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Welcome To The Newest Part Of The College Campus: The Wellness Center

Universities seeking to advance the health and wellness of their students must begin the process by rethinking how they currently organize and facilitate their recreational programs and health and counseling services. The traditional model of delivering these programs often results in multiple facilities; a recreation center focused primarily on physical activity, and other services such…

The New Science of Getting in Shape

In fall of 2013, the Vail Vitality Center and the Human Performance Lab at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Denver debuted a performance test to the public that had previously only been offered to elite and professional athletes. Developed by Basque doctor Iñigo San Millán, it goes beyond discovering VO2 max (an indicator of…

Resolve to be Resilient 2014: Emotional resiliency; bend, don’t break

For Denise McGuire, “getting in the zone” is about strengthening the connection between the mind and the body. “When you listen to athletes being interviewed, they say, ‘I don’t know how I got there,’ McGuire says. “They will describe things like the fact that the strike zone was larger than normal, or time stood still.”…

The Great Fitness Reboot

In endurance sports, there are two distinct forms of suffering: There is pain, and there is humiliation. These things can be discrete, but they are not necessarily mutually exclusive—and, at the moment, I am experiencing both pain and humiliation in the name of research and personal betterment. It’s a cool spring day in Denver, and…

Colorado Diet participants find they can achieve “State of Slim”

AURORA — The week before Thanksgiving, the participants in the Colorado Diet program learned that over the past 12 weeks, they collectively lost more than 207 pounds, roughly the equivalent of athleteUsain Bolt. That’s 17.3 pounds per person, or nearly 9 percent of their collective beginning body weight. It was the first time many of…

Vail Vitality Center partners with Anschutz Health Center

VAIL — Until very recently, targeting individual fitness training zones using personal heart rate was an exercise in guesswork. Most athletes — amateur and professional — have used the pulse-based calculation, or consulted a trainer, coach or fitness expert to determine their target zone, or they’ve simply done what “feels good.” Unfortunately, for many, this…

‘State of Slim’ holds up Colorado lifestyle for optimal health

That’s the premise behind a new book, “State of Slim,” released a few weeks ago, by James Hill, University of Colorado’s founding executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and Holly Wyatt, the associate director of the center. Wyatt directs the center’s Colorado Diet program, the foundation on which the book is based.…

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

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