days of sunshine a year. With that, comes tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities. Just one of these is bicycling. You can hop on a bike and go to work, ride to the store, head to school, or just ride for the sheer pleasure of riding. Whether […]

What is Your Idea of Napping?

With people being more and more sleep-deprived in today’s society, napping may be the best way to make up for that shortage of forty winks. Napping, however, can be just as detrimental as it can be helpful if not done right; it’s all in how you take that snooze that counts. The U.S. Department of […]

Have Another Cup: Java Can Boost Health!

Are you a coffee drinker? After years of research on coffee and health, even though some fear that it might raise the risk of heart disease, a large study has found the opposite to be true. According to a study done by the National Institutes of Health on coffee suggests that drinking that cup (or […]

Find Out if You Are at Risk

Did you have your blood work done and your blood pressure taken at a 9Health Fair? If so, you probably know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. This 10 Year Heart Attack Risk Assessment Tool, developed by Framingham Heart study, is a great place to plug those numbers in to see what your risk is […]

What is Your Noise Level Tolerance?

Are you aware of the dangers of high noise level exposure? According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million people go to work each day in damaging noise environments, and twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year. Check out this Noise Meter and hear the different […]

Have You Received Your 9Health Fair Results?

Have you received your 9Health Fair results and now have questions? Did you have blood work done at a 9Health Fair and now want to know what the tests mean? All labs tell you the amount of certain key elements that are critical to appropriate function of your body’s organ system. There is a standard […]

Will You Take the Pledge?

This week is National Women’s Health Week, a time to bring people together in an effort to promote women’s health. As part of this important week, the tenth annual National Women’s Checkup Day is being held today and was designed to encourage women to contact their health care professionals to receive or schedule checkups, and […]

How Does Your Sodium Intake Compare to the RDA?

Nearly all Americans consume significantly more sodium than they should, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of us know that restaurant foods are packed with sodium, but much of what we purchase at the grocery store contributes to the over abundance as well. Do you know the top […]

Length of Diabetes May Affect Stroke Risk

Did you know that risk for stroke rises the longer a person has diabetes? According to a study published in the journal Stroke, diabetes increased stroke risk 3% each year and tripled the risk for people who had the condition for 10 years or more. Find out more here about the link between diabetes and […]

Listening Without Judgement

http://co.ng.mil/News/Pages/111115-congr3sp.aspx– By Air Force Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. And we all know someone struggling or who has struggled with challenges. With the continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressure can create feelings of hopelessness and, at times, suicide in […]