On April 2, all Coloradans became eligible to receive a vaccination against Covid-19. While we aren’t going to take a deep dive into the many places to receive a vaccine, the city and county of Denver recently sent out some really helpful information. We thought we’d share some of the highlights (along with some of our own tips) as they can help those who are home-bound or have limited access to transportation. [Read more…] about Trying To Get A Covid Vaccine? Here’s Some Helpful Info
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As more Coloradans are eligible to get vaccinated and choose to do so, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released the latest update to Colorado’s COVID-19 dial framework: Dial 3.0. The updated dial public health order goes into effect Wednesday, March 24. State officials expect that Dial 3.0 will remain in effect until mid-April, at which point the state plans to retire the dial and implement a new public health order that gives greater control over capacity restrictions to local public health agencies. [Read more…] about Colorado’s Covid-19 Dial 3.0 Now In Effect. Here’s What You Need To Know
It’s not normally “our deal” to post any medically-related savings or promos, but we found a “secret” we just couldn’t keep to ourselves. Anyone can use Costco‘s Pharmacy with no membership required. We called the corporate office and it’s true. You can flash your prescription to the checker at the entrance (or just tell them you’re going to the pharmacy) and you’re in. Note: Without a Costco membership, you can only use the pharmacy or buy liquor, if the store carries any — no other purchases allowed. Like most warehouse stores, Costco offers excellent deals on prescription prices. They also accept most insurance plans.
Update: On May 8 the company reported on its Facebook page, “We are now up to 890,000 masks requested and the number is growing by the minute! Thank you to all of you for your continued support and patience. We understand that your mask is extremely important and we are doing everything we can to get it to you as quickly as possible.”
We’re all in this together, as we face an uncertain future. And Portland-based clothing company Dhvani is doing its part by making sure every American has a face mask. Giving away more than 325 million masks for FREE is no small task. The generous program is only possible through donations from the public. If you’re able to help, you can donate here — even just a few bucks helps. [Read more…] about Get Totally Free Face Mask From Clothing Company Dhvani
More and more people are finding a place in their home or in large public areas to work out — and fitness apps are the way to go. If you haven’t tried one before, maybe give it a try. Here are 11 apps and/or online video libraries so you can stay in shape anywhere you are. Some are free, while others have an extended free trial period. [Read more…] about 11 Free Fitness Apps & Online Workouts To Keep Your Body Healthy
Stay calm. Breathe in. Breath out. If you meditate or need help drifting off to sleep, you’re probably familiar with the popular app Calm. (For bargain hunters, it’s a bit pricey. However, the premium content is definitely worth the membership price.) Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious, as we navigate the uncertainty of the times. [Read more…] about Calm App Offers Mental & Emotional Wellness Resources
Story by Michelle Jackson. One of the most challenging aspects of being stuck indoors is the impact that it’s having on Coloradans ability to manage our mindset and health through fitness. But local studios and fitness centers are stepping up by offering free online workouts. Never participated in a remote workout? Here are some tips to success. [Read more…] about Get Moving! Colorado Fitness Studios Offer Free Online Workouts
Walgreens is taking a number of steps in its stores and pharmacies across the U.S., and introducing additional services, to help support customers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Friday, March 13, Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions, during this evolving situation. [Read more…] about Walgreens Offers Free Delivery During COVID-19
Story by Michelle Jackson. I love working out but have discovered over the years that I get bored easily working out on my own and that I get the best results when I take fitness classes. I personally love meeting the other participants, working toward a shared goal, the camaraderie, and connecting with a community of fitness focused people. [Read more…] about 16 Best Free or Cheap Workouts Everyone Should Check Out
As part of the “Walk with a Doc” movement, the City of Boulder and Boulder Community Health promote this FREE community program that combines the health benefits of walking with the chance to have questions answered by local physicians. At each walk, participants can learn about a current health topic, walk and talk with a local doctor, and enjoy free refreshments, blood pressure checks and giveaways.
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It’s no secret, regular exercise, even just walking, improves your health. It also reduces your risk of heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. Once a month at 8 a.m., physicians with National Jewish Health give a 10-minute talk about a health topic and then lead an easy one-mile walk, while they answer any medical questions on your mind. [Read more…] about NJH’s “Walk with a Doc” for Free Advice, Treats
Maybe you’ve heard of Walk With A Doc. Now comes Dance with a Doc. Held in Boulder the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., this new program is a chance to exercise, connect with others and experience the health benefits of freeform/ecstatic dance.
Enjoy a fusion of different musical genres including funk, soul, electronic dance music and popular tunes we all love. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Board-certified doctors and other health professionals who use dance as a wellness practice themselves are on hand at each gathering. [Read more…] about Dance With A Doc For Fun & Fitness
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could talk to a nurse any time you had a question about your child’s health? Of course, there’s no better resource than Children’s Hospital Colorado. The hospital offers a great community resource with its ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123 or call toll free: 1-855-KID-INFO (543-4636).
Concerned parents can receive FREE health care advice from a registered nurse on more than 290 pediatric topics. The help line is available 24 hours a day, providing access to expert pediatric care and, most of all, peace of mind. The ParentSmart Healthline has been serving families in the Rocky Mountain region for nearly 20 years and receives an average of 30,000 calls a year.
Children are heading back to school soon, which means that the bugs causing childhood diseases are back in business. There are no-cost and low-cost ways to get children from infants to 18 years immunized for everything including measles, mumps, polio and Hepatitis A & B. But if you miss the monthly events, you can still visit walk-in clinics. Typically immunizations start at about $25 per shot, but you can also pay what you can afford, and no child is turned away for inability to pay. It’s very important that you bring your child’s immunization record every time. Several clinic now also offer vaccines for adults. To find a low-cost clinic near you check out the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. Here are few of the clinics we found: [Read more…] about No-Cost & Low-Cost Immunizations for Tots to Teens
We’re big fans of Denver B-cycle! It’s such a fun way to explore the city and get in some exercise at the same time. For bargain bikers, the bicycle sharing system just introduced its Flex Pass. It’s the best way to get more value from a membership. Enjoy half-hour rides from any of the 87 stations for only $3. The pass is active as soon as your purchase is confirmed — just use your credit card at any kiosk until your B-Fob arrives. With your B-Fob, go directly to the dock and check out any bike. It’s the flexible and affordable option for quick trips around town. The annual membership is just $15. Then, each half-hour ride is just $3 — that’s 1/3 of the walk-up price. For more information, click here.