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Tips for Exercising Through Pregnancy

Tips for Exercising Through Pregnancy

A common question that many women have when pregnant is whether or not they should continue with their exercise programs. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost all women can and should be physically active during pregnancy. They recommend that women aim for around 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, one that gets you breathing harder but not to the point of exhaustion, on most days of the week. Knowing the ins and outs of exercising through pregnancy can help keep moms-to-be safe and in better condition.

6 Super Summer Snacks for those who want to be Fit and Fabulous

6 Super Summer Snacks for those who want to be Fit and Fabulous

Snacking is something just about everyone does. It’s hard to resist the urge to grab some snacks, especially during the summer when you are having fun and on the run. The problem is that many people grab the wrong types of snacks, which may work against their desire to be fit and fabulous. Far too often, people reach for sugary snacks, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. For those who want to be fit and fabulous this summer, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the snack choices they make.

EOD Warrior Foundation Receives $10,000 American-Made Hero Donation

EOD Warrior Foundation Receives $10,000 American-Made Hero Donation

The EOD Warrior Foundation has received a $10,000 donation from Evan Williams® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The donation is on behalf of Adam Popp, one of six military veterans selected to receive the Evan Williams American-Made Heroes award. Chosen from thousands of candidates, he and five other military heroes will be individually featured on nearly 1 million special edition Evan Williams Bourbon bottles across the country this summer.

“We are honored to be Adam’s charity of choice, and to be receiving this generous donation from Evan Williams,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “This donation will make a tremendous impact on deserving EOD warriors like Adam and their families.”

The Doctor Yum Project Partners with Farmers Markets to Bring Healthy Food Experiences to Young Fami

The Doctor Yum Project Partners with Farmers Markets to Bring Healthy Food Experiences to Young Fami

On a mission to help encourage those area families receiving benefits from the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program to establish healthy eating habits, The Doctor Yum Project, Farmers Markets and the Rappahannock Area Health Department are entering their second summer of offering families with young children access to free fresh produce all summer long. The program, which had a successful start last summer, has been funded for another season through the Virginia Department of Health. WIC participants can pick up their Produce Packs, free sample bags of fresh produce, during scheduled appointments through August 18, 2017 at participating local WIC offices.

 

How Coach Walls Helps Take Athletes to the Next Level

How Coach Walls Helps Take Athletes to the Next Level

Ask any young athlete what they want to be when they grow up, and there’s a good chance most of them will say they want to a professional basketball player, football player, or other pro sports player.  The reality, however, is that very few of them will make it. Only the best that stand out will have a chance of going to the next level. In fact, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), reports that of the 8 million students currently participating in high school athletics in the country, only around 480,000 of them will go on to compete at NCAA schools. For those who want to have an edge in making it further, they often need someone to show them the way.

PTSD Most Prevalent Mental Health Challenge, Treatment Available

PTSD Most Prevalent Mental Health Challenge, Treatment Available

June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day, and the perfect time for a discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects millions of people and their families, and they can take comfort in knowing that there are treatments available that do work. The key lies in identifying the symptoms of the disorder and then getting the appropriate treatment.

“PTSD is a serious issue for the EOD family,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “There have been 16 years of war and multiple deployments that have taken a toll on our force and on their family members.”

EOD Warrior Foundation to Hold Warrior 5K and Half Marathon

EOD Warrior Foundation to Hold Warrior 5K and Half Marathon

EOD Warrior Foundation will be holding a run near the nation’s capital to help raise funds to further their mission of helping EOD warriors

Those who would like a way to help the many explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) military members and their families can lace up their running shoes this month. The EOD Warrior Foundation will be the beneficiary of a 5K and Half Marathon on June 25, 2017 in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The race organizers, Bishops Events, have generously offered to make the EOD Warrior Foundation the beneficiary of these great events.  Funds raised from the races will support the mission of helping EOD warriors and their families in need.

“Participating in a fundraising walk or run is a great way to make a positive impact supporting a cause you are passionate about,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “This is going to be a great event, and it’s for a great cause.”