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WHAT’S YOUR STATE OF HEALTH? No matter who you are, health is the most important aspect of your life. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.” The pursuit of health is one that is deeply individual, and it is dependent on so many factors — age, income, access, heredity, upbringing and of course, geography. Fortunately for you, you live in a state like Colorado, where access and attention to health are priorities. But ultimately, it still comes down to your individual journey. As you navigate that course, medical evidence shows that some health fundamentals can help guide your way to physical and emotional well-being, including: • Food choices • Exercise • Stress management • Sleep

TOM VALDIVIA, M.D. CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER BRIGHT HEALTH

• Financial wellness Last but not least — and something I’m particularly passionate about — is your connection to the key individuals who can support your journey toward a state of brighter health. One of the most important is your relationship with your primary care provider. This connection not only improves your health, but also lays the groundwork for long-term emotional and physical well-being. As a doctor, I know how meaningful this relationship can be. At Bright Health, we are so passionate about this relationship that we built a health insurance company to strengthen and fortify it. We hope that we can be a partner as you build your health community — helping you form a strong relationship with a primary care provider who knows your health needs backward and forward, and giving you resources to maximize all of Colorado’s healthy lifestyle possibilities. In fact, that’s one of the reasons we created Bright Life, a magazine that highlights the ways you can live your healthiest life in the Centennial State. We look forward to helping you make your journey to health just a little bit brighter.


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COVER STORY: BRIGHT COLORADAN | 9 Denver’s Amelia Earhart answers questions about Colorado living, how she stays healthy and living her Brightest Life.

Bright Health Insurance Company, including its affiliates (collectively, “Bright Health”), is not connected with and does not endorse any person or organization referenced in this publication. Bright Health is not recommending or providing specific medical services, treatments or care plans. Nothing in this publication shall be interpreted to mean that Bright Health is providing benefits determinations or advice on health plan selection.


BODY Want more tips for making fitness fun and fruitful? Read the full interview with Daniel Ward at bhp.short.cm/daniel.

“MAKE IT A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION, AND EARN IT ALONG THE WAY.” DANIEL WARD OWNER & PERSONAL TRAINER AT INWARD FITNESS


BEAT THE CLOCK

SLOW & STEADY …

When you’re juggling a busy schedule, finding time for a solid workout is never easy. But if you can carve out 15 minutes, you can still break a sweat or get your Zen on with these simple routines.

FAST & FURIOUS …

OVERHEAD PRESS 15 reps, 10-second rest

SQUAT JUMPS 30 seconds on, 10-second rest

WRECKING THE ROUTINE LEGS: PRISONER SQUAT Place both hands behind your head and take a shoulder-width stance. Squat down as far as possible, exhale, stand back up and repeat.

5-MINUTE SILENT MEDITATION. Use Mindfulness Daily (available in the App Store) or another online resource if you need a guide.

Spend the remaining time checking out YOGA APPS on your smartphone. YOGAmazing, Pocket Yoga and Yoga Studio are all terrific resources that help you fit in yoga, no matter your schedule.

REVERSE LUNGE 30 seconds on, 10-second rest

UPRIGHT ROWS 15 reps, 10-second rest

FULL PLANK 30 seconds on, 15-second rest

A full-body workout routine is great when you have the time, but when you’re targeting a specific area take some pointers from Inward Fitness owner Daniel Ward for the perfect targeted exercises.

ARMS & TORSO: PUSHUPS Starting from a high plank, focus your eyes about a foot in front of you and lower yourself toward the floor until your elbows are at 90 degrees.

CORE: PLANK WALK-OUTS Begin with a traditional plank and focus your eyes straight down. From here, sidestep away from your arms while maintaining your original position through your torso. Walk your feet back in and begin again.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN REPS

No gym membership? No problem. With the state of Colorado as your playground, you’re in good shape. Literally. No matter the time of year, skill level or location, you won’t have to go far to find your ultimate Colorado workout.

SNOWBOARD AT BRECK: With four terrain parks and a 22-foot halfpipe, Breckenridge Ski Resort stands as one of the best places to burn calories while you’re carving freshies.

YOGA ON THE ROCKS: Red Rocks is more than just a place to see your favorite jam band. The world-renowned venue holds early morning sessions throughout the summer for Mile High yogis.

