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Health Briefs Valentine's Briefs Hug it Out! New Hand Center Offers Specialty Care SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder Building a Better Denture Does My Child Have ADHD?


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Sooner or later, not liking exercise catches up to you.


have a confession to make. I don’t like to exercise. I’ve never liked it, honestly. Even way back in my high school-soccer playing days, I loved the sport, but not necessarily the work that went into it. I hated running, unless it happened to have a ball involved. And I tried to become a runner, I really did. One summer break in college, I dutifully attempted to get into a running routine, but more often than not stopped for a Coke float on the way home. I’ve tried step classes — are they still a thing? Yoga, Zumba, pilates, water aerobics … I’ve tried them all. In my 20s, I even took an Irish dancing class — it’s in my blood, but apparently not my feet. Then there was boot camp on the beach and stroller walking. But most of the time, I either lost motivation, or something came along that made me put my own health on the back burner. Sometimes it was my career getting in the way. Sometimes it was my kids. And sometimes it was that I just didn’t want to. Sooner or later, not liking exercise catches up to you. Especially in your mid-40s. At the Health Journal, I spend my time reading and writing about health and fitness and living your best life. And to be honest, dear readers, I don’t think I am. Living my best life, that is. When I read stories about 87-year-old Coralie Raunig (featured in this month’s magazine), who still ice skates twice a week, or when I hear about seniors exercising in their chairs, I can’t help but wonder how they so gracefully summon the motivation — let alone the


energy — to stay fit. One Hampton gentleman lost 80 pounds in the year he’s been in the Silver Sneakers fitness program at the YMCA! How do I bring some of that into my life? In this month’s magazine, contributor LJ Kunkel writes about the top exercise excuses. I’ve most likely used them all. What stuck out and scares me the most is the consequences of inactivity. Heart disease. Stroke. Diabetes. There’s a whole laundry list of conditions associated with inactivity. I have two children. I need to be around for them. I want to be around for them. And I want them to be healthy, too. So, you know what I did after reading the exercise excuses story? While my son was at swim practice at the Y, I went into the gym and walked on the treadmill. I confess, I did watch a baking show on TV while walking, but there are no calories in watching — thank goodness! A few days later, I went again. If a 100-year-old can get herself to a chair fitness class (true story!), I think I can learn to love exercise. I owe it to myself. See you at the gym!



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Vitamin D regulates calcium metabolism. It also seems to support the body’s immune system and, when deficient, serves as a risk factor for heart disease. About 35 percent of people tested are deficient and, over the last 30 years, the trend is toward more deficiency. The best explanation is that we spend less time outside. Sunlight contains ultraviolet light that converts the vitamin D we consume into a form the body needs, vitamin D3. Next, this form must also be modified in the liver and kidneys before it assumes its active form. You can buy vitamin D2 in the store, but D3 is a better supplement because it stays in the body longer so it can be converted to its active form. If deficient, you can develop decreased bone density and muscle weakness. Vitamin D supplementation is good for everyone. An adequate yet safe daily dose is 2,000 IU/day. Take it with food that contains some fat to achieve better absorption. With adequate supplementation, you’re taking over where the sun left off. Ralph Robertson, MD Medical Director of Lackey Free Clinic 757-886-0608

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After having an open bite before braces, every night when I put my retainer in, it feels tight. What am I doing wrong? I am glad you are diligently wearing your retainer at night. This is important to keep the teeth from moving back to where they were before. If you just had your braces off, your teeth may have more of a tendency to try to move back because your bone is still in breakdown-buildup mode. You may just need to wear the retainer for more time during the day for several weeks and then wean yourself to wearing it only at night. If you had braces removed a long time ago, you may want to try to wear the retainer for more time daily. Over a period of a few weeks you can wean yourself to wear only nightly again to see if this helps. If this does not help, I would recommend oral myofunctional therapy (OMT). Having an open bite in the front teeth means that your tongue and lips were not coordinated before braces, creating the open space. OMT helps retrain the muscles so that the tongue no longer pushes on the teeth and the lips help hold the teeth inward. OMT will encourage long-term health of the muscles and encourage the teeth to naturally stay in the space the orthodontist or dentist put them. This will prevent the costly need to re-correct the alignment in the future. Stacey Hall, D.D.S. Williamsburg Center for Dental Health 757-565-6303



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A typical French (open-mouthed) kiss uses 29 facial muscles. Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers. The secret of having a happy, successful and long life is to kiss your partner before you leave the house every day, according to one German study.

The number of calories burned by men during an average sex session, according to the journal PLOS ONE. Women burn about 69 calories. The number varies by the amount of time spent … ahem, active … under the sheets, so use this Valentine’s Day to your advantage!


The percentage your blood flow increases just from laughing, which is good for your heart.


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Hug It Out

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“Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug.” - Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

" They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything." - Bil Keane

“There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other." - Yoko Ono

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ave an argument with your mom? A spat with your spouse? New research says you can take the edge off the fight by hugging it out. The study, published last fall in PLOS One, says that a simple hug can help reduce negative feelings about conflict even into the next day, compared to not hugging after a conflict. “A very simple, straightforward behavior — hugging — might be an effective way of supporting both men and women who are experiencing conflict in their relationships,” Michael Murphy, a co-author of the study and post-doctoral researcher in Carnegie Mellon University’s Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease, told Time magazine. According to the research, hugging may be more than just a way to show support; it may positively impact the mood and emotional health of people you love. For the study, more than 400 people were interviewed every night over the phone. Each day, they were asked about their mood, if they had experienced conflict with others and if they had received a hug. Researchers used their answers to develop a measurement of the effects of hugs. Men and women of all ages, whether they were single or married, experienced the positive effects of a hug, including improved mood following conflict. While many participants who had experienced conflict were still in a bad mood, their mood wasn’t as bad as those who had not received a hug. They also had a more positive mood on

days where they received a hug, but experienced no conflict. These effects seemed to last into the next day. To see positive effects, the hug did not need to come from the person with whom the participants argued. All that was important is that they received a hug from someone during the day. It’s possible that a hug has positive effects because it is a concrete form of social support. When people feel cared about, they tend to handle stress better. Hugs may also help with the release of hormones like oxytocin, which can improve mood, and even lower heart rate. Of course, you only see these positive effects if you enjoy hugs. Some people don’t like hugging, let alone being touched. So make sure if you hug someone, it’s consensual. The hug study is part of a larger focus on how interpersonal touch like hugging, kissing or holding hands can affect mental health and relationships. It’s an area that is largely unstudied, though scientists can pinpoint physiological changes like hormone release or changes in blood pressure. The researchers are planning future hug studies to see if who the hugger is can affect how much the hug helps. For instance, does a hug from mom do more good than a hug from a friend or vice versa? How about hugging your dog? Hugging may not lead to world peace, but the right hug from the right person could help you find better peace of mind.

"Hugging may not lead to world peace, but the right hug from the right person could help you find better peace of mind."

A Guide to Hugging People need physical contact, and there’s no simpler way to show affection than with a hug. There are all different kinds of hugs, from the hug you give to comfort a child to the full-body hug you might give your partner. Here are the kinds of hugs and how to give the best ones.


This is the most common and frequently shared hug – a simple handshake. When in doubt about the appropriateness of hugging someone, simply extend your hand for a handshake. The hand hug is also the most appropriate form of affection in the workplace, used to congratulate or greet someone.

Hello or Standard Hug

This type of hug is usually used when greeting a friend. This is the standard and most common type of non-intimate hug, usually lasting just a few seconds. This hug can be performed using one arm or two.

Bear Hug

A bear hug is a strong, full-body hug. The hugger and huggee wrap their arms tightly around each other, heart to heart, and may rock back and forth while embracing to emphasize affectionate feelings. These hugs tend to last a little longer than the standard hug.

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This type of hug is used to comfort or console someone. This hug is similar to a standard hug; however, it is dis-

tinctive because of its intensity and duration. This type of hug is usually performed by parents and close friends. The huggee may rest his or her head on the shoulder or chest of the hugger for comfort.

Bro Hug

This type of hug is almost always performed between two males and is a combination between a handshake and a one-armed hug. The two participants slap each other on the back while embracing. This type of hug lasts about one second — anything longer tends to make the participants feel uncomfortable.

Reverse Hug

With the reverse hug, the hugger approaches the huggee from behind and puts his/her arms around the huggee’s waist. This type of hug is usually reserved for people who are in a romantic relationship.


