Holistic health conference inspires new habits

Posted October 26th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Health

For nutrition and health enthusiasts, this past weekend’s Take Back Your Health Conference in Arlington, Virginia was a two-day slice of heaven. With nationally-recognized health and wellness giants giving fascinating presentations, dozens of fabulous giveaways, and local vendors sharing their products and services in the exhibit hall, there was no shortage […]

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Breaking out of A Fitness Rut

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Elena Soninno in Fitness

Working out. Exercising. Running. Spinning. Pilates. Yoga. Whatever your workout of choice, staying consistent can be a challenge and can turn into a fitness rut. Staying consistent has been a challenge for me.  Despite completing two marathons, many half marathons, and two triathlons, I still fall in and out of […]

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Halloween habits: Must treats be sweet?

Posted October 18th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Child, Health, Parenting

What is Halloween without the candy? Plenty of fun! Granted, it was easier to keep my son in the dark about the relationship between Halloween and candy when he was two and a half. Now that he’s in kindergarten, he knows the score. But that first major year of celebrating—candy-free—in […]

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Think Pink in October, Give Green All Year

Posted October 13th, 2011 by Leticia Barr in Causes, Politics

Last year I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society (ACS) at Blogalicious, a social media conference. Dr. Brawley’s October keynote came during a month where the world turns pink in honor of breast cancer, but his speech […]

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My New Favorite Sport

Posted October 12th, 2011 by Robin in Fitness, Health

Do you exercise at all? Once a month? A few times a week? Is there that one sport/activity that helps you to find your balance? Do you lie when you see your doctor and she asks if you are getting 30 minutes of excising in each day? I used to […]

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Fall harvest brings Farm to School and Farm to Table events

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health

Farmers markets are abundant with fruits and veggies in the fall, and schools and municipalities are getting in on the action. Arlington, Virginia kicked off Arlington Farm to Table Month on October 1 with a book signing by Diane A. Welland, author of the brand new — and very accessible […]

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When a toddler says she’s sick

Posted October 5th, 2011 by monicasakala in Causes, Health

Typically when our kids fall sick, we know by the peeky look in their eyes, their flushed cheeks or their irritable behavior. But imagine how a mother feels when their seemingly healthy and active toddler abruptly tells her she is sick and needs to see a doctor. That was precisely […]

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Running to Breathe: Old Me, New Me

Posted September 28th, 2011 by amy mascott in Health

My parents live in a quiet neighborhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia, in the only home I had ever known as a child and where they have lived for over 30 years.  It’s a small home, cozy and comfortable and awesome. I love spending time there, not only because my […]

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Run, like a gentle breeze

Posted September 21st, 2011 by Stacy Kravitz in Fitness, Health

I’ve spent the majority of my life being a solid acquaintance to the world of regular fitness.  A few gym memberships here and there, or I’d visit the free-to-condo-residents closet-sized “gym” regularly for a few weeks at a time.  I would lose five pounds and feel a little stronger and […]

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