KAYAK ON LAKE DILLON: Just a short jaunt from Denver, this high-altitude lake offers stunning views of the mountains and a workout that will leave your arms feeling like jello.

GARDEN AT A PIKES PEAK URBAN GARDEN: In the shadows of the Garden of the Gods, join the Pikes Peak Urban Garden and get a workout while pulling weeds for a good cause.

TANDEM BIKE THE MINERAL BELT TRAIL: Grab a partner and get moving in unison along this paved loop through the historic mining town of Leadville.

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Earn cash back when you shop for outdoor and fitness gear with Active Junky.

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Q&A WITH

AMELIA EARHART

A Coloradan to her core, Denver’s Amelia Earhart knows what it means to live a BRIGHT LIFE. Between reporting traffic for a local TV station, circumnavigating the globe by plane, and maintaining an active lifestyle, staying healthy takes some serious planning. Find out how she lives the Colorado life to the fullest. Sit back, relax and enjoy the read; Amelia is about to take off …

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HEALTHY? Health isn’t about trendy workouts, Instagram photos of healthy meals or maintaining a certain weight; health is about creating a joyful life. When I am joyful, I take care of my body; I cook colorful, nutritious meals; and I make myself a priority. I used to think being “healthy” would make me happy — now I realize that being happy drives me to create my own health. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO STAY FIT? I live in downtown Denver, so the Cherry Creek bike path is a favorite way to get out and enjoy a workout, whether on bike or on foot. Longboarding at Wash Park is a social way to burn some calories while taking in the beauty of our community. WHERE’S YOUR GO-TO COLORADO ESCAPE?  lying a small airplane into Telluride for an afternoon of F hiking and a great meal is my idea of a perfect escape. We live in a state filled with the kind of views that most will only see in a photograph … Get out and explore, get lost and create a story that’s worth telling! After flying around the world, Colorado is still the most intriguing place I’ve been. WHAT HEALTHY MEALS DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? Avocado EVERYTHING. I’m not a big salad person, so a big wok full of veggies like squash, zucchini, snap peas and carrots with toasted sesame oil is a filling, inexpensive meal. A house favorite is a modified pad thai made with veggie noodles and peanut butter lime sauce.

WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE COLORADANS TO START LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE? In Colorado, we are surrounded by active, adventurous, outdoorsy people. My advice is this: Don’t be ashamed of being a beginner! Ask a friend to take you on their favorite bike ride or take a level one group class. Chances are, plenty of other people are feeling the same thing you are. Being vulnerable about your nerves will allow you to connect with others. WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO RELAX? HOW DO YOU FIND ZEN? In the air. For me, the sky is where I feel most at home. Soaring in the cirrus clouds on a beautiful fall day over the foothills of Denver is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. I collect my thoughts; I plan for the future. When I’m in the air, I remind myself that anything is possible with a solid flight plan. WITH SUCH A BUSY SCHEDULE, HOW DO YOU FIND TIME TO STAY ACTIVE? When my alarm goes off at 2:45 a.m. to head to work, my first thought is SNOOZE! My second thought, however, is that I am so fortunate to have an incredible career where I get to help our city get excited about planning their day. It’s my personal mantra: The second thought is always yours. Our minds can slip into the path of least resistance pretty easily. Our willingness to have a joyful perspective is a game-changer. This attitude keeps me moving when a nap would be so much easier.

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SO, WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? AN HSA PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU. YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE PRETAX MONEY INTO AN ACCOUNT THAT NEVER EXPIRES, AND USE THAT MONEY TO PAY FOR HEALTHCARE EXPENSES.

I know or can estimate how much I’ll spend on healthcare and want to be able to plan my healthcare spending.

I’m under 30 and looking to spend less for my monthly premium.

DEPENDING ON HOW FREQUENTLY YOU NEED MEDICAL CARE, EITHER A BRONZE OR SILVER PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU.

I want a plan with lower premiums that still offers well-rounded coverage.

WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU IN A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?

IF YOU WANT PROTECTION FOR THE JUSTIN-CASE FACTOR AND AREN’T LOOKING TO APPLY A TAX SUBSIDY, A CATASTROPHIC PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU.

