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

Pan-Roasted Trout (Plus a Bonus Side Dish!)

Trout season came early this year and we have the perfect recipe to share. Trout Ingredients 4 Servings 2 t chopped fresh rosemary 2 pounds of trout fillets ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ t salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 T olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and minced 1 cup…

3 Fruit Infused Water Recipes to Satiate Your Sweet Tooth

Feeling thirsty? Water tastes a little…boring? Try any of the three no-added-sugar, delicious and very easy fruit infused recipes. Mint, Strawberry & Blackberry Serving Size: 1 Ingredients 16 oz jar 1 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup strawberries 1/4 cup blackberry 2 mint leaves Instructions 1. Place berries at the bottom of the jar. 2. Pour…

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…

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Brain Function

Making small changes to the way you eat can help support memory, brain function, and brain health now and later in life.  Below are suggestions to incorporate into your nutrition plan so you can enjoy the health benefits these brain-boosting foods bring to the table. Water The brain is more than 60 percent water by weight, so…

Build an Efficient At-Home Gym for $100 or Less!

By Emily Meier, Senior Fitness Specialist There is no better time to build an at-home gym than now!  With the Wellness Center temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you might find yourself wondering how you are going to keep up your exercise routine.  You might feel the need to go out and spend hundreds of thousands…

Indoor Activities that Engage the Mind + Body

We’re all here for binge-watching a TV series (Tiger King) or playing games (Animal Crossing, anyone?), but in between these binges, there’s no time like now to try new activities. Below are a few suggestions that require little to no screen time to engage your mind, body, and senses.  Find more activity suggestions on our Pinterest…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

What is Foam Rolling? Foam Rolling, or Self-Myofascial Release, is a technique designed to release restrictions in the body such as trigger points, muscle tightness, and dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain and limit motion in all parts of the body.  Myofascial tissue is a type of thick, strong, fibrous connective tissue that…

One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake

This one-pan chicken and veggie bake is sure to become a weeknight staple! This simple recipe will taste like it took hours to make in a fraction of the time, plus it’s easy to clean up with just a single pan! 4 Servings Ingredients 1 ¼ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, tenders or thighs (if…

Meet your “Matcha”!

By Cristina Rebellon It’s time to shine some love on matcha! In recent years, many restaurants and coffee shops have jumped on the matcha train.  However, this particular tea has been enjoyed for nearly a thousand years in many parts of Asia. (Scroll down for recipe!) Matcha is a type of tea made from high-quality,…

How to Change Ordinary Recipes to Extraordinary Healthy Dishes!

Quick Modifications to Healthier Eating  Modifying ingredients in your recipe is a quick and effective way to reduce calories, sodium, fats, and sugars to keep your body healthy. To modify, the most valuable tip we can provide is to approach recipe change in a step-wise fashion. For instance, it might be your goal to reduce…

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