Your Health is Everything

The wait is over!  The first fall Family 9Health Fair is September 13 at Saint Pius X Catholic Parish in Aurora from 7:00am to noon.  Find a fairclose to you and register onlineto save time the day of the fair.  This fall, there are fourteen family-friendly opportunities to own your health around our area including […]

The Modern Day Treasure Hunt

Are you looking for a more creative, engaging way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity into your week?  Grab your family, smartphone or GPS device, and start up a modern day treasure hunt.  A recent study from Texas A&M suggested those that participate in geocaching (an outdoor seek and find game) not […]

Sit Less at the Office with 3 Easy Steps

You may not be aware that Americans sit approximately 14 hours per day while we are awake, much of which happens at work.  Sitting does not help insulin get glucose out of the blood and into cells.  Instead, cells will begin to resist insulin allowing glucose to collect in our blood, leading to diabetes.  This […]

Come On, Get Happy: How getting outside improves your mental health

(This guest post is authored by Melissa Daruna of Get Outdoors Colorado) It has been a popular fact for years – getting outside improves your health! While there are a variety of reasons that the outdoors can improve your physical health, another critical benefit is the positive impact the outdoors can have on your mental health. The […]

An Integral Role Played by the Colorado National Guard

Most everyone living in Colorado today can remember a time when the Colorado National Guard has stepped in to keep us safe and lend a helping hand in the darkest moments of natural or man-caused emergencies.  Floods, forest fires, and events such as the Aurora Theater or Columbine shootings bring out the best in these […]

All Thanks to One Small Choice

Julia, a CPA by trade, had no idea where her gallbladder was in her body (like most of us), nor what the small pear-shaped organ’s function was. But, every spring, Julia makes a point to attend a 9Health Fair because she says it is an inexpensive way to check up on her health.  Monday morning […]

Dehydration Myths

(This guest post is authored by Kate Jerman of Get Outdoors Colorado) Coloradoans are excited to be outside all-year round, but this is especially true in the summer. Whether you are climbing a fourteener, paddling on the lake, hiking the local trail, or simply on a picnic at the park, it is important to know your hydration […]

Beef: It’s What’s For…Breakfast!

(This guest post is authored by Colorado Beef Council) Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that eating a protein-rich breakfast, such as beef and eggs, boosts satiety and reduces hunger signals and brain activation responses involved with food cravings more than a typical ready-to-eat breakfast cereal. Study participants, overweight late […]

Sabor Carnaval

With busy and hectic schedules, opportunities to connect with a natural environment can be hard to fit in.  Studiescollected by Texas A&M Agriculture show nature can wake the mind and senses and help you improve your memory and attention span by twenty percent.  Capitalize on the health benefits on August 1 at the Denver Botanic […]

Be Swim Savvy

Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and remains an excellent low-impact exercise that decreases the risk of chronic illness, diabetes, and heart disease.  But for youth, it also has the distinction of being the 2nd leading cause of death overall according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention […]