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

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…

Build an Efficient At-Home Gym for $100 or Less!

By Emily Meier, Senior Fitness Specialist There is no better time to build an at-home gym than now!  With the Wellness Center temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you might find yourself wondering how you are going to keep up your exercise routine.  You might feel the need to go out and spend hundreds of thousands…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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