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3 Ways to Reduce the Stress in Your Life

May 9th, 2021

When you are navigating your way through life, it’s important that you keep things on an even keel. It’s so easy to react to all that is going on around you, though. First, we have to deal with long hours at work and our nearly endless projects and to-do lists. Bosses are far from understanding and our job can often seem thankless and be so stressful at times. When it’s quitting time, instead of being able to take a breath, we have a hectic commute and last-minute errands to run. Then we throw together some food and soon head off to sleep, just so we can do it all over again. Although... Read More

Essential Things That You Need To Bring On A Camping Trip

May 9th, 2021

Camping is a fun activity that most people enjoy. There are many benefits that you can get when you go camping. If you spend most of your days sitting down in an office, you can change this cycle by going on a camping trip to be more active and get an opportunity to exercise. Exercise will protect you from lifestyle diseases that you are predisposed to when you are physically inactive. Camping also equips you with essential life skills like starting a fire in the wild or even looking for a source of fresh water in the middle of a forest. These survival skills can come in handy when you find yourself... Read More

Top Reasons Why You Need A Hawaiian Vacation

May 5th, 2021

Whatever you think, don’t include becoming a permanent resident of the golden lands of Hawaii right away except of course you’re a high-income earner with yearly take-home pay of $122,000 at the very least. Yes, that’s right. Hawaii is a land from the fairy tales with kings and princes and golds and lots of love. Known for having perfect weather, Hawaii islands are the most unique living spots world round. They’re one of the most visited places on earth housing some of the world’s most active volcanoes, most beautiful bamboo forests, and most adorable mountainscapes.    Hawaii is... Read More

Useful Items That Will Make Your Senior Loved Ones More Comfortable

May 5th, 2021

Growing older is an unavoidable reality for us all but many seniors are just as feisty and full of life as young people. They still want to be independent and carry on with their daily lives as they always have. Life for seniors comes with more challenges because of common health conditions like arthritis, poor vision, weakened muscles, and cognitive impairment but there are many ways to help them maintain their independence. By making improvements to their homes and providing the right equipment, you can make a huge difference.  Here are some useful items that can help your senior loved ones... Read More

7 Famous Professional Athletes From Colorado

May 2nd, 2021

Matt Hasselbeck – NFL Quarterback born in Boulder Chauncey Billups – Nuggets Point Guard born in Denver Jack Dempsey – Boxing legend born in Manassa Roy Halladay – Cy Young winning  MLB pitcher born in Denver Amy Van Dyken – 6 time Olympic gold medalist born in Englewood Rich ‘Goose’ Goosage – Hall of Fame Pitcher born in Colorado Springs Buddy Lazier – Indianapolis 500 winner born in Vail  Read More

Top 5 Activities to Combine with Cannabis

April 20th, 2021

Despite the stereotype about cannabis making people lazy, cannabis pairs perfectly with several activities. Physical activity naturally stimulates the ECS by producing its own endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide. Anandamide is known for causing the euphoric sensation after exercise, often referred to as the runner’s high. Consuming cannabis can then compliment physical activity by supplying your ECS with exogenous cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Here are five of the top activities to combine with cannabis. 1. Hiking Hiking and cannabis have long been a favorite for many. Since cannabis hasn’t... Read More

Flagstaff Star Use to be Cross for Easter

April 4th, 2021

The Flagstaff Star, a monument typically recognized for its recognition of winter holidays, use to be reconfigured into a cross every year for easter. Controversy arose around the star being turned into a holy symbol and the tradition was ended, however the star remains a big part of the end-of-year holidays. Check out the full story of the Cross here and see a picture of what it use to look like! Happy Easter!  Read More

Rabbit Mountain Hike

April 2nd, 2021

  Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists. I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then... Read More

Top 3 Dog Friendly Hikes in Boulder

March 31st, 2021

Boulderites love our dogs! Good news is you don’t have to leave your pup behind on your next adventure!! Just remember, Boulder County requires that dogs have a ‘voice and sight’ control tag to go off-leash.   Here is our list of the top 3 dog-friendly hikes in Colorado:   Royal Arch Trail – This moderate 3 mile out-and-back trail will provide you with good views and a nice incline to wear out your dog! Expect crowds during peak times though.   First and Second Flatirons Loop – This loop is a fantastic choice, as it is under 3 miles, provides nearly 1500 ft of vertical... Read More

Can I Consume Cannabis Before Working Out?

