LiveWell Northwest Colorado

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

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Enjoy a GO holiday season

Enjoy a GO (green light) holiday season this year. How? Choose one behavior change that allows you to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Make your lunch a GO!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but lunch comes in as a close second. Recent national surveys show that only a third of American workers say that they take a lunch break. Sixty-five percent of those that do take a lunch break eat at their desk. Eating a well-balanced GO lunch helps you to be more alert and increases productivity.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: 5-2-1-0 October challenge

October brings to mind so many images, colors and feelings. Changing leaves, cooler nights, ski passes, preparation for snowy days, colorful hikes, Halloween, pumpkins, amber sunsets, the 5-2-1-0 October challenge. What is the October challenge you ask?

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Get healthy

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to get healthy?

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.

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