Supporting a friend through breast cancer

by Andrea Winey

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to Aimee Taylor of the Step Sisters nonprofit for this post. A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. So what are the chances that someone in your circle of friends will receive this life-changing diagnosis? Here are 8 tips to help you […]

Back-to-School Health Tips

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Sunil Budhrani, CMO & CMIO at Innovation Health, for this informative post!To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Health & Wellness Initiative, click here. It’s that time of year again. A slow up-tick in traffic on the beltway, endless school supply lists begin making their way to the top of every parent’s […]

How to Save a Life

by Andrea Winey

Blog post written by Stacey Miller, Government and Community Liaison, Inova Loudoun HospitalTo Learn More about the Health & Wellness Business Initiative at the Loudoun Chamber, click here. That song by The Fray sneaks into my head sometimes because I work for a hospital and every day I see and hear about life saving events […]

Level Up Your Workplace Wellness Program with Breastfeeding Support Policies!

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Jennifer Brady, Health Educator with the Loudoun County Health Department, thank you!For more information about the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Business Initiative, click here. Last month at Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Healthy Business Challenge Awards, local businesses were recognized for their achievements in creating top-notch workplace wellness programs for their employees. Of […]

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In Pain? Problem May Be Your Desk Job

by Andrea Winey

Post Submitted by Dr. Nina Vani, PT, DPT – Thanks Dr. Vani! Can work make you sick? Back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and shoulder pain are common complaints among patients who have a “desk job.” People often find themselves stretching their back, neck, hands many times during the day due to stiffness or fatigue. […]

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Health & Wellness: The Importance of Hydration

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Cynthia Thurlow, a Nutritional Therapist with The Wellness Connection for this great information!  Check out more information about the Health & Wellness Initiative here. A human can live weeks without food, but within three days without liquid, the body begins to break down and die. Why is that? Human bodies average around 60% water, […]

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SNAP Program Helps Make Loudoun a Happy Place for Everyone

by Andrea Winey

Written by Jennifer Brady from the Loudoun County Health DepartmentTo learn more about the Health & Wellness Initiative, click here!   Loudoun County was once again named the happiest county in America based on statistics on  happiness indicators such as wealth, marriage rates, life expectancy, and physical activity. With a poverty rate lower than any […]

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Find Your Loudoun Farmers Market!

by Andrea Winey

Do you know where your fruits & veggies come from? We’d love it if you joined us in supporting our localfarmers and artisans by attending local farmers markets. The weather is finally sunny, so grab your friends and family and head to a local farmers market for a great way to spend a Saturday or […]

Strong is the New Skinny

by Andrea Winey

Written by Nicole Ann Gustavson, Owner, InForm Fitness As modern gals, we do it all these days: career, family, interests and hobbies, social networks, higher personal development, etc. Today, our focus need be on our health, not our “skinny.” Our functional ability and stamina, depend on our strength: the more muscular strength we have, the more […]

An Open Letter to Northern Virginians: We Need to Talk About Mental Health

by Andrea Winey

By: Dr. Sunil Budhrani, Chief Medical Officer at Innovation Health Learn more about the initiative and meet other health-minded employers a the 4th Annual Healthy Business Awards & Networking Social at TopGolf on June 14th!  Learn More Here Even for a medical expert, mental health can be a difficult topic to talk about. I know the terminology, […]

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