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    Eat Your Veggies
    Brenda Himelfarb | Dining , Dining and Nightlife , Healthy Living | July 20, 2016

    Back in the day, talk of someone being a vegetarian conjured up visions of an emaciated, pale looking person who probably lived in or was from California, of course, and didn’t know anything about eating properly. We were all happily eating our deep fried chicken, country-fried steaks and ball-park hot dogs. Winds up that those hippies were right on. […]

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Healthy Living Stories
Tiffany Tyson | Focus Vail Valley , Healthy Living | August 16, 2014

Health-care providers team with Reach Out and Read Colorado to prescribe a healthy dose of literacy. A prescription for reading is just the thing many of Eagle County’s littlest patients receive when it’s time for a check up. Reach Out and Read Colorado creates book nooks in doctors’ offices throughout the state – providing a […]

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Cassie Pence | Healthy Living | January 14, 2014

It’s what consumers don’t know that should worry them about genetically modified organisms. If Carole Onderdonk has her way, Colorado will vote “yes” in 2014 to require any food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to have a label that says so. As Eagle County’s coordinator for GMO Free Colorado, Onderdonk believes consumers have the right […]

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Author | Activities , Healthy Living | December 10, 2013

ALPINE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING VAIL Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 300 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, […]

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Helena Leslie | Colorado Profile , Healthy Living , Local Spotlight | December 9, 2013

Lynne Blake’s Starting Hearts pumps CPR knowledge into the Valley. “Don’t be afraid to save a life”. It was Valentine’s Day and Lynne Blake had just returned to Vail from her honeymoon. The 27-year-old was slim, fit and happy, yet the unthinkable happened. She was in a meeting at work when she slumped in her […]

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Healthy living in the Vail Valley
ken | Healthy Living | July 27, 2012

Mountain gardens can produce bountiful vegetables Local gardening guru Lori Russell thinks its time to say bye-bye to those prima donna flower gardens. Instead, she would like to see people plant nutritious vegetables in their gardens. If you’re going to do the work, and more importantly, use the water, Russell says, you might as well […]

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ken | Healthy Living | January 3, 2012

No refined sugar! No Gummy Bears or M&Ms! And definitely no Easter Baskets brimming with “goodies” for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team whether on the road or at home. And the team’s routine won’t waiver come February 3, 2015, at the start of the prestigious World Alpine Ski Championships slated for Vail and Beaver […]

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ken | Healthy Living | December 2, 2011

“Are you kidding me? Those are my favorite foods?” was Steve’s disbelieving response when asked if he would stop eating beef and milk products after his food sensitivity test panel showed severe reactivity to those items. This is a common response when food is implicated as the causative culprit of headaches, joint pain, acne or […]

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ken | Healthy Living | June 22, 2011

RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) is a mainstay treatment of sports injury.  It is not uncommon to see a professional or college athlete on the sidelines with a bulky bandage holding an ice pack in place and an elevated limb following an injury on the field. Participating in sports is becoming more popular, and […]

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ken | Healthy Living | June 15, 2011

School district takes on student nutrition. REMEMBER THE TATER TOT? How about the canned gravy, shriveled chicken and creamed corn dumped onto trays in school lunchrooms? Parents at Eagle County schools hope to say good-bye to similar processed foods with a new program called “Fresh Approach” that aims to bring healthier, fresh-cooked meals to school […]

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