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Tag Archives: Fitness

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

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.…

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,…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

What is Foam Rolling? Foam Rolling, or Self-Myofascial Release, is a technique designed to release restrictions in the body such as trigger points, muscle tightness, and dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain and limit motion in all parts of the body.  Myofascial tissue is a type of thick, strong, fibrous connective tissue that…

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…

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…

Trainer Spotlight: Caitin O.

Learn more about Caitlin O’Brien, AHWC’s newest fitness specialist: What made you become a trainer? After witnessing close family members battle health issues that could have been prevented from better nutrition and physical activity, I wanted to find a career that would help others who may find themselves in similar situations. I have always had a passion…

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