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IQ: Stayin' alive 

With health care reform still uncertain, more and more people are finding ways to stay out of the hospital. The rise of alternative forms of healing means lots of different answers to the question, "How do you stay healthy?"

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Katie Baker
USA Triathlon program manager

Central

Have you ever had to cut anything out of your diet for health reasons? I stay pretty fit and watch what I eat, so fortunately I haven't had to cut anything. Not even my coffee.

What alternative forms of health care do you use? I do what's called Active Release [Techniques], ART, and it's actually really common with our triathletes. Our high-level national team athletes do it.

What are the three most important requirements for living a healthy life? Staying active. Watching what you eat ... I'd say the third thing is keeping a healthy mental state.

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Aaron Duncan
UCCS student

Downtown

What changes would you like President Obama and Congress to make to the current health care system? It needs to be more accessible but simultaneously financially responsible.

What alternative forms of health care do you use? A lot of different Eastern arts: massage ... Reiki, tai chi.

What's a bad habit you couldn't live without? Smoking marijuana.

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Dorte Foster
Housewife

South

What changes would you like in the health care system? Make the insurance companies pay up when people pay their fees. Children that are underage should be covered under any circumstance.

What's a bad habit you couldn't live without? Smoking. And I am gonna live without it shortly.

What are the three most important requirements for living a healthy life? A healthy mind. Healthy eating habits. And a reason to get up in the morning.

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McKenzie Woolley
CC student

Downtown

Ever cut anything from your diet for health reasons? For a while I thought I was lactose-intolerant so I cut out dairy ... it didn't really do anything.

What are three top requirements for living healthy? Being active. Eating fruits and vegetables. Having happy people around you.

Would you rather be a chiropractor, an acupuncturist or a yoga instructor? I'd definitely be a yoga instructor. Those other ones creep me out too much.

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