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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: Pan-Roasted Trout with Citrus Farro Salad

Looking for something different to add to your weeknight dinner routine? Give this healthy pan-roasted trout with fresh citrus farro salad a try! For the Trout Ingredients 2 t chopped fresh rosemary 2 pounds of trout fillets ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ t salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 T…

The Importance of Range of Motion Testing

Range of motion is the measurement of movement around a specific joint in the body. The range of motion around a particular joint, often called flexibility, can involve ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, or joints as a whole. In order for a joint to have a full range of motion, it must have adequate flexibility. Why…

Healthy Recipe: Low-Carb BBQ Sauce

This low-carb BBQ sauce is deliciously bold and perfect on your favorite meat or meat substitute! Ingredients 2 1/2 6-oz cans tomato paste 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup powdered erythritol (or any sweetener of choice, preferably either powdered or liquid) 2 T Worcestershire sauce 1 T liquid hickory smoke 2 t smoked paprika…

The Three Components of Proper Training

When it comes to a proper training schedule, there are three important things to build into a routine: exercises that concentrate on breathing, strength, and flexibility are the key to overall body wellness. Focusing on these core elements as part of a balanced training plan, which makes use of aerobic activity, balance techniques, and core…

Healthy Recipe: Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls

Our delicious Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls are served with a tangy dipping sauce, making these a perfect appetizer or side dish! Ingredients For the rolls: 6 oz Mahi-Mahi, grilled, sliced into strips 2 – 12” round Asian rice paper ¼ cup shredded carrots ¼ cup shredded savoy cabbage ½ bell pepper, cut into strips ¼ cup…

From Sore to Soar: Talking about the Healing Power of Essentrics®

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is adding another Essentrics class to our Group Ex schedule. We recently sat down with the instructor, Lisa Ryckman, to find out more about this dynamic class. What are some of the benefits of doing Essentrics more than once a week? “Essentrics is a full-body dynamic strength and stretch…

Instructor Spotlight: Maggie S.

Meet Group Ex Instructor, Maggie Sommers. Discover what’s unique about her instructing style and about the people (and pets) that motivate her! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach cycle and barre classes.” What made you choose to teach these classes? “I enjoyed taking those classes (and still do) and so when…

Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Chia Pudding

Give this Raspberry Chia Pudding recipe from our Culinary Medicine experts a try the next time you’re looking for a quick, guilt-free snack. Ingredients 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) ½ cup full fat coconut milk ¼ cup chia seeds 1 Tbsp. lemon juice…

Instructor Spotlight: Devra K.

Devra Keyes is one of the many Group Exercise Instructors we have at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Learn more about her passion for the importance of understanding the how and why behind a healthy fitness lifestyle. What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “Currently, at AHWC, I’m on the schedule to…

Healthy Recipe: Pesto Corn Salad with Grilled Shrimp

This recipe features fresh, seasonal vegetables paired with grilled shrimp for a light and delicious summer meal. Ingredients 3 medium ears sweet corn, husked 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves 3 T olive oil 1/2 t salt, divided 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved 1/8 t pepper 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 1 lb.…

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