7 Ways Your Health Is Like a River (And Why We Should Take Care of Both)

June 30, 2014 5:50 PM

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7 Ways Your Health Is Like a River (And Why We Should Take Care of Both)

I'm from a small town in the southwest corner of the Southwest. At around 6,000 feet, Silver City, New Mexico is a beautiful, mountainous, and environmentally- and culturally-rich area. It has been, and always will be, the place where I feel most at home. During my last visit, I went up to the small town of Pinos Altos, New Mexico, to see selections from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the historic opera house at the Buckhorn Saloon. The festival featured nine short films illustrating the importance of rivers in our ecosystem, the detriments to historically-precious artifacts and lands that can come from man-made dams, and the need for each of us to be more forward thinking when it comes to our precious water resources and remaining free-flowing rivers. The river I grew up fishing on, swimming in, and hiking and camping along -- the Gila River -- is at risk of being diverted.

#1 -- One small change can have a BIG impact (good or bad). Simple changes such as getting up from your desk for a quick stretch every hour leaves you with a less-stiff back. On the other hand, staying up two hours past your bedtime to watch a movie leaves you lethargic and foggy-headed in your meet...

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