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Jennifer Ferdinand

Jennifer Ferdinand

Jennifer has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She completed her esthetics and micro-dermabrasion training at the Esthetics Institute in Vienna, Virginia, and her massage therapy training at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Virginia. Jennifer is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics. Jennifer is certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®, Traditional Thai Massage, is certified in Pregnancy Massage, Lypotherapy, and Lypossage Spa Therapies.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional level athlete or enjoy taking a jog around the block once a week, you never want to pull a muscle. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can also keep you away from the activities you love for an extended period of time.

While a pulled muscle is always a possibility, there are some basic steps you can take to prevent this injury:

·      Strength training: Weak muscles are more likely to pull than strong ones. So, if you get into the habit of strength training your entire body, you can strengthen your muscles and lessen the likelihood of injury.

·      Stretch: By stretching, you reduce tension in muscles, which improves range of motion. Subsequently, there’s less chance that you’ll pull a muscle. Remember to stretch both before and after exercise.

·      Warm-up: It only takes a few minutes to warm-up before exercise, but it can go a long way in helping prevent a pulled muscle (among other injuries).

Doing these things will help you prevent a pulled muscle, and all the discomfort that follows.

If you suffer this injury, get off your feet and treat yourself immediately. From ice to rest to massage, there are many ways to speed up the recovery process.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Runner’s knee is most often associated with overuse, however, this ailment can also be the result of direct trauma, misaligned bones, weak thigh muscles, and problems with your feet.

If you have reason to believe you’re suffering from runner’s knee, don’t hesitate to receive a professional diagnosis. Only then will you know what you’re up against, which will allow you to implement the right treatment plan.

The best treatment for runner’s knee includes:

·      Extended rest: Try to avoid anything that makes the injury worse, such as running or standing for too long.

·      Ice: Icing your knee for 20 minutes at a time, three times per day, can help reduce swelling and pain.

·      Elevate your leg: When sitting or lying down, do your best to elevate your leg. This can help to quickly reduce swelling.

·      Stretch: Increased flexibility and strength, especially in your quadriceps, can speed up healing and help you prevent the same type of injury in the future.

·      Physical therapy: Consult with your doctor about whether physical therapy can help speed up your recovery, improve strength and flexibility, and prevent future trouble.

Although runner’s knee can be painful, there are many treatment techniques you can use to your advantage. With the right approach, it won’t be long before you’re feeling better and back on your feet.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Over the years, arthritis treatment has come a long way. While it’s important to follow the direction of your medical team, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should shy away from home treatments.

There are a variety of ways to treat your arthritis without medication, including but not limited to the following:

·      Get more exercise: Not only does this help you maintain flexibility in your joints, but it can also help you maintain a healthy weight. Rather than rely on weight-bearing exercises, such as jogging, opt for riding a bicycle or swimming.

·      Use cold and hot therapy: For example, if you’re dealing with joint pain and swelling, cold treatment is best. However, if stiffness is causing you trouble, opt for the use of a heating pad or electric blanket.

·      Try massage therapy: A massage can help reduce pain in arthritic joints, increase blood flow, improve range of motion, and reduce stiffness. While self-massage can help at home, don’t hesitate to visit a local spa for a professional massage.

Although arthritis has a way of slowing you down, there are steps you can take to fight back. When you combine the help of your medical team with these home treatments, you’ll find more relief than you ever imagined possible.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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A low back strain can strike when you least expect it. For example, you’re feeling good during your workday and then something suddenly happens when you quickly stand up from your seat.

Although a low back strain can be both painful and uncomfortable, there are a variety of treatment strategies you can use to seek relief. Consider the following:

·      Ice therapy: Not only can this reduce pain, but it can also eliminate swelling. Do this for 20 minutes at a time, every three to four hours.

·      Apply heat: After three days of icing, switch over to heat therapy. You can use a heating pad and/or soak in a hot bathtub. Either way, it can help loosen the muscles and promote blood flow.

·      Get support: For example, you may want to wear a supportive belt until your injury heals. This can be uncomfortable at first, but you’ll get used to it after a day or so.

·      Opt for physical therapy: It’s not always necessary, but physical therapy can help you build strength in your back as to avoid the same type of injury in the future.

·      Get a massage: You don’t want to do this too soon, but once you’re on the road to recovery it can help you relax and speed up the recovery process.

