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

Therapist Spotlight: Kelly M.

This month’s focus at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is Recovery. Why not start Recovery month getting to know our very own, incredibly active, Massage Coordinator and Fitness Specialist, Kelly McNamee? Why did you become a massage therapist? “Plain and simple, I wanted to help people. I felt like I could use my…

The Benefits of Consistent Bodywork

Things have changed. We all know that getting bodywork is beneficial. We know that it can decrease overall stress levels, increase circulation, help improve posture, decrease chronic and acute pain, improve the tone and quality of muscle tissue, help strengthen the body’s immune system, and much, much more. Bodywork and massage used to be treated…

Women in the Weight Room – What You Need to Know!

In the natural habitat of the gym, we often see men gravitate towards the weight room and women hover near the cardio machines.  While being a cardio queen is not a bad thing, we need to clear up a few things about women and weight lifting.  Let’s start with some common myth busters that we…

Snow Pea, Scallion, and Radish Salad

This seasonal recipe highlights some of Spring’s best, fresh veggies and is beautifully eye-catching. Ingredients 2 cups snow peas, trimmed 1 T water 2 scallions, sliced thin 4 radishes, trimmed and cut into thin strips 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 t honey 1 T canola oil Preparation 1. Cut the snow peas on the diagonal…

Trainer Spotlight: Austin N.

A background in Exercise Science and a love for ice cream. What’s not to love about Fitness Specialist, Austin Neuerburg? Why did you become a trainer? “Ultimately, I wanted to help our community become healthier. My goal as a fitness specialist is to help educate our community about the benefits of regular physical activity and…

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Brain Function

Making small changes to the way you eat can help support memory, brain function, and brain health now and later in life. Incorporate one or more of the following foods into your nutrition plan each day and enjoy the healthy variety that brain-boosting foods bring to the table. Water The brain is more than 60…

State of Slim Forever

Recapping Weeks 15 and 16 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 Celebrate Your Success In Week 15 of State of Slim, we celebrate how far we’ve come. We reflect on what we have accomplished and what has…

Lemon, Asparagus and Pea Risotto

You’ll love this healthy meal that just screams SPRING! This recipe highlights tender, yet crunchy, green vegetables over bright and delicious risotto. Ingredients For the broth 5 cups broth of your choice (vegetable or chicken work best) + 1 Parmesan rind Herbs of choice; basil, parsley stalks, chives (whatever you have) For the Risotto 4…

Building Awareness of Your Patterns

Last month, I shared with you how Aston-Patterning is an educational tool that involves the unwinding of old tension and pain patterns in the body, but that it is the movement and ergonomic work that allows a person to sustain change. Now we’ll take that a step further. In Aston-Patterning, we encourage people to pay…

Employee Spotlight: Rosy E.

Learn more about CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center employee, Rosy Estrada’s hobbies and ultimate bucket list travel destination. What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I work as the Locker Room & Maintenance Supervisor.” How long have you worked here? “I have been at the Wellness Center for…

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