Just as the name implies, this is a hug that you give to yourself. Simply wrap your arms around your torso and squeeze tightly. Source:

NEW Hand Center Offers Specialty Care to the Peninsula BY KIM O’BRIEN ROOT


t’s hard to imagine life without the use of your hands. Just one of your hands, including the wrist, has 27 bones — each responsible for its own movement. The hands are so intricate, in fact, that there are surgeons trained to deal with them and only them. So it comes as no surprise that the time would come for a medical center to focus on handrelated injuries and surgeries. In a joint venture between Sentara and Tidewater Orthopaedics, the new Sentara Hand Specialty Center will provide patients on the Peninsula superior hand care from pre-op to rehab. The center opened in early February. “Our hands and our fingers are so vital to everything we do,” says Stacey Bell, chief executive officer for Tidewater Orthopaedics, a Peninsula-based orthopedic practice. “To have a team that this is all they treat — it’ll be good for everyone involved.”

“Our hands and our fingers are so vital to everything we do.”

24-hour care from specialty surgeons

The crux of the hand center is the ability to offer 24-hour care to patients needing medical attention for their hands — basically anything below the elbow — such as broken bones, crushed fingers and severe lacerations. Hand surgeons are on-call for hand emergencies at Sentara emergency rooms in Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg and available for same-day follow-up appointments in a hand clinic. The hand center also ties in physical and occupational therapy that may be needed post-surgery.

One of the key components of the hand center is having specialty trained surgeons. Doctors Robert Campolattaro and Nicholas Smerlis, both long-time surgeons with Tidewater Ortho, are both board-certified hand specialists. Smerlis and Campolattaro will be joined by a third surgeon — Dr. Robert Mason, who specializes in upper extremities, including the hand — along with Tidewater Ortho’s dedicated hand physician’s assistant (PA), Gabrielle Lanzetta. Only about 2,000 orthopedic surgeons in the United States are board-certified in the hand. However, specialized training in sub-specialties such as the hand and foot are becoming more commonplace in the field of orthopedics, with specialty centers popping up around the country to better meet the needs of patients with injuries. “As the population ages, we’re needing more orthopedic care,” says Carole Guinane, Sentara’s vice president for system orthopedics. “We’re living longer; our joints wear out. Plus, we’re more active.” The hand specialty center is the second for Sentara, which is already operating one through Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. The new center will be able to reach patients throughout the Peninsula, Guinane says.

Better coordination and coverage

Many of the pieces were already in place for the creation of a hand center, but the different components weren’t always being coordinated. If a hand surgeon wasn’t available to come to an emergency room, a patient would be seen by the orthopedist on call and then likely transferred to another facility for hand surgery, which could be in Richmond or Norfolk. The new hand center helps increase coordination and coverage and helps hand patients get treatment right on the Peninsula. Ideally it will increase the likelihood that patients will get the post-op care, including rehab, that they need. “Potential patients will have full coverage for hands,” Guinane says. “You don’t have to travel to get great care. You don’t have to go to Washington, D.C., or down to Duke. We really do supply high-level orthopedic care in our region. We’re proud of that.”

A hand center offers Board-certified hand specialists

How the center works

Patients with hand emergencies who visit the Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, the emergency room at Sentara Port Warwick in Newport News or Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center will be assessed by emergency room staff. If necessary, staff will contact the hand surgeon on-call for assessment. Depending on the degree of injury, patients could be sent right to an operating room, or fixed up temporarily and given an appointment to the hand clinic at Tidewater Ortho that day or the following day. Some injuries, such as open fractures, will get immediate operative care: “Anything that requires surgical intervention will get care by a hand surgeon,” Campolattaro says. Some surgeries may take place at the COASC — the CarePlex Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center — where many sameday surgeries are performed. This outpatient center is located in Hampton, attached to the Sentara CarePlex. What’s different from the previous way hand injuries were handled is the 24-hour surgeon access as well as the presence of specialized carts in the ERs — hand crash-carts, if you will. “If you come in, the surgeon has access to the specialty supplies he needs,” says Shannon Ferguson, director of Sentara patient care services/surgical services. “You don’t have to wait and he doesn’t have to hunt.” The emergency room staff will be trained on best practices in caring for injuries — such as how best to splint a hand or wash out a wound, what tests might need to be done or other pre-op processes. Someone comes in with a detached finger? Staff knows what to do to care for the patient — and the finger — while a hand surgeon is called. “Over time they’ll get more comfortable with what they can do,” Smerlis says.

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SAD If you feel SAD during the winter months, you are not alone. BY BETH JOJACK


or most of her adult life, Marie Daniels has detected a change in how she feels when Daylight Saving Time ends in November. The stay-at-home mom of 4-year-old twin girls will notice a creeping anxiety about running out of time to complete her daily todo list, as well as a “general blue feeling” when the sun starts setting around 5 p.m. “You can’t do certain things because it’s dark or you feel like it’s late even when it isn’t late,” says Daniels, who lives in Yorktown, Va. Around this same time of year, Daniels also finds herself with mad cravings for carbs (think comfort foods like mashed potatoes and biscuits and gravy) and, most debilitating, struggles with perpetual exhaustion. After hearing about Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, a form of depression where symptoms typically appear when daylight decreases in the late fall and subside in the spring, Daniels diagnosed herself. She’s never sought treatment, but just keeps forcing herself to go about her daily routine, even when she wants to curl into the fetal position on the couch. “As a parent, you just have to keep pushing through,” she says. Lesli Hughes, a licensed clinical social worker with TPMG Behavioral Health in Newport News, speculates that many individuals suffering from SAD are like Daniels and never talk to a doctor about their symptoms. Some dismiss their troubles as temporary. Others, she believes, don’t realize they are fighting something more tangible than “the winter blahs.” “I don’t know if they recognize that they really have it,” Hughes says.

to do with seasonal changes interrupting our circadian rhythm — that internal 24-hour clock that regulates our sleeping and waking hours. Those who struggle with SAD may have trouble regulating the neurotransmitter serotonin, may overproduce the hormone melatonin and may produce less vitamin D, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 5 percent of adults in the United States suffer from SAD, with women considerably more likely to experience symptoms than men. Symptoms vary in severity, from feelings of loneliness and sadness to changes in sleep patterns, particularly excess sleepiness. You might have trouble concentrating, or feel extra irritable, or find yourself having a lower sex drive. What’s worse, those who normally suffer from depression or bipolar disorder may find that their symptoms worsen in the winter, according to the NIMH. How far a person lives from the equator is thought to influence the likelihood of having SAD. While just 1 percent of those who live in Florida suffer from the condition, the NIMH reports, 9 percent of New England’s population has SAD. Despite Hampton Roads’ close proximity to the beach, plenty of residents there suffer from SAD, according to Hughes. “Things do change with the amount of time we have during the day with daylight savings,” she says. “We still get bad weather. It’s cold. People do not get out as much … We may not have as much snow, but there are definitely seasonal changes that occur in this area.”

1984 and later pioneered the use of artificial light to help improve symptoms of the inflicted. Researchers haven’t definitively pinned down the cause of the condition, although it could have something

behaviors, can be an effective treatment for SAD. Hughes testifies that CBT has helped many of her clients with seasonal depression. Since individuals struggling with SAD often isolate themselves,

Can anything be done? What is SAD? Studies show Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, where a Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal first identified and named SAD in therapist works with a patient to change negative thoughts and THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG

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Hughes works with her patients to come up with a plan that keeps them engaged with others. “I encourage people to plan activities that are going to be pleasurable, whether it be inside or outside, that they can do in the winter months,” she says. “That may involve going to visit family. It may involve taking up a new hobby.” For those who know they suffer from SAD, Hughes recommends going to see a counselor long before Daylight Saving Time ends each fall. “It’s way easier to work on prevention measures than it is to get into [a depressed state] and try to pull yourself out,” she says. Other treatments for SAD include antidepressants or light therapy, in which patients sit in front of a box that provides a fluorescent light about 20 times greater than average indoor lighting for several minutes each day. Experts warn against using a light box without first consulting a mental health or medical professional. While SAD may be temporary, the symptoms can be detrimental and shouldn’t be ignored or brushed off. There is help. “It seems like a short period of time, but when you’re depressed, it feels like the days go by so slowly,” Hughes says. “It’s very treatable.”

