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Tag Archives: August

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

Instructor Spotlight: Devra K.

Devra Keyes is one of the many Group Exercise Instructors we have at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Learn more about her passion for the importance of understanding the how and why behind a healthy fitness lifestyle. What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “Currently, at AHWC, I’m on the schedule to…

Healthy Recipe: Pesto Corn Salad with Grilled Shrimp

This recipe features fresh, seasonal vegetables paired with grilled shrimp for a light and delicious summer meal. Ingredients 3 medium ears sweet corn, husked 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves 3 T olive oil 1/2 t salt, divided 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved 1/8 t pepper 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 1 lb.…

Instructor Spotlight: Sarah V.

Get to know more about Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Sarah Venable. Find out more about her teaching style and what keeps her motivated. What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “Cross-Training Revolution- a fun weights with cardio workout! I also teach cardio HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and core.” What made you choose to teach…

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 •…

Instructor Spotlight: Haydan S.

Meet Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Haydan Smith, and find out why she chose the classes she teaches and what single item she can’t make it through a work out without! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach BODYPUMP and sometimes substitute teach BODYFLOW and CXWORX.” What made you choose to teach BODYPUMP?…

Healthy Recipe: Zesty Shrimp with Orange Salad

Serve this protein-packed shrimp recipe alongside a bright and flavorful orange salad for a healthy lunch or quick weeknight meal. For the Zesty Shrimp Saute Ingredients 1 t granulated garlic ¼ t red pepper flakes (optional) Pinch ground black pepper ¼ t salt 1 t unsalted butter or olive oil 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and…

Chunky Gazpacho

Summer is in full swing, and the vegetable garden is starting to throw all kinds of fresh food at us. What do you do when you are hungry, want fresh, crisp, refreshing veggies, but can’t think of enough ways to cook them? Our Social Media lead has come up with her own personal favorite recipe…

The Number One Activity You’re Missing in Your Workout Routine

For people living in Colorado, summer means fun in the sun and outdoor activities like running, hiking, or biking.  Though these activities get you moving, you may have overlooked something that will keep you moving and able to enjoy the summer in the long term. You may want to go go go, but recovery is…

Kids Eat Right Month

August is Kids Eat Right month! Eating right is important for parents AND kids, especially as the back to school chaos puts stress on your time, schedule, mood, and more. Registered Dietitian Staci Lupberger sat down with the team at 9 News to discuss some of the ways to help kids eat right!   Check…

Endoscopic Therapies Added to the Center’s Weight Loss Toolkit

One of the most effective tools for treating obesity is weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, some patients don’t qualify for surgery because they have mild obesity that doesn’t meet criteria for surgery, some people who lose weight with weight loss surgery gain weight back, and some people don’t want to have surgery. Endoscopic therapies for weight…

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