Enjoy the latest news and media coverage about the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. For media inquiries, please contact Katherine Schmidt at 303.724.7931.

Diet soda and weight loss: New study reignites debate

Diet beverages can help you lose weight, according to a new paper published today in the journal Obesity. The results contradict a number of other recent studies that indicated drinking diet soda may actually cause a person to gain weight. The new study, which was fully funded by the American Beverage Association, looked at whether drinks such…

Study: Diet soda drinkers lost more weight than water drinkers

People taking part in a weight loss program did better over 12 weeks if they drank diet soda than if they drank only water, researchers reported Tuesday. Among the 303 dieters, the people who drank only water lost 8.4 pounds; those who drank diet soda lost 12.1 pounds, and they reported “significantly greater reduction in…

Extreme weight loss: 5 key strategies

You see it on TV all the time: People losing hundreds of pounds, going from couch potatoes to athletes, transforming themselves into different (and happier) human beings. How do they do it when most people struggle to lose 10 or 15 pounds? Big weight loss requires big lifestyle changes that stick for more than a…

‘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.”…

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