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

Why You Should POUND: A Conversation with Our POUND Pros!

Our group fitness manager, Candice, recently sat down with our Pound pros, Sue and Leanna to discuss why POUND is so popular and why everyone should make it part of their weekly workout routine. Here’s what they had to say: How did you first discover POUND? Sue: A friend sent me a link to POUND-…

Sheet Tray Shrimp and Potatoes with Lemon

This easy and delicious dish offers a light and fresh way to get a healthy dose of protein in your diet! Learn how to cook foods like this and more through our monthly Culinary Comforts cooking classes. Ingredients 1½ pounds baby potatoes 2 orange bell peppers, sliced into planks 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-in. pieces…

Love and Chocolate!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ― Charles M. Schulz   Aaahhhh chocolate. Why do Americans love chocolate so much?  Scientists have been trying to understand the chemistry of (and our love affair with) chocolate for years (Americans eat an average of 24 pounds per year!).  And…

How Much?

Sure, we all know that doing some cardio will help us burn calories, but just how much? Rather than do any fancy calculations, we are rolling out a new feature at the center very soon, and here is your opportunity to get a first peek! The images below are our new Cardio Count Cards, and…

Practical Mindfulness:  Untangle Stress with LOVE

Feeling stressed? Tied up in knots? After the holidays have passed and we settle into our new resolutions and regular demands of our lives and our work, suddenly the stress feels big again. How can we get everything on our to-do lists done and manage the stress? The answer may seem counterintuitive or selfish, but…

Cooking Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE cooking classes on the first Tuesday of every month? Even better, they are for everyone, including YOU! Culinary Comforts is a program that has been running here at the Center for almost the entirety of our existence. We have partnered with the UCHealth University of Colorado Cancer Center…

Stop Making BIG resolutions. Start Making SMALL Habit Changes.

Why do we so often hear that big resolutions don’t stick? It’s largely because we focus on the end result (the goal) rather than the means to the end (the routine). In addition, there could be the disbelief that small changes are effective. When I have conversations about weight loss with patients of mine, I…

The last weight loss resolution you’ll ever make

Failed Resolutions? Now that we are almost through January, how are you doing on your resolutions? According to a recent twitter poll that we conducted, 33% of of respondents chose weight loss as their primary resolution for the new year. That’s not uncommon. Business Insider backs up that statistic with their own data, putting a…

9 Ways to Fuel Your Body With Purpose

MUSCLE & JOINTS  Water. Joint cartilage is made up of 70-80% water, so it’s no wonder that lack of hydration results in joint pain. With well-hydrated cartilage, the rate of friction between bones is lower than in dehydrated cartilage.  Dehydration can lead to increased degeneration and damage. Hydrated cartilage functions better, and a well-lubricated spine…

Break the Fast. Start eating Breakfast.

Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You’re not doing yourself a favor if you’re skipping breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, you’re in a fasted state. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores for energy leaving you tired and hungry throughout the rest of the day.…

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