Prescription park program calls for a dose of nature

New Quarter Park is on the prescribed parks list for ParkRX. (Brian Jenkins/WYDaily)

In 1854, Henry David Thoreau penned in his book “Walden,” “We need the tonic of wildness…we can never have enough of nature.” He believed that human vitality hinged on having a connection to the natural world. One hundred sixty-two years later, a pilot program in the Park Research Lab at the College of William & […]

Women’s health advocate talks aging, motherhood and holiday stress

Allison Butler, RN, CFNP, with Riverside Partners in Women's Health (WYDaily/Jennifer Holden)

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Allison Butler says that she’s at her best when she’s making a difference in her patients’ lives. For the past 22 years, she’s assisted women in the community as they’ve transitioned from adolescence to motherhood, to their menopausal years and beyond. Butler joined WomanCare of Williamsburg in 1994, which is now […]

Aerial yoga trend soars into Williamsburg

(Courtesy Float Yoga at The Inspire Studio)

“Let It Go” may be the theme song of the popular Disney movie Frozen, but it is also the mantra for Lia Bollinger since taking up the practice of yoga seven years ago. In addition to the physical health benefits, Bollinger enjoys the meditative aspect of yoga including the positivity, grace, calmness, and peacefulness associated […]

Stave off holiday pounds with regular exercise

JCC Rec center winter options

Winter is coming, but that’s no reason to let the cold keep you from meeting your health goals. Freezing weather may make it a little harder to stick to your fitness routines, but staying physically active on a regular basis has amazing health benefits. Working out can help you control your weight, reduce the risk of numerous […]

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