You’ve probably noticed -- It’s hot. And humid. According to Climate Central, Denver has warmed 2.3 degrees over the last 100 years. This may not seem like a lot, but to the human body, a bit of extra heat can make a big difference. Many of us associate summer with a sunshiny ‘good’ mood. Sunshine stimulates vitamin D production which plays an important role in mood … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Know about Humans and Heat
There are few things I’ve ever seen that rival the pure joy of a little kid running. You’ve seen it: Their eyes lighted up, chest thrown forward, laughing, likely weaving all over the place, their hands trailing their bodies as if they might take off flying at any moment. If you close your eyes and picture it, you may even feel the flutter of the same butterflies that running … [Read more...] about Mile High 5 — Give Yourself a High 5!
If you have read my column before, you know that I am dogmatically firm on the one single best sort of exercise, diet, and wellness practice that each and every human ought to be pursuing. There is no room for equivocation in my philosophy. The best exercise, diet, and wellness practice is -- the one that you will do. It’s the kind that supports your lifestyle, your goals and … [Read more...] about The One and Only Way to Return to Open
Trying to constantly reclaim, recreate, and “go back to the way things were” can have serious wellness ramifications. This isn’t to say we shouldn't treasure our memories, honor sacrifices made, and mourn losses. We must! And if we practice, we can also learn to cherish the impermeant preciousness that comes with being human. In an effort to do just this, starting … [Read more...] about Dear COVID 19, Thank you for…
Your heart beats about 115,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. It beats 2.5 billion to 3 billion times in a lifetime. Seems like if anyone deserves a Valentine this month, it’s our heart. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that February is also National Heart Health Month! Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women and men in the United States and … [Read more...] about What are you Getting your Self-Care for Valentine’s Day?