I think I may qualify for a tax subsidy (financial assistance to lower monthly costs). More than 50,000 Coloradans who have qualified for a tax subsidy did not claim it.

LEARN MORE AT BHP.SHORT.CM/AFFORDABLE-HEALTHCARE.

I want to keep my premiums as low as possible.

I’m willing to pay a higher premium for a plan with comprehensive coverage and low out-of-pocket costs.

How much medical care do you expect you will need?

How often do you or your family plan to see the doctor or use prescriptions?

Not a lot. I just want to be prepared for the unexpected.

I know that I/my family will see the doctor a few times each year.

A BRONZE PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU. THESE PLANS PROVIDE BASIC COVERAGE IF YOU DON’T EXPECT TO NEED A LOT OF MEDICAL CARE.

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Silver? Gold? Bronze? HSA? Huh? When you’re shopping for health insurance, navigating the plans — and the terminology — can be overwhelming. Here’s a super-simple guide to help you decide which type of plan is best for you.

A few times each year

A SILVER PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU. SILVER PLANS HAVE AFFORDABLE MONTHLY PREMIUMS AND MODERATE COPAYS.

Frequently

A GOLD PLAN MAY BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU. GOLD PLANS PROVIDE THE LOWEST OUTOF-POCKET COSTS.

FIND MORE RESOURCES TO LIVE A BRIGHT LIFE AT BHP.SHORT.CM/MYBRIGHT.


MONEY ON YOUR MIND? Wellness isn’t just a goal for your body and mind; it should also be a goal for your finances. Kelley Long, CPA,

• MAKE A BUDGET and stick to it. • S  TART PAYING OFF YOUR DEBT, which happens to be Colorado adults’ most common financial worry, according to a survey by personal finance website GOBankingRates. • H  IRE A FINANCIAL ADVISOR to help navigate your finances. • S  ET GOALS AND SAVE. Can’t afford a ski pass? Start saving now for next year.

CFP, a resident financial planner for Financial Finesse, a financial wellness benefit provider, says, “Financial wellness is a state of well-being where you have achieved

• G  ET OUTSIDE. Enjoy the Colorado outdoors to de-stress and unplug.

minimal financial stress and are living below your means with no high-interest debt, an emergency savings fund, protection from loss via insurance and an ongoing plan to reach your future goals.” HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED.

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IF YOU’RE STRESSED ABOUT FINANCES, DON’T WAIT TO START MAKING YOUR LIFE BETTER. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

HEALTH INSURANCE HACKS According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend between 5 percent and 10 percent of their annual income on healthcare. Don’t miss the chance to save some bucks; max out the potential of your health insurance plan with these hacks.

SEEK SUPPORT: Connect with a care navigator, who can help you navigate your plan and find the right level of

REAP REWARDS: Ask if your health insurance plan financially rewards you for filling out a health survey or practicing healthy behaviors.

care so you don’t build up unnecessary costs.

KNOW YOUR NETWORK: Use in-network providers. They cost less out-ofpocket, and you won’t run the risk of seeing a provider who isn’t covered.

Does your plan have free primary care visits?

SAVE YOUR CENTS:

A no-cost medical advice line? Check your plan

Set aside money in a health savings account

documents to find out what’s available in your

or a flexible spending account (if you have an

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employer-sponsored plan), and save hundreds —

about Bright Health’s benefits.

or even thousands — of dollars come tax time.

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Who says you have to survive on gas station food and only see the tourist traps on your next road trip? With so many healthy alternatives across the Centennial State, it seems next to impossible to run out of things to do in your own backyard. Check out these ultimate healthy Colorado pit stops for your next statewide getaway.

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GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK Colorado may be landlocked, but it somehow still finds a way to have one of the best beaches in the country. Put on your running shoes and challenge yourself to a race along the tallest sand dunes in North America.

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SHAMBHALA MOUNTAIN CENTER

SANTA FE TRAIL

Located 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins at an elevation of 8,000 feet, the Shambhala Mountain Center is a 600-acre haven of beautiful Colorado landscape. The center offers practices on mindful living, body awareness and much more.

If you’re looking for a hike where the mountains come into view from the plains, look no further than the Santa Fe Trail located outside of La Junta. Hop on the trail to step into the boots of famous frontiersmen as you get in a workout.

