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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 Grilling Tips

June is Men’s Health Month and, coincidentally, the eye of the grilling season – the two seem to fit so well together. Here are some tips to maximize nutritional health while chasing your favorite cut around the hot plate. Make some marinades from scratch. – Herbs, spices and citrus juices all bring delicious flavors without…

Thai Quinoa Salad

This flavor-packed salad recipe from our Culinary Medicine Registered Dietitians is full of colorful veggies and makes for a fantastic lunch! Ingredients ¾ cup uncooked quinoa 1 ½ cups shredded red cabbage 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 small red onion, diced 1 cup shredded carrots ½ cup chopped cilantro ¼ cup diced green onions…

Meet Daniel Blakeman

Daniel Blakeman began teaching biofeedback, mindfulness, relaxation therapies, and gentle movement while working on his Master’s Degree in Sydney, Australia in the early 1990s. Over the last 10 years, he has led almost 10,000 hours of yoga asana and meditation classes, incorporating these philosophies into his classes. These skills also contribute to his main endeavor-being…

The Quick-Start Guide to Men’s Health

While the structure of a healthy lifestyle is the same regardless of gender, men face a few unique challenges when it comes to improving habits, physical performance, and overall wellbeing. Recent research reveals three primary areas of concern for most American men: Unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol use Risky behaviors Lack of preventive health…

Yoga Dude

There is one thing I have noticed consistently as a yoga teacher. Men are confused by it. The language is strange and it often seems less athletic and more relaxing. There’s also a misconception that most of the people who practice regularly are women that are flexible and graceful by nature. It’s easy to see…

Easy BBQ Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad

Summer is here, which means more time outdoors and grilling with your friends and family. Enjoy these healthy recipes cooked up on the grill! Easy BBQ Chicken Ingredients 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts or thighs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 3 T white wine vinegar…

Success Story: Ellen M.

It was supposed to be a normal day.  I was supposed to get my MRI scan, then the results from my neuro-oncologist. She would let me know everything was stable and would schedule another scan in three months. I knew the drill. This time, I, unfortunately, was informed the brain tumor was growing and I…

Employee Spotlight: Alyssa J.

Alyssa Joel is just one of the many talented employees at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center working to better serve our community. What is your role at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I am the Clinical Integration Coordinator with the fitness center. I work with various disease populations such as Parkinson’s…

Indian Spiced Marinated Chicken

You’ll love this flavorful oven baked chicken recipe made with an Indian spiced yogurt marinade. Serve it with couscous for a satisfying meal packed with protein. Ingredients 4 large garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 T finely grated ginger 1/2 t salt + ¼ t salt 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt 2 T extra-virgin olive oil…

Are You Always On Your Feet?

Are you always on your feet? Learn how to make it a bit less stressful on your body with this month’s post from Amanda Skidmore, our Aston-Pattering Practitioner. When we stand for long periods of time, we often go “on hold.” Two of the most common tendencies are to widen our stance and lock our…

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