Health & Beauty

Pushing With Purpose: Cyclist Diane Haupt

“I mean, the biking and the views are gorgeous,” says Diane Haupt, “but to me it’s more about the journey and just connecting with people and just seeing all the good in the world and the country.” Biking cross country…

Elite Athletes: Top of Their Game

Photos by David Uhrin and Glenn Jones Every four years, hundreds of countries present their strongest, most dedicated athletes to compete on the world stage. They conquer every arena from snow-capped mountains, skating rinks and ice tracks to 50-meter swimming…

Local Energy Drinks for Pre-Workout Fuel

We all have days when our natural energy just isn’t enough. Sometimes we need a boost to take our sweat session to the next level—or just muster the motivation to get started. Thankfully, local brands are coming up with energy…

Indoor Climbing Gyms Rise in Popularity

If you want to see a skilled climber scale 56 feet of rock with ease, no need to head to the mountains. Instead, drive to the parking lot of Pembroke Mall. The floor-to-ceiling storefront windows of Latitude Climbing + Fitness…

Free to Be Green Juice Recipe from Free Range Juice

This recipe is a veggie-forward juice from Free Range Juice loaded with fruits and veggies like Vitamin K-packed cucumbers, green apple (Vitamin C and potassium) and super-packed kale with Vitamins K, A, C, Manganese and copper. The health benefits associated…

Adding Green into Your Nutrition Routine

We’ve been told to “eat the rainbow” to achieve well-balanced nutrition, but it turns out concentrating on one particular shade can really color your life with good health and happiness. Yes, we mean greens. Kale, spinach and chard. Wheat grass,…

Running with Rover

From 5Ks and marathons to everything in between, Kim “Rooster” Rossiter and his daughter Ainsley ran 100 races together during her life. When she passed away in 2016 from a rare neurological disorder, Rossiter kept on running … and running.…

Born Primitive Fitness Apparel is Work Hard Wear

Photos courtesy of Born Primitive Born Primitive is much more than a brand. When enthusiasts exercise in their “apparel of the driven,” they embody a work hard, no excuses mentality that has been a secret to success for this local…

New Dimensions in Dentistry

Remember when you used to go to the dentist or orthodontist, and they would mix up that putty-like impression material in order to make a mold of your teeth? Well, thanks to a modern innovation in radiography, the same thing…

Virtual Workouts to Do at Home

With all gyms and fitness centers on COVID-19 lockdown, getting in your usual workout routine might seem daunting. It’s easy to make excuses at a time like this but being dedicated to social distance doesn’t mean you should sit around…

Cancer Prevention Advice from Local Doctors

February is cancer prevention month. What can you do to put statistics in your favor? According to Dr. Mathew Sinesi, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Chesapeake Regional Cancer Treatment Center, the best thing you can do is to…

Wellness Wonder Woman: Kristen Crowley

Photo by James Patrick Photography For 12 years, Kristen Crowley slept an average of four to five hours a night. Her grind began at 2:45 a.m., she worked from 3:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then spent most of the time…

Preventives and Treatments for the Most Common Cancers in Men

Cancer does not discriminate. Whether these malignancies are caused by genetics, environmental exposure or simply bad luck, the road to recovery is harrowing and unfortunately, not always guaranteed. Men are particularly susceptible to a handful of cancers that carry a…

Blink Fitness Announces Grand Opening in Virginia Beach

National franchise brand Blink Fitness reimagines your daily workout with ultra-modern amenities and on-the-fly workout plans. The new gym is located in the Shops at Timberlake and will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 12 with food trucks, games,…

Top Doc of Urology: Dr. John S. Liu

There’s a lot to be said for environmental influences. Dr. John S. Liu is keenly aware of this. He comes from a family that is in the medical profession and, as a result, grew up in a setting where he was…

Top Doc of Urology: Dr. Eric Darby

Dr. Eric Darby always knew he wanted to be a surgeon. He found the operating room exciting, and he loved the idea of being able to help patients almost immediately. During his medical school rotations, he became intrigued with urology.…

Preventative Medicine: Healing and Wellness with Alternative Treatments

Dr. Marion Constantinides, Applied Health Professional Applied Kinesiology AppliedHealthVa.com 757-965-2476 Marion Constantinides was in her final term of her pre-med program at the University of Colorado when she realized something that would change her career path and the course of her…