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It’s easy to overlook this small town just 30 miles from the New Mexico border. Ride what the Colorado Tourism Office calls “the most snow in Colorado” at nearby Wolf Creek Ski Resort — boasting an average of 430 inches of natural snowfall per season. Be sure to soothe your muscles at Pagosa’s famous hot springs.

Nestled between Grand Junction and the Grand Mesa National Forest, Palisade is a place ripe for the picking. The town has become synonymous with peaches, highlighted during the annual Peach Festival in the middle of August. Head to one of the several wineries for a glass (or two) of red wine to keep your heart healthy.

If you’re going to scale a 14er, do it like you mean it. Mount Elbert sits as the highest point in Colorado and the second-highest mountain in the lower 48. With five routes to the top, and a relatively easy trip via the Northeast Ridge, Mount Elbert should also sit on every Coloradan’s bucket list.

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TENNESSEE PASS You know it’s Colorado when you ski to dinner. At the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, you’ll burn so many calories just getting to dinner that you won’t regret indulging in a delicious meal in a Mongolian-style yurt in the San Isabel National Forest. And if you make the trip in the summer, you’ll find plenty of trails and breathtaking camping locations throughout the area.

YOUNG AMERICANS CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION Add some education to the road trip at the Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Lakewood or Denver. This unique organization helps kids get a handle on financial wellness before they get their hands on a paycheck. While you’re there, check out the Young Americans Bank, the world’s only FDIC-insured bank for kids.

9 ANSCHUTZ HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER While you’re on your ultimate road trip, take a pit stop to start your own personal wellness journey at the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center on the University of Colorado – Denver campus. This program gives you a 360-degree view of your six dimensions of wellness, everything from physical fitness to quality of life.

TO EXPLORE BRIGHT HEALTH PLAN OPTIONS, CALL (844) 830-3926.

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FO O D Interested in learning more about the importance of good food? Get Biju Thomas’ thoughts at bhp.short.cm/biju.

BIJU THOMAS, FOUNDER OF BIJU’S LITTLE CURRY SHOP, CO-AUTHOR OF THE FEED ZONE COOKBOOK SERIES

“FOOD MUST NOT ONLY TASTE GREAT AND MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD WHILE YOU EAT, BUT SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT LATER IN THE DAY ALSO.”


SKRATCH LABS SKRATCHLABS.COM BOULDER, CO Made-from-scratch energy drinks and food designed to keep you moving. Available online, at many athletic stores and at Whole Foods across Colorado.

EAT COLORADO When you live the typical active Colorado lifestyle, you need to have the right food to match. And with our state’s wealth of homegrown favorites, it’s easy to do. Take a look at some local food (and drink) favorites that make us proud to “eat Colorado.”

JUSTIN’S NUT BUTTER NOOSA YOGHURT NOOSAYOGHURT.COM BELLEVUE, CO Yoghurt from farm-fresh milk in Colorado, comes in a variety of flavors. Available in most grocery stores throughout Colorado.

PB&J BE GONE! Even the most seasoned Pinterest pro can get caught in a rut when it comes to packing kids’ lunches. Use this cheat sheet the next time you hit the grocery store for a month’s worth of healthy lunchtime meals. Check out #schoollunches on Instagram for even more ideas.

JUSTINS.COM BOULDER, CO Nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups. Available at Whole Foods, Target, Safeway and many other stores throughout Colorado.

IZZE IZZE.COM BOULDER, CO Sparkling juice and organic sparkling water. Available in grocery stores and most major retailers across Colorado.

TOFU SUMMER ROLLS

ENGLISH MUFFIN PIZZAS

FROZEN SMOOTHIE POPS

BLACK BEAN QUESADILLAS

LUNCHMEAT AND CHEESE KABOBS

TUNA AND CRACKERS

HAM AND CHEESE MUFFINS

BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITOS

TURKEY AND SPINACH MEATBALLS

BELL PEPPER NACHOS

PESTO AND BROCCOLI PASTA

MAKE-YOUR-OWN SANDWICH KITS

OVEN “FRIED” CHICKEN FINGERS

OATMEAL WITH FRUIT

HOMEMADE SOUP IN AN INSULATED THERMOS

HUMMUS PIZZA

PITA POCKETS WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AVOCADO, CARROT AND CUCUMBER SUSHI

SALAD (ADD YOUR FAVORITE MEAT AND VEG) PASTA SALAD WITH CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

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WO RK Want more tips for building a healthy work environment? Read our full interview with Lili Tenney at bhp.short.cm/lili.

