<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:51:21 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Live Well: Work to pluck weeds from landscape of your mind]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-work-to-pluck-weeds-from-landscape-of-your-mind/article/1601752?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-work-to-pluck-weeds-from-landscape-of-your-mind/article/1601752?custom_click=rss

I often wonder if my days are one samskara after another; full of repetitive thoughts and actions, in other words.

Samskara is a word you might hear during neighborhood yoga class. It's Sanskrit for a subliminal impression, the unconscious pattern of behavior that shows up in bodies and lives. It's probably not difficult to think of an example of your own samskara: thoughts based on faulty perceptions, thoughts with no basis in reality, and fanciful imaginings, actions and responses that never seem to work but to which you repeatedly return.

From where does samskara come? That's easy - life. There's no way we'll ever get away from creating samskara, but we can work to keep it from ruling over us.

It's these

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]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:45:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 25, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-25-2017/article/1601733?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-25-2017/article/1601733?custom_click=rss HEALTH NOTES

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

2017 Critters for Cancer Fundraiser - Professional pet portrait to benefit Children's Hospital for Cancer and Blood Disorder Clinic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nicole Powell Photography, 7 E. Bijou St., $25; nicolepowellphotography.com/crittersforcancer.

Alpine Autism Center's 5K Walk - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $25-$70. Registration: tinyurl.com/hjs3ywj.

Derby for Diabetes - To benefit the American Diabetes Association in

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]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation]]> http://gazette.com/giraffes-baby-bump-boosts-tiny-zoos-upkeep-conservation/article/feed/455423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giraffes-baby-bump-boosts-tiny-zoos-upkeep-conservation/article/feed/455423?custom_click=rss

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The money will be used for zoo upkeep, wildlife conservation in Africa, and a favorite cause of the zoo's founders — local children with unexpected medical expenses, the park owners say.

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:10:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 18, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-18-2017/article/1601273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-18-2017/article/1601273?custom_click=rss Health and wellness events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 18, 2017.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:12:20 -0600
<![CDATA[YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewed]]> http://gazette.com/youtube-channel-showing-giraffe-birth-2nd-most-live-viewed/article/feed/454644?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/youtube-channel-showing-giraffe-birth-2nd-most-live-viewed/article/feed/454644?custom_click=rss

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.

April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and 7.6 billion minutes of live watch time since February, second only to League of Legends eSports, which has been around since 2012, YouTube said on Monday.

The channel had its biggest day on Saturday, with more than 14 million live views. More than 1.2 million viewers were watching the livestream simultaneously on YouTube when April gave birth Saturday morning, making it one of the Top 5 most-watched moments.

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]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:07:29 -0600 <![CDATA[World's oldest person, last known to be born in 1800s dies]]> http://gazette.com/worlds-oldest-person-last-known-to-be-born-in-1800s-dies/article/1601132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/worlds-oldest-person-last-known-to-be-born-in-1800s-dies/article/1601132?custom_click=rss

ROME — Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.

Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by phone that Morano's caretaker had called him to say she had stopped breathing in the afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania, a town on Italy's Lake Maggiore.

Bava said he had last seen his patient on Friday when "she thanked me and held my hand," as she did every time he called on her. While Morano had been increasingly spending more time sleeping and less time speaking in recent weeks, she had still eaten her daily raw egg and biscuits that day, he said.

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:16:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Documentary chronicles Boston, 'granddaddy of all marathons']]> http://gazette.com/documentary-chronicles-boston-granddaddy-of-all-marathons/article/feed/454294?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/documentary-chronicles-boston-granddaddy-of-all-marathons/article/feed/454294?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — What's the planet's most legendary marathon? Probably that fabled first one Pheidippides ran in 490 B.C., breathlessly proclaiming a great military victory before perishing from his effort.

Next in line? Surely the Boston Marathon, whose colorful 121-year history is captured in a movie premiering Saturday in its host city.

Narrated by Matt Damon, "Boston," the first feature-length documentary about the race, tells how it grew from 15 runners in 1897 to become the globe's most venerable footrace.

The world premiere at the Boch Center's Wang Theatre, where the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will conduct a live performance of Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal's score, comes two days before Monday's running o

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]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:33:05 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-scap-red-ribbon-ball-honors-heroes-in-the-hivaids-fight/article/1600894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-scap-red-ribbon-ball-honors-heroes-in-the-hivaids-fight/article/1600894?custom_click=rss

The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes.

