Strengthen bonds and improve your family’s fitness with these heart-pumping activities. Family activities focused on fitness don’t require rigorous planning, and there are often remarkably affordable (if not free!) and build lifelong memories. Here’s the icing on the cake. Family activities, says the American College of Pediatricians, improves everyone’s physical health and delivers mental and…

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Lose weight with these creative exercise tips Mustering the energy to exercise is a struggle many of us are all too familiar with. If you’ve attempted and failed to maintain an exercise regimen in order to lose weight, you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. (49%, to be exact) have tried to…

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With some simple strategies, you can transition as the years roll by Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” As the years advance and our bodies and brains show the marks of time, it can feel like it takes more effort and fortitude to stay healthy. There are simple…

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Inova provides inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for all ages in Loudoun and western Fairfax counties The numbers are staggering; millions of people are affected by mental health conditions annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 50% of all Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder…

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Tips for positive lifestyle changes in 2019 While the holiday season is merry and joyous, it can be equally exhausting and stressful. By the new year, many are relieved that the holiday hustle and bustle has passed and are excited about what’s to come. It’s usually at this time of the year that many will…

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Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Raise your hand if you enjoy sitting in Northern Virginia traffic. No one? Me either.…

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    Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience…

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Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in the fields of weight loss, functional medicine, corporate wellness and fitness, personal training/ performance enhancement specialist and private nutrition coaching.  Kara is the WellAware (employee wellness program) manager and WellAware Health Coach at Inova.   Kara’s personal wellness philosophy is…

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