LILI TENNEY DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR HEALTH, WORK & ENVIRONMENT AND CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF HEALTH LINKS

“BUSINESS LEADERS DON’T JUST NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHY HEALTH IS IMPORTANT, THEY NEED TO REALLY LIVE IT.”


WORKDAY WORKOUT When you spend 40+ hours at your desk, it can be challenging to stay fit. But you can pick up a few key products from some local Colorado companies to keep your heart rate up while you get down to business.

STAY ON YOUR GAME WITH THESE TOP

THE LEVEL Former Vail resident turned entrepreneur Joel Heath of FluidStance found a way to bust out of the sedentary lifestyle. With The Level, you don’t just stand, but also move, testing all of your muscles along the way. $289.

PRODUCTIVITY APPS AVAILABLE IN THE APP STORE:

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ASANA STANDING DESK Burn calories and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer with a standing desk like the Ology from Office Scapes in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. $1,400. OFFICESCAPES.COM

ERGONOMIC CHAIR With benefits from pain relief to improved circulation and concentration, it’s hard to argue against an ergonomic chair. Pick up one of several options from Everything for Offices in Denver. $379.

EVERNOTE TRELLO ANY.DO QUIP

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BECOME A PRODUCTIVE PRO Managing stress is a major part of living a healthy lifestyle, and anxiety can run rampant when there is too much to do. Learn how to stay on top of it all while keeping your stress level in check from fellow Coloradan and productivity specialist Laura Stack and her book, What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do.

CREATE A NOTTO-DO LIST: Reduce your commitment load; write down the things you need to avoid to add precious time to your day.

REDUCE THE INFLOW: Reduce the stress of a growing inbox by using your spam blocker, unsubscribing to unwanted emails and asking co-workers to only send relevant emails.

LEARN KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS:

USE NOISECANCELING HEADPHONES:

You may be surprised by just how much time you can save by memorizing some time-saving commands.

Invest in a good pair to drown out disruptive noise and tell your co-workers you are “in the zone” and can’t be bothered.

TO EXPLORE BRIGHT HEALTH PLAN OPTIONS, CALL (844) 830-3926.

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HEALTH Let’s face it. At one time or another, we’ve all asked ourselves, “Did I take my pill today?” In fact, according to Papatya Tankut, R.Ph., vice president of pharmacy affairs for CVS Health, forgetting to take a prescription — or neglecting to take a medication — is one of the most common mistakes people make.

THE CURE FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION PAINS

Whether you’re the forgetful type, or sticking with a drug regimen is a daily struggle, here are three tips to master your medication management. STICK TO THE PLAN. According to Tankut, even if you experience no symptoms from a chronic disease, like high blood pressure, or you feel great before you finish a course of antibiotics, your medication still serves an important purpose — keeping you healthy.

LEVERAGE TECH. Download the CVS Pharmacy mobile app, which lets you customize reminders and set up missed dosage notifications.

TO PCP OR NOT TO PCP Selecting a primary care provider (PCP) is just one more step you have to take when choosing a health insurance plan, right? Wrong. Building this foundational relationship is essential to creating a lifetime of health. In fact, here are three key reasons it’s important to find a PCP you love, from Robert Gin, M.D., a partner physician at Littleton Pediatric Medical Center.

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ASK YOUR PHARMACIST. Ask this important member of your healthcare team how your prescription impacts you; when you better understand your medication’s role, you’re more likely to take it.

YOUR PCP CAN GROW WITH YOU. You know that one friend who has known you forever and understands all your quirks? Think this … but with your medical history. These providers develop a relationship with you that grows over time. YOUR PCP IS THE QUARTERBACK of your healthcare team. Because your PCP understands your medical history and needs, he or she is best suited to help you find medical specialists when you have a need. YOUR CHILD’S PCP IS A PARTNER AND TEAMMATE. They say “it takes a village.” Your child’s pediatrician is a collaborative colleague with medical expertise about all of childhood’s stages.