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Depressed mood most of the day nearly every day. Loss of interest in things you used to find interesting or enjoyable. • Changes in sleep patterns — primarily oversleeping. • Low energy and lethargy. • Difficulty with concentration and focus. • Feeling anxious or irritable, or having difficulty managing stress. • A reluctance to engage with others and a desire to be alone. • Decreased libido and sexual desire. • Craving sunlight. • Craving carbohydrate-rich foods (and resulting weight gain). Source: Psychology Today

Ways to self-fight SAD

While treatment by a mental health professional is recommended, there are a few things you can try to ease the symptoms. • Get outside on sunny days when you can, even when it’s chilly. • If indoors, keep your blinds and curtains open during the day. • Try to keep a regular sleep schedule. • Take a vacation and head somewhere warm and sunny. • Add a few drops of essential oils to your bath to help you relax. • Eat a balanced diet — watch the carbs! • Exercise to boost your endorphins. • Keep yourself busy with activities.

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echnology such as 3D printers, scanners and to place in, fully customized and long-lasting — more so imaging software is changing almost every than traditional dentures, Dawson says. industry — from the arts and manufacturing One big benefit of the 3D dentures is the single-piece to healthcare and design. Dentistry is no different; design. Traditional dentures are made of two different thanks to new techniques, dentists can now create materials that are fitted together, meaning teeth can the most customized denture ever. possible fall out. With digital dentures, this isn’t possible. Digital dentures don’t require messy, sticky “The material is very strong and stain-resistant, but impressions. The teeth cannot fall out of the appears natural and life-like,” says Dawson. “They should gums. And best of all, they can look exactly how last more than seven years as long as you don’t lose them. patients want, from the shade to the shape and They are so durable that even in studies when they were size of their teeth. run over by a truck, they didn’t break.” “We can get creative,” says Dr. Jamiah Dawson Even if patients do lose these dentures, they won’t Jamiah K. Dawson, DDS, MICOI, of Affordable Dentures & Implants in Newport need to take new impressions and start all over. Their MAAIP, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas News, Va. “We are able to see what the dentures denture information is saved as a digital file that can be City School of Dentistry with a will look like through computer imaging and do reprinted at any time. Even if patients go on a trip and Doctorate in Dental Surgery. whatever we want.” forget their dentures at home, as long as they are near She has fabricated thousands Dawson, who has been offering digital dentures one of the 250 Affordable Dentures & Implants offices of dentures with the help of the since October 2018, says many patients bring in across the country, they can get a new set printed. highly skilled technicians who photographs so their teeth can look as they once Customization and durability can come at a higher work at her on-site dental lab. did, whether that is a small gap in the front or other price, however. Digital dentures can cost between personalized details. She reviews the images with $2,250 and $4,575, depending on whether patients her patients and makes changes until patients are satisfied with the need surgery to remove any remaining teeth and whether they appearance of the dentures. need both upper and lower teeth, along with other factors. Though Not only is the look of the dentures customizable, but the fit Affordable Dentures & Implants does not take insurance, they is also near-perfect thanks to 3D digital provide itemized billing so patients can seek scanners that take images of the gums. reimbursement with their insurance company. Because the tongue and cheeks can’t get Some insurance companies do reimburse for in the way, the scan is more accurate than some or all of the costs, helping reduce the an impression. The scans are sent to a lab price. that can 3D print an incredibly accurate “They are more expensive, but they are also denture, even for those with small gums or a lot longer-lasting than traditional dentures,” bones. The entire design and printing process takes seven to 14 days, Dawson says. though patients have temporary dentures to wear during that time. To help digital dentures last longer, patients need to care for them “The fit of the digital denture is really nice,” Dawson says. “It is such like traditional dentures. The dentures need to be brushed each day a tight fit that food and other material cannot get under it, and it is a and should be kept moist when patients aren’t wearing them. lot more comfortable than a traditional denture.” Digital dentures represent a big improvement in quality of life for The entire denture is cut out of one piece of very durable, yet many people with dentures. Whether they feel more comfortable lightweight, material by a 3D printer. After the dentures are printed, speaking and eating or simply feel that their smile is their own, digital details are cut in and the teeth are polished. The final product is easy dentures can help them feel more confident in themselves every day.

“The material is very strong and stainresistant, but appears natural and life-like.”



Does my child have ADHD?



ossibly no parent of a young child has ever uttered the words, “Wow, my kid is always so calm and focused.” But when do hyperactive, inattentive or impulsive behaviors cross the line from “normal” to ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a common and often treatable mental health condition? The most basic answer: when the behaviors don’t only happen at home, and when they’re severe enough to impact a child’s ability to function well in his or her family, academic and social life. “If a kid is wild or doesn’t listen at home, but teachers are saying he’s an angel at school, that’s probably not ADHD,” says Dr. John Harrington, division director of General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. “He might not have good boundaries at home, or he may simply like to irritate Mom. With ADHD, usually it involves trouble in multiple settings.” Attention disorders affect an estimated 8 percent of kids in the United States, according to the American Psychiatric Association. They are more common in boys and often are first diagnosed in school-aged children, although characteristics can surface earlier. They also can run in families. Some symptoms are more obvious. Kids with ADHD often struggle to sit still — the proverbial “ants-in-the-pants” cases. They might be very intelligent, but have difficulty following directions, or focusing on and finishing tasks. Many submit messy, error-filled work or repeatedly take risks such as jumping off playground equipment or accepting dangerous dares. A child with ADHD also tends to stand out in a group. “Let’s say 19 other kids are sitting still and the 20th one is bouncing, tapping his hands and feet, getting out of his seat, twiddling with something or not waiting his turn,” Harrington says. “He’s the one who’s driving the teacher insane.” Yet some pieces of ADHD are less recognized or understood. The social aspect is one major example; in fact, children can be misdiagnosed as autistic because their minds race ahead so quickly that they don’t notice other people’s feelings or interest level in a conversation, says Dr. Kenneth Richmond, a psychiatrist with TPMG Behavioral Health in Newport News. THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG


A child with ADHD tends to blurt out comments without thinking, interrupt people and grow frustrated or angry if others don’t understand him immediately, or if they respond differently than what he has anticipated in his mind. “They typically have nicknames in school like ‘Spaz’ or ‘Squirrel’ — like their head is always on ‘swivel mode’,” Richmond says. “They just don’t know what to do with all their thoughts and energy, and it can be very hard for them to make or keep friends.” As for the kids dubbed “Space Cadet” because they don’t seem to be paying attention at all, the opposite can be true. Instead, they might be noticing everything — a flickering light, a buzzing heater, a ticking watch, construction equipment moving outside a window. Focusing on a teacher or assignment, then, is virtually impossible. At some point, kids with ADHD also realize that keeping up with their peers involves more effort and mistakes. “They often procrastinate on getting started,” Richmond says. “What can look like defiance or laziness is really a fear of failing again. They are hard on themselves.” Another lesser-known fact is that ADHD may not surface until middle or high school, or even adulthood. “Kids have seemed fine before, often because they’re very intelligent, but their ability to accommodate it is suddenly overwhelmed by the amount or complexity of what they have to do,” Harrington explains. To diagnose ADHD, doctors study questionnaires from patients, parents, teachers, church leaders and other outside sources. They also consider conditions that can mimic or co-exist with attention issues, such as autism, mood and sleep disorders, and stress from a childhood trauma or family stressors. Behavioral therapy and possibly medication can help prevent self-esteem issues that can lead to depression, anxiety or substance abuse, experts say. Over time, maturation and brain development may ease or even erase symptoms of ADHD. “Every case is unique,” Harrington says. “We all have little bits of ADHD in us, after all. What parents should know is that there is help. In fact, helping these kids is one of the most satisfying things I do.” 22 / FAMILY


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Common Signs of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder There are three types of attention disorders: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive and combined. Diagnosis generally requires five or six symptoms in either or both categories.


Doesn’t pay close attention to details, often making careless mistakes such as putting a decimal in the wrong position in a math problem Has problems staying focused on tasks, activities or conversations Doesn’t seem to listen when spoken to Starts but doesn’t complete tasks such as chores or school assignments, or forgets about them entirely Struggles with organization, time management and meeting deadlines Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort Often loses items needed for daily life, such as school papers, keys or wallets Is easily distracted by surrounding activity or noises


Fidgets with or constantly taps hands or feet, or squirms in seat Not able to stay seated Runs around or climbs where it is inappropriate Unable to play or participate in leisure activities quietly Always “on the go,” as if driven by a motor Talks too much, or blurts out answers before a question has been finished Has difficulty waiting his or her turn, whether in a line or conversation Intrudes on others, such as interrupting or using personal items without permission Source: American Psychiatric Association

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Passion Fruit The color of a passion fruit’s skin varies from dark purple to dark red, orange or yellow. Purple is said to be the juiciest with the richest flavor.

Passion fruit is a type of fruit called a pepo — a manyseeded berry (along with cucumbers, watermelons and pumpkins) that has a hard rind and a juicy interior.

