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

Chicken and Spinach Burgers

Ingredients 1 ½ cups fresh spinach 1 ½ lb. ground chicken ¼ cup dried breadcrumbs ¼ cup low-fat milk 1 egg 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 6 green onions, chopped 1 T tomato paste 1 T drained capers Hummus to serve (optional) Preparation 1. Finely chop the spinach. Place chicken, breadcrumbs, green onions tomato paste,…

Trainer Spotlight: Emily M.

You may recognize trainer, Emily Meier, from around the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Learn more about the reasons why she became a personal trainer and what keeps her motivated! Why did you become a trainer? “I became a trainer for a few different reasons. Growing up, I was an extremely active kid which…

Resolution Recommit: 5 Simple Ways to Make Them Stick

It’s only February, so you may find it odd that we’re already talking about recommitting to the resolutions you made only last month. Yet, if you’re like 80 percent of the population, you’ve already slipped on or let go completely of at least one resolution. There are any number of reasons this happens, like: •…

Success Story: Rose Patch

I participated in the 16 week State of Slim Weight Loss Program in June through October of 2018. I chose this program over other programs because of what I read in the ‘State of Slim’ book. I felt it looked at weight loss on a more holistic level, integrating mind and body, which just made sense…

Sesame Tofu with Broccoli with Pine Nuts

This Sesame Tofu with Broccoli recipe is a great alternative when you’re looking for a healthy, meatless option for dinner. Ingredients 1- 8 oz. package extra firm tofu, water drained and cut in bite-size chunks (approx. 1 inch) 2 T reduced sodium Tamari soy sauce 1 ½ t toasted sesame oil 1 T sesame seeds…

Q & A: Meditation Practice

Paige Nowak is a CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center yoga teacher and mindfulness coach. We asked her to share her experiences from a decade of studying meditation around the world and how you can begin your own meditation practice today. How did you get into meditation? “I began meditating 10 years ago when I…

Spinach and Butternut Squash Frittata

Ingredients 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium 2 leeks finely sliced 2 cloves garlic crushed 12 oz. baby spinach, washed 1/8 tsp Black pepper 8 eggs 14 oz. plain Greek yogurt 2 oz. grated parmesan cheese Spray Canola oil Preparation 1.…

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…

Trainer Spotlight: Bethany B.

Meet CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Trainer, Bethany Busch, and get to know more about what inspires her to guide clients on their fitness journey. 1. Why did you become a trainer? “My strongest “why” is losing my mother to cancer during my senior year of high school. My family and I struggled with…

Beef Cottage Pie

Ingredients 24 oz. ground beef (96% lean) 1 large carrot, diced (1/4 inch pieces) ½ med. onion, diced ¼ tsp. salt Olive oil spray 1 leek, white part only, sliced thin 2 T garlic, minced ½ t dried thyme 1 t tomato paste 4 oz. brown mushrooms, sliced ½ t salt ¼ t pepper 1…

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