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Fitness

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has an entire team devoted to your and your fitness journey! With great content including weekly workouts, pillar prep, workout playlists, and more, our experts make it easy for you to find your fit!

Mental Resilience: Three Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

A resilient mindset is an integral part of healthy living, and building that resilience is accepting that change happens and learning to manage it positively. Because life throws us curveballs and how we respond and persevere makes up the fabric of our mental resilience.  So what are some ways to build mental resiliency? Below are…

Move Freely with this Hip Mobility Exercise

by Linh Nguyen, PTA, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist Hip mobility is crucial to be able to perform various exercises, but before we dive into the nuts and bolt, let’s take a moment to understand what mobility means. Mobility requires strength, coordination, and balance to execute the movement, but it is not the same as flexibility.…

Just Move! The Six Benefits of Everyday Movement

If you’re someone who feels frustrated when you hear “get your daily exercise,” it’s time to understand it’s all about movement and there’s very little that needs to be involved! That’s right. It’s time to stop thinking of daily exercise as a commitment with minimum requirements like running five miles or bench-pressing your weight. The…

Rest Days: Improve Your Workouts with Purposeful Rest

To improve your workouts is to have purposeful rest days, but many of us tend to ignore or even abuse these crucial days.  Rest days incorporate light workout, relaxation techniques, or active recovery movements that improve form or range of motion.  When you push through each day with a vigorous workout routine, and no rest,…

Three Apps I Use to Keep My Body and Mind Active

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist There are numerous reliable apps for workouts and mindful practices that many of us use. But, if you’re overwhelmed by the options, below are three apps I use when I need help with timing, planning out my workouts, or checking in with myself. The best part is they are…

Show Some TLC to Your TFL (Tensor Fasciae Latae)

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Of the following activities, do you perform at least one of them?  Walking Horseback riding Skiing Standing What do these four things have in common? The tensor fasciae latae is used considerably during these movements.  The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a muscle that attaches at the top of your iliotibial…

Improve Your Workouts With These Three Stretching Techniques

Stretching is an essential technique that increases your flexibility and workouts, but different stretching methods are better for one over the other. Let’s take a moment to understand the following three stretches and how to implement them properly. Static Stretching Static stretching is the most common technique where you are holding a stretch at the…

Build an Efficient At-Home Gym for $100 or Less!

By Emily Meier, Senior Fitness Specialist There is no better time to build an at-home gym than now!  With the Wellness Center temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you might find yourself wondering how you are going to keep up your exercise routine.  You might feel the need to go out and spend hundreds of thousands…

Indoor Activities that Engage the Mind + Body

We’re all here for binge-watching a TV series (Tiger King) or playing games (Animal Crossing, anyone?), but in between these binges, there’s no time like now to try new activities. Below are a few suggestions that require little to no screen time to engage your mind, body, and senses.  Find more activity suggestions on our Pinterest…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

What is Foam Rolling? Foam Rolling, or Self-Myofascial Release, is a technique designed to release restrictions in the body such as trigger points, muscle tightness, and dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain and limit motion in all parts of the body.  Myofascial tissue is a type of thick, strong, fibrous connective tissue that…

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