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

Women in the Weight Room: What You Need to Know!

By Lauren Heap, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist In the gym, women often gravitate towards cardio machines and neglect the weight room. While being a cardio queen is impressive, there are many misconceptions about weight lifting for women. So, we’re here to clear up some myths and encourage women to incorporate strength training into their workout…

Drink Up: The How, What and Why of Hydration

We place a lot of emphasis on how food fuels movement and recovery, and while that is still true, water is the cornerstone on which all nutrition, movement, and recovery depend.   The human body is 72 percent water and every system within it requires adequate hydration to operate optimally.   Water enables the body to absorb…

Snow Pea, Scallion, and Radish Salad

This seasonal recipe highlights some of Spring’s best, fresh veggies and is beautifully eye-catching. Ingredients 2 cups snow peas, trimmed 1 T water 2 scallions, sliced thin 4 radishes, trimmed and cut into thin strips 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 t honey 1 T canola oil Preparation 1. Cut the snow peas on the diagonal…

Lemon, Asparagus and Pea Risotto

You’ll love this healthy meal that just screams SPRING! This recipe highlights tender, yet crunchy, green vegetables over bright and delicious risotto. Lemon, Asparagus, and Pea Risotto Ingredients 6 Servings For the broth 5 cups broth of your choice (vegetable or chicken work best) + 1 Parmesan rind Herbs of choice; basil, parsley stalks, chives…

Building Awareness of Your Patterns

Last month, I shared with you how Aston® Kinetics is an educational tool that involves the unwinding of old tension and pain patterns in the body, but that it is the movement and ergonomic work that allows a person to sustain change. Now we’ll take that a step further. In Aston Kinetics, we encourage people…

Employee Spotlight: Rosy E.

Learn more about CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center employee, Rosy Estrada’s hobbies and ultimate bucket list travel destination. What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I work as the Locker Room & Maintenance Supervisor.” How long have you worked here? “I have been at the Wellness Center for…

Fat Facts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fats are energy-providing nutrients that contribute many of the qualities we love about food. The flavor of bacon and butter, the distinctive taste of olive oil, the texture of chocolate and ice cream and the appearance of milk are all thanks to fat. Fats make food easier to chew and induce a feeling of fullness…

Pea and Cilantro Soup

This simple pea soup recipe boasts a beautiful bright green color and packs a serious flavor punch! It’s a perfect, comforting recipe, and the best part? It can be served hot or cold! Pea and Cilantro Soup Ingredients 6 Servings 2 T olive oil 6 green onions, sliced 12 small potatoes, diced 1 small red…

Trainer Spotlight: Trevor C.

Yoga. Nicki Minaj lyrics. Weekend traditions. Find out more fun about Group Fitness Instructor, Trevor Cassidy. What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “I am a Group Fitness Instructor! — I teach Yoga, CXWORX, and BODYPUMP. Look for me on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning!” How long have you…

Trainer Spotlight: Mary Y.

Did you know that we host interns interested in learning more about all things fitness? Meet one of our interns, Mary Young, and find out some of her favorite parts about working at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center! Next time you’re here, be sure to say hello! What is your role as an Anschutz…

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