9Health Fair Celebrations

David, a 59 year old high school physical education teacher, had run a half marathon the week before the 9Health Fair.  He was looking good and feeling healthy.  Although David was a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he had waited until the last day and practically the last minute to attend.  He […]

Results Reports: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Do you know what EGFR stands for or the difference between LDL and HDL? Unless you are a medical professional, you may need a little help with these and other terms that can be found on your 9Health Fair Results Report. While many of us are satisfied to see no out of range values on […]

Do You Benefit From Being Outdoors?

Research has identified numerous physical and mental health benefits from being outdoors, and new discoveries of the positive impacts of nature and sunshine are increasing daily.  According to Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry and education at the University of RochesterMedical Center, co-author of a study reports that people who are exposed to natural elements […]

Out and About in Denver

Have you ever noticed that you don’t really appreciate your health until it’s compromised in some way? This month we invite you to appreciate your health – whatever the level – to get out and about. There are activities for every level of fitness and mobility in Colorado from theater, museums and live music to […]

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect You?

For those of you overachievers and night owls who like to stay up late, you are, without even knowing it, creating a major health risk. Many people work hard, eat lean diets, and exercise; yet, most of us forget to allow our bodies enough rest, which may well counteract that challenge of staying fully healthy. […]

Do You Sacrifice Sleep to Exercise?

How many of you love to exercise? Do you sacrifice sleep to hit the gym every day? That dedication is admirable; however, when you end up sleeping in through your alarm, your body is telling you something. A restful physical break is important and your body is telling you so. By taking a day or […]

National Women’s Health Week

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 […]