Breathe Easier with 9Health Fair

As a “snowbird”, Pam gets the best of both worlds – the warm, colorful summers of Colorado, and the mild, sunny winters of Arizona.  It was just a few years ago, as winter was winding down in Arizona and she made plans to migrate back to Colorado, that she noticed a shortness of breath – […]

Make Your Resolutions a Reality

Three of the top ten resolutions people made this year are directly related to health: lose weight, stay fit and healthy, and quit smoking.  At the end of this year, how can you be one of the 46%who are able to turn a New Year’s resolution into a reality?  In addition to setting realistic goals, […]

Magical Wonderland Returns to Breckenridge

Transitioning from the holidays to the cold grasps of January can bring unwanted winter blues. Consider reducing stress, fatigue, and depression by taking in the sights and walking through a winter wonderland garden in Breckenridge.  The International Snow Sculpture Championships bring 16 teams from 13 different countries  in to turn 12 foot high, 20-ton blocks […]

Wake up Your Brain and Learn!

Denver is a great place to get out and learn something new!  Try an activity that requires mental and social stimulation for a long-term memory boost.  Active, stimulated learning will cause dopamine, a brain chemical, to be released and will leave you feeling refreshed, alert, and engaged by your new experience. QUIZ! This two-minute quiz […]

Get a Helper’s High!

Ever wonder why you feel content and happy after volunteering or helping someone else?  You are experiencing the “helper’s high.”  Your body is flooded with dopamine, a neurotransmitter, which allows you to feel joy and delight in doing certain activities.  A nurturing hormone, oxytocin, is also released that helps cells repair themselves and gather more […]

It’s All in the Preparation!

Each December, I face a choice: to enjoy various mouth-watering treats in all of their sugary glories or to choose a more sensible, healthier option that will help me look and feel better.  Why can I not have both holiday enjoyment and sensibility without becoming a two pound holiday weight gain statistic?  As it turns […]

Own Your Health at a Fall 9Health Fair

Lisa is an RN, so she understands taking charge of your health is very important. She also is a long-time 9Health Fair volunteer, so she understands the advantage of the low-cost screenings that are provided to thousands of people every year. Lisa was an active participant in her own health because she had a cyst […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

David, a high school physical education teacher, had run a half marathon the week before the 9Health Fair. He has been looking good and feeling healthy.  Although David is a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he waited until the last day and practically the last minute to attend. He almost didn’t make it. As it […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

Like one of those occasions when you unwrap and open a chocolate from a chocolate box, to discover a texture and a flavor you’ve neither seen nor tried before. It could be anything: a new person, a new job, friendships, a piece of clothing or a place. In Ruth’s case it was a health fair; […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

David, a 59 year old high school physical education teacher, had run a half marathon the week before the 9Health Fair.  He was looking good and feeling healthy.  Although David was a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he had waited until the last day and practically the last minute to attend.  He […]