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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Turkey Spinach Artichoke Panini
That crispy bread on the outside with that warm meat and melty cheese on the inside… now that’s a satisfying lunch!

Roast Beef
You will be amazed at how easy this is to prepare and any leftovers make a great lunch the next day. Serve this with your favorite veggies.

Gorilla Poops, A.K.A. No Bake Cookies
Delicious as far as dung goes. We always made them with coconut, but I recently realized that the rest of the world was using peanut butter. So this go round I made them both ways.

Local and National Health Headlines

Eliminating ACA Subsidies Would Cause Nearly 10 Million to Lose Insurance
In addition, unsubsidized individual market premiums would rise by 47 percent in those states. The hike would correspond to a $1,610 annual increase for a 40-year-old nonsmoker who purchased a silver-level plan.

This year's flu vaccine is only 23% effective ...
And experts say it's just 'bad luck.' Scientists use educated guesses to create each year's vaccine -- but there's a better way to fight the flu.

Health Tips

4 Things Healthy People Do To Start Their Day Off Right
How we begin our day can have a huge impact on our mental and physical wellbeing, and even the simplest habits can accumulate into huge health benefits over time.

Make a difference

15 Things That Shouldn't Define Your Self-Worth
Being successful is a repeatable process; you can implement it when you get thrown off balance, and in that rebalancing, you build your worth, strength, and fulfillment.

Love & Relationships

The One Thing Not To Do After A Breakup
In my old dating paradigm, the end of a relationship, regardless of whether it was long or short, meant an excuse to go shopping and spend money excessively, to drink wine more often, to eat chocolate or hop back online and get back into the dating game as quickly as possible.

Motivational Words

Happy, Now?
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn

What's Happening

Babysitting Class
Saturday January 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - This one day course follows American Safety & Health Institute Guidelines & upon successful completion of this course all participants receive an ASHI Babysitter card. Located in the Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza Classroom A. Register with Health Link at 540-741-1404.

Smoking Cessation Program
Monday January 26 - Monday March 9 2015 - 7-week class sessions. We recognize that a one-size fits all approach to quitting smoking just doesn't work. In seven weeks, we can help you identify your triggers to determine why you use tobacco or smokeless products including e-cigarettes. Learn how quitting now will help reduce risk factors to getting heart and lung disease and possibly reduce your risk of getting cancer. Registration is easy, contact Kristin Thompson at 540-845-4810 or email Stacey Wilson at

Sweethearts 4ever 4 Mile
February 8, 10 a.m. - USATF Certified Out and back course on road around YMCA, part of the dirt track in Pratt Park and on the paved Belmont - Ferry Farm Trail. Course is flat with a few short hills. Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt for those who opt to purchase. T-shirts may not be available for runners registering after Jan 24, 2015. Email to:

Dahlgren Trail 1/2 Marathon
February 14, 8 a.m. - Race is limited to 225. Parking is at the Rt 605 Trailhead. Please Carpool and arrive early. Lot opens at 6:30am. Out and back on Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail from mile post 0 to just past mile post 6.5. Email to

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

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.

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