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

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…

Building Awareness of Your Patterns

Last month, I shared with you how Aston-Patterning is an educational tool that involves the unwinding of old tension and pain patterns in the body, but that it is the movement and ergonomic work that allows a person to sustain change. Now we’ll take that a step further. In Aston-Patterning, we encourage people to pay…

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…

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