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

Healthy Recipe: Avocado Black Bean Brownies

This healthy recipe for brownies features avocado, black beans, and zero flour. They’re a deliciously sweet and healthy take on a crowd-pleasing favorite! Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, rinsed and drained 2 eggs or flax eggs (add an additional egg if you like cakier brownies!) 1/2 of a large ripe avocado 1…

Return to Reality Checklist

Coming back to your regular work life after a more relaxing summer season can often feel a bit jarring. Before you dive back into your normal routine, try taking a quick inventory of your day and see if there are any areas where you can easily decrease strain on your body. Things to Consider •…

Instructor Spotlight: Haydan S.

Meet Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Haydan Smith, and find out why she chose the classes she teaches and what single item she can’t make it through a work out without! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach BODYPUMP and sometimes substitute teach BODYFLOW and CXWORX.” What made you choose to teach BODYPUMP?…

Healthy Recipe: Zesty Shrimp with Orange Salad

Serve this protein-packed shrimp recipe alongside a bright and flavorful orange salad for a healthy lunch or quick weeknight meal. For the Zesty Shrimp Saute Ingredients 1 t granulated garlic ¼ t red pepper flakes (optional) Pinch ground black pepper ¼ t salt 1 t unsalted butter or olive oil 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and…

Employee Spotlight: Justin R.

Meet our Membership Manager, Justin Ratliff. He’s got some serious background in physical fitness and a few fun hobbies! What did you do before coming here? “I managed a CrossFit Affiliate in Highlands Ranch, Colorado” What are you most excited about in working here? “Being part of a team with the goal of purpose and…

Healthy Recipe: Gazpacho Soup

With the heat of summer, this chilled soup makes for a healthy and refreshing meal. Give this recipe from the dietitians in our Culinary Medicine Program a try! Ingredients 2¼ lbs. tomatoes, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced ¾ English cucumber, chopped and divided 1 garlic clove, minced ½ red onion, finely chopped and divided…

Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Newman

You’ll notice a new face at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) front desk, Jennifer. Get to know more about what role she plays here and what drives her. What is your role at AHWC? I am the Front Desk Manager of the Fitness Center within the AHWC. What are you most excited about…

Aston-Patterning Shoe Tying Tips

This month we decided to switch it up a bit with an Aston-Patterning video post! In this video, Amanda demonstrates how the way we tie our shoes influences the support they can give our feet.     The lessons gleaned from an Aston-Patterning session can be applied in a myriad of ways- from correcting your…

Healthy Recipe: Shakshuka

While this dish is typically served as a breakfast food, enjoy this bright dish of poached eggs in delicious tomato sauce for a healthy meal any time of day! Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 t ground cumin…

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