Running (or jogging) has many health benefits. First, it’s a prime example of cardio exercise, which keeps your heart and mind healthy. There’s evidence that it can help keep your bones strong as you age by increasing bone density. Running also allows you to get outside and explore your neighborhood or local trails. There are… Read more »
Since March is Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month, let’s learn about women’s nutrition. The differing nutritional needs for women were largely ignored for most of history. Nutrition was studied from the male lens, using male subjects. Overall, nutritional needs for women and men are roughly the same. However, there are some notable differences… Read more »
Most of us understand that body weight is affected by the food we eat and how much exercise we get on a weekly basis. But, did you know that there are a large variety of factors that go into our body weight and body composition? Our weight fluctuates based on our activity levels, diet, genetics… Read more »
Misinformation is everywhere, and the health world is far from immune from it. These are the top five myths that could be keeping you from success in your healthy lifestyle goals:
The New Year is usually the perfect time to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle. However, this last year was anything but ordinary, and we’re not quite close to getting back to normal. So many of us are facing challenges that make every day more difficult, so it’s understandable if making a resolution to eat… Read more »
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!
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… Read more »
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!
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 »
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!