Gunnison Valley Family Physicians is committed to your health and well-being.
We want to help you and your family get and stay healthy – in mind and body. Please take some time to explore the websites below. They are full of great information about healthy eating and exercise – and why these things are important. There are also links to local gyms, yoga studios and other community resources for health and fitness.
NEW! Comprehensive Weight-management Program
GVFP offers a comprehensive weight-management program that focuses on learning healthy eating and lifestyle habits. The program is 12 weeks long and includes extensive education on low-glycemic impact eating (including things such as recipes, shopping on a budget, and how to eat out without blowing it), facing fears and changing old habits, creating an exercise routine that you enjoy and can stick with, and changing body composition to increase muscle mass and metabolism. This is not a fad diet or short-term weight-loss solution – the goal is that by the end of 12 weeks participants have learned a new, healthier lifestyle that they can and want to continue living long after the program is over. Our providers recommend it for our patients who are looking to learn healthier eating habits, patients wanting to lose weight, diabetics (Type I and II), and those just hoping to increase their energy and optimism. Please contact our office for an appointment if you are interested in learning more about this life-changing program.
General Health Links
Helpful links to health information:.
- Centers for Disease Control Health information: cdc.gov
- Know what to do about the flu: Flu.gov
- Medicaid – www.colorado.gov/hcpf
- Medicare – www.medicare.gov
Resources for kids and parents
It can be a challenge to get our kids started down the path to healthy living. We can all use some help at times with things such as successfully breastfeeding our infants, teaching kids that healthy food can taste great, and finding fun activities that get us all off the couch. We would love to see you and your family in the clinic if you need help in any of these areas. We also feel the following websites are full of great information to help you on your way. It’s never too early to start our babies and kids out on the right path to health and wellness!
Resources for adults
Whether you are 18 or 98, we know that eating well and being physically active are important to physical and mental health. Regular exercise and a well-balanced diet have been proven to help prevent or manage many health problems such as cardiac disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and arthritis. Exercise can lift your mood and help prevent and treat depression. Eating well gives you more energy and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Take some time to explore these websites for information and inspiration to achieve your optimal health.
- Colorado Fitness
- Crested Butte Rec
- Gunnison / Crested Butte Hiking Information
- City of Gunnison Parks and Recreation
- Gunnison Sanctuary
- West Elk Hockey Association
- Gunnison Yoga
- The Gym in Crested Butte
- Main Street Yoga
- Yoga For the Peaceful
WSCU Health and Fitness Links