Flu season is here, and combined with the uncertainties of how the coronavirus will respond to colder weather, people are thinking about their immune system more than ever. Having a healthy, balanced diet does have a positive impact on the immune system. Those flashy immune-boosting supplement ads may catch your attention, but don’t believe the… Read more »
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Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious foods. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to eat smart by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Learn how to plan and cook healthy snacks and meals on a budget.
Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to move more at whatever level is most comfortable for them. Small changes over time will help you and your family stay happy and healthy now and in the future.
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Food Country USA in Saltville, Va., may be laid out like many other grocery stores, but it stands out among the rest because of the care toward its customers. “I think our people are unique, the employees are definitely unique here. It’s more of a hometown feel for sure,” store manager Jeff Eldreth said.
Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »