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

9 Ways to Fuel Your Body With Purpose

MUSCLE & JOINTS  Water. Joint cartilage is made up of 70-80% water, so it’s no wonder that lack of hydration results in joint pain. With well-hydrated cartilage, the rate of friction between bones is lower than in dehydrated cartilage.  Dehydration can lead to increased degeneration and damage. Hydrated cartilage functions better, and a well-lubricated spine…

Small Steps Toward Big Change

If you’re having trouble getting going in 2018 and improving your health seems like an insurmountable wall, remember this important fact: You don’t have to scale Mt. Everest right out of the gate. Take it slow and commit to yourself you’ll do something today that starts small. Big changes will happen if you simply start…

Break the Fast. Start eating Breakfast.

Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You’re not doing yourself a favor if you’re skipping breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, you’re in a fasted state. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores for energy leaving you tired and hungry throughout the rest of the day.…

What do you mean, “Research Study”?

Received an email lately that invites you to participate in research? If it is from a reputable source, it’s a great way to be involved in science! Participating in a research study is not the easiest way to get results, but but the experience does translate to helping a larger group of people. Here at…

Do a little more for your community

Being connected keeps us from feeling alone. What better way to feel connected than to get involved with your community? You can create a community in any way that works for you: the people in your neighborhood, or at your house of worship, or your coworkers, or anything else. This year, do just little more…

Do a little more for your family

However you define it, family is important. Are they the family you grew up in? The family you married into? Friends you've chosen as your family? Maybe even your 4-footed furry family? They all give us a sense of place and belonging. Take care of your family, and it will help you feel grounded and…

Do a little more for your spirit

After a long holiday season, in the dark of winter, with meals and gifts behind us, and bills and work in front of us, it can be a challenge to see the best in the world. Take care of your internal spirit, and be gentle with yourself as you move forward this year. You'll find…

Do a little more for your body

It's the new year, of course we all want to do more with our body, right? But what? and how? And how on earth do we even get started? It's tempting to complete a full overhaul of your fitness and activity, but giant plans like that often burn out. Small steps are easier to track,…

Do a little more for your mind

Stress can eat away at your mind, whether through an influx of fight or flight hormones, or just by not giving yourself the time to process things. With just a few minutes a day, your mind can be more resilient, flexible, and relaxed, leading to a better, happier, more fulfilled you. This year, do a…

Do a little more for your heart

Your heart is the center of your body, with its own little engine working to keep you going. Like a car, or the furnace in your home, it requires care and maintenance to make sure it works as hard as you do, being there for you when you need it to be ready, whether that…

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