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

What do Coloradans know about fitness that you don’t?

KNOWN AS THE SLIMMEST state since 2010, gorgeous Colorado boasts the lowest rate of obesity in all of America. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Colorado residents were the least likely in the nation to be obese in 2012. And Colorado is the only state where less than 20 percent of adults are obese. But what makes…

State of Slim

Dr. James Hill and Dr. Holly Wyatt tell us about their book State of Slim and their Colorado Diet.   Read More

State of Slim

STATE OF SLIM Fix Your Metabolism And Drop 20 Pounds In 8 Weeks On the Colorado Diet By James O. Hill, PhD, and Holly Wyatt, MD Publisher: Rodale Books Publication date: August 2013 Price: $26.99 / hardcover ISBN: 978-60961-41-1 Contact: Lori Ames 631-539-4558 lori@theprfreelancer.com or Emily Weber 212-808-1621 emily.weber@rodale.com We’re tired of seeing people have…

New diet book: Fix your metabolism for weight control

For years, obesity researchers James Hill and Holly Wyatt have been studying why so many people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off, and the two have concluded that a big part of the problem has to do with lack of physical activity and its impact on metabolism. “Not everyone agrees with me, but…

What’s your metabolism personality type?

Do you have trouble losing weight? Are you constantly struggling to drop 10 to 20 pounds? Maybe it’s not you but your metabolism. Part of the problem for many people is they have a “broken metabolism,” because they may not have been physically active enough for years, says James Hill, founding executive director of the…

Why people regain weight

It’s a widely quoted statistic: 95 percent of people regain lost weight. Such a statistic makes you wonder if you should even bother with the workouts and the healthy eating. Before you turn your treadmill into a sanctuary for unfolded laundry and hang-dry only clothing, you should know a few facts about why people regain…

Anschutz Health & Wellness Center on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss”

Aurora’s Anschutz Health & Wellness Center has a starring role in Season 4 of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” the reality show in which “super obese” candidates aim to reduce their body weight by half. Like, by hundreds of pounds. Next season, currently in production, opens with a 90-day stint at the Anschutz Center, with medical director Holly…

5th Gear Kids promotes healthy choices

Fifth-grader DeVonte’ Loyd wore a shy smile on his face as he posed with his new green BMX bike as cameras flashed and children and staff applauded in the crowded cafeteria of Aurora’s Side Creek Elementary School on a recent Friday morning. The 10-year-old was the first winner of a big-ticket prize through 5th Gear Kids,…

Creating Futures: Moving towards the light

In partnership with the University of Colorado, the CU Foundation raises, manages and invests private support for the benefit of the University and its programs and services. Donors help CU transform lives through education, research, clinical care and community engagement. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is proud to be one of the many success…

Inside the new Health & Wellness Center

There’s no place quite like it in the US.  The brand-new Health & Wellness Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is focused on preventative medicine. It’s a state-of-the-art 94,000 square foot facility offering a huge cardio and weight room full of natural light, yoga on the rooftop, dermatology, and even a human performance…

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