Tag Archives: spring

Spring into Fitness: Set Goals

By Aaron McKissick, sports performance coordinator at Bon Secours In Motion Spring, what a great time of year! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Once spring arrives, we tend to start changing up our routine, tidying the house and getting things in order. Yet too often the […]

Lifestyle Changes Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Fighting allergy symptoms in Virginia is more than just a rite of spring. The state’s long growing season and plentiful rain make seasonal allergies a year-long affair for many residents. While over-the-counter medications can help manage runny noses and itchy eyes, many allergy sufferers can get some relief by making lifestyle changes and avoiding what triggers their […]

Indoor Tanning Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risks

Despite widespread media campaigns, many teens and college students will climb into a tanning bed this spring to work on their tan. In fact, millions of college students nationwide have immediate access to indoor tanning salons, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. “While indoor tanning may seem like an easy way to achieve glowing skin, it […]

Prevent Tick Bites, Lyme Disease

Nearly 95 percent of Lyme disease cases in 2012 occurred in 13 states. Virginia was one of them. The good news is that Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics if patients seek medical care in the early stages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As many of us in South […]

Think Twice about Tanning this Spring

Want a nice tan to go with the warmer temperatures we’ve enjoyed this spring? You might want to think twice about using the tanning booth or laying out in the sun. Studies have found a 75 percent increase in the risk of developing melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – from indoor tanning, […]

Warm Up this Winter

It’s winter. Here in Hampton Roads, it’s downright chilly. Snowstorms? You bet. Just a dusting and things shut down quickly. Does that mean you stop working out? Stop going to the gym? Absolutely not. Take out that Wii Fit that you bought and give it a spin. Better yet, put your coat on and get […]