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Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKET JOINS INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL

SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

Erickson Living Joins National Go4Life® Campaign – Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity

Erickson Living Joins National Go4Life® Campaign – Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA – October 20, 2011 – Erickson Living, developer and manager of Greenspring, announced that it is joining the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH in Go4Life, a new national exercise and physical activity campaign for people age 50+.  The goal of Go4Life is to provide resources to older adults that they can use to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives.  This federal campaign is based on research showing that exercise and physical activity can help people stay healthy and independent, and prevent some of the chronic conditions associated with aging.

FCPS Encourages Students to Adopt 9-5-2-1-0

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

As part of its 2011-12 school year goals to encourage good nutrition and physical activity among students, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is promoting the 9-5-2-1-0 program in October.This program promotes 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks for elementary school-age students each day.

In conjunction with the 9-5-2-1-0 campaign, FNS is introducing students to new fruits and vegetables and purchasing locally-grown seasonal produce whenever possible to serve in schools. These activities complement the Give Me 5! Colors That Jive! nutrition message that encourages students to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors in order to get proper nutrition. FNS is also working with schools to use produce that is grown in school gardens in school menus.

Just Had Surgery? Feeling Swollen and Sore? Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

Just Had Surgery?  Feeling Swollen and Sore?  Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

McLean, VA – October 13, 2011– Lymph-drainage therapy is a deeply relaxing massage that is useful for relieving chronic and subacute inflammations. While it is most commonly used in the treatment of cancer-related lymphedema (swelling from fluid retention), it also has many other applications. For example, it can relieve post-surgical edema, it can help remove residual anesthesia from the body, and it can assist in relieving pain and anxiety in patients suffering with fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, by helping to remove toxins from the body, it also can be a valuable therapy for patients undergoing detoxification treatments for heavy metal or mold toxicity.

Explains Certified Massage Therapist Linda Glick, “The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymph vessels and organs that circulates lymph fluid and specialized cells throughout the body.

FCPS to Observe National School Lunch Week October 11-14

FCPS to Observe National School Lunch Week October 11-14

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

 

Students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will observe National School Lunch Week October 11-14 with a focus on" Let's Grow Healthy," a campaign to help students learn where food comes from and how it helps them grow strong and healthy.

Greenspring Hosts Over Two Hundred Residents and Guests at 12th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Gala

Greenspring Hosts Over Two Hundred Residents and Guests at 12th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Gala

            (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - More than two hundred residents and special guests attended the 12th annual “Best of Vegas!” Benevolent Care Fund Gala at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. on Friday, September 30. 

            “The Gala is the biggest charity event each year at Greenspring,” said Greenspring’s Director of Philanthropy, Kimberly Nelson.  “It’s always a wonderful night full of entertainment, food, and friends.”

Learning How To Balance Our Energy

     Socrates said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.”  While I always recommend positive self-talk, (the examined life is a joyful experience, for example), Socrates is suggesting that we step back from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and have a look at who we are and what we have become. Perhaps you will agree, the wise teacher has a point! Where, you might ask, do we start?

     A great starting place for self-examination is comes in the form of an intriguing question:  Are we human beings or human doers?  Sometimes, I believe we should call ourselves human doers because it feels like we are always in action… we are doing this and doing that.  We all have such busy lives – going to meetings, conference calls, our kids’ sports games, carpooling, running errands, and so on…like well-oiled machines.