Health Matters: Voice and swallowing changes as you age

Join us for Health Matters, our free monthly health program that is open to the community! Claire Ligon, speech language pathologist with Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, will address how speech therapy can help with the effects of aging on the...

Pilates for flexibility

PWC certified Pilates trainer Alyssa Dalrymple offers the following tip for increasing hamstring flexibility. If you have access to a Pilates Reformer machine, you may follow this tip on the Reformer bed. You may also follow the instructions using a TheraBand, as...

The underestimated art of chewing

It sounds ridiculous to suggest, but most people need a refresher and reminder to chew their food. Chewing is foundational to health and its benefits are underestimated. Go to any restaurant and watch someone at the next table or anyone across from you at your own...

Know your numbers!

Know your numbers – they are key markers of your health and wellbeing. BLOOD PRESSURE Measures the pressure put on artery walls when your heart beats and between beats. 130/80 mmHg or above is stage one hypertension 120/<80 mm Hg is elevated Less than 120/80...

The benefits of a workout buddy

Over the last few months, trainer Christine Kauffman has been training Lisa and Jamie, longtime friends who are pictured above. Christine shares the following thoughts on the benefits of having a workout buddy. There’s power in numbers and it’s always more fun as a...