March 28th, 2021

Since cannabis is legal for recreational use in ten states and counting, one of the most common question that comes up is “Can I use cannabis before working out?” The answer is yes. More and more athletes are coming out of the green closet to discuss their cannabis use and how it affects their athletic performance.  Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD is the founder and coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. She is a cannabis advocate and often discusses how cannabis has helped her manage chronic pain symptoms and provide a restful night’s sleep. Other athletes such as Anna Symonds... Read More

Tips to Get Fast Relief from Anxiety

March 26th, 2021

We all suffer from a stressful life, which is why most people run towards anxiety in normal life. Most people consider it as a byproduct of your routine life in the chaotic world. Excessive anxiety can disturb our health and wellness. Little anxiety is not dangerous because it makes you aware and active in danger. It motivates you to stay prepared and organized, which will help you to calculate the life risks. For businessman’s anxiety becomes the struggle of everyone. Due to this issue, most people smoke to overcome their anxiety levels.  Several researchers claim that the use of the CBD... Read More

Bringing the Boulder Community Together | Meet Nancy Chin-Wagner, Boulders Networking Magnet

March 24th, 2021

Nancy Chin-Wagner, a well-known Boulder community member and dedicated networker, joins us this month for our highlight of women leaders across Boulder. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Nancy is one of 8 siblings, however, she was the first to be born in America. Growing up in The Bronx, she didn’t meet her 5 older siblings until she was almost 9. She went on to be the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to earn a master’s degree.... Read More

Why the Nuggets Need to Blow Things Up This Season

March 1st, 2021

The Denver Nuggets must blow things up while they still can. Otherwise, franchise cornerstone Nikola Jokic’s MVP-caliber season will go to waste. The nimble big man, who is averaging 26.6 points per game, 11.1 rebounds, and 8.5 assists, trails frontrunners Joel Embiid and LeBron James, and is being held back by the Nuggets’ 16-14 record (7th in the Western Conference). Granted, Jokic will likely replicate this stellar play in the seasons ahead; but in today’s NBA, teams need to surround their franchise superstar with a roster built to win it all — and not give that player a reason to... Read More

Reasons Doctors Talk About The Need For Good Nutrition

February 21st, 2021

A healthy diet is encouraged by every doctor out there. Doctors all over the world encourage us to maintain good nutrition in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating all foods that are good for one’s health and will not harm in any way. Basically, an unhealthy diet can even lead to depression and many other diseases. That is something we all should refrain from. Have a look down below at a couple of reasons why doctors talk about the need for good nutrition. • It Is Good For Heart Health   One of the major reasons why good nutrition is encouraged in order to maintain your... Read More

Top 5 Vegan Cannabis Edibles

February 18th, 2021

The demand is growing rapidly for vegan products around the world. These products are in high demand among consumers because of their cruelty free ingredients, eco-friendly production methods, and overall health and wellness properties. With this growing demand, industries all over the world are adding vegan options, including cannabis companies. Their product lines are expanding, and vegan options are more available across the market. Below are some of my favorite vegan cannabis edibles found in Colorado. 1.Wana If you Wana Enhance Your Life, Wana has several options to choose from. They have... Read More

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Cannabis

February 15th, 2021

As an athlete and personal trainer, my mission is health for people and our planet. Cannabis is used as a medicine for many people, including myself, and as a safer alternative to harmful opioids and anti-inflammation drugs. There are so many reasons why increasing numbers of people and companies are choosing organic cannabis options, and here are a few. 1. Cannabis is Medicine Many people consume cannabis for medicinal reasons. Individuals may also be battling serious illnesses and have compromised immune systems. This is why so many people are choosing organic cannabis to get the highest quality... Read More

How to Add Cannabis to Your Training Routine

February 14th, 2021

“How do you add cannabis to your training routine?” is a common question I get as a sponsored cannabis endurance athlete and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I’ve been asked it to the point where I started taking notes about what I said in response. In doing so, I noticed a few similarities and patterns I tend to repeat, so I’ve created a standard routine for anyone looking to add cannabis to their everyday personal wellness routine. The first rule of adding cannabis to your workout or activity is to know your tolerance and start where you feel comfortable. If you’re new to cannabis in... Read More

Eat More Wasabi and Live Longer!

February 9th, 2021

There is a growing body of evidence showing that eating spicy food can not only add life to your years, they add years to your life! Researchers collaborating from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published the results of a study conducted in China that compared adults who ate spicy foods regularly with those who did not. The study, which gathered data from over 487,000 people aged 30-79, found that people who eat spicy foods 6 or 7 times a week, had a 14% lower risk of premature death for all causes than people who ate spicy foods less than once a week. In... Read More

4 Ways to Stay Motivated and Have Fun When You’re Working Remotely

February 5th, 2021

Working from home can get repetitive and boring after a while. We spend our breaks alone, in front of the laptop, or we work cuddled up on the couch, in our PJs. Even though a lot of people dream of being able to work from home, there are some disadvantages that can affect your performance over time. And if you feel less motivated and lack fun ideas for your lunch-break, in this article, we’ve included great ideas that can help you have fun while your work remotely. Set up a Home Office If you feel less motivated to start working in the morning, the good idea is to set up your own home office,... Read More

Even Spartans Use Cannabis

January 23rd, 2021

This weekend I will be joining the MJFITNUT Team in taking on my first Spartan obstacle course! My training for this 3-5 mile race, with 15-20 obstacles, has included cannabis, and I will be consuming cannabis on race day. My teammates for this race are also cannabis users. Joining me is my husband Antonio, and Marie Peel, who is a co-owner of Denver’s 420 friendly transportation service, High End Transportation. Peel is an excellent example of a Spartan who uses cannabis. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran who has completed several Spartan Races. She’s even completed the famed Trifecta. Joining the... Read More