<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:55:55 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Recipes for recovery after long workouts? Colorado Springs swimmer and triathlete trainer has tips]]> http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss

With our high altitude and dry climate, most exercise enthusiasts know it's vital to rehydrate when working out.

"Drink every 15 minutes during your workout," said Dave Burgess, head coach of Podium Training Systems, which trains swimmers and triathletes.

It's also vital to refuel - more frequently than you might think. He talked about this at his recent cooking class, Plant-Based Diet for Athletes.

"For shorter workouts, 45 minutes or less, you most likely don't need to worry about refueling immediately," he said. "Just have your regularly next-scheduled meal."

But if you're doing a long workout, you need to have what Burgess calls a recovery meal plan.



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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:47:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 17, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-17-2018/article/1624479?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-17-2018/article/1624479?custom_click=rss Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits.



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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's Association awaits a cure]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-alzheimers-association-awaits-a-cure/article/1624182?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-alzheimers-association-awaits-a-cure/article/1624182?custom_click=rss

It's sad for everyone, "the long goodbye."

That's emcee Jon Karroll describing Alzheimer's at the April 3 Reason to Hope fundraising luncheon.

There are no survivors, but there is research and hope.

Amelia Schafer, interim executive director of the Colorado Alzheimer's Association, said new research underway in Colorado could have results in the next couple of years. Hundreds of research projects are underway nationwide, and the new federal budget increased the amount going to Alzheimer's research.

Today, 5.7 million Americans, 71,000 of them Coloradans, are living with Alzheimer's, Schafer said, and 1-in-5 Medicare dollars is spent on Alzheimer's care. "That is expected to increase to 1 out of every 3.

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]]> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:15:06 -0600 <![CDATA[High blood pressure? Potassium could help.]]> http://gazette.com/high-blood-pressure-potassium-could-help./article/1624103?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/high-blood-pressure-potassium-could-help./article/1624103?custom_click=rss High blood pressure has received a good amount of press in recent months. New guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a blood pressure of 130/80 instead of 140/90. And the DASH diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, a well-studied, evidence-based plan, continues to be effective decades after its first release.

High blood pressure relates to the quality of the arteries and veins that transport blood through our body, and to overall cardiovascular health. Having normal blood pressure is critical to quality of life. Think of traffic on a freeway. If a city has bumper-to-bumper traffic, the entire system works inefficiently. Healthy vasculature and normal blood pressure mean traffic is smooth with no stops.

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]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:25:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Live Well: Free monthly event in Colorado Springs educates public about holistic lifestyles]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-free-monthly-event-in-colorado-springs-educates-public-about-holistic-lifestyles/article/1624101?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-free-monthly-event-in-colorado-springs-educates-public-about-holistic-lifestyles/article/1624101?custom_click=rss

A group of wellness professionals wants to help people live their best lives.

Essential Wellness Society was formed about a year ago and consists of local holistic small-business owners who want to help educate the community about living a healthier lifestyle. The society is about 650 members strong.

"Educating the community is our priority and providing free education," said Sarah Grant, an herbalist and owner of Essential Wellness Society. "We have the resources to educate, and that's what I'm really trying to push."

In an effort to do that, the society recently held its first free Wellness at Cottonwood event at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Three speakers addressed myth-busting alternative wellness. Subjects

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]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:20:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Avoid getting sick on a plane by choosing right seat]]> http://gazette.com/avoid-getting-sick-on-a-plane-by-choosing-right-seat/article/1624100?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/avoid-getting-sick-on-a-plane-by-choosing-right-seat/article/1624100?custom_click=rss

You board your flight, settle into your seat and suddenly you hear it: the sneezing, the coughing.

Given the close quarters, are you doomed? Not necessarily.

Proximity to a sick person is a key factor, says a study published last month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists.

Passengers two or more seats away and one row in front or back of a sick person are unlikely to be infected, reported the researchers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

But bring antibacterial wipes, as viruses can remain on surfaces such as tray tables, seat belts and lavatory handles, they reported.

The researchers monitored how often passengers moved about the cabin and interacted with fellow

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]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:20:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Big American sports leagues are pushing junk food on kids]]> http://gazette.com/big-american-sports-leagues-are-pushing-junk-food-on-kids/article/1624099?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/big-american-sports-leagues-are-pushing-junk-food-on-kids/article/1624099?custom_click=rss

Kids and teens are seeing a lot of junk food ads while they're watching sports, potentially creating a link between athletic feats and unhealthy fare, says a study.