Passion fruit goes by a few different names — in Hawaii, it’s liliko’i; in Brazil, it’s called maracuya or you might also see it called granadilla.

Passion plants are native to parts of South America — more than 200 species can be found in the Amazon.

To eat a passion fruit, cut it in half and scoop out the pulp and edible seeds. Because of the tartness, passion fruit are often combined with other ingredients, such as mango (think smoothies).

If you have trouble sleeping or just need to calm down, add some passion fruit to your diet. The juice, leaves and flowers of the passion vine contain an alkaloid that has a mild sedative effect. WELL FED

Passion fruit are loaded with all kinds of good stuff, including vitamins A and C, antioxidants, iron, potassium, magnesium, riboflavin and niacin.


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A Touch of Love Massage your Valentine! Here are a few tips and techniques to try from Williamsburg massage therapist Meredith O'Brien.

Set the mood

Create a relaxing environment by turning on some soft music, dimming the lights and lighting some candles. Choose an oil, such as coconut or almond, or massage lotion so that your hands will glide smoothly and easily over your partner’s skin as you massage. Enhance with a calming essential oil like lavender or a sensual oil like sandalwood.

Have your partner lay face down, exposing their back and shoulders, on a bed or on a soft, padded surface. Kneel at one side — or if you’re really comfortable with your partner, you can just straddle them below the waist, being careful to not put direct pressure on the tailbone.


Put a small amount of oil or lotion in the palm of your hand, warming it up by rubbing your hands together. Begin at the lower back and run your hands up along the spine, using long, slow strokes with your palms, fingers closed. Move along the shoulders and back down the sides, creating one long continuous motion. Repeat several times, then transition strokes into a circular motion, following the same path.


Beginning at the lower back on each side of the spine, stroke up in a sweeping fan motion, using the heel of your palm to apply gentle pressure. Always be careful to avoid direct pressure on the spine.



At the shoulders, squeeze and knead the muscles, then curl your fingers into a "bear claw" and knead with your knuckles in between shoulder blades. Move up into the neck along the base of the skull and along the spine. Compress the muscles gently to increase blood flow, with palms pressing and releasing as you move from shoulders to the lower back.

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Use as much pressure as your partner is comfortable with. Remember, it’s less about the technique and more about the intention. So don’t worry if you’re not perfect — just a little effort will go a long way in making your partner feel loved and relaxed.


Using loose fists or sides of open

palms, "tap" – think of gentle, chopping motions – up and down the back, extending to the shoulders. End the massage by returning to long, slow strokes up and down the back, finishing with light strokes using only the fingertips, which first stimulates then relaxes the nerve endings.

Don’t forget the head Use the tips of your fingers to firmly massage the scalp in a circular rubbing motion, making sure you use enough pressure so that the scalp moves.

Fitness in the

French Quarter

A New Orleans Wellness Vacation BY TERESA BERGEN


et’s face it, New Orleans is more known for partying, drinking and general decadence than for health and wellness. But those who visit this magical 300-year-old Southern city can now get their history with a side of kale — if they so desire — rather than a cocktail. As it turns out, in addition to pirates, voodoo priestesses and drag queens, New Orleans has more than its fair share of yogis, fitness entrepreneurs and health-minded chefs. Here’s how to temper your excesses while vacationing in the Crescent City.

Highlights of the slow-paced Creole Crescent Tour include one of New Orleans’ famous aboveground cemeteries, the house where Edgar Degas stayed while visiting New Orleans, the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, a historic church founded by free people of color, and a stop for coffee and beignets in City Park. Free Wheelin’ also offers a Garden District tour and a faster-paced ride for experienced cyclists who want to cover more ground. If you’d rather run than bike, New Orleans Jogging Tours leads a 6.2-mile journey that passes historic buildings like the French Market and the old U.S. mint, famous culinary landmarks like Touring New Orleans Commander’s Palace Restaurant and Café du Monde, and places of First, a quick history lesson: The French laid out New Orleans in more contemporary interest like author Anne Rice’s home and the 1718, setting it defensively at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Its house where the New Orleans “Real World” reality television show early inhabitants included settlers, convicts, nuns and African slaves. was filmed. While there are narration and walking breaks, you should The French lost Louisiana to Spain in the Seven Years’ War, which be able to run a mile in 11 minutes to keep up with the group. ended in 1763, but got it back in 1800 — just in time to sell it to the Swampy areas outside New Orleans have their own bizarre beauty. United States in 1803. Join Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tours to paddle through twisted Over the next 100 years, the sugar industry, the War of 1812, cypress trees festooned with Spanish moss, watching out for alligators steamboats, yellow fever, voodoo, immigration, Catholicism, the Civil and the infamous Honey Island swamp monster — Louisiana’s answer War and the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Louisiana’s segregation to Bigfoot. The kayak tours are an enjoyable opportunity to experience laws would all impact Louisiana. Add in Mardi Gras, jazz and Creole and learn about an unusual and threatened ecosystem. cuisine and you have a unique culture in the so-called Pelican state. You can’t turn a corner in New Orleans without seeing a ghost of one Take a Fitness Class of these influences. For a uniquely New Orleanian fitness experience, take one of the free Fortunately, tour operators offer many active ways to see the state’s fitness classes or join a run with the Move Ya Brass movement. Local largest city. Veteran-owned Free Wheelin’ Bike Tours takes visitors for musician Robin Barnes founded the original running group when she a spin around New Orleans while imparting historical info. The tough was trying to regain her health after a serious kidney problem. tubes and heavy frames of their fat tire bikes are specially designed to What started as an informal invitation to Facebook friends to go for withstand the city’s formidable potholes. a run has turned into a whole menu of free fitness classes around New THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG / 28 / TRAVEL FOR WELLNESS

Orleans. Expect a soundtrack of local music as you work out in classes with fun titles such as Bounce Ya Brass, Stretch Ya Brass and Twerk Ya Brass. As dancer and personal trainer Shanda Domango said after teaching a Bounce Ya Brass class, “We can still be New Orleanians and live a healthy, active lifestyle.” Yoga has caught on in New Orleans just as it has everywhere else. In addition to many excellent yoga studios, residents and travelers can attend all-level classes in the Cabildo, which once served as the seat of government during the Spanish colonial period. Yoga in the historic and elegant building is offered three mornings a week.

Healthy Eating, New Orleans Style

New Orleans has long been famous for rich and heavy food. But lighter, healthier eating has gained a foothold, and a few vegetarian restaurants have even slipped in. The all-vegan Seed eatery ranges from slightly healthier versions of local foods such as Southern fried nuggets (made with deep-fried tofu) and eggplant po’boys, to genuinely healthy options like raw pad Thai or a kale and mango salad with miso dressing. The menu notes which dishes are gluten free, soy free, raw or Eat Fit NOLA, which means they meet the health criteria of the Ochsner Health System. In the mostly untouristed Bywater neighborhood, the Sneaky Pickle’s veggie-heavy menu includes vegan mac and cheese, beet flatbread and sushi rice bowls. Uptown, meanwhile, Chef Aron Shaya operates two acclaimed modern Israeli restaurants, Shaya and Saba, where pita bread cooks in wood-burning ovens. The restaurants mix the flavors of the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe.

If You Go

Many major carriers offer connecting flights from Richmond and Norfolk. New Orleans is easy to get around by walking and Uber, so unless you want to explore the surrounding area, skip the rental car. The city’s new Blue Bike New Orleans is an easy bike-share program available to locals and visitors age 18 and up.




