Wellness

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

Fat Facts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fats are energy-providing nutrients that contribute many of the qualities we love about food. The flavor of bacon and butter, the distinctive taste of olive oil, the texture of chocolate and ice cream and the appearance of milk are all thanks to fat. Fats make food easier to chew and induce a feeling of fullness…

Modifying Movement Patterns

“Your body is shaped by the way that you use it, and in response, your body shapes the way you move through your day. Just imagine what could happen if you took the time to focus on how you moved for just one hour. What new possibilities might you discover?” -Judith Aston, Moving Beyond Posture…

Massage V. Integrative Body Work

We live in a society where massage is no longer just a luxury but a necessity. On average, Americans sit for 13 hours a day. Our habits have led to chronic issues like neck and low back pain, shoulder dysfunction, headaches, low energy, and countless other health issues. As our societal habits have changed, so…

Loneliness and the Importance of Social Connections

In 2nd grade, in Brownies, we sang a little song that went “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” As a child surrounded by friends and classmates, I didn’t give this much thought, but as an adult, the importance of friendship has become more apparent to me,…

Giving to Receive: How to Decrease Stress this Holiday Season

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, not surprisingly, many of us experience an increase in stress. Although our purpose in celebrating the season is often to give gifts of love and appreciation to people in our lives, sometimes we feel more overloaded as we pack more…

Cupping: Ancient Wellness in Contemporary Practice

The art of cupping is an ancient physical health practice that has historical traces on nearly every continent of the world (except Antarctica). Cupping uses a device to create a vacuum that lifts the skin, creating space between muscles, skin, fascia, etc. The cups are commonly made of glass or plastic, but can be made…

A Mother’s Wisdom

One of our practitioners, Dr. Margaret Eagan, has shared this guest blog with us regarding the wisdom she learned from her mother, and how that influences her approach to health care and her patients here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. I love practicing medicine, and being part of the medical faculty at…

3 easy ways women can improve health with purposeful rest

  If you work out much at all, you’ve heard about rest days and likely ignored or abused them. Rest days are those with a light workout, some relaxation techniques, or maybe some active recovery movements meant to improve form or range of motion. Here are a few activities you can work into your daily…

Shopping with Intention – Part 2

Read the first half of this article: Shopping with Intention You have bags of groceries after returning from the store and start to think of what meals you can make from this purchase. Perhaps there is a recipe book you refer to, or if you are a week planner, maybe a meal plan has been…

3 Reasons Sports Massage is for EVERYONE, Not Just Athletes

March is all about moving smarter, not harder, and one of the best ways to move smarter is to take care of your body with regular massage treatments. Think you’re too busy? Try sports massage! Despite its “athletic” sounding name, you don’t have to be Tom Brady to enjoy the benefits of sports massage—not even…

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