Winter Hiking and Hydration

(This guest post is authored by Melissa Daruna of Get Outdoors Colorado) Whether it is a quick walk with the family, a long hike with the dog, or skinning up some backcountry slopes, winter hiking in Colorado offers some incredible views and peaceful surroundings. We often load up with warm layers, hats and gloves, sturdy boots and […]

Let Your Heart be Your Valentine

How is your heart health? February is Heart Health Month and it’s a great time to think about the many things you can do to keep your heart ticking. Your age, gender and family history play a big part in your risk for heart disease, but there are many lifestyle choices that you can make […]

Cold Weather, Warm Muscles: Prevent winter injuries from outdoor activities.

(This guest post is authored by Melissa Daruna of Get Outdoors Colorado) Colorado residents have little excuse to not enjoy the outdoors year-round, based on the number of sunny days we experience each year! We are fortunate enough to have world class skiing in our backyard, miles of trails for snowshoeing, amazing wildlife viewing, and mild enough […]

Get Out of the Cold and Into the Museum

The holidays are over, life returns to normal and now you are looking for things to keep you busy while the weather is too cold to be outside. While you get a pass for staying indoors during these cold winter months, it is still important to keep your mind and body active. Since we can’t […]

Be Your Own Advocate with 9Health Fair

Now in her mid 50’s, Nancy had always been active and in great shape. She loved to swim, went hiking whenever she had the chance, and ate healthy all the time. Her friends and family always admired her liveliness and ability to stay so healthy. Two years ago, Nancy started noticing some changes with the […]

Turn Your Vice Around in 2015

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new year, how are your resolutions going? We hope you started 2015 off by deciding to Own Your Health! While positive, long-term goals of turning your vices into virtues are well intended, sometimes they can be difficult to pull off. Like 19th-century American humorist, Josh […]

A Healthier New Year? Just the Facts, Ma’am!

We’ve all heard the claims – “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!”, “Eat what you want and still lose weight”, “This 60 day supply will put you at the weight you want!” But in the end, do those statements really stand up to their word? This is a common time of year when we want […]

The Angels Watched Over Him

John is one of those people… friendly, outgoing and interested in keeping his health on the up and up. He had always taken pride in feeling pretty good and staying active. However, now at the age of 62, he started experiencing some numbness in his feet. A new resident of Longmont, he had never heard […]

All Aboard the Santa Express!

For many families, part of the joy of the holiday season is experiencing the magic of Santa Claus. There is no better way to do that than by hopping on board The Santa Express to the North Pole. From now until December 27th, children and adults can relax on this winter wonderland excursion wearing your […]

Take on a Wellness Challenge BEFORE the New Year!

Take on a Wellness Challenge BEFORE the New Year! It’s not uncommon for visions of sugar plums to dance in your head this time of year.  If you are like most people, holiday festivities are based around food, which can affect your health in many ways. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average weight […]