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5 Ways to Make Backyard BBQs Healthier This Summer

5 Ways to Make Backyard BBQs Healthier This Summer

America is a country that loves to barbecue. In fact, according to the National Barbecue Association, the country can trace its barbecue roots at least as far back as George Washington, who documented hosting barbecue events in 1773. Since then, people across the nation have barbecued on a regular basis, most often during the summer months, especially around Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. For those looking to make this tradition a little healthier, there are plenty of options.

“Many people are looking for ways to eat healthier today,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, the founder of CBS Foods and The Original Shrimp Burger. “The good news is that there are so many great ways to make healthier choices that you won’t be compromising. Small changes can pay off big.”

Here are 5 ways to help make a backyard barbecue healthier, this summer:

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY HIRES DRS. REMSEN AND SHUMAKER

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY HIRES DRS. REMSEN AND SHUMAKER

Jodi Remsen, DPT of Bristow, Va. and Corinne Shumaker, DPT of Haymarket, Va. recently joined Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville, Va. Both have earned their doctorate degrees in physical therapy, with Remsen specializing in musculoskeletal dysfunction and Shumaker with special interest in the spine. For more information, contact 703-753-1005 or visit www.aptronline.com.

“Jodi and Corinne bring with them the clinical expertise and compassionate patient care that we value,” said Jim Aram, chief executive officer of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville, Va. “They have great passion to help heal and rehabilitate patients, and we’re thrilled to have them part of our team,” said Aram.

It’s ‘Match Point’ For Tennis Club at Local Retirement Community

It’s ‘Match Point’ For Tennis Club at Local Retirement Community

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MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2011 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2011 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department received the 2011 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The awards were recently presented in Roanoke, Va., at the 43rd Annual Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project “Water is Life” luncheon. In addition, Robert Edelman, P.E., district engineer for

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water presented the award to Mayor of Manassas, Harry J. Parrish II in Manassas, Va.  For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“The City of Manassas is honored and thrilled to be recognized by Virginia’s Health Department, as our dedicated water treatment plant team has worked diligently to ensure quality water for our customers,” said Mike Moon, director of City of Manassas public works and utilities department.

Boost Your Resilience: What is Your Thinking Style?

How we respond to situations might be called our thinking style. It is similar to the lens we look through to view the world. We each have our own lens to look through, and we therefore have different styles which color the way we interpret events. People look through their own lens and interpretations can vary greatly. In fact, research has shown that how we analyze the events in our lives has a great effect on our resilience. So what can we do to boost our resilience?

Drs. Revich and Shatte, authors of “The Resilience Factor,write that it is  “your thinking style that causes you to respond emotionally to events, so it’s your thinking style that determines your level of resilience – your ability to overcome, steer through, and bounce back when adversity strikes”.

Here are three ways the authors suggest to use your resilience:

1. Overcome: Take responsibility for creating what you want by putting behind you what isn’t working.

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS BRISTOW YOUTH, “SALUTE to the MILITARY” TRIATHLON

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS BRISTOW YOUTH, “SALUTE to the MILITARY” TRIATHLON

On Sun., May 27, Jim Aram, CEO of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC and his staff are sponsoring and competing in the BRATS (Bristow Area Tri and Swim) Salute to the Military Triathlon, honoring military and encouraging youth and adults to embrace healthy lifestyles. The adult triathlon includes a 300-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and five-kilometer run, with shorter-distance children triathlons held afterward. Competitors are divided into several age groups and will begin the triathlon at 7 a.m. at the Vint Hill, Larry Weeks Outdoor Pool at 4248 Bludau Drive in Bristow, Va. For more information, visit www.bristowtriandswim.com.

“The Bristow Triathlon is a great family event for all ages, and is a wonderful way to remember our military this Memorial Day weekend,” said Jim Aram, chief operating officer of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville, Va.