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JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

 

The Beacon, a family-owned newspaper dedicated to providing useful information to people 50 and over,  is hosting the 13th Annual 50+Expo.

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a 5-kilometer race, 1-mile family fun run/walk, and free Health and Wellness Expo on Oct. 7.

The day will start at 8 a.m. with a 5-kilometer race and 1-mile family fun run/walk. The race begins at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and ends at the Woodbridge Campus. Awards will be given for the fastest in each age group, fastest female, fastest male, fastest overall and fastest team. For registration information, go to www.nvcc.edu/foundation and click on the logo for Hustle2Health.

The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road. The community is invited to visit booths staffed by local businesses, gyms, medical practices, food vendors and more. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and fitness demonstrations from yoga to martial arts.

Avoiding the Derecho's Autumn Harvest

On June 29th, like so many in the path of the Derecho, my power went out around 10PM. For roughly two days. Almost immediately I felt an itchiness arising from my carpet. By Sunday, since my apartment faces West and catches the afternoon Sun, I sought shelter in a hotel, as the temperature in my unit was fast approaching 90 degrees. I'm originally from upstate New York. Growing up, Summer was six weeks. I don't do heat, let alone this!

When I swung by my abode Monday morning, I had power, so I checked out of my temporary digs. The A/C was on; the apartment was cooling; but the scratchiness remained.

Clearing Healthy Boundaries & Limits

Having clear and healthy boundaries in the workplace and at home will make your life easier. Boundaries are limits you set on how others treat you and behave around you. People will treat you and behave around you as you allow them. Even the most well intentioned friends and family can innocently “invade” boundaries you determine are needed. How are you at saying “no?” Here’s something to keep in mind…every time you say “yes” to something, you are saying “no” to yourself because no matter what it is you are taking time from your schedule. Whether it’s to relax, work, sleep, or whatever, the time and energy are being taken away from something that you would be doing if you didn’t say “yes”.

Department of Health Director Akhter Takes Leave of Absence

Department of Health Director Akhter Takes Leave of Absence

 

From Robert Marus: Dr. Mohammad Akhter, Director the D.C. Department of Health (DOH), will take an unpaid leave of absence to serve on the Executive Board of the District’s newly created Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX). Dr. Saul Levin will serve as the Interim Director of DOH during Dr. Akhter’s absence.

 

5 Ways to Make Backyard BBQs Healthier This Summer

5 Ways to Make Backyard BBQs Healthier This Summer

America is a country that loves to barbecue. In fact, according to the National Barbecue Association, the country can trace its barbecue roots at least as far back as George Washington, who documented hosting barbecue events in 1773. Since then, people across the nation have barbecued on a regular basis, most often during the summer months, especially around Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. For those looking to make this tradition a little healthier, there are plenty of options.

“Many people are looking for ways to eat healthier today,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, the founder of CBS Foods and The Original Shrimp Burger. “The good news is that there are so many great ways to make healthier choices that you won’t be compromising. Small changes can pay off big.”

Here are 5 ways to help make a backyard barbecue healthier, this summer: