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

Just Move! The Six Benefits of Everyday Movement

If you’re someone who feels frustrated when you hear “get your daily exercise,” it’s time to understand it’s all about movement and there’s very little that needs to be involved! That’s right. It’s time to stop thinking of daily exercise as a commitment with minimum requirements like running five miles or bench-pressing your weight. The…

Turkey Meatballs with Cauliflower Fried Rice

These baked Turkey Meatballs are a healthy alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve them with cauliflower fried rice for an easy weeknight meal or double the portion for your make-ahead lunches. Turkey Meatballs 4 Servings Ingredients 1 lb. of extra-lean ground turkey 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ medium onion, minced ½ cup mushrooms, minced 1/3 of…

Rest Days: Improve Your Workouts With Purposeful Rest

To improve your workouts is to have purposeful rest days, but many of us tend to ignore or even abuse these crucial days.  Rest days incorporate light workout, relaxation techniques, or active recovery movements that improve form or range of motion.  When you push through each day with a vigorous workout routine, and no rest,…

Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Do you have your smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert? We can’t decide! But, whatever your preference may be, try this spicy, creamy, and sweet smoothie – it’s a perfect go-to for when you need a sweet treat. Servings: 1 Smoothie Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients ¾ cup milk (or non-dairy milk replacement of…

Fuel Your Body Early and Often

We follow a general plan of eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Still, as we become more and more invested in our health and wellness, many articles have suggested skipping breakfast, eating smaller portions, or eating less or more of one thing is better for your body. It’s a complicated issue. However, we believe that consistency…

POUR: A Guide To Mindful Eating

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  Do you find yourself scrounging for food and mindlessly eating when you are not hungry, or overeating without realizing you are full or satisfied? We all indulge from time to time, but too much of a good thing can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Learn how to develop…

Beet Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

You’ve heard of falafel but have you heard tried making it with beets? Make these baked falafels for lunch over mixed greens and top it with our tzatziki sauce for a healthier take on a fried favorite! 4 Servings Beet Falafel Ingredients 1 red beet, grated or diced 1 14.5 oz. can no salt added…

Three Apps I Use to Keep My Body and Mind Active

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist There are numerous reliable apps for workouts and mindful practices that many of us use. But, if you’re overwhelmed by the options, below are three apps I use when I need help with timing, planning out my workouts, or checking in with myself. The best part is they are…

Man Loses 30 Pounds In The First Month Through My New Weigh

Every weight loss journey is unique, and My New Weigh (MNW), a program backed by science, is one of Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s weight loss programs designed for participants who have a weight-related health issue or a BMI of 27. We’ve seen many, many success stories through this program, but don’t just take our word for…

Rethink Your Drink: How Much Sugar Is In Your Favorite Drink?

Exactly how much sugar is in your favorite drink? A gratifying coffee frappe, a refreshing sports drink, or a boba tea. Perhaps it’s something we hesitate to know. However, understanding the nutritional facts about our favorite beverages can help us make conscious decisions on treating our bodies better. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend…

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