Health & Fitness

Get free entrance into Colorado’s state parks on Black Friday

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/19 8:32P Danika Worthington, The Know
Looking to skip the Black Friday mayhem in favor of spending time outdoors? Head to a state park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will make all of Colorado’s 41 state parks free on Nov. 23 for Fresh Air Friday. Some parks are also hosting hikes and...

Mobile playgrounds travel to low-income kids to help them get ?t

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/18 1:41P Christine Vestal
In a state with the fourth-highest rate of youth obesity in the nation, the Baton Rouge parks and recreation agency wanted to lure Louisiana kids away from their screens and into the parks to get moving. But the low-income youths who needed...

Surgeons, doctors refuse to “stay in their lane” on gun control issues

The Denver Post (Healthcare) 11/17 1:44A Frances Stead Sellers, Washingto
The decades-old battle over the role medical professionals should play in reducing gun violence erupted onto social media in the past week after the National Rifle Association admonished doctors to stay in their lane rather than share thoughts...

4 Ways You Can Develop Lung Cancer, Even If You Don't Smoke

Denver BubbleLife iReporter 11/16 2:00P BubbleLife Staff
November is  National Lung Cancer Awareness Month , and as a result, health organizations around the country are trying to dispell myths about the disease and educate Americans. It's estimated that more than  234,000 new cases of lung cancer  will...

Artist of Breckenridge troll says town is allowing him to rebuild it

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/16 12:53A Danika Worthington, The Know
There’s been another twist in the Breckenridge troll drama. Thomas Dambo, the Danish artist behind Breckenridge’s popular wooden troll Isak Heartstone, posted on Instagram Friday that town council offered him the chance to rebuild the public art...

Don’t like turkey? No worries, these ski resorts are open Thanksgiving

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/15 11:50P Danika Worthington, The Know
The family gathering together in thanks, the smell of delicious food wafting from the kitchen, the wine flowing from glass to glass — who needs it? Skip the turkey, ditch the relatives and hit the slopes instead. (I guess you can bring the fam...

Breckenridge removes divisive giant wooden troll Thursday

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/14 11:43P The Associated Press
BRECKENRIDGE — The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents. The Summit Daily News  reports  that town employees started removing the...

Work for that Thanksgiving meal at one of these turkey trots

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/14 9:46P John Meyer, The Know
The not-so-sound rationale behind running Turkey Trot road races is to offset the calories sure to come at the Thanksgiving dinner table. You try not to think about the fact that the 400 calories you burn in a 5K race will be canceled out by the...

Deadlines to get your 2018-19 Epic and Ikon passes are almost here

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/13 11:31P John Meyer, The Know
Attention, fans of Vail Resorts’ mountains: If you haven’t bought your Epic pass, time is running out. The deadline to purchase Epic season passes comes Sunday. Epic Passes cover Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Crested...

Hey skiers, more cities are adding flights to Vail this winter

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/13 1:29A The Associated Press
EAGLE COUNTY — As ski season begins in Colorado, skiers headed for Vail or Beaver Creek will find expanded air service from several cities to Eagle County Regional Airport. Related Articles November 13, 2018 People keep skiing uphill Aspen...

Need cheap gear? Try the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo this weekend.

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/13 12:18A John Meyer, The Know
The 27th annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo will take over the Colorado Convention Center this weekend with a new primary retailer offering deals of 20-70 percent off unsold gear from last year’s inventory. Gone is Colorado Ski & Golf, which...

People keep skiing uphill Aspen mountains as crews make snow

The Dever Post (Fitness) 11/12 10:40P Scott Condon
The Aspen-area uphilling community is taking advantage of stellar snow conditions on ski slopes this fall but some are leaving common sense behind, Aspen Skiing Co. officials said Monday night. Skico officials held a community meeting at the...

Denver’s Pinnacol to cut workers comp rates by 10 percent in ’19

The Denver Post (Healthcare) 11/12 11:31A Joe Rubino
Starting Jan. 1, employers with workers compensation policies through Denver-based Pinnacol Assurance will see their rates fall an average of 10 percent, the company announced last week . Pinnacol serves more than 57,000 policyholders in...
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