• 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

    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

    Monday, March 15, 2021
    Why You Should Stop Seeking Motivation

    Nicole Malone, Dark Horse Nutrition

    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    Know Where to Seek Care

    Todd McGovern, Reston Hospital Center

    Friday, July 31, 2020
    If Strength Training Were a Pill, What Would the Benefits Be?

    Although I don’t have a pill to offer, I do know of simple ways to get so many health benefits, that if it were in a pill it would be the most popular medicine in America.

    Constance Ruiz