<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:27:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Moving the future: To move forward, welcome your failures and nuture your passions]]> By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette - http://gazette.com/moving-the-future-to-move-forward-welcome-your-failures-and-nuture-your-passions/article/1550351?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/moving-the-future-to-move-forward-welcome-your-failures-and-nuture-your-passions/article/1550351?custom_click=rss Look in the mirror when you finish reading this.

The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks.

The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you loaf more when you probably should be lifting.

We are often our worst enemies when self-improvement is the goal. We are scared to do different. We are living by a "don't make me do what I'm not good at" mantra.

Everybody wants to stay in a comfort zone because the fear of the unknown is so terrifying that it cripples the ability to grow.

Here are five ways I've used to have great success with clients throughout the

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]]> Look in the mirror when you finish reading this.

The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks.

The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you loaf more when you probably should be lifting.

We are often our worst enemies when self-improvement is the goal. We are scared to do different. We are living by a "don't make me do what I'm not good at" mantra.

Everybody wants to stay in a comfort zone because the fear of the unknown is so terrifying that it cripples the ability to grow.

Here are five ways I've used to have great success with clients throughout the]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:55:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Fitness diaries: Take to water for a challenging workout]]> By Stephanie Swearngin stephanie.swearngin@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/fitness-diaries-take-to-water-for-a-challenging-workout/article/1550049?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fitness-diaries-take-to-water-for-a-challenging-workout/article/1550049?custom_click=rss

Water aerobics.

Yes, this form of fitness tends to attract an older population and those with injuries, but it can be a great challenge to add to any workout routine.

Properly using the water's resistance can increase muscle strength and endurance while staying easy on the joints. Participants can burn up to 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. But the actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements as well as water temperature and depth. Faster movements that incorporate the upper and lower body in deep water will offer the greatest calorie burn.

There are several water class formats offered.



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Water aerobics.

Yes, this form of fitness tends to attract an older population and those with injuries, but it can be a great challenge to add to any workout routine.

Properly using the water's resistance can increase muscle strength and endurance while staying easy on the joints. Participants can burn up to 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. But the actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements as well as water temperature and depth. Faster movements that incorporate the upper and lower body in deep water will offer the greatest calorie burn.

There are several water class formats offered.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:22:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Doctors: Working out can dispel 'Colorado Crud']]> By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/doctors-working-out-can-dispel-colorado-crud/article/1550055?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/doctors-working-out-can-dispel-colorado-crud/article/1550055?custom_click=rss

Looking to shake that Colorado crud? Stay active - but don't overdo it.

It might sound counterintuitive, but if you're suffering from a cold, a good run or bike ride can be the tonic for what ails you.

"Moderate exercise actually boosts the immune system, and for a mild cold it may help you to get over it quicker," said Dr. Kierann Toth of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, a former cross-country runner and All-American triathlete in 2011 and 2013.

The key, doctors say, is to start slow and listen to your body.

"The professional opinion with that is, as long as you don't have a fever, you can make an attempt at exercising," said Dr. Nicholas Piantanida, a sports medicine and family practitioner at Memorial



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Looking to shake that Colorado crud? Stay active - but don't overdo it.

It might sound counterintuitive, but if you're suffering from a cold, a good run or bike ride can be the tonic for what ails you.

"Moderate exercise actually boosts the immune system, and for a mild cold it may help you to get over it quicker," said Dr. Kierann Toth of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, a former cross-country runner and All-American triathlete in 2011 and 2013.

The key, doctors say, is to start slow and listen to your body.

"The professional opinion with that is, as long as you don't have a fever, you can make an attempt at exercising," said Dr. Nicholas Piantanida, a sports medicine and family practitioner at Memorial

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:07:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 21, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-21-2015/article/1550050?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-21-2015/article/1550050?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.

ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 220. Registration: 253-2299. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics, 3 p.m. Wednesday, $10. - Effective Communication and Service Animals, 3 p.m. May 20, $10.

Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration: tinyurl.com/mbhvn5p.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments; 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. -

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]]> 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.

ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 220. Registration: 253-2299. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics, 3 p.m. Wednesday, $10. - Effective Communication and Service Animals, 3 p.m. May 20, $10.

Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration: tinyurl.com/mbhvn5p.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments; 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. -]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:10:05 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Gala honors cardiologist Dr. David Greenberg]]> By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-memorial-hospital-gala-honors-cardiologist-dr.-david-greenberg/article/1549807?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-memorial-hospital-gala-honors-cardiologist-dr.-david-greenberg/article/1549807?custom_click=rss

It was an impossible feat for Dr. David Greenberg to walk through the West Ballroom at The Broadmoor.

