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Virginia Heart Cardiologist Gives Tips to Ashby Ponds Residents on Keeping Their Hearts Healthy

In honor of American Heart Month, Ashby Ponds retirement community hosted a presentation by Dr. Tariq Aziz of Virginia Heart.  Dr. Aziz received his medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina and specializes in echocardiography, valvular heart disease, nuclear cardiology, preventative medicine, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure.

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

School lunches are in the headlines quite a bit, these days. Most people are calling for the school lunch program to clean up its act and start feeding the nation’s children healthier fare. Truth be told, many people who brown bag it could stand to make their lunch healthier, as well. Whether packing lunches for school or work, there are ways to make them healthier.

“Sure, it’s easy to grab some junk food, throw it in a bag and call it lunch,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Problem is, if you do that repeatedly, there will likely be some negative health consequences, over time. Making healthier lunches may require a tad more time and thought, but in the end it will keep you feeling better.”

Here are five tips for helping to make lunch-on-the-go healthier:

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Keenan Receives Enterprising Women of the Year Award

From NoVA Medical Group:

ASHBURN, VA (January 24, 2012) – Dr. Grace Keenan, founder and CEO of Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc. is honored with the Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2012 by Enterprising Women magazine.

Happy SouL Yoga Celebrates Grand Opening in Leesburg

Happy SouL Yoga Celebrates Grand Opening in Leesburg

 

Free yoga classes will be offered at the Happy SouL studio for students who purchase a 10 class Pass during the month of January.  (Buy a ten class yoga pass for $100; get two extra classes for free)

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

On Thursday, December 22, Maria Kopsidas, creator and owner of Cookology, which offers hands-on classes taught by professionally trained chefs for all skill levels inside Dulles Town Center mall, wanted to give back for the holiday season and chose Loudoun Free Clinics.