2020 Turkey Trots

Running, jogging, or walking a Thanksgiving turkey trot or fun run is a popular tradition for families all over Virginia. For others, it may be the last thing they’d want to do on Thanksgiving morning. Whether your Thanksgiving plans include the same race every year or this is your first wobble across the finish line,… Read more »

November Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner Spotlight: The Vineyard’s Storehouse

November’s Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner of the Month is The Vineyard’s Storehouse! Listen to our interview with Jacob Hopson, owner and manager of the Vineyard’s Storehouse, who shares how love, inclusivity and family are the driving forces behind his nonprofit grocery store in Hampton, Va.

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween with These Tips

Halloween may look much different this year as families are discouraged from trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of families are wondering what to do instead for the candy and fright-filled night. Here are a few ways to keep this Halloween fun and a little healthier, too! 

October Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner of the Month: Food Country USA in Saltville

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. 

Combat High Blood Pressure with These Tips

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 »

Go Start the Grill!

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and that means grilling season is coming to a close, too. Whether you’re a charcoal, wood chip or gas-powered grill master, there are plenty of tips and tricks you use to perfect your flame-fueled meal! 

Sneaky Ways Pandemic Stress Affects Your Health

The pandemic has been nothing short of stressful. The uncertainty and anxiety we’re all experiencing is, well, unprecedented (I’m sure we’re all tired of that word). There are many different types of stress you could be experiencing, such as personal stress from isolation, cultural stress from what’s going on in your community, or financial stress… Read more »

Putting the “Pro” in Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »