Fight Off Illness With These Foods

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every holiday season I get the cold or the flu. Last year, I got the flu (even after I got the flu shot) right before a big Christmas party and was so upset that I missed out. If you are like me and getting sick over the winter months seems inevitable, there are ways to prevent or lessen sick days. Eating healthy, along with sleeping well, managing stress and exercising are just a few ways to help so you won’t have to miss out on the holiday festivities.

Save Money and Tap Into Health

Buying plastic bottles of water is bad for your wallet, bad for the planet and can be bad for your health. Most store-bought bottled water comes in bottles that contain a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) that’s been shown to be harmful to our health. Those bottles are even worse for the planet – each bottle can take up to 1,000 years to break down. Use stainless steel or glass bottles (many come wrapped in rubber to keep them from breaking) take water with you.

Trick-or-Treat: Keeping Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Dressing up in costumes to go trick-or-treating is something that many kids look forward to all year long. For parents, however, safety is the biggest concern. Focus on three things to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

One, you need to think about a safe costume; Two, make you’re your kids are safe walking through your neighborhood: and Three, the safety of the candy and treats your kids bring home after trick-or-treating.

1. Costume Safety

Hiking in the City: Urban Hikes

Denver is known for its nice weather year-round. This is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and beautiful views of the snow dusted mountains. But you don’t need to travel all the way to the mountains to do that. There’s plenty to do right in the city! One of the best ways to get some outside exercise and see the beauty of Denver is “urban hiking”.

Personal Finances 101

Here are a few easy tips to help you begin to manage your personal finances in a healthy way.  You do not need any special software or fancy equipment. Managing your personal finances is as easy as tracking spending amounts on a piece of paper and doing some simple math. OK, if you aren’t good at math, you may want to use a calculator. Writing things down and tracking spending in some major categories can help you gain the true picture of your monthly spending.  Just like a diet, it is easy to “skip” tracking something – but in the long run you are just hurting yourself.

ER or the Urgent Care: Do You Know Where To Go?

Deciding where to go for help, either at an urgent car center or the emergency room, can be tough when you or someone in your family needs quick medical help. But knowing where to go for care ahead of time can help your family get the care you need.

What’s the Difference?
Urgent care centers allow patients with urgent non-life-threatening needs to be seen by doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants quickly and without an appointment. Many urgent care centers are open extended hours and on weekends.

Healthy Strides

Walking every day is one of the most important steps you can take to stay active and independent as you grow older. Each step helps keep everything from your brain to your heart healthy and can even help fight depression and ease lower back pain.