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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Spinach Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Since the shrimp only cooks for three minutes, this recipe gives you a good chance to try a grilled dessert after dinner.

Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella
Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and bell peppers are marinated in a white balsamic vinaigrette then grilled, stacked and topped with fresh mozzarella. These are DELICIOUS and such a great use of the end of summer's bounty!

Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut
Grilling caramelizes the sugars in the pineapple for a light dessert that is delicious on its own or served with low-fat vanilla ice cream. Don't forget to sprinkle with toasted coconut for a rum-spiked treat!

Local and National Health Headlines

Are Expired Medications OK to Take?
One internist, Sharon Bergquist, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, explains when to get rid of that eye ointment, and why an out-of-date aspirin might be just fine to take.

Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some
For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study.

Health Tips

8 Foods To Help You Lose Weight Naturally
Have you ever wished that there was a magic pill for natural weight loss?

Exercise of the Day

7 Body-Weight Exercises To Get You Fit Anytime, Anywhere
No gym membership? No problem. Trade in the clanking of weights and the stale air of the gym for the background noise of chirping birds and fresh air.

Love & Relationships

6 Steps To Bounce Back From A Failed Relationship
A breakup can send you spiraling downward, reviving old thought patterns and collecting negative beliefs about yourself. Or it can be the greatest soil for growth.

Motivational Words

Make It Reality
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney

What's Happening

Race for the Gold
Saturday, September 6, 8 a.m., Bowling Green - 5k and Kid's Fun Run. Information and register:

Blues & BBQ Concert
Saturday, September 6, 3 p.m. A Fund raiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Wilderness Community church, Plank Road. Call 540-370-0835

Heiwa Matsuri Fall Festival
Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Aikido in Fredericksburg A free day of activities and exhibits for all ages focused on healthy and peaceful living. Aikido, "Sumo", Kids Games, Stress Release Class, Crafts, Nature Walks, Plant Clinic and Native Plant Sale, Green Building Tour, and more. Location: 6155 Hickory Ridge Road, Spotsylvania. Free. Contact: Phone: 540-582-9600

Living With Alzheimer's: Late Stage
Wednesday, September 17, 9:30 a.m. - This is for care partners of those with dementia.What you need to know: resources, questions and answers. To register call 540-370-0835 or email

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.

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

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

Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Looking for healthy eating alternatives this summer? We want to help, every Wednesday through September 3, 2014 we will be hosting the Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center from 2 pm - 6 pm.

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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