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Mayor Michael B. Hancock Receives 2014 LiveWell Colorado Wellness Champion Award

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the new Colorado Wellness Champion Award, established to celebrate an individual who understands the long-term implications of obesity in our state and has taken an active role to create sustainable change in his or... Read More

‘Tis the Season… For Pomegranates!

Looking to lighten up your holiday fare? With so many heavy and indulgent foods taking center stage this time of year, it is a nice balance to round things out with something a little lighter, a little brighter and something... Read More

Self-Care is Essential During the Holidays

Is self-care the first thing to go as the holidays approach? For many, the answer is yes. The holiday hustle begins, our lists grow, and we lose sight of our needs in an effort to create the perfect holiday. The... Read More

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Employee Wellness Program Inspiring Healthy Changes

This school year, Wellness Connections, the Jefferson County Public Schools’ employee wellness program, created customized fitness programs, called “Flourish with Fitness,” for various job types including: bus drivers, food service workers, custodial services, administrative staff and educators. These fitness programs (available... Read More

Easy Health-Minded Holiday Gifts

My husband and I have been making homemade holiday gifts for more than 10 years, and my two daughters, ages 8 and 4, have joined along the way. Every year, there’s always something that catches our eye as a unique... Read More

Celebrate Health This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving day in my house was one of warmth, generosity, love and noise. I am the third of ten children, so pretty much every day was loud and filled with activity, but my parents always made holidays stand out for us.... Read More

Two Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes

My family has several food traditions that I found out my husband has adopted as his favorite recipes for Thanksgiving (who knew?). The first recipe has been great for the recent cold Colorado weather. Wassail is good all holiday season... Read More

EatWell@School Cooking Competition Winner Announced

Chicken shish kebabs. Homemade hummus. Orange mélange. The recipes and cooking expertise displayed at Friday night’s EatWell@School Cooking Competition looked like an episode of Iron Chef. The skillets were hot, the competition was fierce, and, at the end of the... Read More

Gratitude: Good for Your Health

I started this little thing I do every November where each day I note something that I am thankful for. Usually, I note things like friends, family, kids, etc. But early on this month, I noted that I am thankful... Read More

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Though Thanksgiving may feel like the beginning of a holiday season filled with too much food and inevitable weight gain, it doesn’t have to be! Follow these five tips to increase your enjoyment of the day and minimize food coma... Read More