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From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Deep tissue massage is for everyone!

You know the feeling... After only a couple days into your work week, you wake up with muscle tension, soreness, and pain from stress.  Or maybe you have areas of your body that cause chronic pain, and you suffer every day. We've got a tool in our pocket to help you with this. Have you…

Gone to the Dogs

When working out in our fitness center, we bet you appreciate the thick cushy black mats we have laying around and hanging on the walls. These mats provide comfort for joints, and traction for your body during floor exercises. After a while, though, they tend to get worn out. Rather than throw these mats out,…

POUR on the Mindfulness

Do you find yourself mindlessly eating when you aren’t hungry, or overeating without recognizing fullness or satisfaction? Before you eat, try this helpful exercise from our own Dr. Liz Chamberlain, and POUR mindfulness into your meal! POUR is an acronym for Pause, Observe, Understand, Respond. Apply these steps below:   Pause Ask yourself: what is…

Stand Up Straighter, Be Stronger!

In a society where we spend hours on end sitting at a desk, looking at our phones, driving in our car, and slumped over on the couch, it is no surprise our back and shoulders ache, our necks are stiff, and we lack the energy to get through the week. Good posture is just as…

5 Minutes to Happiness

Before you read this, stop what you’re doing, stand up, and go for a short 5-minute walk. You’ll be glad you did, and after you read this article, you’ll understand why. So, you’re back. How was the walk? Invigorating, right? Well, that’s what researchers here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center found in…

Believe It or Not, Giving More Can Actually Reduce Holiday Stress

When we’re already feeling pressed for time and money at the holidays, it seems counterintuitive to think investing more of our resources can actually reduce stress. In fact, many studies support the idea that giving rather than receiving is the key to increasing positive emotions. A recent study published by S. Katherine Nelson and colleagues this year (2016)…

Discover what you’re really made of with DEXA

Most people have never heard of a DEXA scan or the benefits it can provide to your health and wellness, and those who have, associate it solely with bone density testing. Save $20 and try a DEXA today! While DEXA (Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry) is the most common technology used in bone density testing, what most…

4 Reasons to Recover With Massage—Your Body Will Thank You

You’re working hard when you work out, so why aren’t you putting just as much thought and effort into your recovery? Workouts put stress on the body and over time, if you don’t focus on recovery, your body will begin to revolt. One of the easiest ways to recover is with massage therapy, and trust…

5 Easy Tricks for Eating Better

Most of us know which foods are healthy and which are not, so what gets in the way of making choices that help our bodies? When it comes down to it, when we eat unhealthy foods, it is driven by other factors – stress, boredom, habit, mindlessness, fatigue – and then we beat ourselves up…

Too Stressed to Try Yoga?

Even though research has shown yoga can reduce stress and increase focus, here are 3 myths that often get in the way of trying it: Myth #1: Yoga is only for people who can sit still and meditate without distraction. Fact: It’s normal to be distracted or notice your mind wandering during a yoga practice…

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