Breathtaking Fun and Fitness Activities for Spring

Spring is here and summer is around the corner, which means many of us are trying to get into shape before we take our annual beach vacations. Exercise doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym, though! There are plenty of things you can do to burn calories yet still breathe fresh air. Here are 5 […]


Spring is in the Air…and the Soil!

Have you noticed? Maybe your nose already has! Spring is here! The trees and flowers are blooming, the sun is out longer and the temperatures are warming up. So why not visit a few local gardens to give yourself some ideas for your own planting this Spring? Denver Botanic Gardens Maybe you’ve lived in Denver […]


7 Healthy Food Swaps

Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a big deal. Whether your goal is to cut back on calories, unhealthy fats, sugar or cholesterol, there are tons of healthy alternatives out there that won’t leave you feeling unsatisfied with your meal. Try a few small swaps and see how it works for you. Here are 7 […]


The More You Do it, the More Natural it Becomes

Eileen Sokolovic is a shining example of how Owning Your Health can drastically improve your quality of life. She credits the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, led by Keri-Ann Parodi, as a life-saving support group for her. “I am a 67-year-old woman, who through 9Health Fair was put in touch with this program.” She says her […]


Diabetes Screenings: Which One is Right for You?

Nearly 10 percent of the American population has been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They also report that there are over eight million people with diabetes undiagnosed. The Colorado Health Department estimates that in our state, more than one-third of adults and half of all adults age 65 […]


Caregiving – What You Need to Know

At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will have to come to terms with the idea of caregiving. Whether we’re the ones who need the care or it’s our aging parents who need the care, it can be a confusing and difficult time. How do you broach the subject? When is it […]


Not a Morning Person? Sleep in and Screen Your Health in the Afternoon

We get it. You wake up early every day for work. So on your day off, the last thing you want to do is wake up early again, even if it is for that very important health checkup. That’s okay. Now that you don’t have to fast before screenings, you can sleep in and still […]