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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Health: Improve Your Breathing in 3 Easy Steps

by Andrea Winey

–  Submitted by Dr. Marygray Lanier Stewart, PT, DPT, OCS.  The breath – something so basic, yet so essential to our survival.  We breathe naturally without even having to think about it.  Even though this is something that happens automatically, most people don’t realize the importance of breathing correctly to enhance the body’s function.  Every breath […]

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Stepping Up Your Step Challenge: Health Coaches & Workplace Wellness

by Andrea Winey

– Written by Jen Wood Thinking about enrolling in the Annual Healthy Business Challenge and/or implementing a workplace wellness program? Maybe you’re in the beginning stages and just starting a workplace wellness program – implementing suggested healthy initiatives and ideas from the challenge scorecard like step challenges, smoking cessation programs, or healthy eating workshops. Or, maybe […]

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Mosquito Born lllnesses, Zika Virus & Protecting Your Family

by Andrea Winey

-Written by Dr. David Goodfriend, Loudoun County Health Department Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne illness currently spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  It can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected Asian Tiger mosquito, the most common nuisance mosquito in Virginia.  Most people affected by Zika experience no symptoms or very mild […]

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Fight Your Back Pain with Diet

by Andrea Winey

— Post written by Dr. Misty Paul, of Basics First Chiropractic As a chiropractor, it goes without saying that most of my patients come to see me because they’re in pain.  Many of them are taking over the counter NSAIDS for back pain and others have been given a prescription from their primary doctor.  But, […]

The Critical Role of the Primary Care Physician: What Your Employees Need to Know

by Andrea Winey

— By Amy Turner, Executive Director/COO of Innovation Health We all remember the days of the HMO plan – limited care options that left many employees looking for more choice and access to care for themselves and their families.  To help meet this employee request many HR directors began looking toward PPO plans, which offered […]

Age Related Illnesses

by Andrea Winey

-Written by Hunter deButts, Water for Wellness, LLC I love when people reference: “age-related illnesses.”  What exactly is an “age-related illness?”  Are we suppose to get sick as we get older?  Is this something we can all look forward to, or is there something we can do to prevent “age-related illness?” Five years ago, at […]