Tag: health

Life Well Lived: Redefining aging in Alexandria

By Mara Benner Huaorani elders are revered for their wisdom, experience and shamanic capabilities. The elders are also thought to have magical powers that younger...

Getting in shape doesn’t have to cost money

By Adi Serbaroli People face plenty of barriers when getting themselves to exercise, but expense should not be one of them. It’s no secret the cost...

Foodie: Keep your gut happy with a roasted fruit and vegetable...

By Elizabeth Holm These days, popular wellness literature is filled with recommendations for improving gut health. Research shows that the gastrointestinal tract is filled with both...

Your Views: More on the chicken slaughterhouse

To the editor: It has come to my attention that the Alexandria City Council – specifically Mayor Justin Wilson and councilors John Chapman, Canek Aguirre,...

Join the local eco-living challenge

By Mara Benner Have you heard the name Greta Thunberg? She is the 16-year-old girl who recently orchestrated student-led demonstrations in 100 countries to bring...

Your Views: Strokes can strike seemingly healthy people

To the editor: In response to the letter, “Learn to spot a stroke and save a life,” I wanted to share our family’s story so...

The secret to life is simpler than you think

By Megan Brown, Ph.D. Do you want to know the key to life? More specifically, do you want the secret to living a happier, longer...

Floating away stress and anxiety

By Mara Benner What do D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney, Olympian Carl Lewis, singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel and actor Susan Sarandon all reportedly have in common? They...

Pets: Tackling the challenge of canine obesity

By Kim Gilliam Heading into the winter months, many of us start thinking about how to avoid weight gain, with cold weather threatening to limit...

Life Well Lived: Protect your health before the storm hits

By Dr. Vivek Sinha When Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida this past month, it affected hundreds of thousands of people. Power was lost, homes were destroyed,...