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

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

If you came to the morning session of our Open House last month, you got a sneak peek of this Chocolate Banana Smoothie. This creamy, sweet and delicious recipe is easy to make and the perfect go-to breakfast or snack. Ingredients ¾ cup milk (or non-dairy milk replacement of your choice) 1 large frozen banana…

Trainer Spotlight: Mike S.

This February, our theme is Movement. Every Tuesday this February, we’ll introduce you to one of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center employees who a part of the team that helps you MOVE. Meet Fitness Specialist, Mike S. 1. Why did you become a trainer? “I originally became a fitness trainer because I loved…

Show Your Heart Some Love

It’s February and there is no shortage of hearts. Red ones, pink ones, paper ones…they’re everywhere. And, while they’re intended to remind us that Valentine’s Day is imminent, it’s a great opportunity to see them as a reminder of the importance of healthy heart during Heart Health Month. The Facts in Stats John Hopkins provides…

State of Slim Chili Pepper Chicken

Ingredients 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 2 T water 2 t chili powder 1 t oregano 1 t granulated garlic 1/2 t pepper 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 salt Juice of 1 lime Preparation 1. Mix water with all spices except the salt, creating a paste. Let stand for 5 minutes. 2. Sprinkle the…

Massage V. Integrative Body Work

We live in a society where massage is no longer just a luxury but a necessity. On average, Americans sit for 13 hours a day. Our habits have led to chronic issues like neck and low back pain, shoulder dysfunction, headaches, low energy, and countless other health issues. As our societal habits have changed, so…

Motivation, Mindset, and Lasting Change

When clients come to work with me, one of my first questions is what their goals are. Often, they have concerns around pain- be it in their everyday body usage (i.e.; walking, work-related movements, sitting at their office desk), or in specific activities (i.e.; sport, gardening)- that they want to address. Other times they don’t…

Loneliness and the Importance of Social Connections

In 2nd grade, in Brownies, we sang a little song that went “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” As a child surrounded by friends and classmates, I didn’t give this much thought, but as an adult, the importance of friendship has become more apparent to me,…

Embrace the Gray Zone to Keep Weight Off For Good

Recapping Weeks 9 and 10 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey  With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center   Learn to Live in the Gray Zone In Week 9 of State of Slim, we start Phase 3. At this point in the Colorado Diet,…

Ricotta Hotcakes with Berry Syrup

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese ¾ cup 2% milk 4 eggs, separated 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt Spray Canola Oil For the Berry Syrup 1 cup raspberries (can use frozen) 1 cup blueberries (can use frozen) 1 cup strawberries (can…

CBS4: Just Minutes Of Physical Activity Count Towards Better Health

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to exercise more, but plenty of people complain there is not enough time. Now, you might not be able to use that excuse. Until recently, scientists believed at least 10 minutes of exercise in a row was required to achieve health benefits. But, new research has shown…

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