Caring for Our Community with Nutrition

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Jennifer Montgomery, Executive Director, Loudoun Hunger Relief Why did the tomato blush? I’ll tell you at the end…. We all know that healthy eating is better for us.  Most of us have the means to eat more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins along with heart healthy, whole foods. We just need to think about […]

“Crowding Out” in 2017

by Andrea Lucas

We’ve all made those grandiose New Year’s promises, even knowing their fateful doom from the outset. Notwithstanding, most of us start the year off with genuine sincerity and an intent for better bodies, minds, and careers in the year ahead. How then do we so quickly lose motivation to maintain our “resolutions” and settle into […]

Couch to 5k Race Guide: Superhero 5k

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Melanie Schmidt of Inova Loudoun Hospital for this post! Register for the 2017 Superhero 5k, benefiting Smashing Walnuts, here. With the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s first annual SuperHero 5K is coming up in April, running has been on my mind. The problem? It is hard to motivate yourself to run when so cozy inside! After […]

Sustainable Opportunities After Super Bowl Sunday

by Andrea Lucas

The Holiday Season Now Ends With Super Bowl Sunday That Means Opportunities for Loudoun Sustainable Businesses Post by Lynne Kaye, of Unison Advisory Group, and a member of the Green Business Initiative committee Researchers at Cornell who were looking into how well Americans kept their New Year’s resolutions made a startling discovery.  Americans no longer […]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Andrea Lucas

Janet Southward, Nerium International January is the quintessential time to improve health, break old habits and recommit to achieving goals. January first always recharges me. I’m extra fired up when I know change is within my grasp. Excitement and passion feel amazing! However, these emotions generate enthusiasm, but lack the muscle to implement lasting change. […]

Steroid Injection, Physical Therapy, or Both?

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Kimberly Phomsopha, PTA, of Loudoun Physical Therapy, for this informative blog post! Studies have shown that both physical therapy and steroid injections can be effective for combating pain and inflammation for certain types of joint-related issues – such as bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis.  So why choose physical therapy first.  […]

Workouts On Ice: Cold Weather Exercise Tips

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to StoneSprings Hospital Center for this informative blog post!To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Health & Wellness Business Initiative, click here. Don’t let cold weather put an end to outdoor fitness. With a little TLC, you CAN continue your workouts. Anyone with a condition aggravated by the cold, like asthma or heart […]

5 Ways to Deal with a Pain in the Neck

by Andrea Lucas

Dr. Betsy Scudder, PT DPT Cert MDT, Restore Physical Therapy & Wellness  Pain in the neck…  And, no, I’m not talking about your annoying neighbor or co-worker! I’m talking about a legitimate neck pain – the kind that makes you stop what you are doing, rub your neck and roll your head around.  Or, one that […]

How Can New Working Mothers Feel Immediate Work-Life Balance?

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Jennifer Brady of the Loudoun County Health Department for this informative blog post.For more information on the Health & Wellness Business Initiative through the Loudoun Chamber, click here.  Over the summer, the Loudoun County Health Department wrote a post for the Chamber Insider outlining the benefits to businesses for implementing a comprehensive Lactation […]

7 Tips on Beating Holiday Stress

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Suzanne Nixon from Northern Virginia Integrative Therapy Center for this great blog post! How can the holidays be here? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were helping our kids with their Halloween costumes or gearing up for a robust 4th quarter? We know the winter holidays arrive the same time each year, yet our perception […]