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5 ways to have a healthy Christmas

0 12 December 2017

Health ChristmasThe holidays are a joyous occasion full of parties, gifts, food, and time with friends and family. However, while Christmas can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, the busyness and stress of seasonal activities and commitments can take a toll on both the mind and the body. Integrate these 5 tips into your routine to make health a priority this holiday season.

Get Adequate Rest

Proper sleeping habits are vital any time of the year but can play an important role in keeping a “Bah Humbug” attitude at bay. Too many late nights spent wrapping gifts or at parties can make the holidays feel more like a chore than a joy. Creating a schedule for accomplishing holiday tasks such as shopping, wrapping, or baking in small, regular increments can help avoid a stressful backlog. And don’t feel obligated to accept every party invitation that arrives; choose only those gatherings that will truly enrich the holiday.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is beneficial not only for burning those extra holiday calories but also for keeping the mind refreshed and sharp. Even though the holiday season brings cold weather in the Colorado mountains, bundli

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0 13 November 2017

We’ve been warned that aging will impact our ability to see, hear, remember and move. However, many of us have genetic risks that can add specific hazards to the aging process. Testing your genes early gives you the chance to build a program to make it easier to push back against the pressures of time and genetics.

Genetic Predispositions

Genetic makeup has a strong impact on many of the physical traits of a person. Your height, eye color and skin color are up to your genes. But these appearances aren’t the only way they can affect a person – your actual health can be a direct result of your genetic composition. Luckily, there are genetic predispositions we can do something about once we’re aware of them.  For example, do you have a family risk of osteoporosis or joints that are at risk for damage? Consider developing a workout focused on free weights and resistance training to protect your joints and reduce bone density loss. How is your body programmed to use fats and carbohydrates?  What is the best balance of macronutrients for your genetic makeup?  How does your liver process cert

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0 16 October 2017

Age is often blamed for a lessening of the sex drive in both men and women. Women may find sex uncomfortable due to a loss of muscular elasticity and a lessening of natural lubrication, while men struggle with erectile dysfunction. However, other factors can occur in the life of an aging person that can do even more damage to their previous enjoyment of sex.

What’s Normal?

Many married couples fall into a “calendar” pattern of sexual contact. In and of itself, this is not uncommon or abnormal; life is busy and it can be difficult to connect. However, if the stresses of life are getting in the way of communication in your marriage, your sex life may suffer. Once a couple is beyond their childbearing years, sex is all about pleasure and connection. If you find your regularly scheduled sex sessions dropping off and it bothers you, better communication with your partner, sometimes with the help of a counselor, can help. If, however, your regular Tuesday night session passes for several weeks and you barely notice, other factors may be in play.

Stress

Life itself can be very stressful. Menopausal women are often burning several candles at both ends; growing children, aging parents, intense

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0 11 September 2017

Healthy skin comes from both the inside and outside. It’s more than buying the right cleanser or makeup line. Cenegenics is excited to work with you to help you implement changes in diet, environment, sun exposure, water intake, and yes, cleansers, moisturizers and advanced anti-aging products to help you to protect and improve your skin and to put your best face forward.

Hazards to Your Skin

Every day, your skin is exposed to factors that can increase wrinkles and make you look and feel tired, unwell, or just plain haggard. These dangers include: • excess sun exposure • lack of water • lack of rest • poor diet • exposure to smoke • excess stress Many of these factors are interrelated, of course; too much stress will impact your ability to get quality rest, and poor dietary choices may well impact your water intake. Cenegenics offers a line of products to build healthy skin from both the inside and the outside. 

What You Put IN Your Face Shows Up ON Your Face

Food

Protein is the most important f

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0 14 August 2017

shutterstock_235920898If your goals are to get in shape, stay in shape, gain muscle or lose fat, there are several actions you can take to promote health daily behaviors and help yourself make good choices. To improve your overall health, you may need some help from a person, a journal or a group of supportive people.

Finding Motivation

Many of us feel more motivated to lose weight or build strength to prepare for a big event. If your child is getting married or you’ve got a big class reunion coming up, why not set that event as a target date to look and feel your very best? Determine what your goal weight is and put that goal front and center. Print off a calendar page with the big day circled. Put a photo of the outfit you’d love to wear to this event on the refrigerator so you see it every time you reach for a snack. Celebrate your milestones on this path to the big day!

