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Wellness

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

Why Exercise is One of the Best Medicines

Fears of a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are a timely reminder that regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle is still one of our best defenses. If you’ve been following the news, you know the drill: wash your hands thoroughly, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, clean surfaces thoroughly, self-isolate if you…

Keep Your Mind and Body Engaged With This 14-Day Challenge

For better or worse, the majority of us are homebound. So, let’s keep the mind and body engaged by taking on the 14-Day Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  BONUS: Keep yourself accountable by journaling or doing the challenge with a friend or family! How it works 1. Create a 14-day schedule by focusing on one of the…

Coping with COVID-19: Practical Mindfulness Strategies

By Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  With information and recommendations changing almost by the hour, it can be very upsetting to manage the uncertainty and worry that is affecting all of us daily. So, what are some of the best ways to manage the stress and worry of the coronavirus? How can we practice mindfulness…

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…

Reducing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Has the end of the year got you feeling scattered or stressed? You’re not alone! While the end of the year is a great time for reflection and enjoying time with friends and family, the actual enjoyment often gets lost in the midst of to-dos, holiday parties, and travel plans. It’s important to give yourself…

Ergonomics for Less-Than-Optimal Environments: Student Edition

  We know you have enough to think about, what with the start of a new academic year, but if: • your neck and shoulders are already bothering you, • you feel achiness in your wrists or forearms, or • you hate sitting in a particular lecture hall chair, … this information might be of…

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® Kinetics Shoe Tying Tips

This month we decided to switch it up a bit with an Aston® Kinetics 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 Kinetics 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…

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