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

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!

Aaahhhh chocolate. Why do Americans love chocolate so much? Scientists have been trying to understand the chemistry of chocolate (and our love affair with it) for years. Americans eat an average of 24 pounds per year! Today, we’re asking: is it true that a little chocolate may actually be good for you? Where does chocolate…

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…

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