Getting Off the Plateau

Plateaus come in quite a few forms. There’s the weight loss plateau, where you just stop losing weight even if you’re sticking with your healthy habits. There’s also an exercise platea

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0 10 August 2017

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The Greenwood Village Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Greenwood Village area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs

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0 5 July 2017

shutterstock_510476362While previous generations spent a great deal of time engaging in physical activity simply to survive, modern conveniences have led most of us to settle into a sedentary life. Exercise is now something we must plan for and work to achieve. It’s extremely important to stay active every day, especially as we age.

Health Benefits of Exercise: Body

Engaging in regular physical exercise can help you to fight off or push back some of the chronic conditions of aging. For example, those who suffer from arthritis can reduce their pain and increase mobility with a dedicated course of exercise to increase muscle mass and flexibility. A regular course of exercise can also help reduce lower blood pressure and control or prevent Type 2 diabetes. If balance is an issue, consider walking or jogging in a warm pool to cushion your joints and elevate your heart rate.

Health Benefits of Exercise: Mind

Stress is a constant in life and can be a great motivator if properly used. However, if stress is getting the better of you and manifesting itself as sleeping poorly, gastrointestinal is

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0 16 June 2017

shutterstock_87679807While humanity struggled for generations to get enough calories to stay alive, in the United States we now struggle to manage too many calories and must learn to eat in healthful balance. Perhaps the most devastating calories in our modern diet come from sugar.

What Makes Sugar Toxic?

The term sugar refers to a group of carbohydrate molecules consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen – the most relevant type, sucrose, is comprised of glucose and fructose stuck together into a single molecule. Glucose and fructose are metabolized in different ways in the body and are both harmful. Glucose raises the blood sugar abruptly, causing a spike in insulin production, which causes the body to store fat. Fructose is metabolized differently, and although it doesn’t increase the blood sugar as abruptly as glucose, it is much better at causing the deposition of fat into the liver, which can scar the liver and lead to cirrhosis. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which has gotten the lion’s share of bad press of late, is actually quite similar to sucrose – whereas sucrose is 50% each glucose and

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0 8 May 2017

CollagenIntroduction

Living healthfully requires us to monitor our diets, exercise appropriately, and reduce our exposure to toxins like cigarette smoke and environmental pollutants. But what can we do to keep our skin looking healthy beyond protecting it from excess sun damage? Collagen is the body’s main structural protein. Collagen makes up 70% of skin and gives skin both strength and elasticity. But collagen production begins decreasing at age 18. By the age of 40, the decrease is about 1% per year. For women, the decline equates to a loss of 7% of skin thickness every 10 years. Following menopause, the decline in thickness accelerates to as much as 1.13% annually, while skin elasticity degrades 0.55% per year. Therefore, as we age our skin gets thinner and loses elasticity, making us look older. There are many techniques to improve the quality and appearance of the skin, typically working to increase skin collagen content, thickness, elasticity and hydration. 

From the Inside Out: Protein, Water, Nutraceuticals, and Bioidentical Hormones

Protein is the major building block of the body. You must eat enough protein

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0 3 April 2017

  Denver-AprilModern humans have become so disconnected from natural light cycles that we routinely struggle to get adequate sleep as we age. While we can’t be sure that our ancestors battled with insomnia, we do know that many adults over 40 have difficulty getting quality on a regular basis. Life stress, worry, unhealthy habits, and hormonal deficiencies can leave many of us wide awake, staring into the darkness wishing for a peaceful night’s rest. Stages of Sleep There are five stages of sleep. Getting into them can be a challenge for many, and coming out of them rapidly can be extremely disorienting. Stage 1, or Light Sleep: In this stage of sleep you may jerk away as your eyes and muscles slow down at the end of the day. Those who struggle with Restless Leg Syndrome often feel it in Stage 1. Stage 2: Brain waves begin to slow, though bursts of rapid waves can occur. The brain is headed into deep sleep. Stage 3 & 4: Deep sleep starts in stage 3, when the brain slows even further and Delta waves appear. Once stage 4 is reached, nearly all brain waves produced are

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