• 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!
    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

    Friday, October 1, 2021
    Why Choose a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

    Many people these days call themselves a Health and Wellness Coach and with such fluidity and freedom at that. We all have experiences and yes we all have a story to tell and share from those experiences. What happened and how we pulled through many times are quite life-changing and worthy of sharing. When we begin to share our successes from maybe some of the darkest moments in our lives, we start to get followers and even some who reach out and ask if we could help them in their struggles and journey to

    Madhavi Rao, Prana Health - Wellness & Yoga

    Thursday, August 19, 2021
    Why Simone Biles' Actions Mean So Much

    For as long as I can remember, mental health was a term that always conjured up certain responses from people. It was not uncommon to hear the word ‘stigma’ when talking about it. The thing is―nearly everyone has mental health challenges at some point in life. Each situation is different of course, but none of us are immune to life’s stressors on our mental well-being. Simone Biles has been a focal point for quite a while now. Her personal story of overcoming so many personal trials to rise to such a level

    Monika Taylor, RPSV