5 Outdoor Activities for May

This is the time of year where the temperature is usually quite lovely. It’s a great time for some outdoor fitness activities. Here are five things to do this month that will give you the perfect excuse to get your blood pumping and enjoying the nice weather. Outdoor Activities Yoga Rocks the Park Gather your […]

Mingle with the People

While we can appreciate our solitude from time to time, human beings tend to crave socialization as well. According to PsychologyToday, maintaining healthy social connections can improve your overall well-being. This month, get out and into the crowd. Mingle with those you know, and make an effort to meet some new friends. Here are five places […]

Report on 9Health Fair Numbers

You probably know that tens of thousands of people attend a 9Health Fair each year. But did you know, that beyond that number, there are other numbers that can teach us about the health status of our community? With this information, you can better understand the health issues you need to watch out for – […]

Healthy Recipes for Your Next Cookout

As the weather warms up, many of us will be inviting friends and family over and firing up our grills for a fun-filled cookout. That doesn’t mean you have to spend all summer eating greasy hamburgers or boring hot dogs. There are a lot of healthy recipes perfect for the grill! Here are some ideas […]

May is Mental Health Month, but Colorado Crisis Services is Available Year-Round

May is Mental Health Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue of mental health and the resources available for those seeking help. It’s the perfect time to remind Coloradans about Colorado Crisis Services, the statewide resource available year round for anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. Finding Support Colorado […]

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 […]