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s Coralie Raunig steps into the rink at the Hampton Roads IcePlex, trim and stylish in a short black dress with a sparkly silver neckline, she feels the years fall away. Raunig is 87 years old. She has 13 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren, with a seventh on the way. But when she skates, she’s again a little girl playing with her dad on a frozen Montana pond. “I have such a sense of freedom,” she says. “If you have any thoughts or worries or concerns, you better don’t dare bring them on the ice. You better let go and concentrate.” A retired special education teacher, Raunig drives from her Williamsburg, Va., home to the York County rink twice a week, arriving by 6:30 a.m. for hour-long skates. Since rediscovering her childhood passion at age 65, she has added a coach to choreograph dance routines for amateur performances and competitions, which she enters two or three times a year in her hand-sewn costumes. Raunig isn’t reckless, nor is she fearless. In recent years, she has given up bigger, frequent jumps for small hops, slow spins, smooth glides and elegant arm motions. She often wears knee and posterior pads, has had her bone density checked and has learned how to protect herself in falls. Other than normal post-workout aches, Raunig has only been hurt once at the rink, when she hit the back of her head on the ice last spring and needed one stitch to close a cut. “I can’t pop right back up anymore when I fall, but people also know not to come help me,” she

“Life’s too short not to do what you really enjoy.”

to be able to support herself in case he didn’t return. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Old Dominion University and the College of William & Mary, respectively and built a 22-year career as a teacher, mainly in Newport News elementary schools. She and David moved to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Queens Lake in 1976 and share their home with a 170-pound Newfoundland dog named Barney. Once she retired, Raunig quickly realized she wouldn’t be happy sitting at home or with “typical” pursuits such as Bridge or garden clubs. “I hadn’t skated for 45 years, but I said, ‘I just know I can do it,’” she recalls. “I’m one of those types of people.” With her flair for the dramatic, Raunig refers to a “Copacabana” number at the 2017 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in North Carolina as one of her favorite performances. Wearing a bright yellow-and-blue costume with a 15-inch tall headdress, she won an award for oldest competitor at the event, given in honor of a woman who had skated until her death at age 90. Raunig likes going to the IcePlex early, when the ice is smoothest and the rink is emptier. “It’s fun talking with the kids there,” she says. “They do zoom around me, but they’re careful and very kind.” Each winter, Raunig is happy to see more local outdoor rinks for skaters of all ages. As for those who feel too old to try a new sport, she encourages them to overcome worry and excuses: “What I hear most is, ‘Oh my ankles are too weak.’ Well, you can solve that by getting skates a size smaller than your regular shoes. Just go for it.” As for Raunig, she plans to skate as long as she’s physically able. “I think I’ll know when I can’t anymore,” she says. “Until then … life’s too short not to do what you really enjoy.”

says. “Just let me take my time. If I can’t get up, I will crawl off.” Luis Lovett, Raunig’s longtime coach, says her desire to skate is much stronger than any practical limitations of age. “Coralie is very dedicated, and she loves to entertain,” Lovett says. “She gives it everything she has. I don’t think she holds back at all.” The octogenarian is also an inspiration to his younger students, Lovett adds: “She’s certainly proof of the longevity you can have in this sport.” Raunig started skating at age 4, during her childhood in Great Falls, Mont. She tagged along when her father went ice fishing on inlets of the Missouri River, pretending to be a ballerina as she slid around him and scooted through his legs. Her family couldn’t afford skating lessons during the Great Depression, so she taught herself moves by reading a library book that she renewed for a year. “Almost everybody skated,” Raunig recalls. “We kids would get skates from Montgomery Ward for Christmas every year, since we’d outgrown or worn out the pair from the year before.” At 19, Raunig put her skating life on pause to follow her high school sweetheart, David, to Annapolis for his schooling at the U.S. Naval Academy. They married the day after he graduated, traveled the world for his work, raised four children together and will celebrate their 65th anniversary in June. When David was sent to Vietnam, Coralie decided she needed Left: Coralie Raunig skating as a young woman in Montana. Right: Wearing her "Copacabana" skating outfit, Coralie Raunig poses with her award for oldest competitor after the 2017 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in North Carolina. PROFILE


The Best Time to WorkOut



ersonal trainers will tell you that the busiest time of day in any gym is early in the morning, between 6 and 9 a.m. Some people work out in the morning because it’s convenient — it’s when they have the most energy, and morning workouts fit their schedule. Many others, though, work out with the sunrise because they believe morning workouts are more productive and burn more fat.

But do they?

The Rationale of Early Morning Workouts

There are two reasons why early morning is widely considered the best time to work out. First, your testosterone levels are at their highest early in the morning. Testosterone levels rise throughout the night, typically peaking around 8 a.m. before starting to fall again. Second, when you work out in the morning, particularly on an empty stomach, you’ll burn more fat during your workout. The reason for this is that your stores of glycogen — the form in which your muscles and liver store sugar — will be partly depleted after not eating for 12 hours, thus forcing your body to start burning fat for energy.

Both of these reasons for exercising in the morning make perfect sense. They both sound right. It’s just that studies say otherwise.

Why Science Says Afternoon and Evening Workouts Are Superior

A 2013 study published in the journal Biological Rhythm Research demonstrated that muscle anabolic signaling — the body’s way of telling the muscles to grow —is higher in the evening than in the morning. In line with this, a 2016 study by a team of Finnish researchers found that afternoon and evening workouts produced more muscle growth than morning workouts. Finally, a study at the University of Southern Mississippi found that bodybuilders who trained in the evening gained more muscle than those who trained in the morning. The evening trainees also lost fat, while the morning trainees gained fat. So if morning workouts burn more fat and testosterone is highest in the morning, why is evening training superior? It is true that training on an empty stomach burns more fat during the workout, but this misses an important point: energy is energy. If you train on a full stomach, your body will simply burn fat later in the day. What matters THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG

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is your total energy balance for the day. That’s why studies on the effects of fasting training vs. eating before exercising have consistently shown that eating before a workout leads to more energy burned during the workout — and also more muscle growth and better appetite control. As for testosterone, while it’s true that it is highest in the morning, it’s also responsible for recovery from exercise, so it should be high after your workouts as well. So it makes more sense to work out in the evening, when testosterone begins to rise. Furthermore, the stress hormone cortisol is highest in the morning, impairing recovery from exercise. The testosterone/cortisol ratio — an indicator of your ability to recover from exertion — is highest in the later afternoon and early evening. There’s also a third factor that’s rarely discussed: body temperature. Your core body temperature is highest in the evening. That means more blood flow, a faster metabolism and greater mental alertness. None of this changes the fact that you need to train when you have the time and energy for it — and for many people, that is the morning. But science says that all other things being equal, training in the later afternoon and early evening is better than training in the morning.

Your Top 5 Exercise Excuses (and How to Beat Them) BY LJ KUNKEL


e see and hear the message everywhere, screaming at us from newsstands to newsfeeds: You need to exercise! It’s true that exercise is incredibly important and so very beneficial. Yet very few of us actually do it consistently. We may start out strong with a rock-solid resolution involving daily gym sessions and a clean-eating plan, only to find ourselves skipping out in favor of lounging on the couch with a hefty helping of forbidden treats by the end of the month. The mind is a funny thing. It can come up with the craziest yet seemingly sensible reasons to keep us from anything that takes us outside our comfort zone. But since your goals won’t work unless you do, are you ready to cut to the chase and find out what’s really holding you back? We’re ready to help you smash those excuses once and for all!


No one wants to force themselves outdoors in frigid conditions or when it’s too hot and humid to breathe. Honestly, that's not even safe. But don't throw in the towel altogether. You’ve got plenty of indoor options, even if you can’t make it to the gym.


How to Crush It:

How to Crush It:

Build a home gym. If you like having all the accessories, you can set up your own fitness center in the garage or a spare room. Include items of your choice like yoga mats, exercise balls, resistance bands, kettlebells, weight sets, medicine balls and larger equipment like a treadmill or elliptical and weight machines. Once set up, your at-home gym is always ready to go even when Mother Nature isn’t.

This is the most common reason given for lacking a fitness routine. After all, we have truly busy lives. Who has an extra hour to spend every day? Be honest with yourself, though. How much time do you spend browsing on your smartphone or watching TV? It’s more about priorities. We make time for what’s important to us.

Schedule it in. Just like any other task, work meeting, or appointment, clear a block of time in your schedule for exercise — and don’t cancel on yourself (that’s just rude). Keep it short. If you can’t fit in an hour-long session, don’t! Shorter workouts, even just 10 minutes long, are still worth it. Small efforts to move more all day also make a difference, from taking the stairs to doing squats each time you take a bathroom break. Wear a fitness tracker and you’ll see those steps add up! Or, try doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to maximize your results in minimal time, alternating 7- to 20-minute exercise sessions with rest periods. This method boosts your metabolism more than a longer steady-state session and keeps burning fat long after you’re done.

Just press play. Workout videos are the perfect indoor staple. Build your own fitness library with exercise DVDs of your choice — Zumba, P90X and Jillian Michaels are popular brands — or search for online videos. Sign up for an online membership — try Daily Burn, Cody App or Beachbody On Demand — if you want fitness classes without leaving your living room.

