Wellness

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

The Importance of Range of Motion Testing

Range of motion is the measurement of movement around a specific joint in the body. The range of motion around a particular joint, often called flexibility, can involve ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, or joints as a whole. In order for a joint to have a full range of motion, it must have adequate flexibility. Why…

Return to Reality Checklist

Coming back to your regular work life after a more relaxing summer season can often feel a bit jarring. Before you dive back into your normal routine, try taking a quick inventory of your day and see if there are any areas where you can easily decrease strain on your body. Things to Consider •…

Aston-Patterning Shoe Tying Tips

This month we decided to switch it up a bit with an Aston-Patterning video post! In this video, Amanda demonstrates how the way we tie our shoes influences the support they can give our feet.     The lessons gleaned from an Aston-Patterning session can be applied in a myriad of ways- from correcting your…

Myofascial Massage

There are many different massage techniques offered by our therapists at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. One which is less well known, but that can be of great use, is myofascial massage. Fascia is the connective tissue of the body, touching muscles, ligaments, bones, and organs. When you affect the fascia through myofascial…

Member Spotlight: Mario R.

My journey to weight loss started in January 2015.  I was tired of being tired and having no energy. I was full of excuses and I had no one to blame but myself.  It all boiled down to me being lazy. I had given up on myself. I then decided it was time to do…

Meet Daniel Blakeman

Daniel Blakeman began teaching biofeedback, mindfulness, relaxation therapies, and gentle movement while working on his Master’s Degree in Sydney, Australia in the early 1990s. Over the last 10 years, he has led almost 10,000 hours of yoga asana and meditation classes, incorporating these philosophies into his classes. These skills also contribute to his main endeavor-being…

Reinforce Connection and Community with 9 Simple Exercises

The human need for connection isn’t one that’s easily defined. Each of us has our own way of relating to others as a function of our own identities and boundaries. No matter what your tribe may look like (or its size), regular socialization with others who reflect a bit of ourselves is a healthy way…

Mental Health Resource Guide

4 times you’ll need this quick guide to mental health resources National Hospital Week is a time to recognize those who dedicate their lives to helping others live well and improve their health. With that recognition comes the admission that nurses and physicians are far more likely to experience a need for mental health support…

Body Awareness: An Important Recovery Tool

The theme we’re exploring this month at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is RECOVERY. Along with the things we automatically think of, such as massage, stretching, and rest, I’d like to introduce the idea of body awareness as a powerful tool in your recovery toolbox. I’d also like for you to consider that…

The Benefits of Consistent Bodywork

Things have changed. We all know that getting bodywork is beneficial. We know that it can decrease overall stress levels, increase circulation, help improve posture, decrease chronic and acute pain, improve the tone and quality of muscle tissue, help strengthen the body’s immune system, and much, much more. Bodywork and massage used to be treated…

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