Most advertisements during the 10 sporting events most watched by viewers ages 2 to 17 featured unhealthy products, according to research published recently in the journal Pediatrics.

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]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:20:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 10, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-10-2018/article/1624098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-10-2018/article/1624098?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 listings@gazette.com.

Annual April Art Show - To benefit Finding Our Voices, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; findingourvoicescs.org/event/annual-april-art-show.

Bingo Night - To benefit Make-a-Wish, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa, 5904 Prairie Schooner Drive; 433-7168.

Book Launch Party - With Rosenna Bakari, "Too Much Love Is Not Enough." Book celebrates adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Reservations:

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]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:20:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Cancer survivor runs marathon for Las Vegas shooting victims]]> http://gazette.com/cancer-survivor-runs-marathon-for-las-vegas-shooting-victims/article/feed/555240?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cancer-survivor-runs-marathon-for-las-vegas-shooting-victims/article/feed/555240?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group of runners from Las Vegas will travel across the country to race in the Boston Marathon in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

KVVU-TV reports the oldest of the competitors is 79-year-old Bob Ashby, a two-time cancer survivor.

Ashby, who doesn't have a direct link to the shooting, says the night of the Oct. 1 shooting changed everyone's life.

Ashby, or "Irish Bob," began running at age 71, after his first round of chemotherapy.

This will be Ashby's first time running in the Boston Marathon.

Ashby says he also is running to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ashby and his team of supporters leave for Boston on Thursday.

The Boston Marathon

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]]> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:44:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Active itineraries: More vacation packages combine travel and fitness]]> http://gazette.com/active-itineraries-more-vacation-packages-combine-travel-and-fitness/article/1623713?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/active-itineraries-more-vacation-packages-combine-travel-and-fitness/article/1623713?custom_click=rss

If your resolution to get in shape still hasn't quite gelled, consider an active vacation where fitness is factored into your trip. The options are all over the map, and they're becoming ever more energetic.

"The move from more passive and pampering wellness experiences to far more active - even extreme - wellness and fitness offerings is one of the biggest trends this year," said Beth McGroarty, research director at the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute, a Miami-based research and educational resource for the wellness industry.

Here are some ideas, from lower-key to turbocharged.

The language of dance

If you like the idea of exercising mind and body, try double-dipping.



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Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:34:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 3, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-3-2018/article/1623712?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-3-2018/article/1623712?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 listings@gazette.com.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef sells seafood from Louisiana]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sells-seafood-from-louisiana/article/1623683?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sells-seafood-from-louisiana/article/1623683?custom_click=rss

I love a cocktail at the end of the day, but my refreshing treat of choice has no alcohol. I'm talking about shrimp cocktail, and I found the best place to buy the star of the show.

I'm hooked on the frozen crustaceans stocked by chef Robert "BB" Brunet, owner of Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen & Seafood Co. The shrimp are not only delicious, but also super healthy, packed with low-fat protein, antioxidants and vitamins.

My obsession with these shrimp started after I picked up a couple of pounds for our Christmas dinner starter. I was so impressed with the flavor and texture that I now keep a bag in my freezer at the ready for when I want an appetizer, light lunch or snack.



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<![CDATA[How do you make a destination autism-friendly?]]> http://gazette.com/how-do-you-make-a-destination-autism-friendly/article/feed/553436?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-do-you-make-a-destination-autism-friendly/article/feed/553436?custom_click=rss

Myrtle Beach , South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel.

So it might not be an obvious destination for families with kids on the autism spectrum who may be easily overwhelmed by noise and commotion. But an organization called Champion Autism Network is working with hotels, restaurants and other venues to make the area autism-friendly.

"If you're going to invite the autism world to play with you on the beach, you have to have people be aware," said Champion Autism Network founder Becky Large, whose son is on the spectrum. "We've trained hotels, restaurants and others and it's really paying off.

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]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:07:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-Giant Corey Widmer declines Montana Football Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/ex-giant-corey-widmer-declines-montana-football-hall-of-fame/article/feed/551633?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-giant-corey-widmer-declines-montana-football-hall-of-fame/article/feed/551633?custom_click=rss

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Former New York Giants linebacker and Montana State star Corey Widmer has declined his nomination to the Montana Football Hall of Fame, saying the sport "destroyed my life."

Widmer said after numerous concussions he fears he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. He has depression, memory problems, suffers from mood swings and seeks to isolate himself. Recently, he said, his thumb has started twitching.

"I'm 49 years old, depressed to the Nth degree but have a lot of money . and some people might say it's still worth it. I just tell them to watch what they wish for," Widmer told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle .

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