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Have a Happy Healthy Holiday!

November 11nd, 2016

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this time […]READ MORE

Prevent Falling: Simple Tips That Can Work

September 9th, 2016

Many old Americans can prevent injuries if they prevent falling. Falling is the No. 1 cause of injuries and death (due to injury) among older Americans. An older adult falls every second in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In just one year, 29 million falls accounted for seven million […]READ MORE

Fall for Nutrition with Local Produce

September 9th, 2016

Locally-grown fruits and vegetables and fresh oysters make nutrition easy to find in Hampton Roads this fall. It’s one of the perks that come with living in a state that boasts eight oyster regions and one of the most diverse agricultural productions nationwide. From apples and Asian pears to leafy greens and sweet potatoes, Virginia’s fall bounty […]READ MORE

Arthritis Pain Relief: Exercise Tips

August 8rd, 2016

Arthritis pain discourages many people from adding an exercise routine but staying physically active is key to improving symptoms. Studies show that exercise reduces arthritis pain and helps people stay mobile, improving their mood and quality of life. Physical activity helps several types of arthritis, including: osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis fibromyalgia lupus Relieve Arthritis Pain Through […]READ MORE

Physical Activity May Offset Sitting Risks

July 7st, 2016

Physical activity for one hour every day may eliminate the health risks associated with sitting for eight hours. When you drive to work, sit in meetings and work on a computer, it’s easy to spend at least eight hours sitting. The problem is, prolonged sitting has been associated with a higher risk of early death. […]READ MORE

Add Exercise to Vacation, Prevent Gaining Weight

July 7th, 2016

Gaining weight on vacation is the last thing most people want to do, but it often happens. Relax, staying fit during vacation isn’t that hard. Just make sure you come up with ways to exercise. After all, it could help you relax. That’s because exercise promotes good sleep, decreases anxiety and makes people feel emotionally better. […]READ MORE

Female Triad: Find Symptoms Early

July 7th, 2016

Parents take note – detecting symptoms of female triad early can help young teens avoid health problems later in life. Female triad is when an athlete has three health conditions: eating problems, lack of menstruation and weak bones. Medical experts no longer believe all three health conditions need to exist to cause health problems later […]READ MORE

Mediterranean Diet Tip: Include Healthy Fats

July 7th, 2016

If you’re following a Mediterranean diet, enjoy the healthy fats in olive oil, nuts and salmon. A new study suggests eating monounsaturated fats may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart problems. People who stuck to this plant-based diet and used olive or canola oil in their cooking had a lower risk for these diseases, according […]READ MORE

Pre & Post Race Stretching with Amanda Davidson, DPT at In Motion at Hilltop

June 6rd, 2016

Check out Amanda Davison, DPT at our In Motion at Hilltop clinic, as she gives runners some pre and post stretching exercises to utilize as they train for race day!READ MORE

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Plant-Based Diet

June 6st, 2016

Preventing type 2 diabetes through nutrition may be an excellent strategy for people who face a risk of developing the disease. Researchers say that eating a plant-based diet—especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes—is linked with a substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according […]READ MORE