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

Cranberry Pistachio Chicken Salad

We love a good chicken salad that that mixes sweet, salty, and zesty in a perfect bite. What’s even better is that it doesn’t require a lot of time to prep and make! Cranberry Pistachio Chicken Salad Ingredients 1/4 large avocado 1 6oz container whole fat plain Greek yogurt 2 cup cooked chicken, shredded 1/4 cup shelled unsalted…

8 Tips for Safe Summertime Grilling

By Lisa Wingrove RD CSO | Manager, Campus and Community Initiatives Summer is here, which means it’s grilling season!  Grilling is an easy way to cook a tasty meal without heating up your home. More importantly, how we prepare and cook our meals can impact our health, a concern for cancer survivors or those trying…

Not Your Average Chunky Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a perfect Summer dish, and with the vegetable garden bursting with leafy greens, fresh cucumbers, and bright red tomatoes, there’s every reason to try this recipe. Gazpacho is traditionally a blended cold tomato soup served with bread, and this recipe may seem wrong to some traditionalists, but the best part of this recipe:…

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 Black Bean Brownies

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…

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