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Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.

County Program Provides Relief for Hot Weather Days

County Program Provides Relief for Hot Weather Days

From the County of Loudoun:

The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department for the Aging, and Dominion Virginia Power are offering a program to provide fans to eligible individuals age 60 and older. The program runs through September 30, 2011. For more information and income eligibility guidelines, please call 703-777-0257.

Tips for staying cool in excessive heat are online at www.loudoun.gov/heat.

Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc. Welcomes Three New Providers

From NOVA Medical Group:

 

Ashburn, VA –Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc., the largest primary care practice in Loudoun County, introduces three new medical providers to the team. 

 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

A Dose of Nature

 

Wow.  I just got back from working out outside…talk about something nourishing for the mind and soul.  Now that the weather is consistently warmer it has been wonderful to work out in the fresh air and amongst nature. 

Walking, running, stretching is a great way to clear the mind…just what the doctor ordered.  My schedule has been extremely busy and although I am good at balancing work and life, the life piece has recently kicked in between a long distance elderly mother, the kids, and the everyday stresses of life.  So what’s the best medicine…exercising out in nature is top on my list!  Natural endorphins are released into your body when you exercise and you feel better…mentally and physically.

So here’s what you can do if you’re feeling stressed and you want to clear your head:

2nd Annual Drowning Prevention Event in Leesburg Hopes to Set World Record

2nd Annual Drowning Prevention Event in Leesburg Hopes to Set World Record

Leesburg’s A.V. Symington Aquatic Center Will Be An Official Host Location for the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL).  The A.V. Symington Aquatic Center in Leesburg’s Ida Lee Park will be an official host location for the event, taking place at 11:00 a.m.

In 2010, the inaugural WLSL event established the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted when almost 4,000 participants across 34 states, five countries and three continents participated to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning.

Father's Day Manscaping at Salon Daniel

Dads can look healthy and feel healthy this year, when Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. pampers dads from Tues., June 14 through Sat., June 18, offering special services such as "color me natural," a special technique and color used to blend silver hair  to look natural  and feel younger. It will also be offering treatments for thinning hair, facial trimming and men’s waxing services, while donating 10 percent of all services to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. For a special treat, Salon Daniel will feature McLean-based, Sweet Leaf Café’s refreshing healthy teas and sandwiches on Sat., June 18 for their clients. To make an appointment, call Salon Daniel at 703.893.5000.