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

Struggling to reach your goals? Get curious.

When I first started studying with Judith Aston, the creator of Aston-Patterning, I was struck with her approach to the challenges with which her students or clients presented her. “Hmmm…” she would say. “I’m curious if…” And then she would proceed to deconstruct a complex task into smaller pieces- always from the position of curiosity-…

State of Slim – Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup Stevia (baking formulation) 2 scoops chocolate protein powder 1 T fat-free cheesecake pudding mix 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t baking powder 1 t baking soda 1 cup liquid egg whites 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt   Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.…

Member Spotlight – Betty Heimansohn

I became a member of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center close to two years ago. I was desperately trying to find a solution to my weight problem – I was having trouble sleeping and generally just not feeling good and was at my highest weight. I was hoping for some diet pills from my…

How Being Thankful Can Improve Your Health

Zig Ziglar is credited with saying, “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” It’s a wonderful thought; but, what does it mean? Zig knew and touted the fact that gratitude makes you feel…

State of Slim – French Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon

Ingredients 2 cups (~9 oz.) haricots verts (thin, French green beans) 2 T fresh lemon juice 1 t extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced Salt, to taste Preparation 1. Using your preferred method, steam the green beans until still bright green and just tender. You want them to have a mild crunch. 2. Toss…

Chicken Tortialla Soup

Ingredients 1/2 – 1lb (1 -2  large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 2 T olive oil 1 T chili powder 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 T canned chipolte peppers in adobo sauce, minced 2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth 28 oz. no-added-salt canned, diced tomatoes 2  (14 – 16…

Celebrating MOVEmber

Ready to get your move on? It’s MOVEmber and that means there’s no better time than now to get up and get moving. MOVEmber movement originally focused on the mustache as a way to raise awareness of men’s health issues and prevention, it’s become something much larger—an opportunity to focus on overall health improvement through…

Mini Frittatas with Spinach and Asparagus

Ingredients Cooking Spray 1 T olive oil 1  white onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), sliced on the bias into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups) 3 cups baby spinach 7 large eggs 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 t salt 1/8 t freshly ground black pepper   Preparation…

5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday

5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday The holidays are upon us; and, with the fun and festivities, comes lots (and lots) of food. If you’re like a fair number of Americans, you’ll probably spend your holidays saying something like: “The diet and exercise will start tomorrow.” And, while you may be someone who can…

Giving to Receive: How to Decrease Stress this Holiday Season

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, not surprisingly, many of us experience an increase in stress. Although our purpose in celebrating the season is often to give gifts of love and appreciation to people in our lives, sometimes we feel more overloaded as we pack more…

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