10 essentials for the end of the summer season

Gear up for the last days of summer A hot Indian summer can last for weeks, or longer, after Labor Day, so don’t give up yet on fun in the sun. For summer’s last hurrah, do it right with these 10 essentials for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. Gear up and get outside, while you…

When you notice a little off the top

Solutions for when you are at a loss about hair loss There is such a thing as “Female pattern baldness,” but not too many women want to talk about, or even acknowledge their thinning hair and balding.  Because so many sufferers keep this problem under their caps, the beauty industry has been slow to find…

Get on a roll, and get relief

How to use a foam roller to relieve muscle stress and soreness Dr. Michelle Beamer, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, ASTYM, Rapid Rehabilitation guides me through my roller routine. When we hear the term DIY, we usually think of home improvement, but in an age when insurance coverage is uncertain and responsibility for one’s own health care…

Unicycle show and trial class March 3

Warrenton unicycle group performs and welcomes newcomers to try a beginner class If you’ve every wanted to learn to ride a unicycle, here’s your chance.  On Friday, March 3, 6:30 to 8 pm, local unicyclist team, the UniStars, in conjunction with Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, will host a unicycle show and trial class at…

7 Holiday snacks and beverages that bring good cheer

There are plenty of goodies to nibble on and imbibe during the day holiday season to fill you up like a bowl full of jelly. Here are some sweet snacks and twists on traditional treats and drinks for you and your guests that taste good and will get you on the nice list. Party poppers…

When pain rules your day, Oska to the rescue

As someone who has suffered from back and neck pain for many years, mostly as a result of a car accident and also years of abuse to my body from competitive gymnastics and hard-core physical training, I have sought out remedies for relief in every direction. I have just learned about Oska, which is getting…

Hurts so good: Nature’s Jeannie’s throat spray and gargle

As the Nature’s Jeannie is all natural ingredients and intended for kids age 3 and up, I anticipated it being better and safer not only for my son if he got sick buyt myself as well.  The spray  contains nine natural healing ingredients to treat sore, itchy, scratchy, irritated throats. One primary ingredient is apple…

#20forHope Social Campaign to Raise Awareness of Neuroblastoma on September 20

Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation invites people to post dance videos that day on social media to help raise $700,000 by year’s end to fight aggressive childhood cancer CHICAGO, AUGUST 30, 2016 – During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, will be the focus of the #20forhope social media campaign created to raise…

Improve your health and wellness by staying on the move at home

Today as a society we sit.  At work on a computer, at home watching TV, at school in class. But our bodies were not meant for a sedentary lifestyle, and diseases like diabetes and cancer and a host of musculoskeletal problems are tied to sitting.  Kathleen Hale co-founder of the Rebel Desk and leader of Chair Free Project,…