LiveWell Northwest Colorado

This monthly column about health issues publishes on Mondays in the Steamboat Today.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Eat a 'GO' breakfast

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Go, Slow, Whoa

Should I use butter? Eat only lean meat? Add olive oil to veggies? There is so much information about making healthy food choices that it can be overwhelming.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: The art of healthy snacking

Ants on a log, frozen grapes, jicama soaked in lime juice — is your mouth watering? These are just a few examples of healthy snack choices that can provide you with the nutrients you need to maintain optimum focus and energy throughout the day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Plant it, grow it, eat it, share it

What better way to add more veggies into your daily meals than by eating ones that you have grown? Gardening is an active hobby that can help instill lifelong healthy eating habits.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Protect youths from tobacco marketing

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization since 1987 to draw worldwide attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Get out and play in May

The skis and snowshoes are put away for another year, our trails and parks are drying up and I am ready for spring outdoor play.

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Steamboat's reputation as an active community will be put to test during statewide fitness challenge

The competition is LiveWell's Get Movin' challenge, and it aims to get residents around the state to commit to doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Key to choosing healthier foods is reading the labels

One of the easiest tools that can be used to ensure a healthier diet is the Nutrition Facts label found on every product.

Livewell Northwest Colorado: How sweet it is not?

In Routt County, 82 percent of students and 71 percent of adults surveyed reported drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverage every day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Healthy hydration for high performance

There's Olympic fever in the Yampa Valley, so I asked a former Olympian, Caroline Lalive Carmichael, about how important drinking water was to her success.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Get up, and engage your brain

It is common knowledge that for substantial health benefits we need to be physically active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is recommended that adults should engage in at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Take control of TV and other screen time

LiveWell Northwest Colorado challenged the county to 5210 in October. The “2” component reminds us to engage in two hours or less of recreational screen time each day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables during wintertime

Enjoying the fall harvest of fruits and vegetables is one of the reasons for celebrating Thanksgiving — the fruits and vegetables are fresh, low cost and delicious.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables

LiveWell Northwest Colorado introduced the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 campaign to the community last year. The “5” component of the 5-2-1-0 message reminds us to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Becoming the healthiest county in the state

It is time to create a culture shift where the healthy choice is the easy choice in our community. Be part of the solution; help us make Routt County the healthiest county in the state.