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

You Are Who You Spend Time With

Recapping Weeks 11 and 12 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey. With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center In Weeks 11 and 12, we look at your social environment — who do you spend the most time with? This could be anyone from your…

BBQ Chicken & Asian Slaw

This BBQ Chicken served with Asian Slaw has the perfect balance of savory, spicy and sweet flavors. It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! BBQ Chicken Ingredients 1 ½ lb. chicken breast, cut into 8-12 pieces ½ t Salt ¼ t Pepper For the BBQ Sauce 1 t…

Trainer Spotlight: Lauren H.

Meet one of CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s longtime Fitness Specialists and Spartan Race lover, Lauren H. Learn more about this familiar face! 1. Why did you become a trainer? “I decided to become a trainer after an injury during my soccer career in college. I realized the importance of mindset and how that…

Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese

This comforting Mac-n-Cheese recipe is a great way to add a healthy, winter favorite vegetable into an old classic. The butternut squash adds a beautiful hue and earthier taste to this classic dish. Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese Ingredients 8 Servings 1 lb. pound whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions 1 large butternut squash 2…

Trainer Spotlight: Mike S.

This February, our theme is Movement. Every Tuesday this February, we’ll introduce you to one of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center employees who a part of the team that helps you MOVE. Meet Fitness Specialist, Mike S. 1. Why did you become a trainer? “I originally became a fitness trainer because I loved…

Show Your Heart Some Love

It’s February and there is no shortage of hearts. Red ones, pink ones, paper ones…they’re everywhere. And, while they’re intended to remind us that Valentine’s Day is imminent, it’s a great opportunity to see them as a reminder of the importance of healthy heart during Heart Health Month. The Facts in Stats John Hopkins provides…

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…

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