Routt County CSU Extension: Weight loss for a lifetime

If you’re like me, you’ve already had your fill of advertisements for weight loss programs.

Focus on Fitness: Balance in the water

The second pillar of swimming is balancing on top of the water with minimal effort. If you can do this well, almost all of the energy expended by your arms and legs propels you forward through the water.

Monday Medical: Birth simulator

To enhance the well-being and safety of future patients, health care professionals at YVMC are about to be introduced to some remarkable new training technology.

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Community members reflect on 10th anniversary of fatal air ambulance crash

A decade after he was seriously injured in a Yampa Valley Air Ambulance crash that killed three of his colleagues, Tim Baldwin still loves working in the field of emergency medicine.

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Flu season near its peak; Northwest Colorado skirts worst of it

The flu season may already have peaked in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, however it is producing the highest number of hospitalizations and outbreaks in long-term care facilities recorded in the last 10 years.

Healthy Eating: Health Bowl

A “health bowl” is a mix of a grain (quinoa, brown rice, faro or barley), green (romaine, arugula, spinach, mache, radicchio, kale, swiss chard or purple cabbage), vegetables/fruits, lean protein (chicken, canned or grilled fish, lean meat) and a light dressing.

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Heart rate monitoring can enhance workouts

People who monitor their heart rate while exercising are able to better understand how hard they are pushing their bodies, which can lead to getting more aggressive in their regimens.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: GO dinners for those on the go

It has been a perfectly good day and then someone asks the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?" You want to serve a healthy evening meal, but you are tired, hungry and already anticipating post-dinner activities (e.g., sports, homework).

Monday Medical: Resolve to be SMART

We’re five days in. Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution? If so, you’re in good company. By Day 7, one out of four will abandon their thoughts of change in the New Year.

Health briefs: Tobacco Free Program provides support

The Tobacco Free Program provides peer support and help overcoming nicotine addiction and quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

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Nordic skiing helps Steamboat doctor with Parkinson's disease

Steamboat Springs has an increasingly active Parkinson’s support group including people who are among the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease and their families and professionals including exercise therapists, yoga instructors and yes, ski instructors.

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Sarah Coleman: New Year's resolutions…modified

Around this time of year people are attempting to hone in on a few New Year's resolutions. This week, Sarah Coleman has a few words of advice for those creating a resolution list for 2015.

Health briefs: Aging Well programs taking a break through holidays

All Aging Well fitness classes, Senior Wellness and Foot Care clinics will take a break for the holidays from Dec. 22 through Jan 2.

Healthy Eating: Turkey Tetrazzini

A fabulous way to use leftover holiday turkey, this recipe can be easily doubled and freezes well.

Monday Medical: On the road with the US Ski Team

Living in Steamboat Springs, it’s not uncommon to know a resident traveling the world with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. Ski Town USA has the recognition of producing more winter Olympians than any other town in North America, but having world-class athletic skills are not the only way to become an essential part of the team.