Wellness

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

How to Create an Effective Workout Plan

Now is the time to be proactive in staying active! One of the best methods is creating a workout plan ahead of time so you can keep yourself accountable, be mindful of what you’re doing each day, and rest properly. That said, a smart schedule should include three essential components: breathing, strength, and flexibility. By incorporating these elements, you can…

What I Bring When I Go for a Run

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Although we are homebound, one activity that is easily accessible right now is running. It requires little to no gear and allows you to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and boost your mood. To set myself up for a good run, I always bring these essentials.…

Five Practical Mindfulness Exercises

By Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  Discover your own everyday cues to practice informal mindfulness. Here are five suggestions: Engage your five senses  When driving, notice the feel of the steering wheel, the sights, sounds around you, the scent, and the temperature of the air.  While washing dishes, pause to notice the feel of the…

Why Exercise is One of the Best Medicines

Fears of a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are a timely reminder that regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle is still one of our best defenses. If you’ve been following the news, you know the drill: wash your hands thoroughly, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, clean surfaces thoroughly, self-isolate if you…

Keep Your Mind and Body Engaged With This 14-Day Challenge

For better or worse, the majority of us are homebound. So, let’s keep the mind and body engaged by taking on the 14-Day Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  BONUS: Keep yourself accountable by journaling or doing the challenge with a friend or family! How it works 1. Create a 14-day schedule by focusing on one of the…

Coping with COVID-19: Practical Mindfulness Strategies

By Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  With information and recommendations changing almost by the hour, it can be very upsetting to manage the uncertainty and worry that is affecting all of us daily. So, what are some of the best ways to manage the stress and worry of the coronavirus? How can we practice mindfulness…

5 Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Happy Heart Health Month! In honor of American Heart Month, here are five simple heart health tips that you can implement right now:   Get Moving! Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles in your body, it needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. Finding a physical activity that you love will leave…

Reducing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Has the end of the year got you feeling scattered or stressed? You’re not alone! While the end of the year is a great time for reflection and enjoying time with friends and family, the actual enjoyment often gets lost in the midst of to-dos, holiday parties, and travel plans. It’s important to give yourself…

Ergonomics for Less-Than-Optimal Environments–Student Edition

Okay, okay, please suspend your eye rolls! We know you have enough to think about, what with the start of a new academic year, but: • If your neck and shoulders are already bothering you • You feel achiness in your wrists or forearms • You hate sitting in a particular lecture hall chair ……

The Importance of Range of Motion Testing

Range of motion is the measurement of movement around a specific joint in the body. The range of motion around a particular joint, often called flexibility, can involve ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, or joints as a whole. In order for a joint to have a full range of motion, it must have adequate flexibility. Why…

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