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

‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Brings On Doctor For New Season

Personal trainer Chris Powell and his wife Heidi Powell are back for their fourth season of Extreme Weight Loss, and this time they are joined by Doctor Holly Wyatt, a nutritional expert. Extreme Weight Loss is a documentary reality series that follows the lives of 13 dangerously obese men and women who train with Chris and Heidi…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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