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

Marinated Chicken with Cucumber and Cashew Salad

Ingredients 1.5 lb. fillet chicken breast, cut into strips Freshly ground black pepper ½ t salt ½ t cumin ½ t coriander 1.5 T lemon juice ½ t cayenne pepper (optional) 1 t garam masala 1 t grated ginger 1 T olive oil For the salad 3 T lime juice 1 T sugar or honey…

State of Slim Granola

This granola is a great way to top yogurt for breakfast or to take on the go for a quick snack throughout the day! Ingredients              Rolled Oats: 2 cups Egg Whites: 3 Tbsp Raw Almonds: ½ cup Walden Farms Pancake Syrup (sugar-free): ¼ cup Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon: 1 Tbsp (more or less…

Black Bean Brownies

These brownies were a hit at the CU Block Party this month! We gave out over 1000 samples in 3 hours! The black beans provide extra protein and fiber in a delicious sweet treat. Adapted from a recipe by Johnson & Wales University, these brownies are sure to be a healthy hit at your next…

Functional Movement Corrections

During a Functional Movement Screen a trainer will have you do seven fundamental movement patterns and will use the results to evaluate your quality of movement. That sounds great, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s break it down to how this screen can help you personally. Squat CorrectionLunge CorrectionShoulder CorrectionSquat Correction Do you want…

Change Ordinary Recipes to Extraordinarily Healthy Dishes!

Quick Modifications to Healthier Eating Recipe modification not only reduces calories, sodium, fats and sugars, but also improves the quality of nutrition. The most important tip is to approach recipe change in a step-wise fashion. For instance, it might be your goal to reduce the fat in your beef stroganoff recipe. If you’re currently using…

A New Face

The next time you’re at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, keep your eyes peeled for a new face! We recently brought on a new General Manager for the Fitness Center, Mr Robert Shoulders. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the fitness and health club industry including 15 years owning and managing…

Rethink Your Drink!

How Much Sugar is in Your Drink? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10% of total calories. Easy, Right? Wrong! Sugar-sweetened beverages are a significant source of added sugars in the diet of U.S. adults and account for approximately one third of added…

Get Inside to Get Outside

Summer arrived this week with the heat on high!! When the temperature tops out at 100 as it can do here in Colorado, it's tempting to hide out in a dark and cool movie theater, or on a shaded patio at happy hour, and forget about getting out and being active! Don't let the heat…

Cupping: Ancient Wellness in Contemporary Practice

The art of cupping is an ancient physical health practice that has historical traces on nearly every continent of the world (except Antarctica). Cupping uses a device to create a vacuum that lifts the skin, creating space between muscles, skin, fascia, etc. The cups are commonly made of glass or plastic, but can be made…

A Mother’s Wisdom

One of our practitioners, Dr. Margaret Eagan, has shared this guest blog with us regarding the wisdom she learned from her mother, and how that influences her approach to health care and her patients here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. I love practicing medicine, and being part of the medical faculty at…

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