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Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Skin at Altitude

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Skin at Altitude

Protect your skin at altitude whether you are traveling or living at high altitude, Colorado’s extreme weather can be particularly unforgiving on your skin. We talked with skin expert and paramedical esthetician, Lisa Haigh at The Face Experts in Denver on ways to help locals and visitors with the changes high altitude can bring to your skin.   No matter if you live here or are just visiting, how you take care of your skin is virtually the same, said Haigh who has been a paramedical esthetician for ten years. “You need to moisturize, protect and drink more water.  It’s also important to use skin care products that don’t strip the skin (i.e.; no squeaky clean cleansers). Skin is healthier when natural oils aren’t stripped from it.”   Adding serums can also help. Haigh suggests looking for anything with Hyaluronic acid. “Hyaluronic binds moisture to the skin and prevents water loss. If you are visiting Colorado, it is especially important in addition to hydrating and moisturizing, to protect your skin...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Choosing A Yoga Festival – The Best 2017 Summer Yoga Events

Choosing A Yoga Festival – The Best 2017 Summer Yoga Events

Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from everyday life but choosing a Yoga Festival suited to you can be hard. We all have different intentions when seeking out a yoga festival. The uplifting feeling of experiencing meditation and movement with others of the yoga community is something many people find enriching to their practice. Attending gives you first-class access to the newest trends and products that can help elevate your practice that may have been inaccessible in your hometown. Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from the high speed of everyday life. Whether it is your first time or you are a festival veteran, the number of festivals springing up all around the world can feel overwhelming to choose from. Take a moment to sit with where your intentions and goals lie in attending a dedicated multi-day practice. Each festival has something different to offer its attendees, and you will want to be sure to choose the right offerings to suit your wants and needs.   All Levels –...

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Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Family, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Mountain Parents: Remember 5-2-1-0 this summer

Mountain Parents: Remember 5-2-1-0 this summer

School’s out for summer! That’s the excited refrain many mountain kids are singing right now. No more homework, no waking up early; it’s all about fun. But what about exercise?  Mountain Parents: Remember 5-2-1-0 this summer. During the school year, most children have hours in the school day dedicated to PE or time on the playground. Fewer hours of organized physical activity are available in the summer months, however, which places many children at risk for gaining weight. We’ve gotten used to referring to Colorado as one of – if not the – healthiest state in the country. And while that may be true for Colorado adults, our kids are headed in the wrong direction. According to the Colorado Children’s Campaign 2016 Kids Count report, 27 percent of Colorado kids ages 2 to 14 were overweight or obese between 2010 and 2014. That’s why it’s important to remember a simple phrase to help keep children healthy and active while they play this summer – 5-2-1-0. 5 Servings of Fruits and...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Float Therapy – Perfect After A Mountain Escapade

Float Therapy – Perfect After A Mountain Escapade

Floating, a mind and body therapy, has come to Colorado’s mountain town communities and should be considered as a part of your health and wellness repertoire. Once a fad in the 70’s restricted environmental stimulation technique, aka Sensory Deprivation, seems like an archaic term of what I found to be an extremely relaxing experience. Floating is in the midst of a revival and it is being embraced by people of all demographics. Stress – it is today’s reality. We are all overworked and overstimulated, it is a rare moment that we can sit quietly and decompress. Floating is one therapy that allows you to completely relax and literally take a load off both your mind and body. During the float experience people are not submerged in these spas; instead, they float. This is done with a solution of Epsom Salt that increases the water density, allowing the human body to float. Users oat face-up in a relaxed position, with the face above the water and the ear’s submerged. Epsom...

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Know Your Numbers – 5 Health Numbers You Should Know

Know Your Numbers – 5 Health Numbers You Should Know

A lot of numbers are thrown at you during a medical checkup. If you’ve ever wondered what a healthy range really means, I want you to be aware of five numbers that matter. Blood Pressure According to the American Heart Association, 80 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure can help protect you from heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. These blood pressure goals are recommended for adults who aren’t pregnant and don’t have heart failure.  If you are:  Your target blood pressure is: 18-59 years old; or over 60 and have diabetes or certain types of kidney problems Below 140/90. High blood pressure may be diagnosed following two readings higher than this rate Over 60 and don’t have diabetes or certain types of kidney problems  Below 150/90 Lifestyle decisions can help you achieve healthy blood pressure. These include: Staying at a healthy weight or losing extra weight. Eating heart healthy foods like fish, almonds or walnuts, berries, flaxseed, dark beans, spinach and tomatoes. Limiting sodium. This means more...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Tips for Staying Healthy and Hydrated During the Last Few Weeks of Winter

Tips for Staying Healthy and Hydrated During the Last Few Weeks of Winter

Colorado’s mountains have experienced some pretty spectacular snowfall over the past few months. According to the National Resources Conservation Service, from November 17, 2016 through January 1st, snowpack in the mountains grew at the fastest rate since 1986. If you’re like me, you’ve been taking advantage of this fresh powder by spending more time on the slopes or snowshoeing in the foothills. This increase in daily physical activity is great for your overall health. But it could impact your appetite and thirst levels. If you suddenly find yourself ravenous throughout the day, consider these nutrition tips to remain in top shape as we head into the last few weeks of winter. Maintain a consistent eating schedule Eat three meals a day and do not go more than three to four hours without eating. If you’re left with only an hour to eat before heading outside, eat something small that’s easy to digest. Carbohydrates are essential nutrients for pre-workout meals because our muscles run on carbs during exercise. Try a...

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