Healthy recipe: Black bean salsa salad

Black bean salsa salad makes a healthful and easy snack.

Focus on Fitness: Give a fitness activity a try; you may love it

I know you have that one thing you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t mustered the courage to give it a shot. So this week, check out that new running group, ballet class, spin class, yoga class or Pilates group you’ve always wanted to do. You might just love it so much it will become an activity you enjoy for the rest of your life.

Monday Medical: Retraining the brain after an injury

About 1.4 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. Whether someone has a mild concussion or a more serious injury, it’s critical to get treatment quickly. While physical therapy is one important treatment for a TBI, speech and occupational therapies can also play a key role in recovery.

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Sarah Coleman: Awesome sauce

It can often be a struggle to plan and cook healthy meals every week but Explore's health and fitness contributor Sarah Coleman has a few tips and quick recipes to combat those stressful woes.

Health briefs: New K-12 varicella vaccine requirement

The Colorado school required immunization schedule requires students in kindergarten through 12th grade to have two varicella (chicken pox) immunizations at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

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Local volunteers help seniors in Northwest Colorado navigate Medicare

With as many as 10,000 baby boomers across America reaching the age of 65 each day, helping seniors navigate Medicare has become a growing task for local counselors.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encourage children to drink water

A cold drink of water tastes amazing on a hot summer day. Water is one of the most natural, healthy beverages children can drink. Encouraging children to quench their thirst with water will help them develop a taste for it, an important step toward life-long health.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Choice food and food choice

We are fortunate to have Lift-Up of Routt County, which provides emergency food assistance to almost 2,000 individuals each year at its three sites (Hayden, South Routt and Steamboat Springs). Thanks to the generous support of our community (churches, grocers, individuals), their food bank shelves stay stocked.

Monday Medical: There's a code for that

While the world of medical coding may not seem all that interesting, it’s certainly important to many aspects of healthcare.

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Justin Kaliszewsk: My time in the "Boat"

Founder and instructor of Outlaw Yoga, Justin Kaliszewsk, spent time in Steamboat Springs last weekend for the Steamboat Movement Fest and wrote about his experience exploring all the town has to offer and meeting the people.

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Arts and Entertainment reporter attends first yoga festival held in Steamboat Springs

This weekend was the inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest which brought a sense of ease and enlightenment to the community of attendees through a wide variety of classes and events offered at the Steamboat Grand.

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Study: Consumers still find sunscreen labels confusing

Though its been more than two years since the United States Food and Drug Administration rewrote the rules on sunscreen labeling, many consumers are still confused at what the numbers and letters on bottles mean.

Health briefs: Counselor will hold one-day mindfulness retreat

Marchele McCarthy, licensed professional counselor, will hold a one-day mindfulness retreat to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Focus on Fitness: Safety is the number one priority

At Old Town Hot Springs, safety is our number-one priority. We teach Red Cross swim lessons and base our privates on Red Cross standards. The Red Cross program not only teaches kids proper swim technique, but also emphasizes how to be safe in and around the water.

Monday Medical: Help prevent the spread of superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, and Yampa Valley Medical Center is responding vigilantly and proactively.