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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

Grandfather, granddaughter, gardening
Try your hand at growing this Spring. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, house plants or potted flowers – choose what you like and surround yourself with new growth.

Wellness News

March 24, 2014

Which Diet is Best? Yale’s Researchers Tell All

These days, it’s difficult to determine which diet is best and which diet will do the most for you. To help answer some questions about the most popular diets, Dr. Katz from Yale University’s Prevention Research Center compared the low carb, low fat, low glycemic, Mediterranean, mixed/balanced (DASH), Paleolithic, and vegan/vegetarian diets in order to name a winner. His findings can only be described as fair.

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March 13, 2014

Recent Survey: Who Claims the Prize of Least Obese State?

In a recent Gallup-Heathways survey, the prize for least obese state went to Montana, barely snuffing out the previous champion, Colorado, by a mere 0.8%. According to the survey, Montana’s obesity rate is 19.6% and Colorado’s 20.4%. The survey found additionally that people in the top ten lowest obesity states had higher rates of healthful eating and exercise with 66.7% of people saying they ate healthy “all day yesterday,” compared with 60.8% of people in the 10 most obese states.

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Made to Move

JAMIE PFAHL, Community Liaison

Colorado has a lot going for it but what tops my list is the environment. Of course “environment” spans more than just the incredible physical geography and the near-perfect climate. It also means the social and cultural environments as well as the masterful urban planning that join bike lanes and walking paths within neighborhoods in close proximity to great mountain recreation. Even though it’s not perfect, Colorado is leagues above where I grew up.

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DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free and Well Body Trainings in Dillon, Colo.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program is offering its DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Program and Well Body Program trainings on May 20-22 in Dillon, Colorado. These trainings are fully funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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