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Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Family, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

There are just a few sweet weeks of summer left. Hard to believe, right? With the waning days of summer upon us, many Summit County and Colorado Mountain Town residents are trying to get their vacations in before Labor Day. Whether you’re taking a road trip across the country or flying somewhere exotic, staying healthy will allow you to enjoy the journey from beginning to end. Keep these tips in mind: Pack medications properly. Refill all your medicines before you leave. Bring a list of your prescriptions in case you misplace them or need to receive medical attention. Pack any prescription medications in carry-on luggage, so you have them if checked bags get lost. Take enough medicine to last the duration of your trip, plus an extra week’s worth. If you have room, pack a first-aid kit in your luggage. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date. At least four to six weeks before an international trip, ask your primary care physician if you are current on all vaccines. Influenza and...

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Sun Safety – Enjoy the outdoors and skip the sunburns this summer

Sun Safety – Enjoy the outdoors and skip the sunburns this summer

Summer has arrived in the high country and with it, high temperatures. This is a great time of year to be in the mountains exploring, hiking, biking, and swimming. But as you spend time outside, don’t forget a crucial item – sunscreen! Sun safety is crucial for your health. Colorado residents and visitors are exposed to greater amounts of harmful ultraviolet light than those living at sea level. That’s because here, at higher altitude, there is less of the earth’s atmosphere blocking the sun’s rays. Everyone, no matter your age, needs to wear sunscreen. When purchasing sunscreen, look for three things: SPF (sun protection factor) levels Broad-Spectrum, which fights off skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays Water-resistant There is a misconception that sunscreen with higher levels of SPF provides greater protection. Sunscreen that is SPF 30 will block out 96 percent of UVB rays, which are the types of rays that cause sunburns. Sunscreens with higher levels of SPF – SPF 50 or SPF 75 for example – only block...

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

June is Men’s Health Month – Tips to Stay in Top Shape

June is Men’s Health Month – Tips to Stay in Top Shape

For the fathers, brothers, husbands and sons in our lives, June is National Men’s Health Month but in reality so should every month. Did you know that men experience life-threatening illnesses, like heart disease and cancer, at higher rates than women?   More concerning is that men make half as many preventive visits to their doctors as women. Why is this the case? Communicating feelings or asking for help doesn’t come naturally to a lot of men.   I tell my male patients that it’s important for them to visit the doctor at specific ages. If you’re healthy and under the age of 30, make an appointment every two to three years. Men between the ages of 40 and 50 should visit the doctor every other year. Over the age of 50, once a year. And as you age, here are some important men’s health issues to keep in mind.   Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease   Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. This...

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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, Treks & Travels, 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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