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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…

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche w/ Sweet Potato Crust

Make this delicious quiche for breakfast or brunch using fresh spinach and goat cheese! 4 Servings Ingredients Coconut oil cooking spray 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/8th-inch slices 1 t olive oil 1 small white onion, diced 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 1 large Roma tomato, diced 1 (5 oz.) bag of spinach 1/4…

Show Some TLC to Your TFL (Tensor Fasciae Latae)

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Of the following activities, do you perform at least one of them?  Walking Horseback riding Skiing Standing What do these four things have in common? The tensor fasciae latae is used considerably during these movements.  The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a muscle that attaches at the top of your iliotibial…

3 Tips for Creating a Healthy Lunch Using Leftovers (Bonus Recipe!)

Before you throw away leftovers from yesterday’s dinner or leave them in the fridge for over a week, make a deliberate effort to reuse these ingredients as today’s lunch. Below are three tips on how to get creative with leftovers and create a tasty lunch that wastes less and saves more! The no-additional-cooking suggestion Turn…

The 6 Keys to Unlocking Your Best Sleep Ever

There is nothing like starting your day from a good night’s sleep. Your mind is sharper, you can focus better on tasks, and you are generally in a good mood. However, what happens when we do not have a good night’s sleep?  The average adult in the U.S. needs about seven hours of sleep each…

Improve Your Workouts With These Three Stretching Techniques

Stretching is an essential technique that increases your flexibility and workouts, but different stretching methods are better for one over the other. Let’s take a moment to understand the following three stretches and how to implement them properly. Static Stretching Static stretching is the most common technique where you are holding a stretch at the…

Pan-Roasted Trout (Plus a Bonus Side Dish!)

Trout season came early this year and we have the perfect recipe to share. Trout Ingredients 4 Servings 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 olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and minced 1 cup…

3 Fruit Infused Water Recipes to Satiate Your Sweet Tooth

Feeling thirsty? Water tastes a little…boring? Try any of the three no-added-sugar, delicious and very easy fruit infused recipes. Mint, Strawberry & Blackberry Serving Size: 1 Ingredients 16 oz jar 1 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup strawberries 1/4 cup blackberry 2 mint leaves Instructions 1. Place berries at the bottom of the jar. 2. Pour…

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