No Excuses – Get the Health Screenings You Need!

We’ve all heard the common childhood excuse of, “The dog ate my homework!” But as adults, we come up with new excuses to explain why we don’t exercise, eat healthy or get the health screenings we need. According to a recent AARP survey, the most common excuses to avoid getting health screenings are: “I’m confused about […]

Oral Health Screenings for Kids Offered at Family 9Health Fairs

If you could prevent one of the most common threats to your kids’ health, would you do it? Most people would answer yes, but surprisingly only 9.3 percent of children have visited a dentist by the age of one, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dental caries (cavities) […]

Fine-Tune Your Health with Blood Chemistry Screening

(This guest post is authored by Dr. John Torres of 9News) Part of staying healthy is making sure problems are found before they start affecting you.  That means getting regular checkups that look at your overall health.  It also means getting blood tests to detect things early on before they start causing bigger issues.  9Health […]

King Soopers/City Market is Your Destination for Health and Wellness

(This guest post is authored by Mara McGuin of King Soopers)People are always looking for easy solutions for balanced living, and King Soopers/City Market is the perfect place to find those answers. King Soopers offers a wide range of products and services that empower our customers to live and eat healthier, because Colorado’s health matters […]

Protect Your Indoor Space from Mold

(This guest post is authored by Joan Brown of Pinnacol Assurance) This year, Colorado has seen increased moisture and some long-range forecasts say this year could be wetter than usual.  Mold flourishes in damp weather, so it’s important to make sure your indoor space is protected.  Mold growth may occur when excessive moisture accumulates indoors. […]

Keep Your Kids Focused – Get Outside!

(This guest post is authored by Melissa Daruna of Get Outdoors Colorado) As our kids head back inside for the fall and back to school, it is important to remember the benefits of outside play, specifically on their ability to focus in the classroom. Kids are spending less and less time outside and America is seeing a […]

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 […]