"You are all heroes as you are here supporting the mission of the Colorado Health Network and SCAP," said Chris Robertson, regional director of Southern Colorado Health Network, and Darrell Vigil, CEO of Colorado Health Network.

Flanked by sections of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt, seven special "Be a Hero" honorees were saluted for "supporting the mission of the Colorado Health Network and Southern Colorado AIDS Project:"

Martha Barton, Pikes Peak Hospice, comfort and care for those dying from AIDS. Helped develop hospice standards for AIDS care nationwide.

Gene Brink, volunteer at the SCAP

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:34:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Live Well: Feeling out of sorts with your yoga? Add a little yin to your yang]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-feeling-out-of-sorts-with-your-yoga-add-a-little-yin-to-your-yang/article/1600783?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-feeling-out-of-sorts-with-your-yoga-add-a-little-yin-to-your-yang/article/1600783?custom_click=rss

Yogi, yogi, quite contrary, how does your practice grow?

With yogi toes and sweaty clothes and crow poses all in a row?

It's been a decade since I first got hooked on yoga. My practice looks so different now and yet, so eerily similar. In fact, it seems to have come full circle through no effort of my own.

Gym yoga classes were my first foray into the vast world of weird-sounding names for complicated body shapes. I couldn't get enough. I became a Sunday morning regular. That newfound love coupled with a burning curiosity propelled me through the doors of an actual yoga studio, though it took a lot of self-pep talk to get me inside.

But once I did, my love only deepened.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:03:27 -0600
<![CDATA[The quest for the perfect pillow: 'It's complicated']]> http://gazette.com/the-quest-for-the-perfect-pillow-its-complicated/article/1600784?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-quest-for-the-perfect-pillow-its-complicated/article/1600784?custom_click=rss

"Did you bring your pillow?" my sister asked.

No, I had forgotten to pack Pancake Pillow, which over the years has become a reliable travel companion.

"That's OK," she said, opening a closet.

I stared at a tall pile of ostensibly tested and rejected pillows. Fluffy ones, firm ones, large ones, small ones.

"We have a pillow problem," she said, apologetically.

I thought it was only me, but it seems others also have the Goldilocks syndrome of not being able to find just the right pillow.

Some clients mention it when they arrive at the Sleep Center at the University of Colorado Hospital, said Dr. Katherine Green, interim medical director.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:01:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 11, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-11-2017/article/1600785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-11-2017/article/1600785?custom_click=rss Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:10:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Body of excellence: Being less sedentary can have health benefits]]> http://gazette.com/body-of-excellence-being-less-sedentary-can-have-health-benefits/article/1600782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-of-excellence-being-less-sedentary-can-have-health-benefits/article/1600782?custom_click=rss

Many people complain about their weight, and try diets and exercise programs only to remain frustrated by weight gain.

Most of us recognize that our lifestyles have gone from being active to relatively sedentary with jobs that require us to sit for most of the day. This amounts to 1,500-2,000 calories not being burned each day compared to a day that includes everyday activities like meal preparation and daily chores.

Given that people say they don't have time to exercise, let's shift our focus to creating activity while you work. The concept is called NEAT (nonexercise activity thermogenesis). NEAT is as simple as standing, turning, and bending. Research proves that daily NEAT activity burns more calories than a half-hour

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]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:20:02 -0600 <![CDATA[WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/who-japan-needs-anti-smoking-law-ahead-of-tokyo-olympics/article/feed/453375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/who-japan-needs-anti-smoking-law-ahead-of-tokyo-olympics/article/feed/453375?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — Japan should ban smoking in all public places if it wants to successfully host the Tokyo Olympics and promote tourism, a senior World Health Organization official said Friday.

Japan, often known as a smoker's paradise, has no binding law controlling secondhand smoking and has come under pressure to institute one ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

The health ministry is preparing legislation to limit secondhand smoking, but faces strong opposition from smoking lawmakers and the tobacco industry. WHO and the International Olympic Committee agreed in 2010 to promote smoke-free Olympic Games, and host nations China, Russia and Brazil have since achieved that goal.

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