Showing posts from 2016

Getting Started with Weigh and Win

The EPRD Blogger has signed up for Weigh and Win, EPRD's new program with Centura Health to help you keep your 2017 fitness and weight loss resolutions.
It was easy! You can go online to, or visit the kiosk at Buchanan Park Rec Center and sign up there. A health coach will be at Buchanan on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 to help you get signed up.
I stepped on the scale (in privacy; no one could see, thank God) and it recorded my weight and took a picture of me. Now I will need to weigh in occasionally and track my weight loss progress. in a few months another picture can show my progress. Before and after!
A follow-up email from Weigh and Win took me through the steps of finishing registration, and informed me that I am already a healthy weight -- hooray! I also had the option to sign up for daily emails (categories nutrition, exercise or inspiration) to help me keep going.
It was easy! Sign up for Weigh and win today and start your path to a healthy lifestyle!

Second weigh-…

Get Healthier and Lose Weight with Weigh and Win!

Making a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and live healthier in 2017? EPRD has partnered with Weigh and Win to help you achieve success!
Weigh and Win is a FREE community program that pays you to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
To get you started on the right foot, a health coach from Weigh and Win will staff a booth at Buchanan on Tuesday, January 10, from 9 AM-12 PM to help you get signed up. EPRD and Weigh and Win will then support you throughout the year with personal coaching, emails, texts and other tools.
Learn all about the program at
Will you join the EPRD Blogger in signing up? You don't need to lose weight to participate -- just have a desire to have a healthier lifestyle.
Cheers to a happier, healthier 2017!

EPRD Healthy Living newsletter for December 2016

Winter and the holidays are a deadly combination for fitness and health aficionados. It's hard to maintain a workout routine while doing all that holiday shopping, wrapping, invitation signing, Christmas partying, cookie baking and eggnog drinking. It's even harder to maintain your weight when presented with tasty treats from every front. And who doesn't want to indulge a little? This newsletter offers a few suggestions for navigating the season. New Year's ResolutionsOf course, there's always 2017, when EPRD unveils Weigh and Win, a program that actually pays you to lose weight and get healthier!
Fulfill your fitness and weight loss resolutions with this new weight-loss program that actually pays you to lose weight. The Weigh and Win kiosk is in the lobby at Buchanan Park Rec Center -- check it out! Or join us on Tue., Jan. 3, from 9 AM -12 PM, when a health counselor will be on hand to help you sign up and launch your exciting journey to health! (Must have at least…

Healthy Living! from EPRD for November

The cold weather is finally here after a springlike fall. A couple days ago, as temperatures hit 70 degrees, winter seemed a lifetime away. But the white flakes that fell yesterday mean we can finally start thinking about ice skating on Evergreen Lake and heading to the mountains to ski! 
But first, let's meet the ultimate challenge to healthy living head-on: Thanksgiving!  Healthy BodyDon't Fall for the Holiday Weight Gain Trap If you're like the average American, the pound or two of eight you're likely to gain this holiday season  is here to stay. But the Huffington Post says it doesn't have to be that way. Healthy Mind

EPRD Healthy Living for October

The days are getting cooler and shorter, but that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice exercise! Go for a hike in Alderfer/Three Sisters Park (you can drop the kids off at Playschool Fun Factory while you hike.) Run alongside Evergreen Lake (south side only, please - stay off the closed north portion and off Highway 74). Take a fitness class. Lift weights. Swim a few laps. Or just jump in a pile of leaves with the kids! With two state-of-the-art facilities to choose from, as well as countless trails and parks, EPRD can help you overcome any excuse not to stay in shape this season. Keep moving, with Evergreen Park & Rec District! Healthy BodyThe Link Between Beer and Exercise It's Oktoberfest month, coming on the heels of warmer weather months where softball championships were often followed by beer-soaked celebrations in a local bar. For many people, working out and alcohol are closely linked. In fact, two new studies suggest exercise may well influence when and how much people…

New Bike Trail Opens Between Genesee and El Rancho

The EPRD Blogger tested out the newly-opened I-70 bike trail from Genesee to the Evergreen Parkway exit on the day the ribbon was cut, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

This  critical link of bike trail between Genesee and El Rancho opened on Sept. 28, meaning cyclists no longer have to ride in the breakdown of I-70 between Evergreen and Genesee. The trail was a cooperative project of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County and Denver Mountain Parks. 
A cyclist now can travel from Denver past Glenwood Springs strictly on old highways, other frontage roads and bike paths and never have to access I-70. The hilly Evergreen end starts on Rainbow Hill Road, and the trail features a new bison lookout area, although there were no bison in evidence.
The West End of the trail is extremely windy (as in,winds around) and hilly. We passed a cyclist walking toward El Rancho, the first flat tire on the new trail. Only along one short stretch could we even see I-70; mostly, the trail me…

Healthy Living! from EPRD for September

Fall is in the air, and that can make staying fit and active a real challenge. Cloudy skies, cold mornings and shorter days make the prospect of working out seem more and more distant. The solution, of course, is to visit your neighborhood Rec Center! Buchanan Park Rec Centerin north Evergreen andWulf Rec Center, to the south, both offer a huge spectrum of amenities, classes and programs to satisfy your every desire (andPlayschool and the newFun Factoryso the kids have care while you work out). 

Focuson parts of your body that don't get as much attention when you're playing outside in the summertime. Jump in aswimming pool and swim a few laps, or sign up forlifeguarding classes orInfant/Child CPR/AED! Try some of EPRD's many fitness offerings- stretch out with yoga or push through a Zumba class; lift weights and run on a treadmill.
Don't let shorter days and cooler temps cramp your style or affect your fitness - after all, ski season is coming! Healthy Body Start Getting in…