Multitask. Make your screen time do double duty. Hold some planks while you scroll social media. Walk on a treadmill while you watch your favorite show. Do bodyweight exercises during commercial breaks (jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups). Just get off the couch and move some during normally lazy times. THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG


EXCUSE #3: I CAN’T AFFORD IT Yes, gym memberships and fancy workout clothes can be pricey, but you don’t really need all that. All you need is a good pair of sneakers, and you’re all set to work out anywhere! Think of it another way — can you afford to NOT be healthy? Inactivity puts you at higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney and liver diseases, gastrointestinal problems, cancer and early death. Any of these will hit your bank account hard with

associated medical expenses and lost work time, not to mention the physical and emotional costs. The good news is many of these conditions can be prevented, controlled or improved simply by being more active.

How to Crush It:

Get outside. You don’t need to spend a dime to get going. Keep it simple. Start with walking out the door. Just get out and go! Burn on a budget. If you do want accessories, you’ll find great deals on used fitness equipment on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or through the Letgo app. You’d be surprised what you’ll find at yard sales as well. Utilize YouTube. It’s a goldmine for an endless (and free) supply of workout videos of your choice. Use search terms like “no equipment workout” and “bodyweight exercise” to find plenty of options using just your own body. Make sure to subscribe to your favorite fitnessfocused channels so you always have something new to try.


may get tired). Kids naturally love to move but may lose interest in monotonous rep-counting routines (don't you?). Luckily, active time doesn't have to be a structured workout.

It’s true that little ones can be a limiting factor when it comes to exercise. But they should be your reason, not an excuse! In order to take care of them well, you must first take care of yourself. You’ll set a healthy example for them to follow, not to mention being better able to keep up with them.

There are plenty of fun ways to get everyone moving: Play a game of tag. Practice sports like soccer or basketball. Have races in the yard.

How to Crush It:

Consider all childcare options. If you can’t find family or friends to watch your brood, bring them with you! Many gyms and rec centers offer kiddie care on-site for their members. See if there’s one in your area and consider making it your fitness home. Get fit as a family. You’d be surprised how willing kids are to follow along with your exercises or go for a walk or jog (bring a stroller for little legs that


Go to a park (or your yard) and sneak in some exercises yourself while they play. Put on some music and have a dance party. Call out different exercises in a “red light, green light” game format. Use an active game console (like XBox Kinect or Wii) for lively video game fun. Wear your infant or toddler in a baby carrier while you walk, and also use them as “weight” for exercises like squats and lunges.



We get it. Exercise is not something we always want to do. But it can actually be enjoyable, your valuable me-time, something you look forward to.

How to Crush It:

Use the magic of music. Even a not-so-fun session can be empowering with the right tunes to motivate your movement. Pump up your workout with an upbeat playlist to power you through. Better yet, try methods that combine music and movement together (like dance fitness routines). Buddy up! Having a workout partner is a powerful way to keep you motivated and committed. You wouldn’t constantly cancel on a friend, right? You’ll keep each other accountable and encouraged, plus get in some much-needed social time. Choose the right thing. Pick an activity you actually enjoy for the most part — something you get to do, not have to do. It could be getting out in nature for a walk, run or hike. It could be Zumba, yoga or trampoline fitness classes. It could even be golf if you skip the carts and walk. Just find something you like that gets you moving. And when that gets stale, don’t be afraid to try something new. Variety is the spice of your fit life! Stop doing it to lose weight. Too often the primary motivation is to drop those pesky pounds. That’s not a bad thing, but if this is your only reason, you won’t stick to it. Focus on the other benefits, how you feel and the good you are doing for yourself, not on what the scale says. Don’t let that tricky inner voice hold you back from your fittest, healthiest self! Too tired? Remember exercise will boost your energy and your mood. Stick to it long-term and you’ll see your overall energy levels soar as you get healthier. You already know what giving up feels like. How about finding out what happens when you don’t?

Reasons to Work Up a Sweat: Relieve stress Improve sleep Boost mood Fight anxiety and depression Enhance focus and memory Protect against cognitive decline (Alzheimer’s and dementia) Strengthen the immune system Improve work performance and productivity

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Chair Fitness Helps Seniors Stay Active BY FRED KIRSCH


illie Bost is ready to bust some moves. Parking her walker to one side, she settles into a chair. She looks a bit older than the 16 she claims. “I’m too old to cut the mustard and I can’t sniff the lid,” quips Bost as she gets ready for Alexis Perkins’ Chair One Fitness class at Lake Prince Woods, a retirement community in Suffolk, Va. “I love these classes. You get to move your muscles and the fellowship is great.” “All right!” shouts Perkins from the front of the class as music fills the room. “Let’s get warmed up. Move those arms … and now the legs …1, 2, 3 …” What’s different about this exercise class is that the participants are sitting. But that’s a good thing. Despite some extra years and creaky joints here and there, seniors are actually the fastest growing demographic in the fitness field. Many are getting and staying fit with the help of chairs. Perkins, a former Zumba instructor who has taught all over the world, has tailored her own version of chair fitness for the aged and those with mobility issues. She teaches seven classes a week at nursing homes and independent and assisted living centers around Hampton Roads. She’s had clients in wheelchairs, stroke victims and those rehabbing from injury. “It’s bringing joy and fun to lives,” says Perkins. “But it’s more than that. It’s adding quality to years. The backbone is improving balance, strength and range of motion. Every move has a purpose to help with activities of daily living. Like combing your hair or putting on a sweater.” While Perkins brings her Chair One Fitness to seniors who don’t get out, many local YMCAs, recreational centers and fitness facilities offer a myriad of senior programs, including longer and more energetic versions of chair fitness. Some centers, such as the Hampton YMCA and the Simon Family Jewish Community Center in Virginia Beach, are affiliated with the Silver Sneakers fitness program, which offers exercise classes for seniors and is often covered by health insurance plans. When Robbie Koll began teaching chair fitness at the Hampton Y 14 years ago, she had three people in her class. Her Tuesday and Thursday classes are now literally standing room only. They draw a gray-haired crowd of 60, including 100-year-old Ginny Melton.

“It’s great for you healthwise, even your mental state,” says fellow class member 75-year-old Charles Hubbard, who has dropped 80 pounds since he began taking the Hampton class a year ago. “Many start out sitting in the chair, but as they get stronger, they can stand for the whole hour,” Koll says. Exercising won't turn the clock back to age 25, or even 50. Still, studies repeatedly show that exercise — any kind of exercise — leads to a more productive later life. “It just makes everything easier,” says Emma Robinson, a 70-year-old retired social services worker who takes chair yoga at the Simon Family JCC. “I feel stronger and have more energy. It’s pretty amazing.” On one Tuesday morning, with the Temptations blasting through the speakers, about 25 seniors were in place for Regina Lavelle’s 45-minute Chair Cardio class at the Simon Family JCC. Chairs were there “if you need it,” but so were bands, light weights and exercises balls. “The key is creating an encouraging environment,” explains Lavelle, who’s been teaching “chair” for 12 years. “Like calling members by their first name. Many people have been exercising for years and others have never been active. There are all levels of fitness and ages. People make amazing progress.” Like Heddy Osmunson, who arrived for Classic Chair with the help of a cane and wearing a wide smile. Before she started taking classes three years ago, she spent seven years in a recliner. After two new knees, two hips, a bad back and a bout with cancer, a doctor told her there wasn’t much more to do. “I was 66 and ready to give up,” says Osmunson, who was finally able to make it to the JCC with the help of spinal cord stimulation. “I could barely stand. The classes saved my life.” Perkins has also seen her share of miracle stories with Chair One Fitness and encountered amazing people, such as Hilde Brush. Brush — a Lake Prince Woods assisted living resident — might be 94, but she’s exercised her whole life and says she doesn’t plan on stopping now. “I love that I’m removing boundaries from people’s lives,” Perkins says. “Sometimes it’s just a matter of people believing they can do it. They get to a certain age and feel it’s all downhill from there. It doesn’t have to be that way.”

Want to take a class? Check with your local fitness center for what senior programs they offer and contact your health insurance plan to see what’s covered. If you’re interested in having Perkins’ Chair One Fitness come to your facility, reach her at Want to try at home? Search “chair fitness” for videos on YouTube.



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Waypoint’s Shellfish and Grits Milk Chocolate Coffee Mousse


Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 each 1½ - 2-lb. lobsters, boiled or steamed, and removed from the shell 16 each U-10 dry pack scallops 24 each jumbo shrimp 2 tsp. shallots, minced ½ tsp. garlic, minced ½ cup white wine 2 oz. butter 1 tbsp. olive oil

Yields 8 cups INGREDIENTS 3 cups heavy whipping cream ½ cup egg yolks ⅓ cup (4 oz.) honey ¼ cup coffee liquor 10 oz. milk chocolate 4 oz. dark sweet chocolate

Prepare or purchase the lobster steamed; chill until ready to serve. Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks and reserve. Whip the egg yolks to the ribbon stage (they will be thick, and you will see the tines of the whisk leave a trail; or ribbon). Heat the honey until it just begins to boil; immediately whip into the egg yolks (be sure to scrape the pan clean as this is a small amount of honey). Continue whipping until the mixture is thick and fluffy and no longer warm.

