Category Archives : Health

13 Tips to Boost Your Immune System Through the Winter

Like it or not, winter is on its way. This time of year, the excessive amount of germs, dry air, lack of sunshine, and high stress all make you more prone to getting sick. What you need are some effective ways to boost your immune system through cold and flu season. Here’s what we recommend. […]

9 Benefits of Eating a Balanced Diet

You know the saying, “You are what you eat.” This means your body’s health reflects whatever you put into it. If you’re wondering why doctors place such a strong emphasis on eating a balanced diet, it’s because your health suffers when you eat poorly, and it excels when you eat well. The next time you […]

11 Ways Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Body

You often hear doctors recommend anti-inflammatory diets and prescribe inflammation-fighting medications, but just what is inflammation? When your immune system works properly, inflammation protects your cells and tissues from outside threats, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxic chemicals. However, when immune cells overreact, you can end up with chronic inflammation, which is detrimental to your...

Body Fat Distribution: Subcutaneous vs. Visceral Fat

Everyone knows that having a high body fat percentage could be bad for your health, but where you carry your fat is also worth discussing. Your body fat distribution has a significant impact on your overall health. Learn more about the two main types of body fat and tips to achieve healthier fat distribution. Subcutaneous […]

6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Disease

Inflammation serves an important purpose if your body is injured or infected. When the immune system signals white blood cells to repair the damaged area, redness and swelling occur. Once the healing process is complete, the inflammatory response should subside. However, chronic inflammation can damage healthy cells, organs, and joints, raising your risk of arthritis, […]

Dietary Guidelines for Health and Fitness

Every five years since 1980, the US Department of Health and Human Services has released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The current edition focuses on making small changes to your daily eating habits to improve your overall health and fitness in the long run. Here are the overarching dietary guidelines that the HHS recommends for […]

8 Health Tips for Summertime

If you’re a health-conscious person, you probably take steps every day to eat right, stay active, and protect your skin. Looking for something new to try this summer? Consider enacting at least one of the health tips from this list. Watch Your Sun Exposure Many people view summer as the time to work on their […]

What to Do if You Get Injured on Vacation

Getaways are intended to be fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating. However, if you are injured on vacation, the entire trip may have to be scrapped. Here’s a look at the most common vacation injuries and what to do if you get hurt while away from home. Common Vacation Injuries By its very nature, traveling increases your […]

Declare Your Independence from Chronic Pain this Fourth of July

Do you suffer from chronic pain caused by inflammation? If so, you are probably tired of sitting on the sidelines while everyone else has fun. This 4th of July, declare your independence from chronic pain so you can join in on the action! Here are some tips to help keep inflammation in check while you […]

Beat the Summer Heat with Proper Hydration

Summer in Northern Colorado is about to reach its peak, meaning things will be hotter than ever for the next month or two. This is the time of year when your body needs proper hydration the most. Consider the benefits of drinking enough water and tips to help you beat the summer heat. Benefits of […]