The next time you’re dealing with a low back strain, experiment with one or more of these treatment strategies. You’re likely to find something that brings relief.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics

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When you come down with a cold, you want nothing more than to lay in bed until it subsides. Unfortunately, life goes on and you need to push through your day.

While it’s never easy to fight off a cold, there are some simple steps you can take to shorten the duration and ensure that you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Here are three things to try:

·      Get more sleep: This doesn’t mean you should stay in bed all day, but you should definitely attempt to add a couple extra hours to your nighttime routine. This goes a long way in giving your body the time it needs to recover.

·      Exercise: No, you don’t want to spend three hours at the gym lifting weights. However, it doesn’t hurt to get your body moving, as exercise is known to strengthen the immune system. Ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes. Take a walk around the block to get your blood flowing. A little bit of exercise can go a long way.

·      Eat a balanced diet: This is important at all times, but especially when you’re fighting a cold. Implement a balanced diet with a heavy focus on liquids and food that is gentle on your throat and stomach.

Doing these things may not immediately cure your cold, but they can definitely help shorten the duration. Don’t wait a single day to experiment with one or more of these tips.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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A shoulder sprain can cause pain, discomfort and swelling, all of which can make it difficult to live your day-to-day life.

If you suspect this injury, it’s important to seek a professional evaluation. This is the best way to pinpoint your injury and the severity, all with the idea of following the right treatment schedule.

There are multiple forms of treatment for a shoulder sprain, including:

·      Rest. It’s important to give your shoulder the rest it needs to heal. If you continue to use it, such as by lifting heavy items, it can worsen the injury and prolong healing time.

·      Anti-inflammatory drugs. For example, ibuprofen can help relieve pain and swelling. You don’t have to take ibuprofen every day, but just when you need some relief.

·      Sling. Depending on the severity, you may need to use a sling for a period of two to four weeks. This helps immobilize the area, thus giving it time to heal.

·      Ice. Early on, ice is one of the best ways to deal with any pain and swelling in the area. Using this for 10 to 15 minutes at a time can bring the relief you’re seeking.

Don’t assume that a shoulder sprain will heal itself, as it takes the proper treatment for this to happen. As you begin to feel better, you may also want to consider the benefits of massage. This can help loosen your muscles, promote blood flow, and of course, melt away your stress.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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At first, a stiff back may not seem like that big of a deal. However, if this ailment lingers, there’s a good chance it’ll impact your life in a variety of ways.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat the discomfort associated with a stiff back. As you experiment with the following treatment strategies, you’re likely to find one that brings you the relief you’re seeking:

·      Heat: Applying heat to your back helps promote blood flow, which in return relaxes the muscles. Doing this for 10 to 15 minutes at a time can loosen your back.

·      Ice: It may not be as comfortable as heat, but it can reduce inflammation and numb any pain you’re experiencing. Just the same as heat, 10 to 15 minutes of ice can go a long way in bringing you relief.

·      Keep moving: This doesn’t mean you should play tackle football or mow the lawn, but too much rest can make your stiffness worse. Light activity, such as walking or yoga, can go a long way in keeping you loose.

·      Massage therapy: With a focus on your back, a massage can relax muscle tissue and reduce spasms. When combined with other therapies, such as those listed above, this is one of the most effective ways to treat your discomfort.

The next time your back tightens up, consider experimenting with one or more of these treatment methods.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Do you often wake up with a slight headache? Do these seem to come on when you feel stressed during the workday?

Regardless of when you’re dealing with the pain from a headache, there are steps you can take to get back to 100 percent. Best yet, you don’t always have to turn to medication.

Here are four ways to get rid of your headache without medication:

·      Use a cold pack or cool washcloth: Compress either of these on your head for 10 minutes. From there, take a break and see what happens. You may be surprised at the result.

·      Try a heating pad: If your headache is a result of tension and stress, a heating pad often works better than a cold pack. Put this on your neck for 5 to 10 minutes and see what happens.

·      Rest in a dark room: Forget about sitting in front of your computer screen or going outside into the bright sunlight. Dim the lights or turn them off completely. From there, try to relax your headache away.

·      Don’t eat: This doesn’t mean you should shut out food all day long, but try to give yourself a break when treating your headache. Chewing can hurt your jaw and head, causing more harm than good.

