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

Recovering from an Injury: The Most Important Rebound

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist No one wants to have to go backward because of an injury; to have to start over when you’ve made so much progress. Sometimes it is inevitable.  When we’re injured, we feel helpless, especially if you’re an athlete or if fitness plays an integral part in your life. The…

Avocado Bisque

Cooldown the summer heat with this avocado bisque created by one of our registered dietitians, Lisa Wingrove. BONUS: Top off the bisque with your choice of toppings (see below for options). Planning to make this bisque in a few days? Learn how to confidently buy, prep, and store avocados for no more mushy avocados. Avocado…

Fudgy Avocado Black Bean Brownies

Avocado brownies? That’s right! Bake this mouth-watering brownie recipe that features avocado, black beans, and zero flour. Make it this weekend in celebration of National Avocado Day (July 31, 2020)! Avocado Black Bean Brownies Ingredients Serves 12 1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained 2 eggs or flax eggs (add an additional…

Attempting a World Record: A Lesson in Setting Goals

by Linh Nguyen, PTA, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist Setting goals takes patience, mental resilience, and consistency. Not too long ago, I decided to attempt the Heaviest Sumo Deadlift world record in one minute for females. However, my decision wasn’t a hasty one, and I am where I am today because of goal setting. My practices…

Spicy Black Bean Burger

Black bean burgers have been popping up in restaurants everywhere, and now you can replicate it in your kitchen. Change up your burger indulgence with this spicy black bean burger recipe! Spicy Black Bean Burger Ingredients Servings per recipe: 4 15 oz. can low sodium or no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained ½…

Tasty Tahini Buddha Bowl

This Tahini Buddha Bowl recipe is living proof that cooking healthy doesn’t have to take a lot of time. So, hello health and taste, goodbye hours spent grinding in the kitchen! Tahini Buddha Bowl Ingredients Servings: 4 Bowl: 1 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, patted dry 1 teaspoon curry powder Salt and pepper to taste…

Make the Best of Your Hike with this Detailed Hiking Guide

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Hiking in Colorado is a must this time of the year. The alpine lakes are defrosting, and wildflowers are blooming. From hiking along a creek to climbing a 14’er, here’s how I prepare for a hike:  Things to Consider When Preparing for a Hike Get an Early Start Hit the…

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