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Weight Loss

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

Member Spotlight: Tom Y.

This week, we caught up with AHWC member Tom Yaeger! Read on to learn more about his inspiring story. I started working at the University of Colorado in 1998, back when it was located at Colorado Boulevard and 9th Avenue. I became a member of the Wellness Center as soon as it opened. Still, for…

Final Call for Participants for Study on Metabolic Syndrome

The CU Anschutz Health & Wellness Center (AHWC) is seeking volunteers for the final cohort of the Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) study, a 2-year research study comparing two lifestyle programs with the goal of improving health and reversing metabolic syndrome. People with Metabolic Syndrome are at greater risk for developing heart failure, diabetes,…

The Quick-Start Guide to Men’s Health

June is Men’s health month and while the structure of a healthy lifestyle is the same regardless of gender, men face a few unique challenges when it comes to improving habits, physical performance, and overall wellbeing. Recent research reveals three primary areas of concern for most American men: Unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol use…

Man Loses 30 Pounds in the First Month Through My New Weigh

Every weight loss journey is unique, and My New Weigh (MNW), a program backed by science, is one of Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s weight loss programs designed for participants who have a weight-related health issue or a BMI of 27. We’ve seen many, many success stories through this program, but don’t just take our word for…

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Brain Function

Making small changes to the way you eat can help support memory, brain function, and brain health now and later in life.  Below are suggestions to incorporate into your nutrition plan so you can enjoy the health benefits these brain-boosting foods bring to the table. Water The brain is more than 60 percent water by weight, so…

How to Change Ordinary Recipes to Extraordinary Healthy Dishes!

Quick Modifications to Healthier Eating  Modifying ingredients in your recipe is a quick and effective way to reduce calories, sodium, fats, and sugars to keep your body healthy. To modify, the most valuable tip we can provide is to approach recipe change in a step-wise fashion. For instance, it might be your goal to reduce…

Five Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Happy Heart Health Month! In honor of American Heart Month, here are five simple heart health tips that you can implement right now: 1. Get Moving Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles in your body, it needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. Finding a physical activity that you love will leave…

Stop Making BIG resolutions. Start Making SMALL Habit Changes.

Why do we so often hear that big resolutions don’t stick? It’s largely because we focus on the end result (the goal) rather than the means to the end (the routine). In addition, there could be the disbelief that small changes are effective. When I have conversations about weight loss with patients of mine, I…

Small Steps Toward Big Change

If you’re having trouble getting going in 2018 and improving your health seems like an insurmountable wall, remember this important fact: You don’t have to scale Mt. Everest right out of the gate. Take it slow and commit to yourself you’ll do something today that starts small. Big changes will happen if you simply start…

Endoscopic Therapies Added to the Center’s Weight Loss Toolkit

One of the most effective tools for treating obesity is weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, some patients don’t qualify for surgery because they have mild obesity that doesn’t meet criteria for surgery, some people who lose weight with weight loss surgery gain weight back, and some people don’t want to have surgery. Endoscopic therapies for weight…

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