“I have already logged in my 10,000 for the day!” Even if you don’t know exactly what that statement means, you can bet your fitness that someone standing an arm’s length from you does. It’s the number of recorded steps that have been taken in the... Read more

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Dull, throbbing pain around your eye sockets. A vice-like feeling of pressure engulfing your skull. What is the worst thing about a headache? Is it that you can’t predict when it will happen? Or is it that whoever coined the term used the symptoms... Read more

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It's that time of year. Our beauty insider Susie Galvez’ offers tips for getting beach ready. Read more


Adventures in Aging - Why Is My Pizza Trying to Kill Me?

My birthday is this month. I am aging, though to be fair, I have been getting older since the day I was born. As a card-carrying member of the ... Read more

Jan 30, 2017 11:09 AM SENIORS

Winter Workouts Without the Work

It can be tough to stick with your exercise program anytime, but wintertime can add to the downright dreadful factor. The diminished daylight, the cold weather and ... Read more

Jan 26, 2017 9:21 AM HEALTH & BEAUTY

Seven in the morning is an early start for a marathon, especially on a Saturday. It’s made even more painful when you know it’s a cool 40 degrees and dark. And did I mention, I am not a runner. Despite my own personal reservations, thousands of ... Read more

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Summertime…and the livin’ is easy. A little too easy, don’t you think? While you’re up and out the door early every morning, battling traffic to get to work and fight the good fight, your precious progeny are lounging around watching bad TV ... Read more


Oh Your Aching Back!

You can’t get comfortable. It hurts to sit; it hurts to lie down; it hurts to bend over. Sometimes, it even hurts to take a deep breath. At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced the misery of back pain for one reason or ... Read more

Jul 9, 2016 7:05 AM HEALTH & BEAUTY

Farm to Table Produce

Courtesy of Jay Paul

Richmond is not lacking in cuisine. Ask any Richmonder for a good restaurant recommendation, and you’ll be inundated with reliable suggestions as if you had asked Yelp itself. Read more


Hello Beautiful Summer

RVA is in full bloom. You can bet your flip-flops that summertime is just a few sunrays away. Time to change your beauty routine. By switching to a warm-weather plan, your skin will look radiant, your hair healthy, and your makeup will have the... Read more

May 3, 2016 4:00 PM HEALTH & BEAUTY

The ABCs of Getting Your Zs: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

On its face, sleep is one of the most inactive states your body can be in. However, despite how still and quiet you are on the outside, on the inside your body is busy repairing and restoring everything from your brain to your skin while you slumber. Read more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 PM HEALTH & BEAUTY

Breaking Up (with your doctor) is Hard To Do

Have you ever noticed the visceral reaction caused by breaking up? Or defriending? Or conscious uncoupling? The “you go your way and I’ll go mine” is never a fun conversation. If you’re ending romantic relationships, you’re in luck. All of the ... Read more

Jan 13, 2016 1:45 AM SENIORS

... when I received the assignment to write an article about fitness, I nearly turned it down. Noooo thank you; give me a call when you need information about perfecting microwave popcorn or the art of napping. Read more


Farm to Table Produce

Courtesy of Jay Paul

“Shop the perimeter.” These three words contained the simplest advice I’ve ever received on healthy shopping and eating. Around the perimeter of a grocery store, you find primarily fresh foods – produce, meats and fish, and dairy ... Read more

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No adult simply wakes up one day with diabetes. Resistance to insulin is a problem that grows over time. Yet according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 37 percent of Americans – 86 million people – have the rising blood sugar levels and... Read more

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The harmonies of bird songs, chatter of young field workers and abundant aromas of healthy vegetation and ripe berries – such snapshots are common for the Geyers of Agriberry Farm, a staple business in the Hanover community. Read more


Making a Difference

Few medical advances make headlines from the start. Years of work and research go into learning the causes of our worst diseases, and even the development of a reliable diagnostic test can take time. But quiet progress can make a... Read more

Nov 18, 2015 11:10 AM HEALTH & BEAUTY

Let’s step back a moment and think about our feet. Did you know that the average person will take over 200 million steps in their lifetime? That’s 110,000 miles – or four times around the world at the equator! And at each of these steps, our feet... Read more

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Healthy is beautiful! By taking great care of yourself, you enhance your beauty, both inside and out. A beautiful smile, strength and fitness, vibrancy and self-confidence – these are reflected in the way you present yourself, while bringing you... Read more

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Your excuses for not jogging have now been eliminated. No longer valid are your notions of not having time, or the complete lack of similarity between you and the buff bodies on the cover of Runner’s World or Health, or that you can’t do the 30 to... Read more

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