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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

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 Help

September 9th, 2016

Many older 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