Health/Fitness

‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ at Hearthstone

The average length of time between the onset of symptoms for a mental health condition and actually receiving treatment is 10 years. In any given year, only twenty percent of children with a diagnosable mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder receive treatment. Almost one-third of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder during his or her lifetime. How can we help? […]

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Beware the Sperryville triangle choke

An exciting milestone for the budding Rappahannock martial arts community, as the Totality Martial Arts Academy, based right here at Stonewall Abbey Wellness in Sperryville, had four representatives compete in the Copa Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. Coached by Professor Mattie Leto, participants Jacob Rosenbaum, Hugo Ramirez, Smith Cliffton and Josh Neff competed in their respective divisions, bringing home a gold and silver medal. […]

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Yoga with horses?

Once I graduated from Smith, I attempted to take a traditional route to success, holding various corporate jobs, but I never felt fulfilled and I missed horses like crazy. My yoga practice was the only thing keeping me sane, so I decided to pursue my 200-hour yoga teacher training and become a yoga teacher. […]

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Physical therapy: A helping hand for cancer survivors

Not only should you be educated about the possible adverse effects of concurrent radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but findings indicate that you should employ exercise throughout your course of treatment to help minimize these effects. A physical therapist can help you develop a program to help maintain your strength, endurance and balance prior to surgery. […]

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Wellness studio expansion in Warrenton

A variety of classes will be taught for all fitness levels: The student of Yoga; the PT patient seeking continued strengthening and aftercare; individuals navigating a physical limitation or health challenge; continued strengthening and balance exercises through the golden years. […]

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Healing medicines outside your door

Not every ache, pain or ailment requires a trip to the pharmacy, local medicinal herbalist Teresa Boardwine is inviting county residents to join her in exploring the fields, mountains, stream beds and roadsides “as we forage and harvest our food and medicines.” […]

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New gym aims to energize Rappahannock

Scores of people turned out for the grand opening in late April of Stonewall Abbey Wellness center in Sperryville. The crowd was validation to owners Susan Huff and Gordon Wicks that a full-service gym was something Rappahannock wanted. […]