The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week. Sounds simple doesn’t it. But here are the questions I am asked about this recommendation.What is considered moderate? According to the AHA moderate activity means that your heart is beating faster, but you can still carry on a conversation. In warmer weather orContinue Reading »
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a selection of helpful health-tips by Nancy Branberg, PT.
Women’s Heart Health
February. What comes to mind? Ground Hog’s Day? Leap Year? Your brother-in-law’s birthday? Valentine’s Day? I think about all of these and I am also reminded that this is the month where the medical community brings awareness to heart health. During this month, I will be taking time to talk to you about your heart health. DidContinue Reading »
Soup is Good for the Soul
So this week, I have had the first verse of the poem, Chicken Soup with Rice stuck in my head. When son number one was in kindergarten, he and his class had to memorize it. It goes like this:In January it’s so niceWhile slipping on the sliding iceTo sip hot chicken soup with riceSipping once,Continue Reading »
New Year, New Decade: Where are you heading?
It’s mid-January 2020! How did that happen already?How many of you made resolutions for this year? Started strong? Told yourself this year was going to be different? I have been thinking a lot about what this year may bring. And to do that I have been spending time thinking about and processing what happened in 2019.Continue Reading »
What Does It Mean To Have Dense Breasts?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it also just so happens to be the month that I take care of those yearly wellness visits. Eye Exam. Physical. GYN visit. Before seeing my GYN doc, the nurse was reviewing my history…and asked about my mammogram and if there was every anything unusual in my breasts.Continue Reading »
Everything You Need To Know About Pumpkin Seeds… And Didn’t Know You Needed To!
The value of pumpkin seeds might be great, but we know we can help you with what really matters – your aches and pains. Checkout here to learn more about pelvic organ prolapse and how you can help your partner, or see what other helpful tips we have for you here. Pumpkin seeds are small butContinue Reading »
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail:
What are you going to commit to so that you finish the year strong? Here it is October 1, 2019! I wish it felt more like fall here in Northern Virginia—The Capital Weather Gang tells me that after record breaking heat mid-week, we’ll finally have some consistently cooler days. This warm weather makes it hard forContinue Reading »
A Walk in the Woods is the Prescription: 3 Ways Contact with Nature Improves Your Health
It’s no secret that one of the things I love best to do is to walk in the woods. My love started as a kid and taking Sunday drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina. My family also owned a bit of land in the mountains that we spent a lot ofContinue Reading »
Water, Simply Water
There is a lot of advice out that promises to help with brain fog, itchy skin, weight loss, constipation, and urinary frequency. It can be very confusing. Eat these foods, avoid those foods. Drink this, don’t drink that. Exercise—stretch, lift weights, get your heart rate up or not. It’s no wonder, we tend to throwContinue Reading »