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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: Candice B.

Get to know a little more about familiar face, one of CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s original employees, and wanna-be CIA agent, Candice Baumgardner. What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I am the group exercise manager and I teach a variety of group ex classes.” How long…

Take Your Child to Work Day

On Thursday, April 25th, The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center participated in the National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day by encouraging our staff to bring their children during the workday. It was a day filled with programs that encouraged learning around our core pillars of nutrition, physical activity, and mental wellbeing.…

Balsamic Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Honey

Roasted pears combined with balsamic vinegar and honey, then top it off with ricotta and a drizzle of honey. This creates a sophisticated and delicious dish that you’ll love! Ingredients 2 T unsalted butter 3 ripe yet firm Bosc pears, halved and cored ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 6 oz. ricotta cheese (part-skim) 1 T honey,…

Trainer Spotlight: Jenna C.

Find out more about our own, Jenna Clark, and how she gains motivation from the energy of her class participants! What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I teach Zumba Tuesdays at 5:30 pm” How long have you worked here? “Since the Fall of 2015.” What do you enjoy most…

The Ultimate Active Recovery Guide

When we talk about scheduling rest days into your workout routine, we’re not always referring to total rest. Active recovery is any type of movement that keeps the body in motion without causing stress to the muscles, bones and connective tissues. It could include low-impact movements like brisk walking, yoga, and water-based activities. Purposeful exercises…

Body Awareness: An Important Recovery Tool

The theme we’re exploring this month at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is RECOVERY. Along with the things we automatically think of, such as massage, stretching, and rest, I’d like to introduce the idea of body awareness as a powerful tool in your recovery toolbox. I’d also like for you to consider that…

Kale Apple Walnut Salad with Quinoa

Enjoy this vibrant salad featuring sweet apples, roasted beets, and fresh kale. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water For the Dressing 3 T unfiltered apple cider vinegar 1 t Dijon mustard 1 t raw honey 1 clove garlic minced 1/4 t sea salt 1/8 t black pepper 2 T grapeseed or canola oil 2…

Study: exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss

“This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent weight regain – rather than chronically restricting their energy intake – is a step forward to…

Trainer Spotlight: Becky M.

She’s an early riser with a love of themed workouts and 90’s hip hop. Learn more about Group Exercise Instructor, Becky McLean! What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “Tabata & Strength Group Exercise Instructor.” How long have you worked with us? “I’ve been with the Center since the day…

Regeneration 101: The Essential Guide to Your Best Recovery

Good health is the result of doing what works best to strengthen the body: mindset, nutrition, movement, and recovery. It’s that last pillar that is sometimes overlooked. Recovery is the pillar that allows the body to respond to your mental dedication, positive dietary changes, and consistent movement. Without recovery, the body stays out of balance…

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