The next time you get a headache, don’t immediately search for some type of medication that can help. Instead, experiment with one or more of these treatment options.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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You can strain a leg muscle at almost any time of the day. For example, an awkward step when exiting your vehicle could lead to injury. Just the same, a strained leg muscle is a common injury associated with sports, ranging from skiing to basketball.

If you’re concerned about whether you have a strained leg muscle, here are some symptoms to watch for:

·      Muscle pain and tenderness, which typically increases when you attempt to move or use the muscle

·      Local swelling (often accompanied by discoloration)

·      Difficulty putting weight on your leg

·      Decrease in muscle strength

·      A dent or gap that interferes with the normal tone of your muscle (typically with a grade 3 strain)

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to stay off your leg for the time being. Don’t attempt to push through the injury, as doing so can cause additional harm.

With most leg muscle strains, treatment includes the following:

·      Resting the injured muscle for several days or weeks

·      Icing the area to reduce swelling and discomfort

·      Compression

·      Elevating the leg when possible

As you recover from your injury, don’t overlook the benefits of massage. Chat with your therapist about your diagnosis and current level of pain, so they can give you a clear idea of what type of treatment is best.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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If you’ve ever had a leg cramp, you know just how painful it can be. Sure, the pain doesn’t typically last very long, but while it does you’ll find yourself searching for fast and effective relief.

Fortunately, there are several ways to stop leg cramps before they start. With the right approach, you may never again have to deal with pain and discomfort caused by this ailment.

Here are three things you should be doing:

·      Stay hydrated: You’re more likely to suffer from leg cramps – as well as those in other parts of your body – when you’re dehydrated. Make sure you’re drinking enough water, even if you don’t plan on exercising.

·      Change your diet: More specifically, eat foods that are high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamins. This can go a long way in helping you proactively prevent leg cramps.

·      Stretch before and after exercise: Yes, it takes a few minutes to get in a good stretch, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent cramps.

As you can see, there are easy things you can do to stop leg cramps before they start. If you implement these three techniques in your daily life, you won’t find yourself dealing with leg cramps nearly as often (if at all).

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Everyone experiences some level of stress every now and again. It can come from your job. It can come from your personal life. It can come from your finances.

As you know, too much stress is a bad thing. Not only can it alter your mood, but it can take a nasty toll on your physical well-being. Furthermore, the hidden impact of stress is very real.

Here are a few ways stress can drag you down, often without you noticing it:

·      Memory loss. Are you missing important appointments? Are you forgetting key points from conversations you just had? Stress can impact your memory, thus making it more difficult to live your day-to-day life.

·      Mood swings. You can blame mood swings on a lot of things, but stress should be at the top of the list. Even if you’re a relatively calm and friendly person, too much stress can cause you to lash out. Rapid mood swings can impact you and the people in your life, so you shouldn’t wait to take action.

·      Focusing too much time and energy on the small stuff. The more stressed you become the more likely you are to worry about every little thing that goes wrong. From a spilled glass of milk to a traffic jam, every small problem is magnified. Conversely, you add more stress to your plate, this making it next to impossible to break the cycle.

Stress can negatively impact your life in a number of ways. If this is happening to you, it’s time to take action.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Do you often suffer from dry eyes during the cold winter months? Have you come to find that the advice of your doctor has yet to produce the results you’re hoping for?

If so, it’s time to try out a few home remedies. You never know when you’ll find something that brings you the relief you deserve.

·      Blink more often. It sounds too simple, but the more you blink the better your eyes will feel. This is particularly important if you spend many hours each day staring at a computer screen.

·      Wash away the crust. Every morning when you wake up, wash those crusty eyelashes to keep inflammation under control. This can go a long way in keeping your eyes moist.

·      Use a warm compress. Take a few minutes each day to lay a clean, warm washcloth on your eyes. It only takes five minutes to loosen up clogged oils in your glands. Subsequently, your eyes will feel better and you’re able to produce the moisture required to maintain your comfort.

·      Drink more. Your body needs water to stay healthy. This is definitely true when it comes to your eyes. Make it a habit to drink as much water as possible throughout the day. This can do wonders for your eyes.

So, there you have it. If dry eyes are bothering you, experiment with one or more of these home remedies. You may come to find instant relief!

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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As one of our local readers, we know that your body faces many changes during the cold winter months. For example, you may soon come to find that the air in your home is entirely too dry.

