• Health & Wellness Blog

    This collection of blogs are contributed by Chamber Members that are not only on our Health and Wellness Council, but members that are within the health and wellness industry!

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    Tuesday, June 27, 2023
    The Loneliness Epidemic in America

    There are many reasons people feel lonely across the country and worldwide. One of the most prominent is a lack of social connection. COVID-19 ushered in a new wave of loneliness as social distancing and staying inside were encouraged for safety. Life changes such as a new job, working from home, long commutes, anxiety, divorce, relationship concerns, financial issues, retirement, or the loss of a loved one, can also lead to feelings of loneliness. These issues disrupt our normal channels of connection, and

    Monika Taylor, Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia

    Friday, October 14, 2022
    From Cocoon to Hurricane: The Butterfly Effect of Positive Emotions

    Remember these benefits of Positive Psychology. Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It is a young field, only emerging as its discipline in the late 1990s. But it has profoundly impacted our understanding of what creates happiness and how to intervene best when people are struggling.

    YMCA Fairfax County Reston

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    Leadership Part II: From Port to Aft

    If you read the previous blog, Leadership: From Bow to Stern, and answered the action item-questions, the quest you traversed provided additional light. Truth. Revealing who you are as a leader and where your ship is headed. The next step is making sure the angles of your navigation tools are positioned to the correct degree. Right and Exact. Valid and Sound.

    YMCA Fairfax County Reston

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    Leadership: From Bow to Stern

    The 21st Century greeted many with an astounding array and dizzying display of change. Tectonic plates of ideological views, political and economic values, abruptly shifted, moving the landscape of certainty. Some lost their foothold, falling at the whim of gravity’s vice-grip. Others learned to navigate the chaos, sailing away to new horizons, and building a loyal following along the way.

    YMCA Fairfax County Reston

    Monday, September 12, 2022
    Philanthropy: An Asset Second to None

    Data by Arthur C Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School, demonstrated that becoming a donor increased one's wealth. For example, one study found two people, with the same background, except one donates $100 and the other donates nothing. As a result, the $100 donor received 375 dollars in higher income. Why? Giving to others and helping people succeed in life increases donor happiness. Happier people are more successful. Successful people acquire intangible and tangible assets, thereby winning on all fronts. How

    YMCA Fairfax County Reston

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    Global Wellness Day: June 11, 2022

    Global Wellness Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday of June and this year occurs on June 11th.

    Lisa Berretta, American College of Radiology

    Friday, March 11, 2022
    March is National Sleep Awareness Month!

    Until just a few years ago I never paid attention to how much sleep is important for my health and wellness. I was feeling fatigued and not able to keep up with my business/work and family responsibilities. I was irritable and no one really wanted to even be around me. I discovered that when I went to bed earlier, I could shed the extra unwanted weight, feel lighter in my body and mind, make better nutritional choices, and even have the energy to exercise. It was mind-blowing to me that by making one

    Madhavi Rao, Prana Health Yoga & Wellness

    Thursday, March 10, 2022
    What is Wellness Tourism?

    Wellness tourism is a fairly new segment of the tourism industry and is defined by the Global Wellness Institute as travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. Wellness travelers want to sustain, improve or kick-start a healthy lifestyle. Wellness tourism is a growing sector and has continued to expand throughout the pandemic as people are looking to vacation in destinations where they’re able to stay socially-distanced from other travelers. The pandemic has also

    Lisa Berretta, Account Manager, American College of Radiology; Member/Volunteer Wellness Tourism Association

    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    ​Simple Strategies to Avoiding Employee Burnout This Year

    Nicole Malone, Dark Horse Nutrition LLC

    Monday, January 3, 2022
    Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs

    There are many benefits for employers to offer wellness programs and services to employees. As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers and employees are seeking for ways to lower their costs. Preventative health and wellness programs do just that! These programs are designed to help improve employees’ behavior to achieve better health and thus decrease the bottom line of the organization.

    Nicole Malone, Dark Horse Nutrition LLC