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

Fat Facts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fats are energy-providing nutrients that contribute many of the qualities we love about food. The flavor of bacon and butter, the distinctive taste of olive oil, the texture of chocolate and ice cream and the appearance of milk are all thanks to fat. Fats make food easier to chew and induce a feeling of fullness…

Pea and Cilantro Soup

This simple pea soup recipe boasts a beautiful bright green color and packs a serious flavor punch! It’s a perfect, comforting recipe and the best part? It can be served hot or cold! Ingredients 2 T olive oil 6 green onions, sliced 12 small potatoes, diced 1 small red chili or chili flakes (optional) 2…

Trainer Spotlight: Trevor C.

Yoga. Nicki Minaj lyrics. Weekend traditions. Find out more fun about Group Fitness Instructor, Trevor Cassidy. What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I am a Group Fitness Instructor! — I teach Yoga, CXWORX, and BODYPUMP. Look for me on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning!” How long have you…

Hydration Supports Healthy Nutrition

While foods fuel movement and recovery, water is the cornerstone on which all nutrition, movement, and recovery depend. The human body is 72 percent water and every system within it requires adequate hydration to operate optimally. Water enables the body to absorb nutrients and transport them wherever they need to go. It aids in digestion,…

Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta

This March, we’re all about nutrition and we love a good, healthy recipe. This Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta is the perfect, fresh Spring snack that is beautifully green! Ingredients 1 small lemon, zested and juiced 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen shelled peas 1 T granulated sugar ¼ cup vegetable oil Small handful mint leaves…

Member Spotlight: Ben Gilliam

Have you ever woken up one day and asked yourself “Am I living my best life? Am I Living it to my fullest potential?” That is what happened to me and I decided to start by joining the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. When I walked through those doors for the first time 6 years ago…

Trainer Spotlight: Mary Y.

Did you know that we host interns interested in learning more about all things fitness? Meet one of our interns, Mary Young, and find out some of her favorite parts about working at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center! Next time you’re here, be sure to say hello! What is your role as an Anschutz…

Mindful Eating

Nutrition as fuel requires mindful eating The Western diet is often structured around scheduled meal times, celebrations, moods and activities instead of eating mindfully to fuel our bodies. We eat to begin and end our days, snacks between meals and for special occasions. The entire Thanksgiving holiday has even become a day of feasting that…

Oven Roasted Shrimp with Sprouted Bean Salad

Oven roasted shrimp accompany this vibrant sprouted mung bean salad for a light, healthy and delicious meal. Oven Roasted Shrimp Ingredients 1 lb. shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp (36) 1-2 clove garlic, minced 2 t olive oil ½ t salt ¼ t pepper 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, optional Preparation 1.…

A Journey to Universal Yoga

Meet CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s newest Yoga instructor, Gordon Carpenter, and learn more about his journey to and the practice of Universal Yoga. Join Gordon every Monday at 12 pm beginning this month and experience Universal Yoga for yourself! Welcome to Colorado and to the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center! How did you…

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