FIND MORE RESOURCES TO LIVE A BRIGHT LIFE AT BHP.SHORT.CM/MYBRIGHT.


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FROM STEAMBOAT TO SOUTH BROADWAY, COLORADO IS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL BRANDS SURE TO HAVE YOU LOOKING HIP AND READY, NO MATTER THE OCCASION. WITH SO MANY LOCAL BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM, IT’S EASY TO HAVE HEALTHY STYLE WHILE REPPING THE CENTENNIAL STATE.


STARTUP YOUR HEALTH GeoPalz activity trackers make fitness a game for the entire family. geopalz.com

FOR YOUR KIDS

Stay safe when you’re out and about. Revolar wearables alert others that you’re in danger with the touch of a button. revolar.com

FOR YOURSELF

Ditch the waiting room; Dispatch Health brings urgent care directly to your door. dispatchhealth.com

Coordinate your loved ones’ care with the entire family with the help of Caring in Place. caringinplace.com Help an aging parent fight loneliness (and financial stress) with Silvernest, a service that helps seniors find roommates. silvernest.com

THESE UP-AND-COMING COLORADO HEALTH TECH COMPANIES CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY.

FOR YOUR PARENTS

No time to shop? Green Chef delivers responsibly sourced, organic, ready-to-prepare meals to your kitchen. greenchef.com

ANY PARENT KNOWS — ENTERTAINING KIDS CAN GET PRICEY. BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE! CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL DEALS THAT HELP YOUR KIDS GET ACTIVE AND WON’T BREAK YOUR BUDGET.

MILE-HIGH DEALS

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Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program gives all Colorado fifth-graders three free days of skiing or snowboarding at 20 resorts. coloradoski.com MY Denver Card provides young Denverites (ages 5-18) free access to recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities. denvergov.org Grab the fam and explore Colorado’s state parks at no charge; libraries across the state will let you check out a Colorado Parks Pass, which grants you free access to a Colorado state park, and provides a backpack of activities to help your kids explore. Call your local library for details.

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MIN D Want more tips for improving your mind-body health? Read the full interview with Debora Colbert at bhp.short.cm/debora.

DEBORA COLBERT, PH.D. CO-DIRECTOR AT THE CSU CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS

“ESTABLISH YOUR OWN PRACTICE: MINDFUL MEDITATION, EATING, WALKING, DRIVING AND BEING.”


FRONT AND CENTERED As you navigate events in your personal and professional life, you expend energy. Depending on how you channel that energy, you either use your time (and energy) wisely, or you waste it. So why not train your brain to harness your energy for good?

Next time you’re faced with a challenge, use the Energy Map, developed by Colorado’s own Verus Global, to get from problem to solution more quickly. If you find yourself on the back side, ruminating: FIRST, know that that’s OK. The back side helps you identify problems you can solve. And SECOND, recognize that you need to get yourself to the front side, so that you can quickly redirect your energy to a problem-solving state.

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Blame What’s not working

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What’s working

What I don’t like

What I like

Why it won’t work

Objective and execution plan

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PROTECT YOUR DOME AND PRACTICE SOME “OMS” THESE COLORADO-BASED COMPANIES CAN HELP

Rewire your brain for less stress with the DeStressify mobile app. destressify.com

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Get your Zen on! Check out Louisville-based GAIAM’s Meditation Studio app. gaiam.com

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The Zero Degree Collar provides cold therapy for minor athletic injuries often associated with concussion. zerodegreecollar.com

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THE COLORADO CROSSWORD You may hit the gym to keep your body fit, but health above the neck is just as vital to your overall well-being. Take a crack at our Colorado-centric crossword puzzle to keep your brain (and Colorado trivia) sharp. 1 2 3 4

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Switzerland of America

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The ________ state

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Favorite exercise companion

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_______ on the rocks

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One mile and 2,744 steps

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October must-do

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Paddling or penalty kicks

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Downtown gas saver

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Largest 10K in the U.S.

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World’s best athletes train

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Redwings rival

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1,260 feet across

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Catch a show or break a sweat

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Boulder mascot

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Healthy alternative to beef

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300 days of this

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Bright Life November 2016