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

Is Yoga Really Good For Men?

by Trevor Cassidy, Group Fitness Manager In celebration of Men’s Health Month, we want to turn our attention to yoga for men. How We Understand Yoga Practicing yoga creates a subtle systemic change that you can feel long after you leave the studio. However, because we view yoga as more of a relaxing hobby, it’s…

Homemade Brownies Recipe with Black Beans

The black beans in this healthy brownie recipe provide extra protein and fiber in a delicious sweet treat. Adapted from a recipe by Johnson & Wales University, these brownies are sure to be a healthy hit at your next event! Ingredients 16 servings 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 7 ounces (210 milliliters)…

The Quick-Start Guide to Men’s Health

June is Men’s health month and while the structure of a healthy lifestyle is the same regardless of gender, men face a few unique challenges when it comes to improving habits, physical performance, and overall wellbeing. Recent research reveals three primary areas of concern for most American men: Unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol use…

Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce

Spring rolls are the perfect Spring snack, side dish, or appetizer. Biting into those fresh ingredients combine with that tangy dipping sauce just makes our mouth salivate thinking about it. But, have you ever been curious about how to replicate it in your kitchen? Well, you’re in luck. Try our take on this delicious Mahi-Mahi…

22 Effort-Free Ways To Improve Your Health And Vitality

Your health should always be a priority and the good news is, it’s not as difficult as we think because when it comes to boosting your vitality, it’s the little things that count. Nutrition Tips 1. Keep a one-week food diary to ensure you’re hitting all your nutrient goals (try using the free app MyFitnessPal).…

Mental Resilience: Three Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

A resilient mindset is an integral part of healthy living, and building that resilience is accepting that change happens and learning to manage it positively. Because life throws us curveballs and how we respond and persevere makes up the fabric of our mental resilience.  So what are some ways to build mental resiliency? Below are…

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Make this blueberry chia overnight oats as a make-ahead nutritious breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack. Ingredients 4 Servings 2/3 cup whole natural almonds, divided 1 1/2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt (non-Greek-style) 1/3 cup all-fruit blueberry jam 1 t pure vanilla extract 1 cup old fashioned oats…

Mental Health Resource Guide For Healthcare Professionals

May is Mental Health Month and this week (May 10 – 16) is National Hospital Week so we want to acknowledge the professionals who are in the front lines helping others recover and live well today and every day. With that recognition comes the admission that nurses and physicians are far more likely to experience…

Move Freely With This Hip Mobility Exercise

by Linh Nguyen, PTA, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist Hip mobility is crucial to be able to perform various exercises, but before we dive into the nuts and bolt, let’s take a moment to understand what mobility means. Mobility requires strength, coordination, and balance to execute the movement, but it is not the same as flexibility.…

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