Tag: wellness

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Pets: How your dog affects your health

By Kim Gilliam Scientific Reports found that dogs may help reduce their owners’ risk of cardiovascular disease through companionship and by motivating their owners to be active. It...

Life Well Lived: What to know about prostate cancer

By Dr. Vivek Sinha Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in the United States. It’s anticipated that 165,000 men will be...

Life Well Lived: Trauma treatment redefined

By Mara Benner Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is most often associated with veterans who have undergone significant trauma while serving our country – but PTSD...

Seniors: Cultivating new experiences at Alexandria’s senior centers

By Vanessa K. Greene and Anne T. Coyne There are two senior centers in the City of Alexandria operated by the Department of Community and...

Life Well Lived: Find your fit in 2018

By Heidi Austin It’s 2018 and it’s time to set some new goals and potentially try new ways to exercise. Every new program, however, comes with...