Wellness

scale reading 219.6 pounds

Spring Detox: ‘Interior Cleaning’ is a Challenge and a Necessity

It feels like spring has finally arrived. With the calendar at May 1, the weather is temperamental.  Over the weekend, I was in Richmond, where it was 89 degrees. I drove two hours back to DC. It was a balmy 45. The fluctuations are a sure sign that it’s time for a spring detox. Since …

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Feeling Good Does Not Mean Living ‘Pain Free’

With less than three months left in the year, have you taken an accounting yet of 2017? Is it everything you thought it would be? I can honestly say that some great things have happened in 2017. Brenda Smith has joined our team to expand our massage services; physical therapist extraordinaire Gina Hann (formerly Gina …

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Are You Resting Yet? There’s Still Time!

That’s right. It’s almost mid-August, that awkward period where summer is about to come to an end and fall is right around the corner. It’s nearly time for school to start back up, summer vacations will be a memory, and the “usual” routine will resume. For me, August signifies the time for us to all …

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Plastic Vs. Stainless Steel Water Bottles: Which to Use

Over the past few years, there has been a push to get consumers away from drinking out of plastic water bottles. You may even have heard the debate over plastic vs. stainless steel water bottles. Is it an environmental issue to reduce the waste associated with disposable plastic bottles? Is it an effort by makers …

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Massage room at Capitol Rehab of Arlington

Extra Cash in Your Flexible Spending Account? Schedule a Massage

It’s the end of the year and you have a few dozen dollars left over in your Flexible Spending Account (the FSA), which you need to use because rolling it over is not an option. You earned the cash, it’s tax free, and you can spend the money on deductibles or copayments or other out-of-pocket health …

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Healthy eating is not a diet

Why Don’t Diets Work? 5 Reasons Diets are Doomed to Fail

Does this sound familiar? You hear about this wonderful diet that will guarantee weight loss, so you try it, only to gain even more weight back once you’ve lost it? Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Just because a diet works for one person does not mean that it works for everyone. Diets are …

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