Well-wisher after well-wisher wanted a private moment to congratulate the cardiologist as the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala's special honoree April 11, a tribute to practicing for almost 40 years in Colorado Springs.

For 18 of those years, Greenberg was Memorial Hospital's chief of cardiology.

It was a family night for the nattily dressed doctor, whose medical focus is heart disease prevention and community wellness. Sharing his moment were wife Paulette and sons Dr. H.L. Greenberg, a dermatologist in Las Vegas, and Darren Greenberg, an attorney with Barclays Investment Bank in London.



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It was an impossible feat for Dr. David Greenberg to walk through the West Ballroom at The Broadmoor.

Well-wisher after well-wisher wanted a private moment to congratulate the cardiologist as the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala's special honoree April 11, a tribute to practicing for almost 40 years in Colorado Springs.

For 18 of those years, Greenberg was Memorial Hospital's chief of cardiology.

It was a family night for the nattily dressed doctor, whose medical focus is heart disease prevention and community wellness. Sharing his moment were wife Paulette and sons Dr. H.L. Greenberg, a dermatologist in Las Vegas, and Darren Greenberg, an attorney with Barclays Investment Bank in London.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Live well: Pushing arm balances to the back burner]]> By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/live-well-pushing-arm-balances-to-the-back-burner/article/1549653?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-pushing-arm-balances-to-the-back-burner/article/1549653?custom_click=rss

I don't particularly adore - nor am I all that good at - arm balances in yoga.

There, I said it. I'm feeling some shame. Where's Brene Brown when I need her?

(If you haven't listened to Brown's TED talks, "The Power of Vulnerability" and "Listening to Shame," I recommend them. She's a research professor who's extensively studied vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame.)

I'm probably supposed to love arm balances because I'm a yoga teacher, but I can't make myself care about them at this point in my journey.

When I first started taking classes, I watched with awe all the yogis who could do unbelievable things with their bodies. They balanced their torsos on the backs of their arms while scissoring their legs



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I don't particularly adore - nor am I all that good at - arm balances in yoga.

There, I said it. I'm feeling some shame. Where's Brene Brown when I need her?

(If you haven't listened to Brown's TED talks, "The Power of Vulnerability" and "Listening to Shame," I recommend them. She's a research professor who's extensively studied vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame.)

I'm probably supposed to love arm balances because I'm a yoga teacher, but I can't make myself care about them at this point in my journey.

When I first started taking classes, I watched with awe all the yogis who could do unbelievable things with their bodies. They balanced their torsos on the backs of their arms while scissoring their legs

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:31:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 14, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-14-2015/article/1549652?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-14-2015/article/1549652?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.

Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. April 25, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration: tinyurl.com/mbhvn5p.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday and April 21, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Colorado Springs Senior Center -

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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.

Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. April 25, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration: tinyurl.com/mbhvn5p.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday and April 21, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Colorado Springs Senior Center -]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:10:07 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: The Arc's Disability Awareness Month film festival]]> By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-the-arcs-disability-awareness-month-film-festival/article/1549332?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-the-arcs-disability-awareness-month-film-festival/article/1549332?custom_click=rss

The Arc Pikes Peak Region took to the big screen for a new way of celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Several hundred enthusiastic moviegoers visited Stargazers Theatre on March 18 for three Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival showings of 16 film shorts.

In touching fashion, movie makers showed what it is that makes someone with Asperger syndrome so special, why it's OK that a little brother spends all his time looking at the moon, and how a popular little girl uncovers the secret to making a child with cerebral palsy smile and play.

The award-winning film "Guang" was a brother's intimate look into his autistic brother's world.

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]]> The Arc Pikes Peak Region took to the big screen for a new way of celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Several hundred enthusiastic moviegoers visited Stargazers Theatre on March 18 for three Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival showings of 16 film shorts.

In touching fashion, movie makers showed what it is that makes someone with Asperger syndrome so special, why it's OK that a little brother spends all his time looking at the moon, and how a popular little girl uncovers the secret to making a child with cerebral palsy smile and play.

The award-winning film "Guang" was a brother's intimate look into his autistic brother's world.]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:26:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Trying to shed some extra pounds? Sleep on it]]> BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/trying-to-shed-some-extra-pounds-sleep-on-it/article/1549241?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trying-to-shed-some-extra-pounds-sleep-on-it/article/1549241?custom_click=rss

You've struggled to improve your eating and exercise habits - heck, you even bought a self-help book to tackle your mindset - but health and weight-loss goals remain elusive.

