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MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

May is Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Month.  This makes for the ideal month to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of our service members, veterans, and their families, while focusing on the invisible injuries that many face after 15 years of war. Many come back with home with mental health issues that go unseen and can have a devastating impact on their health and the lives of those near them.

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 20 percent of the adults in this country meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity. The key to meeting this requirement, many agree, is for people to find something they enjoy doing. When they can find an activity that they not only enjoy, but that they get health benefits from, too, it’s a win-win situation all the way around. Today, many people are finding that Pilates is the type of activity that keeps them active and healthier.

“Many people are not familiar with Pilates, but once they get started and see what a difference it can make in their health and well being they become hooked,” explains Maria Sison-Wright, a physical therapist, and Pilates and Melt Method instructor as well as the owner of Inner Core Wellness, located in Vienna, Virginia. “It’s all a matter of giving it a try so that you can see just how great it can be.”

7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know

7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know

Having healthy teeth that do what they are supposed to is something we take for granted, at least until a problem arises and often stops us in our tracks. The dental field is one that is filled with many myths, leaving people to wonder how they should best go about taking care of their teeth to help them last a lifetime and keep them looking and feeling great. Knowing the most common dental myths and truths is one way to get a head start in keeping teeth healthy.

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

Honoring our furry friends this April 11th, National Pet Day

April 11th is National Pet Day, making it a great time to consider the many reasons why pets play such an important role in our lives. Millions of people around the country have pets, most commonly cats and dogs, and they can feel the benefits, but there are some they may not even be aware of. Pets bring more to our lives than just a few laughs as they do something silly and pose for the camera. They give us a better quality of life and come with a dose of health benefits.

“Many people greatly underestimate just how much having a pet in their life does for their psychological well-being, as well as their overall health,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Pets play a very important role in enriching our lives in many different ways.”

Here are some of the important roles that pets play in human lives:

Monza Supports Komen Race For Impact, Tues., Apr. 12; 10 Percent of Pizza/Flatbread Sales Donated

Monza Supports Komen Race For Impact, Tues., Apr. 12; 10 Percent of Pizza/Flatbread Sales Donated

Monza is supporting the Komen Race for Impact, to support breast cancer research on
Tues., Apr., 12, with 10 percent of sales of all pizzas, flatbreads, and a special pink beverage. For more information, go to or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va.

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

Winston Churchill once noted, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” This idea – that horses have the power to lift our spirits, make us feel loved, and create a sense of internal peace – is well known to many people across this country. What many people may not realize is that horses can play a critical role in empowering veterans to make the journey all the way home from war, and begin walking a new path – full of passion, purpose and service – here at home. There are remarkable programs all across the country leveraging horses healing abilities, and a range of other animals, to support our nation’s combat veterans.

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

It is estimated that the average office worker uses around 10,000 sheets of paper each year. Most people have no clue how much they are actually using, or how much is being wasted. But it doesn’t stop there. The corporate world is a hotbed of activity when it comes to using materials and ingredients that are not sustainable, recyclable or earth friendly. Earth Day is April 22nd, making it a great time for re-evaluating the office to see what steps can be taken to make it a bit more environmentally friendly.