To sear the scallops: First, pat them dry and season with salt and pepper. In a heavy bottom non-stick pan, heat the olive oil on high, then add the scallops to the pan in a single layer, leaving a ½ inch between scallops. Cook for one minute, turn them over and cook one minute longer. Remove and keep warm.

Place the chocolate in a bowl over a simmering pot of water (chop the chocolate if in bar form) and heat until just melted. Stir continuously, being careful not to overheat the chocolate. Quickly incorporate the chocolate into the yolk mixture, then fold in the whipped cream.

Next, sauté the shrimp: First, season with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, heat the butter. When it begins to bubble add the shallots and garlic. Stir and cook for 30 seconds to one minute. Add shrimp and coat them with the butter, shallots and garlic; add the wine and let the shrimp simmer for 45 seconds to one minute, turn them over and simmer for another 45 seconds to one minute. Remove and keep warm, saving the cooking liquid.

Pipe or scoop into glasses or molds. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours and serve with fresh berries and shortbread cookies or macaroons.

Add the lobster to the reserved shrimp poaching liquid, cover and let sit for two minutes.

Chef’s wine suggestion: A classic ruby port would pair well, but our first choice would be a great espresso.

To design your plates, begin with a base of grits. Arrange lobster, shrimp and scallops, ladle on a generous portion of sauce and enjoy. Chef’s wine suggestion: A well-balanced chardonnay is perfect for this dish.



Chesapeake Rockfish with Blue Corn Meal Crust and Southern-Inspired Baby Greens INGREDIENTS 3-4 lbs. rockfish filets, skin removed and portioned evenly 1 cup blue corn meal 4 cups baby greens — spinach, arugula and kale 2 oz. cooked country ham, shaved 2 tbsp. garlic, minced 5 tbsp. olive oil ½ stick butter

Season the rockfish filets with salt and pepper, then press one side of the rockfish into the blue corn meal (choose the bone side; this will offer the best presentation). In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add one tablespoon of the olive oil and the butter; when the butter begins to bubble, add the filets corn meal side down and cook for three to four minutes. Flip them over and cook for another three to four minutes. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Place the baby greens in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Heat the remaining olive oil over medium high heat. When the oils begins to shimmer, add the shaved country ham slices and garlic. Just as the garlic begins to turn golden, pour the mixture over the baby greens and toss until they wilt and are warmed by the oil. Serve the rockfish with the greens and white cheddar grits.

Chef’s wine suggestion: A light pinot noir would be excellent with this dish. THEHEALTHJOURNAL.ORG

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Cuisine: Seafood

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Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic 7151 Richmond Road, Suite 401 Williamsburg (757) 565-1700 Beach Health Clinic 3396 Holland Road, Suite 102 Virginia Beach (757) 428-5601 Chesapeake Care 2145 South Military Highway Chesapeake (757) 545-5700 The Community Free Clinic of Newport News 727 25th St. Newport News (757) 594-4060 H.E.L.P. Free Clinic 1320 LaSalle Ave. Hampton (757) 727-2577 H.E.L.P. Free Dental Clinic 1325 LaSalle Ave. Hampton (757) 727-2577 HOPES Free Clinic-EVMS 830 Southhampton Ave, Norfolk (757) 446-0366 Lackey Free Clinic 1620 Old Williamsburg Road Yorktown (757) 886-0608 Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center 5249 Olde Towne Road Williamsburg (757) 259-3258 Park Place Dental Clinic 606 West 29th St. Norfolk (757) 683-2692


Visiting Angels 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., #600-B Newport News (757) 599-4145

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital 2 Bernardine Dr. Newport News (757) 886-6000 Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Granby St. & Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 889-5310 Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-2200

Dorothy G. Hoefer Comprehensive Breast Center 11803 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (757) 594-1899 Hampton Roads Community Health Center 664 Lincoln St.Portmouth (757) 393-6363 Ocean View Medical and Dental Center 9581 Shore Dr. Nofolk (757) 393-6363 Park Place Family Medical Center 3415 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 393-6363 Riverside Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists 120 Kings Way, Suite 2800 Williamsburg (757) 345-0141 Riverside Doctors’ Hospital 1500 Commonwealth Ave. Williamsburg (757) 585-2200 Riverside Regional Medical Center 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2000 Sentara Independence 800 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 363-6100 Sentara CarePlex Hospital 3000 Coliseum Dr. Hampton (757) 736-1000 Sentara Heart Hospital 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-8000

Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 673-5800

Sentara Leigh Hospital 830 Kempsville Road Norfolk (757) 261-6000

Bon Secours Surgery Center at Harbour View 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk (757) 673-5832

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-3000

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 736 Battlefield Blvd. North Chesapeake (757) 312-8121

Sentara Obici Hospital 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4000

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters 601 Children’s Lane Norfolk (757) 668-7098 CommuniCare Family Health Center 804 Whitaker Lane Norfolk (757) 393-6363


Sentara Port Warwick 1031 Loftis Blvd. Newport News (757) 736-9898 Sentara Princess Anne 2025 Glenn Mitchell Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 507-0000 Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital 1060 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach (757) 395-8000

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 100 Sentara Circle Williamsburg (757) 984-6000 MASSAGE THERAPY Oasis Healing Massage Jamestowne Professional Park, 1769 Jamestown Road Suite 209 Williamsburg (804) 916-9494 Spiral Path Massage and Bodywork 215 Ingram Road, Suite D Williamsburg (757) 209-2154 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Access AIDS Support 218 S. Armistead Ave. Hampton (757) 722-5511 222 W. 21st St., Suite F-308 Norfolk (757) 640-0929 Alzheimer’s Association 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102 Norfolk (757) 459-2405 213-B McLaws Circle Williamsburg (757) 221-7272 24-hour Helpline: (800) 272-3900 American Cancer Society 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite 102-A Newport News (757) 591-8330 American Diabetes Association 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 404 Chesapeake (757) 424-6662 American Heart Association 500 Plume St. East, Suite 110 Norfolk (757) 628-2610 American Parkinson’s Disease Association 4560 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach (757) 495-3062 American Red Cross 1323 W. Pembroke Ave. Hampton (757) 838-7320 3715 Strawberry Plains, Suite 1 Williamsburg 757-253-0228 6912 George Washington Memorial Highway Yorktown (757) 898-3090 The Arc of Greater Williamsburg 150 Strawberry Plains Rd, Suite D Williamsburg (757) 229-3535 The Arthritis Foundation 2201 W. Broad St., Suite 100 Richmond (804) 359-4900

Avalon: A Center for Women & Children Williamsburg (757) 258-5022

Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula 2401 Aluminum Ave. Hampton (757) 596-7188

AWARE Worldwide, Inc. 6350 Center Dr., Bldg. 5, Suite 228 Norfolk (757) 965-8373

Food Bank of SEVA 800 Tidewater Dr. Norfolk (757) 627-6599

Beacon House Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors 3808-C Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 631-0222 Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater 5900 Lake Wright Dr. Norfolk (757) 461-8488 Cancer Support Group - Kelly Weinberg Foundation kellyweinbergfoundation. org, info@ (757) 250-3220 Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health 460 McLaws Circle Suite 110 Williamsburg (757) 220-4751 CHEAR, Inc. c/o Department of Otolaryngology, EVMS 600 Gresham Dr., Suite 1100 Norfolk (757) 634-3272 Child Development Resources 150 Point O’ Woods Road Norge (757) 566-3300 Citizens’ Committee to Protect the Elderly PO Box 10100 Virginia Beach (757) 518-8500

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board 300 Medical Dr. Hampton (757) 788-0300 Here for the Girls 1309 Jamestown Road, Suite 204 Williamsburg (757) 645-2649 Hope House Foundation 801 Boush St., Suite 302 Norfolk (757) 625-6161 Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg (757) 253-1220 Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Inc. 5000 Corporate Woods Dr. Suite 400 Virginia Beach (757) 321-2222 Lee’s Friends: Helping People Live with Cancer 7400 Hampton Blvd., Suite 201 Norfolk (757) 440-7501 Leukemia & Lymphoma Services 6350 Center Dr., Suite 216 Norfolk (757) 459-4670 National MS Society 760 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Suite 201 Virginia Beach (757) 490-9627

