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

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:   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

Okay, okay, please suspend your eye rolls! 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 • You hate sitting in a particular lecture hall chair ……

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…

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…

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