Sole Source of Joy

Clare Gallagher on finding inner peace as an ultrarunner

Fit Together

Why work out alone when you could be playing pickleball with your new best friends?

Shock & Awe: The Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method, healing body and mind through structured breath practice and cold exposure, is a hot trend in BoCo (and beyond).   By Robyn Griggs Lawrence Photos by Heidi Andringa   Boulder native Andre Hamm was living his dream, training to slopestyle ski in the 2018 Olympics, when a head injury sent his

Learning the Sandman’s Schedule

Scientific advances make it possible for researchers to analyze circadian rhythms with a single blood draw.

Boulder County Has Lowest Prevalence of Chronic Illness in U.S.

About 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, defined as one that lasts a year or more and requires ongoing medical care, like diabetes, obesity, heart disease or kidney disease. Many chronic diseases have a genetic component, but they can also be caused or exacerbated by environmental, economic and lifestyle factors such as pollution,

CYL Sauna Studio: Good, Clean Sweat

CYL Sauna Studio offers infrared heat, improved wellness in private sauna suites.

The Road to Recovery

2020 has been … a year, that’s for sure. It’s time to recover and rejuvenate for a better year to come! By Vicki Allsopp   Editor Note: We understand that true recovery from the pandemic will take much more than a fresh haircut and a new hobby. For those who have lost loved ones, there

Exciting advances in prosthetic technology are restoring amputees’ sense of touch

Feels Like Progress By Sara Bruskin Modern prosthetic arms and hooks are highly functional, and the people who use them have little to no problem with everyday tasks (after an adjustment period, of course). The phantom limb sensation, however, still causes severe physical dissonance for many amputees, regardless of prosthetic use. People experience ghostly sensations

Get Your Grill On!

Make yours the talk of the neighborhood with these tips Ah, the sizzle and smell of a steak on the grill on a sultry summer eve … Make yours the talk of the neighborhood this year with these tips from Jim Smailer, head chef at Boulder Cork. He knows a thing or two about grilling

Researchers are on a path to 3D-printed veins that could change treatments for vascular conditions

Researchers worldwide are finding varying degrees of success creating replacement parts for people using 3D printing to form teeth, skin, ears and ovaries—even a heart.

Yoshi Aono Shares a Love of Yoga Through Hanuman Festival

Nine years after its inception, Hanuman attracts 1,200 to 2,000 people from all over the world. About half the people attending the festival come to Boulder from outside the state.

A recent CU study shows that good gut bacteria can have a positive effect on the brain

A new study conducted by CU Boulder researchers recently found that beneficial bacteria in your gut, aka gut microbiome, when used as an immunization, can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain.

Exploring Yoga Practices

“The muscle strength gained from doing yoga helps prevent ailments that occur as we age, such as arthritis.” By Rebecca Treon Numerous studies tout the good yoga does for both body and mind. Practitioners have reported increased strength and flexibility, relief of aches and pains, reduced stress, better sleep patterns, and fewer colds. When you

Today’s chefs are increasingly expected to be advocates and educators

As the new trusted “white coats” on the scene, chefs have expanded their role from one defined by serving and preparing food into the realms of advocacy.

Hike with Rocky Mountain Climbers Club

We have maps and apps to guide us. Do we still need a club? By Kay Turnbaugh Imagine living and working in the pioneer town of Boulder in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The wild mountains beckoned to the west, but not many people had a wagon or a car, and only a daring

The Heart of a Competitor: Self-care tips for on and off the racecourse

Endurance athletes have reason to worry about heart health. A new study says it’s not rare for triathletes to suffer a cardiac arrest during the race.

How to choose a residence for a family member with dementia

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may require memory care—a type of long-term skilled nursing—but shop wisely.

Trending dental products that sound less than glamorous

Sticks, Dirt and Charcoal... in Your Mouth? Here are three new trends in dental health care for you to debate.

Worried Sick: Kids as young as 3 are experiencing anxiety disorders

While anxiety is a normal, even beneficial, an alarmingly high level of anxiety among children and adolescents is making them chronically ill.

CBD: Nonpsychoactive hemp extract shows promising effects

Snake Oil or Truly Miraculous? What is this magical nutritional supplement cannabidiol (CBD)? Is it as miraculous as people claim?

Research Makes Gains on Fibromyalgia

Scientists at CU Boulder have recently identified neurological patterns that correlate with the hypersensitivity to pain that fibromyalgia patients suffer.