Should You Stretch Before Exercising?

Let’s be honest, we’re all in a hurry. We’ve got tons to do and it’s hard enough to fit in a workout. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could shorten your exercise time by not stretching beforehand? Well, maybe! When to Stretch and When Not to Stretch Boston University interviewed three of their fitness […]


Back Pain and You – The 3 Things You Didn’t Know

Guest Blog by Jamie Atlas I was 22 years old when the doctor told me I needed surgery to resolve my back pain.  On top of that, it would be a year before I could play basketball at a professional level [again].  I was devastated.  I wanted so badly to play, to be able to […]


The Benefits of Our Free Vitamin B12 Test

If there was a test you could get that might be able to give you an early indication of your chances to develop Alzheimer’s, and it was free, would you take it? For many of us, Alzheimer’s runs in our families. It’s a real concern for our futures. Lately, there have been numerous studies around […]


The Time Change, Seasonal Depression, and How Colorado Crisis Services Can Help

Daylight saving time came to an end on Sunday, November 6. Did you know that turning the clock back by one hour might affect a person’s sleep patterns and hormone levels? This may also trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons that usually takes place in late […]


4 Activities to Get Your Whole Family Outdoors

Great news for all of you who feel like you’re not getting enough sleep! Apparently, in the fall you get more sleep. That’s according to Shape Magazine which references a Harvard study found that people get more sleep in October than any other month. And not just a little more, but 2.7 hours more! The […]


How the Changing of the Seasons May Mean Changes for You

While some of us may be happy to say, “Goodbye summer, hello fall!” that’s not the case for everyone. If you’re one who prefers the cooler days and changing of the leaves, this is your season. For some, though, it marks the beginning of a less happy time of year. Many people associate Seasonal Affective […]


Participate in Our Online Scavenger Hunt and Win Big!

We recently launched our new website and it’s full of interesting and useful information for everyone! And we want you to check it out! So here at 9Health Fair, we thought what better way than to show how awesome our new website is than with an online scavenger hunt! Here’s how it works. We’ll give […]


Gaining Insight on Your Family Tree

When we’re young, we really never think much about our ancestors beyond maybe our grandparents. But as we get older, many of us have a desire to learn more about our family roots. “I think that as we get older, we actually start to get interested in our families, who we are, where we came […]


You Never Know What You Might Find Out About Yourself at a 9Health Fair

Michael Wiebe knows firsthand the importance of monitoring his health. He and his wife, Donna, have been attending 9Health Fair since 1986. In 2009 he found out he had prostate cancer. “Which was basically diagnosed and detected because of the background at 9Health Fair.” Since then, he attends every year to monitor his PSA levels. […]


Should You Check Your Testosterone Levels?

Did you know that both men and woman have testosterone? It’s true. Most people think of men when they think of testosterone, but both genders have the hormone. And when those levels get low, each gender may experience a variety of side effects. So, who may need this new screening which is offered at all […]