Experience Joyous Relaxation with Yoga

Stress wreaks havoc on the body.   Cortisol and adrenalin are the hormones responsible for preparing your body for fight or flight.   If left unchecked, Mayo Clinic reports that these hormones will cause anxiety, depression, impaired memory and concentration, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.  The human body cannot remain on constant alert for long […]

9Health Fair Yoga Open at the Convention Center

This year, 9Health Fair is adding a brand new event to help you take care of your body as well as your mind.  Get out and join us for the first ever 9Health Fair Yoga Open, a Celebration of Healthy Active Lifestyles at the Convention Center on May 4 from 7:00am-Noon.  This unique fair offers […]

Gardening: Good for the Body and the Mind

(This guest post is authored by Kate E. Jerman of Get Outdoors Colorado) Photo from Nutrition You Can Trust Pinterest board Spring is in the air and it is the perfect time to start thinking about growing a garden or shopping at local farmers markets for fresh grown goodness! Get Outdoors Colorado is here to give you […]

Create Healthier Work Environments with FruitRevival

(This guest post is authored by Sara Crocker of FruitRevival) Although Colorado continues to be one of the leanest states in the nation, our waistlines are eroding – and our workplaces have something to do with it.  Does sitting all day, hitting the vending machine for a sweet treat, or getting stressed about a presentation with a […]

Persistence Pays Off

Sometimes, the best thing a doctor can provide is support for trusting our own instincts.  Samantha traveled to Windsor to attend a 9Health Fair that was doing free breast screenings.  With breast cancer 7 years in her past, she has remained vigilant and dedicated to receiving regular preventive care.  Samantha was greeted by a doctor […]

Make the ACA Work for You with 9Health Fair

The Affordable Care Act – also known as the ACA or “Obamacare” – requires certain free preventive services to be included in your health insurance plan.  However, which services those are varies greatly based on age, gender, and risk factors.   For example, the ACA preventive services do not cover any thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) screenings.  The American Thyroid Association reports that 20 million people […]

Thinking of Skipping a Year? Think Again!

Susan agreed to go to her local 9Health Fair and get the popular Blood Chemistry screening, mostly to please her husband.  The couple had been regularly attending fairs for many years, but this year, Susan felt it was unnecessary.  Though she experienced some liver enzyme trouble in the past, she was feeling great with no […]

Attending a 9Health Fair This Spring? Thank a Volunteer!

Reaching through Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, 16,000 volunteers are set to take the stage again this spring for one common purpose: to help others in their communities own their health.  9Health Fair is the largest volunteer agency in Colorado and one of the largest in the country.  Over 70,000 people gain access to free […]

The Bear Necessities

(This guest post is authored by Kate E. Jerman of Get Outdoors Colorado)Get Outdoors Colorado is busting a springtime myth to help you get outside with one less wildlife anxiety.  Although there may still be snow on the ground, spring means black bears are coming out of hibernation in Colorado and they will be looking for […]

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

(This guest post is authored by Julie Moore of Colorado Beef Council) It is National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants you to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another.  However, it’s important that […]