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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
April 6th, 2021

Are you finding yourself stressed out? Finding a fun activity is key to managing stress levels. Richmond health coach Sarah Brawley offers seven ideas, from coloring to journaling, for fun activities you can do to relieve stress. 

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Whether you’ve just started a couch-to-5K running program or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re probably no stranger to aches and pains in your legs and knees as you grow muscle and improve your stamina. But how do you know if the pain is normal or part of a bigger issue? Ahat does it mean if you have pain behind your knee when you run?

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Eating healthy can be a lifestyle for your whole family, kids included. But it's not always easy, especially if habits have already formed. So what can you do nutritionally to get your children and your family eating healthier? Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen shares five tips in this video. Watch below and read on for a recap.

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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
March 5th, 2021

Air fryers work very similarly to how a convection oven does. It's a healthier way to get a crispy taste to your food, and they're popping up all over the place the last couple of years, so there are tons of options out there. Richmond health coach Sarah Brawley introduces a few simple options to get started using your air fryer. 

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
March 2nd, 2021

What should you eat before your workout, during your workout, and after your workout? When should you eat before and after exercise? Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice explains.

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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
February 26th, 2021

The last week of February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Why is it important to get help? How can your healthcare providers help you? Richmond health coach Sarah Brawley offers a few thoughts. Watch the video below and read on for a full recap. 

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By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
February 23rd, 2021

It's National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. What are some common eating disorders? What are the signs? What should you do if you, or a loved one, might have or be developing an eating disorder? In this video, Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen discusses this sensitive, but important, topic.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
February 19th, 2021

If you're aiming to reduce your risk of developing cancer, consistent exercise is a must. Bow exactly does exercise help reduce your cancer risk? What counts as exercise? Greenville health coach Aaron Benator explains. Watch the video below and read on for a recap.