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

UV Filtration System Offers Healthier Alternative for AHWC’s Pool and Spa

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s pool and spa are now operating with an upgraded ultraviolet (UV) filtration system. The UV filtration system is a healthier alternative to chlorine and significantly decreases the amount of chemicals necessary to keep the pool and spa balanced. Some of the benefits of UV filtration include: UV filtration kills 99.5…

Healthy Recipe: Winter Bliss Bowls

Ingredients For the roasted veggies 5-7 carrots 1 head cauliflower 2 T olive oil 4 t cumin salt and pepper to taste For the bliss bowls 8-10 pieces of Lentil Falafel (see our Lentil Falafel recipe here) 2-3 cups of spinach 1-2 cups chopped red cabbage 1 jalapeno, cut into slices 1/4 cup crushed pistachios…

Healthy Recipe: Lentil Falafel

Ingredients 2 cups cooked lentils 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro leaves and stems 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh parsley leaves and stems 1/2 jalapeno (if you like spicy – leave ribs and seeds) 1 1/2 T olive oil 1-2 garlic cloves squeeze of lemon juice 1 t salt 1-2 T…

Cranberry Chai Mocktail

Mix Chai Simple Syrup with Cranberry Fizz Cocktail for a delicious Cranberry Mocktail! Ingredients For Chai Simple Syrup: ¼  cup sugar 1 cup water 2 Tbsp. Chai Spices 1 Tbsp. honey For one Cranberry Fizz Cocktail: 1 slice orange ½ oz. Chai Simple Syrup 2 oz. chilled cranberry juice 4 oz. chilled club soda 6…

Trainer Spotlight: Caitin O.

Learn more about Caitlin O’Brien, AHWC’s newest fitness specialist: What made you become a trainer? After witnessing close family members battle health issues that could have been prevented from better nutrition and physical activity, I wanted to find a career that would help others who may find themselves in similar situations. I have always had a passion…

Reducing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Has the end of the year got you feeling scattered or stressed? You’re not alone! While the end of the year is a great time for reflection and enjoying time with friends and family, the actual enjoyment often gets lost in the midst of to-dos, holiday parties, and travel plans. It’s important to give yourself…

Healthy Recipe: Sage Rubbed Turkey and Mushroom Stuffing

This turkey and mushroom stuffing recipe is simple and healthy. Enjoy it with your friends and family this Thanksgiving! Ingredients 10-pound whole turkey 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup yellow onion, diced 2 cups chicken stock, low-sodium 2 T olive oil 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 4 each egg whites 4…

Fit in 15 – Cardio Crusher

Complete AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) during this 15-minute cardio-crusher workout. Get Fit in 15! Sled Push on Curved Treadmill Find the resistance level on the right and increase the resistance somewhere between 8 and 10. Place your hands on the front handlebars, tucking your shoulders under. Start marching and move to move that…

The Truth about Stretching

We’ve all been told at one point or another that we need to stretch before doing any type of physical activity or before playing a sport. Most of us have had a coach or trainer tell us, “make sure you stretch and warm-up,” with the intent of preventing injury once we go full speed in…

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