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Be Well Saturdays

Boulder Community Health's new Virtual Wellness Series, Be Well Saturdays, is a new video series that will premiere on the second Saturday of each month. Join BCH Community Outreach Coordinator and host Gina Simmering, RN and guests to hear a variety of tips on how to stay active, eat healthy and be well from BCH physicians and some of our wonderful community partners.

Click here to view recipes shared during our episodes.
Next Episode: May 8, 2021

Latest Episode

Episode 11: April 10, 2021

Medicine: Alan Zacharias, MD, neurologist at Associated Neurologists Topic: Brain Health and Normal Aging

Nutrition: Leisa Norman, RD, LD, UZIT President-Elect, Denver Dietetic Association 2020-21 Topic: Brain Health throughout the Lifecycle

Whole Body: Ramsay Ringo, Certified Career and Leadership Coach ICF, ACC, Hudson Institute, Northwestern University Topic: Brain + Heart + Purpose = Deeper Relationships

Past Episodes

Episode 10: March 13, 2021

Medicine: Molly Ware, MD, cardiologist at Boulder Heart Topic: Inflammation and the Heart

Movement: Lilly Johnson Guerra, Running Lilly Coaching Owner and Head Coach, Boulder High School Cross Country Assistant Coach and Columbine Elementary School Native Language Tutor Topic: Warm Up, Cool Down the Benefits for All Athletes

Nutrition: Michelle MacDonald, MS, RDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Topic: What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet?

Mind-Body: Daniel Conroy, Founder of Aim House, CU Collegiate Recovery Center, and Co-Founder of Boulder Integrated Health Topic: How to Maintain Momentum

Episode 9: February 13, 2021

Celebrating HEART Month! Segments include:

Medicine: Molly Ware, MD, cardiologist at Boulder Heart Topic: Heart Health for All Ages

Movement: Lilly Johnson Guerra, Running Lilly Coaching Owner and Head Coach, Boulder High School Cross Country Assistant Coach and Columbine Elementary School Native Language Tutor Topic: Motivating Kids to Exercise

Nutrition: Michelle MacDonald, MS, RDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Topic: What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Mind-Body: Daniel Conroy, Founder of Aim House, CU Collegiate Recovery Center, and Co-Founder of Boulder Integrated Health Topic: Changing Behavior Two Degrees at a Time

Episode 8: January 9, 2021

This month's episode features: Focus on FOOD!

In this episode, we have paired some of our community partners from Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder Parks and Recreation and Natural Grocers with three local chefs to share simple, nutritious and healthy recipes. We will also take you inside Boulder Heart cardiologist Dr. Nelson Trujillo’s kitchen to learn how he prepares his favorite heart-healthy breakfast.

Community Partners & Restaurant Pairings:

  • David Ford Open Space and Mountain Parks paired with Chef and Owner Jessica Emich of Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar
  • Kate Houlik Doering City of Boulder Parks and Recreation paired with Chef and Owner Matthew Jansen of Mateo Restaurant
  • Diane Strassberg Natural Grocers paired with Chef and Owner Christine Ruch of Fresh Thymes Eatery and Marketplace

Episode 7: December 12, 2020

Our December episode features:

  • Nelson Trujillo, M.D., Boulder Heart cardiologist and Walk with a Doc Leader. Topic: Tips for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Kate Houlik Doering, Fitness and Mind Body Program Coordinator City of Boulder Parks and Recreation. Topic: Build Strength with Squats
  • Diane Strassberg, Nutritional Health Coach Boulder Natural Grocers. Topic: Simple Winter Soups
  • David Ford, Recreation Coordinator City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Topic: Winter Activity Hacks

Episode 6: November 14, 2020

Our November episode features:

  • Bradley Fanestil, M.D., Director at BCH Center for Mind Body Medicine. Topic: Techniques for Managing Insomnia Utilizing Mind-Body Medicine
  • Tracy Perkins, BA, RHN, RNCP, Registered Nutritionist and Head Personal Trainer for Town of Erie Parks and Recreation Department. Topic: Creative Ways to Exercise During A Pandemic
  • Conner Middelmann, Nutritionist with Modern Mediterranean, DIAITA and BCH oncology education. Topic: How to Get More Vegetables into Your Diet
  • Teresa Doherty, LAc, DiplOM, Acupuncturist at BCH Center for Mind Body Medicine. Topic: Balancing Emotions with Metta Meditation

Previous Episodes

Episode 5: October 10, 2020

Our fifth episode features:

  • Bradley Fanestil, M.D., specialist at Center for Mind Body Medicine. Topic: Mind Body Medicine
  • Tracy Perkins, BA, RHN, RNCP, Registered Nutritionist and Head Personal Trainer for Town of Erie Parks and Recreation Department. Topic: Goal Setting and Movement
  • Conner Middelmann, Nutritionist with Modern Mediterranean, DIAITA and BCH oncology education. Topic: Protein Power
  • Teresa Doherty, LAc, DiplOM, Acupuncturist at Center for Mind Body Medicine. Topic: Creating Health with Eastern Medicine

Episode 4, September 12, 2020

Our fourth episode features:

  • Dr. Amie Meditz: BCH infectious disease specialist and her COVID-19 Q & A.
  • Darcy Kitching: co-owner and volunteer walking movement leader with the Walk2Connect Cooperative and author of The Best Urban Hikes talks about the best Urban Hiking in Boulder County.
  • Stephen Menyhart RD: From the Boulder Valley School District and talks about Stay at Home and Cook - Eating in the Time of COVID.
  • Matt Kapinus: Yoga instructor from YogaPod Boulder offers suggestions for Deep Breathing for Greater Ease.

Episode 3 - August 8, 2020

Our third episode features:

  • Dr. Amie Meditz, infectious disease specialist at BCH who talks about our Community and COVID
  • Darcy Kitching, co-owner and volunteer walking movement leader with the Walk2Connect Cooperative and author of The Best Urban Hikes talks about Boulder’s Best Self-Guided Walks
  • Christina Manian, registered dietitian with Boulder Nutrition and Exercise talks procuring Healthy Food During COVID
  • Matt Kapinus, yoga instructor and mindfulness teacher at Yoga Pod Boulder talks de-escalating our intense emotions

Episode 2 - July 11, 2020

Our second episode features:

  • BCH cardiologist and Walk with a Doc leader Dr. Nelson Trujillo discusses how you can develop resiliency through exercise.
  • City of Boulder Parks and Rec Fitness Program Coordinator Kate Houlik guides us through three simple exercises for a strong core and back.
  • Learn about nutrition for stress support from Natural Grocer’s Nutritional Health Coach Diane Strassberg.
  • Hear Open Space and Mountain Parks Recreation Coordinator David Ford discuss meditation on the trails.

Episode 1 - June 13, 2020

  • BCH cardiologist and Walk with a Doc leader Dr. Nelson Trujillo discusses the concept of “recovery” during the current stage of COVID-19 in our community.
  • City of Boulder Parks and Rec Fitness Program Coordinator Kate Houlik guides us through a series of stretches designed to combat the fatigue that comes from too much sitting.
  • Learn about immune system-boosting foods from Natural Grocer’s Nutritional Health Coach Diane Strassberg.
  • Hear tips from Open Space and Mountain Parks Recreation Coordinator David Ford on staying safe while enjoying our beautiful mountain trails.

COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Boulder Community Health offers the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. People age 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated as of 5 p.m. on Friday, April 2. You can self-schedule appointments using the free MyBCH patient portal. Learn more about our vaccination process on our general vaccine information page.

For updates related to COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 page.