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5 Ways to Enjoy Strawberries This Season

May 5th, 2017

May brings more than flowers to Hampton Roads, and if you’ve spent enough time in the area you know the farmers markets have fresh strawberries from Pungo and Sandbridge, Chesapeake, and Suffolk available. Depending on the annual weather patterns, you can pick your own as early in April at some farms, but May is typically […]READ MORE

Keep On Moving!

April 4th, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE

Knead Your Stress to Go Away

March 3st, 2017

by Mike Sullivan, In Motion Massage Therapist Lack of energy. Feeling depressed. Difficulty sleeping. If your health provider chalks up these symptoms to stress in your life, massage therapy may be one strategy for relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with back pain and can improve […]READ MORE

Healthy Diet May Help You Live Longer

March 3th, 2017

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type […]READ MORE

Consider Food Your Body’s Fuel

March 3st, 2017

By Kristen Nagy, MS, RD Every year, we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March to bring attention to the importance of eating healthy foods. If you struggle with making healthy food choices or have trouble maintaining a healthy weight, consider these tips to help you “put your best fork forward,” – this year’s nutrition campaign […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

March 3st, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD The majority of people who follow restrictive diets, those that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within 5 years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the short […]READ MORE

Three Reasons to Celebrate National Almond Day

February 2th, 2017

When you feel the first pang of hunger and you’re nowhere close to mealtime, you’re tempted to reach for something convenient – usually an empty-calorie treat – to stem the tide. With today being National Almond Day, may we suggest keeping a supply at home and at the office for those moments you want a […]READ MORE

Nutrition on a Budget

January 1th, 2017

By: Kelly Freno, RDN Tis the season to be thrifty! It’s that time of the year when wallets get squeezed and budgets get a little leaner. However, saving money on food doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice nutrition to do so. There are a multitude of ways to help ease the burden on your […]READ MORE

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: 4 Exercises

January 1th, 2017

Osteoarthritis – and its aching joint pain – often keep people from doing one of the best things proven to make them feel better: exercise. Staying physically active helps reduce osteoarthritis pain, improves function, and can positively affect a person’s quality of life, studies show. Regular exercise also helps people sleep better, maintain a healthy body weight and keep […]READ MORE

Health Resolutions for Weight Loss That Work

January 1rd, 2017

Health resolutions to lose weight in the New Year often sound something like this: Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. If only it were so simple. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past health resolutions? Did […]READ MORE