Category Archives: Prevention

Angie and Tony

Angie and Tony – Alamosa, CO

Angie and Tony - Alamosa, COAngie and Tony, of Alamosa, share their inspiring health story. After being told her cholesterol levels were too high, Angie put herself and Tony on a strict diet and started the “couch to 5K” program. Within a few months they had each lost significant weight and were training for a half marathon.

“This has actually helped our relationship too. Losing weight and some of the stress that you get involved in as far as life is concerned … and working through a relationship. Having something to do together really does help.”

Also posted in Health & Wellness, Region 8 - Mineral, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa & Costilla Counties | Leave a comment

Logan

Logan – Rio Grande County, CO

Logan - Rio GrandeLogan shares his health story. Growing up, he struggled in gym class hated physical activity, especially running. While on his wellness adventure training for a marathon, Logan needed to return home and prove to himself that he wasn’t that unhealthy kid anymore.

“So the weight when I guess I was at my heaviest was about 230 [lbs], and right now I’m about 145 [lbs] and that’s mainly due to … running.”

Also posted in Health & Wellness, Region 8 - Mineral, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa & Costilla Counties, Stories | Leave a comment

Connor

Connor – Denver, CO

Connor - Denver, CO

Connor, of Denver, shares his story of personal transformation. Feeling like he had little control over his life, Connor seized the opportunity to get in shape and change his outlook through boot camp classes.

“I was looking at myself, I had kind of gotten a stomach, I was sitting at this desk all day, and you just think to yourself… this really isn’t who I am and I feel like my body doesn’t really reflect my personality. You’re thinking, there’s something that I can change here.”

Also posted in Featured, Region 20 - Denver County, Stories | Leave a comment

Dan

Dan – Colorado Springs, CO

Dan, of Colorado Springs, CO discusses his personal struggle dealing with a serious health condition while having no insurance, living on limited financial means, and having difficulty locating a health care provider that could accommodate him.

“People need to get a lot more education in health care and realize this stuff is important.  They’re telling you the truth and you better pay attention because luckily I had a second chance but some people don’t get that luxury.”

Also posted in Region 4 - El Paso County, Stories | Leave a comment

Cindy

Cindy – Huerfano County, CO

Cindy shares her story about her family and their commitment to health and wellness. As a nutritionist, Cindy tries to help other people take responsibility for their own health and engage in strong preventative behaviors.

“My family, we take really good care of ourselves. We eat well, we all get exercise… We do a lot of preventative health and wellness.”

Also posted in Region 6 - Kiowa, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Huerfano, Las Animas & Baca Counties, Stories | Leave a comment

Ben

Ben – Denver, CO

Ben shares his story about his involvement with Denver City Lax, which uses the sport of lacrosse as a means to emphasize the importance of education and health, and instill life goals in today’s youth. Ben and his dad started DCL five years ago, and never could have imagined the impact it would have on both the players, and the surrounding community.

“City Lax is really going to become a community organization…it’s not just the kids who need to get behind it, it’s everyone as a whole. That has probably been one of the biggest assets to our organization.”

Also posted in Health & Wellness, Region 20 - Denver County, Social Determinants of Health | Leave a comment

Manley

Manley – Denver, CO

Manley is a Denver resident who taught in Aurora Public Schools for over 15 years. After implementing lifestyle changes recommended by his doctor, he lost over 50 pounds. He talks about this journey and his desire to help others achieve similar results.

” Ten years ago, I weighed 50lbs more than I do now, and my blood pressure was very high and so was my cholesterol level and I wasn’t leading the greatest of lifestyles.”

Also posted in By Location, By Topic, Complex Health Conditions, Health & Wellness, Region 15 - Arapahoe County, Stories | Leave a comment