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Wellness

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

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…

Rest Days: Improve Your Workouts with Purposeful Rest

To improve your workouts is to have purposeful rest days, but many of us tend to ignore or even abuse these crucial days.  Rest days incorporate light workout, relaxation techniques, or active recovery movements that improve form or range of motion.  When you push through each day with a vigorous workout routine, and no rest,…

Three Apps I Use to Keep My Body and Mind Active

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist There are numerous reliable apps for workouts and mindful practices that many of us use. But, if you’re overwhelmed by the options, below are three apps I use when I need help with timing, planning out my workouts, or checking in with myself. The best part is they are…

The 6 Key Steps to Unlocking Your Best Sleep Ever

There is nothing like starting your day from a good night’s sleep. Your mind is sharper, you can focus better on tasks, and you are generally in a good mood. However, what happens when we do not have a good night’s sleep? The average adult in the U.S. needs about seven hours of sleep each…

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…

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…

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,…

Up Your Workout Routine With These Three Components

If you’re fairly active and plan your workout routines ahead of time, we applaud you! Knowing what you are doing ahead of time is being mindful of your body, keeping yourself accountable, and understanding how to rest properly. However, if you’re looking to create a smarter schedule, we recommend including three essential components: breathing, strength, and flexibility.…

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…

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