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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Country Potato and Cabbage Soup
This recipe serves four, but ut's so good you'll make more.

BBQ Chicken Chili
A delicious twist on traditional chili – shredded chicken, beans and BBQ sauce are simmered in one big pot which has just a touch of sweetness that makes this meal Seriously Delish!

If You Like Piña Coladas Try This Smoothie
As you attend your last barbecues, take your last-minute vacations and getaways, and head back to work and school — blend up this healthier take on a piña colada.

Local and National Health Headlines

How You Can Eat to Beat Back Pain
Although the health benefits of vegetables are well known, some could lead to inflammation in the back.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds
Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show.

Health Tips

11 Ways To Live A Long & Happy Life
Many old wise beings confirm that having a positive attitude is a secret to feeling good, dealing with illness, and keeping themselves active.

Exercise of the Day

A 12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere
Want a killer workout but don’t have any equipment? Look no further than high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and your own bodyweight for a workout that will get your heart pumping and sweat pouring in no time.

Love & Relationships

5 Signs It’s Time To End Your Engagement
I decided to end the engagement after months of feeling suffocated by my fiancé. With every well-timed cupcake and back rub, I found myself a little heavier and a little less social.

Motivational Words

Take It in Stride
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. - Victor Kiam

What's Happening

Your Yoga-thon
Saturday, September 27th, Hurkamp Park - classes such as Early Workout (Ashtanga), Hips & Shoulders, Relax & Stretch (Restorative), Desk Rx, Healthy Backs, Beginners Q&A, Injury Recovery, Heat Relief (Yin), Strength & Balance, Healthy Heart and Meditation. Additional information can also be obtained by calling 540 760-8193.

Sibling Class
Saturday September 27, 9 a.m. - Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. For children ages 2 through 9. Through a variety of activities, including a big brother/big sister craft to take home, your child will learn about the changes a new baby can bring into the home in one 1-hour session. Please be sure that your child is in good health and has had the proper immunizations. There is no fee to attend, but registration is necessary. Please register under your child’s name.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputy Dean Ridings Memorial 5k Walk/Run (DRM5K)
Saturday, October 11, 8:30 AM. - Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. Bring canned and boxed food items for food bank donations. Questions? Contact Shaun Jones at - 540.507.7107 or Anita Dean - 804.726.3023

Free Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Saturday October 11, 9 a.m. - Noon. It’s just one more way Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is keeping you healthy for life. Free flu shot! Must be 18 years or older to participate. For details call 888-685-1610 or visit

Spirit Girls Night Out 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 - 9 p.m. - This perennially popular, fun, and empowering event sponsored by Mary Washington Healthcare celebrates good health. Along with our Little Black Dress theme, enjoy live jazz with the Abbe Buck Trio and hear from a keynote speaker who embodies class, sophistication and triumph, breast cancer survivor Sheri Y. Prentiss, MD. Riverside Dinner Theatre 95 Riverside Pkwy.

FCA 5K & 1 Mile Run
Sunday, November 9, 8 a.m. - Fairview at river Club Area Course. proceeds benefit Battlefield Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Germanna Volkssport Association Oktoberfest Walk
Saturday, September 27, 1 p.m. - 5k and 10k walks go through Government Island and part of the Aquia Harbour Oktoberfest Celebration.

Walk to End Alzheimers
Saturday, Sepetember 27 - University of Mary Washington. Registration begins at 8:30am Questions- call 540-370=0835. 1 or 3 mile walk on campus. You can register the morning of as well.

Farmer's Markets

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Farmers Market at Stafford Hospital
Sundays through October, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Outside the SH Medical Pavilion

The Rt 639 Farmer's Market
Thursday Evenings through September 25th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Located in the front parking lot of the former Ladysmith elementary School in Ladysmith.

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