Colonial Behavioral Health 1657 Merrimac Trail Williamsburg (757) 220-3200

The Needs Network, Inc. 9905 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 251-0600

Denbigh Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors 12725 McManus Blvd, Suite 2E Newport News (757) 833-7845

National Alliance on Mental IllnessWilliamsburg Area P.O. Box 89 Williamsburg (757) 220-8535

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding 10120 Fire Tower Road Toano (757) 566-1775 Edmarc Hospice for Children 516 London St.Portsmouth (757) 967-9251 Endependence Center, Inc. 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 461-8007 Faith in Action 354 McLaws Circle, Suite 2 Williamsburg (757) 258-5890

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Norfolk Contact Lynn Martin Norfolk (757) 401-6318 Norfolk Community Services Board 225 W. Olney Road, Room 1 Norfolk (757) 664-6670

Peninsula Institute for Community Health 1033 28th St. Newport News (757) 591-0643 Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center 707 Gum Rock Court Newport News (757) 873-2273 Protect Our Kids P.O. Box 561 Hampton (757) 727-0651 Respite Care Center for Adults with Special Needs 500 Jamestown Road Williamsburg (757) 229-1771 Ronald McDonald House 404 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 627-5386 St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children 6171 Kempsville Circle Norfolk (757) 622-2208 Sarcoidosis Support Group/Charity #teamandreafight llc (757) 309-4334 The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation 1 Singleton Dr.Hampton (757) 827-8757 Senior Center of York 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway. Yorktown (757) 890-3444

Williamsburg Obstetrics & Gynecology 500 Sentara Circle, Suite 105 Williamsburg (757) 253-5653 ONCOLOGY The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center- a division of Urology of Virginia 229 Clearfield Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 457-5177 Virginia Oncology Associates 725 Volvo Pkwy, Suite 200 Chesapeake (757) 549-4403 3000 Coliseum Dr., Suite 104 Hampton (757) 827-9400 1051 Loftis Blvd., Suite 100 Newport News (757) 873-9400 5900 Lake Wright Dr. Norfolk (757) 466-8683 5838 Harbour View Blvd., Suite 105 Suffolk (757) 484-0215 2790 Godwin Blvd., Suite 101 Suffolk (757) 539-0670 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Suite 102 Virginia Beach (757) 368-0437

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia 5 Interstate Corporate Center 6350 Center Dr., Suite 101 Norfolk (757) 222-4509

500 Sentara Circle, Suite 203 Williamsburg (757) 229-2236

Susan G. Komen Tidewater 6363 Center Dr. Suite 205 Norfolk (757) 490-7794

Retina & Glaucoma Associates 113 Bulifants Blvd., Suite A Williamsburg (757) 220-3375

United Way 1182 Fountain Way Suite 206 Newport News (757) 873-9328



5400 Discovery Park Blvd., Suite 104 Williamsburg (757) 253-2264

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 130 Newport News (757) 873-1554

The Up Center 1805 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 397-2121

5335 Discovery Park Blvd., Suite B Williamsburg (757) 253-0603

222 W. 19th St. Norfolk (757) 622-7017

Orthopaedic & Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1900

Peninsula Agency on Aging 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 1006 Newport News (757) 823-1600

VersAbility Resources 2520 58th St. Hampton (757) 896-6461

312 Waller Mill Road, Suite 105 Williamsburg (757) 345-6277

We Promise Foundation 5700 Cleveland St. Suite 101 Virginia Beach (757) 233-7111



VA Medical Center 100 Emancipation Dr. Hampton (757) 722-9961


Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates 901 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 900 Hampton (757) 827-2480 4037 Ironbound Road Williamsburg (757) 206-1004

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION Comber Physical Therapy and Rock Steady Boxing (Parkinson’s Program) 5388 Discovery Blvd., Ste 100 Williamsburg (757) 903-4230

Orthopaedic & Spine Center Physical Therapy 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1900

154 E Little Creek Road Norfolk (757) 797-0210 204 Gumwood Dr. Smithfield (757) 357-7762

Urology of Virginia Physical Therapy 225 Clearfield Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 466-3406

Pivot Physical Therapy 4020 Raintree Road, Suite D Chesapeake (757) 484-4241

2007 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-6300


2004 Sandbridge Road, Suite 102 Virginia Beach (757) 301-6316

201 Bulifants Blvd., Ste B Williamsburg (757) 229-9740

135 W. Hanbury Road, Suite B Chesapeake (757) 819-6512

Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates, Inc. 304 Marcella Road, Suite E Hampton (757) 825-9446

927 N. Battlefield Blvd., Suite 200 Chesapeake (757) 436-3350

466 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 875-0861

1580 Armory Dr., Suite B Franklin (757) 562-0990

4624 Pembroke Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-3363

6970 Fox Hunt Lane, Gloucester (804) 694-8111

100 Winters St., Suite 106 West Point (757) 843-9033

2106 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-6678

156-B Strawberry Plains Road Williamsburg (757) 565-3400

729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 4-C (Pediatrics) Newport News (757) 873-2932 301 Riverview Ave. Norfolk (757) 963-5588 500 Rodman Ave., Suite 3 Portsmouth (757) 393-6119 5701 Cleveland St., Suite 600 Virginia Beach (757) 995-2700 Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 130 Newport News (757) 873-1554

1745 Camelot Dr., Suite 100 Virginia Beach (757) 961-4800

9 Manhattan Square, Suite B Hampton (757) 825-3400 7190 Chapman Dr. Hayes (804) 642-3028 751 J Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News (757) 873-2123

7151 Richmond Road, Suite 101 Williamsburg (757) 345-0753 4125 Ironbound Road, Suite 100 Williamsburg (757) 220-8383

612 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 874-0032

Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates 901 Enterprise Pkwy, Suite 900 Hampton (757) 827-2480

12494 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-5551

4037 Ironbound Road Williamsburg (757) 206-1004

6161 Kempsville Circle, Suite 250 Norfolk (757) 965-4890 250 West Brambleton Ave., Suite 100 Norfolk (757) 938-6608

UROLOGY The Devine-Jordan Center for Reconstructive Surgery & Pelvic Health — a division of Urology of Virginia 225 Clearfield Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 457-5110 Urology of Virginia 4000 Coliseum Dr., Suite 300 Hampton (757) 457-5100 7185 Harbour Towne Pkwy., Suite 200 Suffolk (757) 457-5100 2202-A Beechmont Road, South Boston (434) 333-7760 400 Sentara Circle, Suite 310 Williamsburg (757) 345-5554 The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center – a division of Urology of Virginia 229 Clearfield Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 457-5177




Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Center Calvin H. Sydnor IV, DPM, FACFAS Earnest P. S. Mawusi, DPM, FACFAS 1618 Hardy Cash Dr. Hampton (757) 825-5783


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"The Diary of Anne Frank" is a monodrama for soprano, first performed in 1972. The music and libretto are by Russian composer Grigory Frid, who selected text from the diary of 13-year-old Anne Frank, who was in hiding with her family in a house in Amsterdam from July 1942 until their arrest in August 1944. The Opera will be performed in Hebrew, with English supertitles. WHEN: 7:30-8:30p WHERE: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater $$: FREE MORE INFO:



Bacchus, the god of Nature, Vine and Wine! The Virginia Living Museum’s 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a 2018 Best of Hampton Roads event – invites you to enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare, and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment as you mingle with friends amongst the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits. WHEN: 6-10p WHERE: Virginia Living Museum, Newport News $$: $65 for main event; $125 to include Divine

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Experience four centuries of romance at Bacon’s Castle! Begin your evening with wine tastings from Hampton Roads Winery, paired with regional and historic food recipes inspired by 18th century cookbooks. Get an up-close look at Bacon's Castle’s 1834 love poem etched for eternity in a window pane! Take a special, one-night only “Romance” tour of the 1665 Castle where four centuries of romantic tales echo in the very chambers in which they originated. WHEN: 2p, 3:30p, or 5p WHERE: Bacon's Castle, Surry $$: $45 for non-members; $30 for members MORE INFO:



Enjoy a family-friendly activity on historic Duke of Gloucester St. at Liberty Ice Pavilion. Parking is available in the nearby hourly Merchants Square lots. Refreshments including hot cider, coffee, and more will be available for purchase only steps away from the ice. Liberty Ice Pavilion is open daily through February 18, 2019. WHEN: Sun-Fri 12-8p; Sat 10a-10p WHERE: Merchants Square Colonial Williamsburg $$: $10-12 MORE INFO:


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