2020 Walkable Holiday Light Tours

Walking through bright, sparkly holiday light displays are a safe and healthy way to get moving while enjoying time with family. Put on your coziest winter coat, lace up your boots, find a pair of mittens and go on a walkable light tour in your area!

Barbell Squats for Beginners

Are you new to the gym and looking for some fun and useful lifts to do? The barbell squat is one of the key compound movements to perform in the gym. A compound exercise is an exercise that uses more than one joint to complete. This lift is considered to be essential for maximum leg… Continue Reading Barbell Squats for Beginners

Staying Healthy and Happy During the 2020 Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to enjoy great food and great company. Our gatherings might look a little different this year, keeping celebrations to only those you live with, so it’s even more important than ever to prioritize your health during these times.

20-Minute Thanksgiving Workout

We could all move more during the Thanksgiving holiday! Get your heart rate up and try this 20-minute, at-home workout. Better yet, invite those you live with to join you!

Five Simple Ingredient Swaps

Have you ever wanted to incorporate healthy ingredients into your meals but didn’t know how? One simple way to do this is by swapping ingredients for healthier options. Use these helpful and simple tips about healthy ingredient substitutions!

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,… Continue Reading 2020 Turkey Trots

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! 

Step Away from the Flashy Supplements: Here’s how you actually give your immune system a boost

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… Continue Reading Step Away from the Flashy Supplements: Here’s how you actually give your immune system a boost

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.