A new week and we're kicking off our Healthy @ Home campaign. Local businesses offering healthy tips for you & your family, your business, and your home.
It can be challenging to find healthy foods to feed yourself and your family. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program partners with local food retailers to make finding nutritious, low-cost options easier so you can Shop Smart, Eat Smart. Find more details here.
Tammy with Devil's Backbone Fitness offers help on How to stay on track and how to set yourself up for success instead of for failure. Check it out here.
You can find healthy foods every day at Jon Henry General Store in New Market like these; Tuna Fish, Quinoa ( cereal + grain), Whole Wheat Pastas & Breads, Milk (Whole + Skim), Eggs, peanut butter, honey, and lots of fresh farm produce. Watch for his specials on hand sanitizer too.
Here's an "exercise snack" offered by Lisa Mauck, Independent Health Coach with Optavia and owner of Mauck Group International, LLC. This definitely beats mindlessly staring into the fridge. Try to do 3 "exercise snacks" a day to stay energized like walking up and down the stairs at home.
Optavia is a professional healthy services and lifestyles company that trains health care professionals and certified coaches to provide a comprehensive system of support for clients to utilize Optavia's scientifically based and clinically proven portion controlled fuelings to help clients reach or maintain a healthy weight while transforming their lives, one healthy habit at a time.
South Street Barn Market - Open every Saturday in Woodstock from 9am-1pm offering farm fresh veggies and fruits, meats, eggs, chicken, gluten-free breads and so much more.
Foraged greens are free, and usually far more nutrient rich than supermarket or even home-grown greens! Check out Sustainability Matters' new #BackyardEdibles series on our Facebook or Instagram (@sustainabilitymattersVA) and get the whole family harvesting.
Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Shares BEDTIME FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Eating the right bedtime foods will help you fall asleep quicker, build lean muscle while you snooze and keep you satisfied all night long to avoid morning hunger and next-day junk food cravings. Here are some nutrient-packed snacks to benefit your body before bedtime. Check their post comments section for more details about each item!
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Now's a good time to plant your cool crop veggies and stock up on your seeds for summer veggies. Fort Valley Nursery offers a variety of seeds and flowers for all your planting needs. Did you know there are 14 Benefits to Gardening. Read it here.
Natural Art Garden Center offers tips on cleaning up your spring gardens and how to keep your gardens looking fabulous. Give Lynn a call 540-436-3130 or visit them 9-4 Monday through Saturday and 12-3 on Sundays. They have all safe practices in place.
Check out their facebook page for wild edibles, plant swaps and more you can do for a healthy garden and body.
Ashley Westfall, owner of Westfall Cleaning Services, is helping many businesses and homeowners with their cleaning and sanitizing needs. Read more about what Westfall is doing to help you stay healthy here.
HEALTHY MIND & BODY
Anytime Fitness in Strasburg (while closed temporarily due to Covid-19) is offering great workouts and exercises you can do in your home. Check these out.
In addition Alice has partnered with Yummly -your one-stop shop for recipes, cooking tips and more—to bring you delicious and healthy meal ideas that you and your whole family will love. Alice is a certified Health Coach and Weight Management Specialist with the American Council of Exercise. She focuses on healthy eating and enjoys sharing tips and strategies to fuel people nutritionally. Alice inspires people to move everyday whether in the gym or outside. She and her husband Kevin own the Strasburg Anytime Fitness.
Here's a great 20 minute workout you can do from home from Tammy.
The Yoga/Pilates Studio - Offering home exercises, yoga, and dance on Gioia Pharo ( pronounced Joy - ah ) YouTube channel. Gioia is an experienced massage therapist, graduated from the school of "Applied Kinesiology" in 1997. Her massage technique is integrated touch, firm Swedish, Sports Massage, and Reiki.
Read the simplest and most helpful tips and techniques to help manage and relieve stress and anxiety from Christy Barko. Christy is a certified health and life coach as well as an RN. She is the owner and founder of Thrive Coaching and Consulting Services, LLC. She is passionate about helping others who are struggling with uncertainty or lack of confidence about themselves or their future to create a life that they love. Read tips here.
Valley Health Wellness & Fitness offers some great daily workouts and stress reducers here.
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