Blogs

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.

May 9, 2016
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My love/hate relationship with summer vacation

by Melissa Muhr Summer vacation. I have a love/hate relationship with it. For my children, summer vacation symbolizes freedom, fun and testing my patience. Without the structure of a school day routine, it can be easy for children to fall into bad habits, such as watching too much TV, playing […]
February 16, 2016
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The Elephant in the Room: Prediabetes and What You Need to Know About It

by Lindsay Maurer EP, LMT, CKTP Imagine you’ve just been to your doctor for your annual physical and he or she tells you that you have prediabetes.  Don’t let the “pre” in prediabetes fool you into thinking it’s not really a problem now.  Eighty-six million Americans have prediabetes—that’s 1 out […]
November 23, 2015
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4 Holiday Healthy Habits

by Dan Marzullo 4 Holiday Healthy Habits The holidays are right around the corner – that means celebrations with friends and family, holiday parties, and most of all, delicious food! However, if you’re not strategic about how you indulge this season, you might end up with a bigger New Year’s […]
October 26, 2015
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D51 students “Eat Smart” at School Lunch!

by Dan Sharp  In recent years, there have been many changes to the school lunch program.  We have seen the “food pyramid” changed to “my plate.”  Locally, there have been recipe and staff changes.  The most significant change has been the move back to the “good ol’ days” of scratch […]
October 9, 2015
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2015 Walk to School Day!

By: Safe Routes to School Instructors Abigail Slingsby, Jennifer Fox-Colwell, and Terri Wenzlaff Wednesday, October 14th is Walk to School Day! (We hear the groans already.) You might say… Why do I have to walk to school? Why should I walk or ride with my child to school? And we […]
July 1, 2015
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Enjoying western Colorado’s rivers, restoration & trail work

Water Center at Colorado Mesa University Series On a recent Sunday morning, I took a leisurely jog along the Colorado Riverfront Trail with my dogs and gained a renewed appreciation for the variety of ways locals enjoy our rivers. Several bikers and strollers passed by on the Audubon Section of […]