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 […]

How Well Do You Know Your Summer Trivia?

Can you score 100% on the University of California Berkeley’s Summer Savvy Trivia Challenge?  Let’s see how you do!  You may choose one or more responses for each if needed. 1.       Which of the following foods/beverages can help cool you off? Hot tea Ginger Chili peppers Cold water 2.       Which of the following is the […]

9Health Fair Brings Communities Together

Barely through recovery mode after the torrential September 2013 rains, a group of dedicated Volunteers in Lyons began organizing a 9Health Fair that would serve almost 400 people.  In the fall, roads to get to Lyons barely resembled their former selves.  Residents were without primary amenities such as water, electricity, and sewage.  Some people were […]

Sugar Surprise

Breakfast is still an important start to anyone’s day.  But can you guess what breakfast food might not be as healthy as you think?  If you guessed breakfast cereal you are correct (and more informed than the average parent.) Shockingly, it’s the fifth highest source of added sugar in children’s diets. Heading off to school […]