What does it take to incorporate a new healthy habit?

Jennifer Smith, MS, RDN Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

Generally speaking, change goes through many stages from pre-contemplation to continued commitment. Everyone has different motivations for change. Making a small change, rather than a drastic one can be easier for many people. There is even some evidence to back up this theory. The National Institute of Health’s “Changing Your Habits for Better Health” handout has some terrific ways to …

Sanitizing Appliances from AJ Madison

Jessica Petrino Home & Design, Lifestyle

By Jessica Petrino, Educator & Appliance Expert at AJ Madison Spring cleaning is taking on a whole new meaning in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide businesses and communities are urging residents to stay home, avoid close contact with others, and take necessary precautions to avoid spreading germs. Staying healthy does not require a degree in microbiology; it just …

Meal Kit Takeover

Analiese Kreutzer Lifestyle

Originally published in the May-June 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Since they started arriving on doorsteps about six years ago, the popularity of meal kit services has soared. Meal kits now constitute a $5 billion market, with more companies entering the marketplace every day.

Meet Up for Wine

Linda Barrett Lifestyle

Clubby ways to enjoy wine and build friendships through Meetup events. Believe it or not, there are lots of people who enjoy tasting and drinking wine. And that is evident in the many wine-based Meetups in our area. For those not familiar with Meetup, you can search online by topic for groups sharing any common interest, like “wine.” Once you’ve …

Ask An Expert: 4 Ways to Get in Shape in 2020

Ivana Donley Lifestyle

Try CoolSculpting and CoolTone No matter what you do to lose those extra inches, there are some areas that will not change. We’re talking about under the chin, those upper-arm batwings, all around your midsection, and on hips and thighs. Is CoolSculpting and/or CoolTone vain? Shouldn’t I Just Be Happy In My Skin? We truly believe feeling good in your …

Make This Holiday Season More About Giving Than Getting

Analiese Kreutzer Lifestyle

Here’s How to Volunteer and Make a Difference in Your Community The holiday season often motivates people to reach out to others, to be thankful and to give to those in need. Not only does volunteering help the less fortunate, but studies have shown that it benefits the volunteers as well. Volunteering strengthens your ties to your community, makes you …

Holiday Traditions: For You and Yours to Treasure

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, or the winter solstice, holiday traditions are a fun way for families to bond and create fond memories. The traditions you choose are limited only by your imagination in the way you and your family carry them out. The following are a few fun traditions to consider. Customs for Gatherings …

5 Things To Do After Work This Week Instead of Happy Hour

Tysons Today Around Town, Fitness, Health & Beauty, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

Looking for something different to do after work instead of happy hour? Here are 5 things to try instead: Sept. 17th at 6:30PM – Goin’ Up Tuesday Hosted by Lululemon Mosaic – Kaitlyn Wozniak, trainer at Equinox, will be leading the latest installment of the Lululemon Mosaic HIIT series! Just meet on the top of the Market Garage: 8298 Glass …

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Quantum Athletic Field opening Saturday in Tysons

Michael Dranove Health & Beauty, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Quantum Field, Tysons Corner’s new athletic facility, will be held this Saturday, June 22nd, at 10 AM. The field’s synthetic turf has a playing surface of 180 feet x 360 feet, and will accommodate five sports. Surrounding the field will be black vinyl chain link fencing, concrete walkways, bleacher pads, and sound containing walls. The …

After the Decluttering

Analiese Kreutzer Home & Design, Lifestyle

Whether you’ve cleaned out just a couple of closets or gone full Marie Kondo with your efforts to declutter, what you’re left with is a pile of stuff you need to get out of your home. When it comes to that next step, putting things in the trash should be your last resort. It took time to accumulate all that …