60-Second Tips to a Healthier You
Apr 15, 2013
We each have at least ONE MINUTE to do something positive for our health. A minute goes by like ... that..., but it’s more than enough time to do something that will help you feel good. On any given day, we might not have an hour to go to the gym, 30 minutes to prepare a home-cooked meal, or 15...
Spring Clean Your Way Fit
Apr 8, 2013
Slash calories—and your spring-cleaning checklist—with your regular household activities Clean and Get Lean Skip the gym and bust out the broom: These household activities torch up to 200 calories in just 30 minutes—nearly double the amount you’d burn pumping iron in the gym. Keep the routine up...
12 Restaurant Weight Loss Tips
Apr 8, 2013
Weight Loss Tip #1: Don't assume fancier means healthier Fast food can make you fat, so dinner at a sit-down chain must be better, right? In fact, our menu analysis of 24 national chains revealed that the average entree at a sit-down restaurant contains 867 calories, compared with 522 calories in...
Public Health Warns of Hantavirus
Apr 2, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Spring brings warm weather, longer days, and the urge to do some spring cleaning. San Luis Valley residents are urged to be cautious when opening sheds, outbuildings, and other structures that may have remained closed during winter months. Deer mice can move into...
5 Reasons to Bike
Apr 1, 2013
Days are getting longer.  Evenings are getting warmer. It's perfect time to get out your bike from the garage! You already know that physical activity is good for your health.  What's so special about biking? 5 Reasons to Bike Build Strength and Muscle Tone:  Biking is especially good for...
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Mar 22, 2013
Although 90-percent preventable, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women. “Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection,” said Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer for SLV Health.[video:http://youtu...
6 Exercises for a Strong Core
Mar 18, 2013
Remember, a strong core means a strong, pain free back! Engaging your core is essential whether you're sitting in a chair to training for a 5K walk/run. Also, don’t forget to stretch before and after you workout. Supine Pelvic Tilts Starting Position: Lie on your back with your knees bent and...
Portion Control Guide
Mar 18, 2013
When you’re trying to eat healthfully, it’s essential to keep track of just how much you’re eating. It’s all too easy to misjudge correct portion sizes. Here are some easy comparisons to help you figure out how many servings are on your plate. Portion Size Your Plate ½ PLATE VEGETABLES: Fill half...
9 Exercises While You Watch TV
Mar 7, 2013
What do you do in the evening? Do you watch tv? Do you read the newspaper? Do you catch up with your spouse or kids? Studies show that the average American watches 5 hours of TV or video on another device each day.  During dinner, 66% of Americans report watching TV. Multi-Tasking for Health...
10 Tips to Eat More Veggies
Mar 5, 2013
It's easy to eat more vegetables!  Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.  To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips, It is easier than you may think. Discover Fast Ways to Cook: Cook fresh or frozen vegetables...

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