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5 Reasons Spray-On Tans are Better

5 Reasons Spray-On Tans are Better

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the country. Furthermore, around 90 percent of all skin cancer cases are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Even indoor tanning beds, which 30 million people use per year, pose health risks. Because of this, many people are in search of a healthier option. Today, the spray-on tan option is increasingly offering many benefits over other forms of tanning.

“Many people are not familiar with the type of spray-on tan that we offer,” explains Meghan Farrar, owner of Golden Glow Mobile Spray Tan (www.goldenglowtansva.com), located in NoVa. “Those who do know and opt for it find out just what a great-looking tan they can get, and how much better it is than sunbathing or being exposed to UV tanning booths.”

Spray-on tans provide many benefits, compared to other forms of tanning, including:

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

March is National Nutrition Month across the country. It’s also an ideal time to look at what we can do to make eating out healthier, especially when you consider that as many as half of the meals that people eat today come from restaurants. In fact, the National Restaurant Association reports that it’s forecasting roughly $631 billion in restaurant sales for 2012. In a typical day across the country, restaurants sell around $1.7 billion worth of food.

Clearly, we are nation that enjoys dining out. But one look at the obesity rates and other health issues makes it apparent that we also need to strive for making healthier meal choices, even when we are at restaurants.

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

School lunches are in the headlines quite a bit, these days. Most people are calling for the school lunch program to clean up its act and start feeding the nation’s children healthier fare. Truth be told, many people who brown bag it could stand to make their lunch healthier, as well. Whether packing lunches for school or work, there are ways to make them healthier.

“Sure, it’s easy to grab some junk food, throw it in a bag and call it lunch,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Problem is, if you do that repeatedly, there will likely be some negative health consequences, over time. Making healthier lunches may require a tad more time and thought, but in the end it will keep you feeling better.”

Here are five tips for helping to make lunch-on-the-go healthier:

Spring Cleaning Begins On The Inside

Spring Cleaning Begins On The Inside

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Knuckey:

Bethesda’s Purée Artisan Juice Bar™ has partnered with Bradley Wellness to offer a guided juice cleanse which kicked off Sunday, February 19  with a workshop on how to prepare for the cleanse. The participants received guidance as they prepared for a three days juice fast that runs from Thursday 23 through Saturday 26 and is followed by a post cleanse workshop.

Amy Waldman, Founder of Purée and a self-confessed “Juice Junkie” has partnered with Karen Bradley, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, to hold the program.

“Many people want to try a cleanse but don’t know where to begin,” said Waldman, “A group cleanse is a great way to both understand the process better and gain the support of a like minded community throughout the cleanse.”

Local Chef Prepares a Delicious Meal in Minutes at Fresh Market

Local Chef Prepares a Delicious Meal in Minutes at Fresh Market

 

The following information was sent to us by Lara Bronstein:

The Fresh Flavors Cooking Demonstration is coming to a store near you! Local chefs will lead a free, step-by-step presentation at The Fresh Market store near you in March. Guests are invited to drop in any time during the event and learn how to prepare Provencal Chicken Crepes with Hollandaise Sauce and Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Crepes.

For more information on this event, please visit www.thefreshmarket.com.

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.