How a Walk Can Keep Your Brain in Shape

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A brisk walk is more than just a great cardio workout; it benefits the brain, too. According to new research published in the journal Neurology, walking increases blood flow to the brain, which can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. It’s never too late to start a walking program to help ward off cognitive decline. Try and add a walk or two into your day-to-day …

How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle

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The Diet Battle Losing weight then unintentionally regaining it over and over again isn’t just frustrating — it’s also been linked to a higher risk of death, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Weight cycling usually comes down to a diet plan that doesn’t work with your lifestyle or isn’t sustainable. To prevent the yo-yo …

Healthy Food Choices Are Even More Important When You’re Stressed

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Opting for healthier food choices can be challenging. It is even more challenging when you feel stressed. According to new research, 38% of adults eat unhealthy foods during periods of stress. But stress eating junk food can have a negative impact on your life, health, and overall mood. Learn how you can alleviate everyday pressures and stress while also keeping …

3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners

3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe? The message for us to cut back on sugar is loud and clear. The average American eats more than 70 pounds of it per person, per year. For many, the solution to cut back is a simple one: Swap sugar-filled beverage and food choices with calorie-free, artificially sweetened options. The American Heart Association suggests replacing …

Traveling Internationally this Summer?

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Stay Healthy…Schedule a Travel Consult with Your Physician Before You Leave Peak travel season is approaching, and Americans are traveling outside the US more than ever before.  Regardless of the destination, it’s important to be aware that you may be exposed to various organisms that can cause serious illness.  We’re here to keep you well wherever you go, so please …

Can Exercise Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety?

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Exercise has been linked to a breadth of health benefits, including cancer prevention, bone density, heart health and many others. But did you know that you’re helping your brain as well? According to numerous studies, regular physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental health. Click here to read more about the connection between exercise and your mental …

Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss

Ways to successfully lose weight – and keep it off – are at the top of just about everyone’s wish list. While we can’t offer a quick fix or a magical food that melts away pounds, we can offer proven, practical strategies that will set you up for a lifetime of healthy nutritional habits. Forget the fads, disregard the detox …

An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US

What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations? Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity or laboratory confirmation of disease, or birthdate before 1957. High-risk people, including healthcare …

4 Signs You’re Eating Too Little When Trying to Lose Weight

While it may seem counter-intuitive, cutting too many calories from your diet when trying to lose weight can backfire, causing a slowdown in metabolism which actually makes it harder to lose weight. How to know when you’ve cut back too much? Click here to learn the telltale signals.