I know a lot of you loosely follow my triathlon racing ‘career’ and I really appreciate that. In 2015, I’ve signed up for 5 Xterra (off-road) triathlons. Xterra tris consist of a lake swim, a mountain bike ride, and a trail run. I’ll be working with Cody and Kathy Waite’s Endurance Performance Coaching group training program again this season.
Dr. Glenn’s 2015 Race schedule:
May 30 – Xterra Lory (Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO)
June 20 – Xterra Curt Gowdy (Wyoming)
July 18 – Xterra Beaver Creek (the sprint, Beaver Creek, CO)
August 8 – Xterra Snow Mountain Ranch (Winter Park, CO)
August 22 – Xterra Buffalo Creek (near Bailey, CO)
We hope to see lots of you out there racing this season and look forward to helping you stay healthy, strong, and moving in 2015!
This Week’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Full-Day Preschool Increases Readiness for Kindergarten.
Children who attend preschool full-time score better in areas such as language, math, socio-emotional development, physical health, literacy, and cognitive development when compared with kids who attend preschool for half the day. Lead author Dr. Arthur J. Reynolds writes, “Full-day preschool appears to be a promising strategy for school readiness… In addition to increased educational enrichment, full-day preschool benefits parents by providing children with a continually enriched environment throughout the day, thereby freeing parental time to pursue career and educational opportunities.”
JAMA, November 2014
Health Alert: ER Visits on the Rise in the US.
The number of emergency room visits in the United States (US) has risen from approximately 130 million in 2010 to an estimated 140 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly 30% of visits were for injuries, with the highest rates among individuals 75 years of age and older. Dr. Michael Gerardi, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, adds, “Given that our nation’s population is aging, and emergency departments have a critical role as the front line of responding to disasters and infectious disease outbreaks in America… we need to prepare for increased numbers of patients.”
American College of Emergency Physicians, November 2014
Diet: Get Kids Cooking to Promote Healthy Eating.
According to a new report, getting kids involved in cooking may make them more likely to choose healthier foods. The study found that cooking programs and classes for children seem to positively influence children’s food preferences and behaviors. Cooking education programs teach children about healthy foods and how to prepare them. These programs also stress the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. If parents are unable to enroll their kids in a cooking class, then they can achieve similar benefits by simply having their children help them while they prepare meals at home in their own kitchen.
Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, November 2014
Exercise: Lowers Hypertension Risk.
Using data from treadmill stress tests and blood pressure measurements from over 57,000 older men and women, researchers determined that individuals who are in good physical shape have at least a 20% lower risk for hypertension than those who are out of shape.
JAMA, December 2014
Chiropractic: Why Does Your Back Hurt?
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. Poor posture and spinal misalignment can leave you vulnerable to injury. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. If you have back pain, we can help you. Just call us at 303.300.0424
Now Hiring: We have an opening for a part time (20hrs / week) Practice Representative. You’ll be representing our office in the community, giving educational presentations and promoting our practice. You should be an outgoing friendly person with good communication skills. We’ll train you. Schedule is flexible, so this is a great job for a student. If you’re interested, reply to this email and let Natalie know. Thanks!