Category Archives: Health & Fitness

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Tips to Boost Fruits and Vegetables in Your Kids’ Diet

Tips to Boost Fruits and Vegetables in Your Kids’ Diet (Source: Alliance for a Healthier Generation) Keep it colorful Challenge your younger children to try fruits and vegetables of different colors. Make it a red/green/orange day (apple/lettuce/carrot). Or pick one … Continue reading

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Going Green with Household Cleaners

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With autism, we can’t afford to wait and see

April is National Autism Month, so this month we’re sharing tips about autism from a local pediatrician, Joshua Jakum, MD, and Amanda Cramer*, the mother of an autistic child living in Manassas. Amanda has learned a lot from her experience … Continue reading

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Channeling Kids’ Energy With Yoga

by Debbie Verbeck Yoga and children just seem to go together naturally. With the playful poses, active games, rhythmic chants and engaging stories, yoga is all about fun. As a form of exercise, it’s a great way to bring out … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Sweet Reality of Gestational Diabetes

By Debbie Verbeck High blood sugar levels are unhealthy for pregnant women and their developing babies. Left untreated, the condition can cause serious problems for the mother during the pregnancy and the baby during delivery. And to make matters worse, … Continue reading

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Encourage Your Kids to Feel Their Way to Calm

By Danielle Rice When I was delivering my first child, a long and difficult labor, my mother helped me more than any nurse or medication by stroking my arm gently, helping me focus on breathing and encouraging me to visualize … Continue reading

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Kids Fitness Programs

Children’s Yoga at the Warrenton Community Center. Classes for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Children will learn the basic yoga postures with music, games and stretching. Fee for county residents is $43, and $65 non-county. For more information and current schedules … Continue reading

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Mindful Awareness for Children

Encourage Your Kids to Feel Their Way to Calm By Danielle Rice When I was delivering my first child, a long and difficult labor, my mother helped me more than any nurse or medication by stroking my arm gently, helping … Continue reading