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

Run slower, get faster

After chasing a sub-three-hour marathon for 23 years, Joe Rzepiejewski feared he’d seen his last personal record. He was in his mid-forties, his race times were inching up, and the more he pushed, the more spent he felt. He turned to running coach Matt Fitzgerald, author of the new book 80/20 RunningOpens a New Window., and heard…

Weight-loss boot camp showcases Aurora’s emphasis on wellness tourism

The freezing rain is turning to graupel as a panting Janet Bartlett slowly crawls on all fours across the sodden field. She is surrounded by cheering friends. “Go Janet! Go Janet!” hollered Bruce Pitcher, bear-crawling beside her. “No excuses!” It doesn’t look like a holiday, but Bartlett, of Conroe, Texas, is on a life-changing vacation.…

Spices improve health In McCormick Study, but not all benefits are biased

Spices and herbs create a domino effect of healthy eating, according to research presented during the McCormick Science Institute Science Summit earlier this year. You know… McCormick, the company thatmanufactures spices and herbs. Totally not suspect at all. Dr. Johanna Dwyer, a professor of medicine and community health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, said in…

Fit or fat? Bod Pods see what you can’t

Most people who monitor their body fat already know about the caliper test, the measuring-tape test, the hydrostatic ( underwater displacement)test, body-fat scales and the DXA test originally developed for assessing bone density. The current gold standard is air-displacement plethysmography, measured by the Bod Pod, a futuristic-looking machine widely used as the medical benchmark because it measures fat throughout the entire body, including around organs. At…

Middlefield men make big gains on ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ show

Subtracting 188 pounds from Jayce Hein’s once morbidly obese body has added immeasurable opportunities to his life. After dealing with countless diets, what proved to be the winning hand for the Middlefield native was an offer to shed pounds with the help of the ABC-TV series, ‘Extreme Weight Loss.   Read More

Former cast member finds new calling after emotional transformation

Bruce Pitcher, cast member from season four of the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss,” is now taking on the role of motivational coach for Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp at the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colo. “Extreme Weight Loss” is produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA. “I’m…

Extreme Workout = Extreme Weight Loss

If you’ve ever wondered how people on “Extreme Weight Loss” manage to lose a quarter of their starting weight in 90 days, here’s the answer: They work out three times a day. Of course, they eat far less than they used to, and virtually none of that food is processed. They use a kitchen scale, measuring cups…

Extreme weight loss: Daughter and dad – minus 300 lbs.

HIGHLANDS RANCH — Here’s what fans of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” won’t know when see the transformations of teenager Juliana Macht and her father, Jeff, tonight: They weren’t the only ones in the family who lost weight. “As a family, we’ve lost more than 530 pounds, including Juliana, Jeff, our son Joseph and his wife,…

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