The problem might not lie in your workout, diet or attitude, but rather with the quality of your sleep, suggests best-selling author and health expert Shawn Stevenson.

"When we're wanting to change our body composition and lose weight, cravings are a big issue. Why do we choose the foods we're told not to eat? It has a lot to do with sleep," said Stevenson, author of "Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success."

Studies show that 24 hours of sleep deprivation can lead to a 6 percent loss in



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You've struggled to improve your eating and exercise habits - heck, you even bought a self-help book to tackle your mindset - but health and weight-loss goals remain elusive.

The problem might not lie in your workout, diet or attitude, but rather with the quality of your sleep, suggests best-selling author and health expert Shawn Stevenson.

"When we're wanting to change our body composition and lose weight, cravings are a big issue. Why do we choose the foods we're told not to eat? It has a lot to do with sleep," said Stevenson, author of "Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success."

Studies show that 24 hours of sleep deprivation can lead to a 6 percent loss in

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:47:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs gardening expert teaches how to make most of growing own vegetables]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gardening-expert-teaches-how-to-make-most-of-growing-own-vegetables/article/1549244?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gardening-expert-teaches-how-to-make-most-of-growing-own-vegetables/article/1549244?custom_click=rss

A sure sign that summer can't be far off is the sight of the first bulbs cracking through the barren soil. Another is the announcement that Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, is holding his last class for the spring.

"Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More" is the lifelong organic gardener's most popular class. For $10, Stebbins takes you through the basics of vegetable growing in our tricky climate. I've taken the class and can speak with authority: Stebbins has all the answers when it comes to reaping a bountiful harvest, including a mountain of tomatoes.

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]]> A sure sign that summer can't be far off is the sight of the first bulbs cracking through the barren soil. Another is the announcement that Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, is holding his last class for the spring.

"Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More" is the lifelong organic gardener's most popular class. For $10, Stebbins takes you through the basics of vegetable growing in our tricky climate. I've taken the class and can speak with authority: Stebbins has all the answers when it comes to reaping a bountiful harvest, including a mountain of tomatoes.]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:10:14 -0600 <![CDATA[How to keep your energy up during the day]]> By Ginger Klein Special to The Gazette - http://gazette.com/how-to-keep-your-energy-up-during-the-day/article/1549243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-to-keep-your-energy-up-during-the-day/article/1549243?custom_click=rss

The behavior and energy of humans follow rhythms that are cyclical, or circadian.

One of these circadian rhythms is the change in the level of energy present during the day. Chances are good that at midafternoon - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or sometime in between - you experience a time of low energy where you could benefit from some type of pick-me-up.

There are several proactive ways to stave off low energy before it hits and maintain momentum to complete your workday.

A brisk walk - outside or inside - will keep blood flowing, and improved circulation can counter a slump in energy. Sipping water throughout the day will keep you from experiencing the lull that characterizes the low-grade dehydration symptoms that affect

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]]> The behavior and energy of humans follow rhythms that are cyclical, or circadian.

One of these circadian rhythms is the change in the level of energy present during the day. Chances are good that at midafternoon - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or sometime in between - you experience a time of low energy where you could benefit from some type of pick-me-up.

There are several proactive ways to stave off low energy before it hits and maintain momentum to complete your workday.

A brisk walk - outside or inside - will keep blood flowing, and improved circulation can counter a slump in energy. Sipping water throughout the day will keep you from experiencing the lull that characterizes the low-grade dehydration symptoms that affect]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:10:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 7, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-7-2015/article/1549240?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-april-7-2015/article/1549240?custom_click=rss Listings appear on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits and at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

ABCs of ADHD - 10 a.m. Saturday, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., $15. Registration: tinyurl.com/oam35e8.

ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 220. Registration: 253-2299. - Basic Sign Language Workshop, 11 a.m. Thursday, Cañon City, $40 in advance, $50 at the door. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics, 3 p.m. April 22, $10. Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. April 25, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration:

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

ABCs of ADHD - 10 a.m. Saturday, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., $15. Registration: tinyurl.com/oam35e8.

ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 220. Registration: 253-2299. - Basic Sign Language Workshop, 11 a.m. Thursday, Cañon City, $40 in advance, $50 at the door. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics, 3 p.m. April 22, $10. Alpine Autism Center 5K Walk/Run - 8:30 a.m. April 25, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $20 or $40 for family of four. Registration:]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:10:04 -0600