Our bloggers are fitness instructors, runners, bikers, professors, therapists, recreationists, psychologists, nutritionists, parents and, overall, members of our community. Check back often for new posts and leave a comment to engage in the conversation.

January 23, 2014

Find a way to remember the little things

By Sarah Johnson/The Parenting Place   The day I found out I was pregnant, I started to write. I had always been a writer at heart, starting with my third grade diary and continuing into college when I studied journalism. But a career shift to social work, marriage and just […]
January 22, 2014
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How ditching meat alienated me from my family

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance I’ve been shunned from my family. Though they would disagree, I think. At least in part. I still see them. I still talk to them. They even talk to me on occasion. But they just don’t agree with some of my life […]
January 21, 2014

Learn When to Burn

By Edward Brotsky/Mesa County Health Department In winter, the Grand Valley becomes subject to thermal inversions and their associated high levels of fine particle pollution. Cold, stagnant air allows for the buildup of pollution over time, particularly from wood-burning smoke and vehicle exhaust. The longer the duration of the inversion, […]
January 16, 2014

It’s all downhill from here

  The other day I went straight to the grocery store after leaving work around 4:20 p.m. Gathering my bags from my cart, I tucked my purse tightly under my arm, got my keys in hand and prepared to hustle through the cold and dark parking lot to my vehicle. […]
January 7, 2014
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You, me and everyone we know: Relationships matter

By Kyle Horst/Marriage and Family Therapist I have no doubt you are going to read a variety of wonderful posts about diet, exercise, stress management and other important health topics on this site, and I’m honored to be a part of the discussion: “How do we make Mesa County a healthier […]
January 7, 2014
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It’s never too late to fall in love with fitness

By Samantha Williams/Personal Trainer     It’s never to late to fall in love with fitness.   Most people I meet assume I have always been athletic or into sports.   Not true.   At all.     I tried several different sports as a child, but I never stuck […]
January 6, 2014

Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight

By Tamalynn Kirby/School District 51 Nutritionist     Balance is the key to enjoyable eating and maintaining a healthy weight.    Here are some tips to help achieve that balance that I have been practicing (and I have lost almost 100 pounds through simple food and activity choices!).    Balance […]
January 6, 2014

Parks and Rec brings endless benefits

By Lorie Gregor/Grand Junction Parks and Recreation     I’ve been in the recreation business for more than 20 years, and one thing I know for certain: People have a big misperception about recreation. Recreation isn’t just sports leagues and swim lessons. Rather, recreation is a broad offering of classes, […]
January 5, 2014

Living Every Day of Your Life

By Randee Bergen   I’ll start by saying that I’m grateful for the opportunity to blog for HealthyMesaCounty and am excited to see what this website will have to offer. My mission, here, and in all ways, is to promote living every day of life. My intent is to inspire […]
January 4, 2014

Mastering Your Life

By Katrina Katen/Individual Matters “When the voice and the vision on the inside become more profound, clear and loud than the opinions on the outside, you have mastered your life.” — Dr. John F. DeMartini  I am kicking off my first blog post with a powerful quote by Dr. John […]
January 4, 2014

While You Are Here, Be Here

By Elisa Jones/Grand Valley Trails Alliance   I have a weird name, I know. It’s too many vowels. I’ve been tempted to legally alter it to something more phonetically pleasing. Unfortunately, this is highly impractical. I mean, consider: Eeleesah? E’Leasah? E•Lee•sah? I know, right? So I’ll just settle for the […]
January 3, 2014

Let’s Talk About Air Quality

By Edward Brotsky/Mesa County Health Department Hello, new readers, and welcome to my blog here at Healthy Mesa County. I work in the Air Quality program at the Mesa County Health Department, an area I have been involved in since 2006. Any and all topics that relate to air quality […]