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Fulfill your New Year’s

Health and Wellness

Visit our website for a list of additional programs to keep you active in 2014!


Aquatic Center, Customer Service & Administration Offices: 249-7705 25 Colorado Ave.

Don’t forget to schedule your 2014 routine cleanings to help ensure your family’s overall health!



Dental Care for Your Overall Health


140 S. Uncompahgre Ave.

Household mold and your health Are your child’s asthma attacks becoming more frequent and serious? Are you continually catching colds? These situations may be the result of exposure to mildew without you even knowing it. When a lot of mildew—or mold—develops in a home, these microscopic fungi can scatter breathable particles into the air and consequently cause a number of health problems. Depending on your state of health, age, and amount of time spent in the home, you could be more sensitive. Especially vulnerable are babies, young children, seniors, and people with depressed immune systems. How do you know if these unwelcome visitors are invading your home? Look for the following: the appearance of stains, which are often black, on walls, ceilings, or carpets; a musty or earthy smell; and dark rings and buckling, which are

evidence of water infiltration. Mold loves damp conditions, and those can usually be found in basements, the backs of closets, under kitchen sinks, in bathrooms, and sometimes around windows. You can prevent mold by ensuring good ventilation in your home. Open windows or switch on fans when taking baths or showers or when you’re cooking. In hot, humid weather be sure to use a dehumidifier in chronically damp places, especially in the basement. Empty and clean the reservoir regularly and add several drops of lemon essential oil to disinfect it. Repair any water leaks as soon as possible. If condensation forms on windows, especially during the winter, check the insulation. These small actions will help to prevent mold from harming your family’s health.

Walking toward a better quality of life New technologies have transformed our way of working, but they have also influenced our lifestyles by reducing the amount of physical activity we do. Unfortunately obesity is increasingly common in societies where people prefer to drive rather than walk. Without necessarily going back to the old ways, we can still easily incorporate walking into our daily routines. Do you need convincing? In addition to improving your physical fitness, walking reduces depression and anxiety and promotes healing sleep. That is doubly the case if the walking is done in good company! This gentle, moderate activity improves your cardiorespiratory functions, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels, regulates blood sugar levels, and increases bone

density which helps keep osteoporosis at bay. Convinced? Start out by going for short walks and then gradually increase the distance. Good posture is essential to get the maximum benefits from walking: hold yourself straight, with shoulders and arms relaxed and loose, and breathe normally. Walk early in the morning or at the end of the day during the warmer summer months, and don’t forget a water bottle and sunscreen. During the winter, cover your head (one third of body heat is lost through the head) and layer your clothing so you can remove an outer coat when you start to sweat. If your body’s cricks and creaks leave you discouraged, persevere. You will find it easier to walk further in no time at all. For optimal results, walk for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.

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to pay attention to these signals, especially because we live in a society that promotes fast food and quantity over quality. In fact, although we should stop eating when we no longer feel hungry, the majority of people are directly influenced by the quantity of food on their plates. For your health’s sake, start serving reasonable portions, chewing thoroughly, and listening for your stomach to tell you it has had enough.



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Chew your way to slimness Chewing our food thoroughly can help us to eat less. This fact has been demonstrated in a recent study showing the influence of oral stimulation on our feelings of satiety and the number of calories ingested. Oral stimulation means putting food into our mouths, taking the time to taste it, and chewing it slowly before swallowing. The study shows that the length of the oral stimulation is inversely proportional to calorie intake, which is sure to interest those who watch their weight—in other words the vast majority of us. The results of this research are in full agreement with the old adage, “Chew your liquids and drink your food”. This means that you should drink in small sips, rolling the liquid around the mouth, and chew your food until it is liquid before swallowing it. Chewing longer also prolongs the meal and leaves time for feelings of fullness to set in. These signals are emitted by the brain when it has received information from the stomach indicating that the body no longer needs to eat. It is essential

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Happy New Year from

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