While this doesn’t sound like a big deal at first, it has a way of taking its toll on your health over the long run. Here are some of the many ways low humidity can impact you in the months to come:

·      Dry, itchy eyes: Don’t assume that dry, itchy eyes only come about with spring and fall allergies. Low humidity can dry out your eyes, causing itching, burning, and a variety of other side effects.

·      Higher risk of getting sick: Did you know that many viruses live longer in low humidity environments? This is a major problem during the winter months, when cold and flu viruses (among others) are a concern.

·      Dry, itchy, and scaly skin. It’s often called “winter itch” and is caused by nothing more than a lack of moisture in your skin. For some people, this is a serious problem that goes well beyond the surface of the skin. It can result in cracking and burning, thus making it difficult to maintain your appearance and overall level of comfort.

If you’re concerned about dry air impacting your health this winter, it’s time to look into a humidifier for your home. It’s the quickest way to solve this potential problem.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Strep throat is a major concern for many people during the winter months, especially those who are susceptible to this particular ailment.

While your doctor can help you better understand your treatment options, it doesn’t mean you’ll agree with them. For example, you may not be interested in pumping your body full of antibiotics with the hope of a fast recovery.

Here are some of the best “lifestyle remedies” for strep throat:

·      Get more rest: Don’t push your body to the limit as you’re fighting an infection. Instead, get as much rest as possible, as this allows you to make a faster recovery.

·      Drink more water: Even if it hurts, you need to drink more water as to prevent dehydration and keep your throat lubricated.

·      Watch what you eat: It’s best to stick to easy to swallows foods, with soup, apple sauce, and soft fruit among the best.

·      Gargle with salt water: Doing this a few times per day can relieve your pain and discomfort.

·      Fire up your humidifier: When you add moisture to the air, you’re less likely to dry out. Even if it doesn’t speed up the recovery, it helps with your comfort level.

If your doctor diagnoses you with strep throat, don’t hesitate to immediately do these things.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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When the weather cools off it’s not always easy to keep your home warm. This is particularly true in the dead of winter. Unfortunately, a cold home can make it difficult to fall asleep (and stay asleep).

Here are a few of the better ways to stay warm this winter:

·      Wear socks or slippers to bed. It’s probably not something you do in the summer, but it’s an absolute must in the winter if you’re trying to keep warm. From wool socks to house slippers, cover your feet with something warm and comfortable.

·      Block drafts. Do the windows in your bedroom let a cold draft in? Does air from the attic make its way into your bedroom? The first step in fixing this problem is pinpointing it. Once you know where the draft is coming from, you can then take action.

·      Use a humidifier. Did you know that a humidifier can help keep your house warmer? When you add this to the fact that it can also reduce dry air during the winter, it’s easy to see why it’s so important. If you don’t have a whole-house humidifier opt for one that you can run in your bedroom while you sleep.

A cold home can take a toll on your sleeping habits, as well as your health in general. Fortunately, with these tips, it won’t be long before you’re warming your home and better enjoying the hours you spend in bed.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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With cold weather blanketing the region, now’s the time to prepare yourself for the months to come. Doing so can go a long way in keeping you happy and healthy – and there’s nothing more important than that.

Your skin is one of the first things to feel the impact of colder weather. Here are three ways to protect your skin over the next few months:

·      Use a winter moisturizer. By getting into this habit, you can be rest assured that your skin never dries out. For most people, applying a moisturizer once a day is more than enough for the relief they’re seeking.

·      Don’t take long, hot showers. While it’s okay to take a hot shower or bath every now and again, don’t stay in contact with the water for too long. This can remove important oils from your skin, thus making it dry, flaky, and itchy.

·      Wear sunscreen. It’s easy to believe you don’t need sunscreen when the temperatures dip below freezing, but it’s a mistake you’ll end up regretting. If you’re spending time outdoors, such as on the ski slopes, protect your skin with sunscreen.

These aren’t the only ways to protect your skin from cold weather, but you’ll definitely want to incorporate all three ideas into your daily life.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Now that the hot summer air is gone until next year, it’s time to prepare your body for the cold winter months.

Many people overlook the fact that dehydration can set in even when outdoor temperatures are below freezing. This is particularly true in certain groups of people, such as:

·      Anyone with a chronic illness

·      Those with diabetes

·      Older individuals

·      Small children and infants

If you’re concerned about winter dehydration, here are seven signs that you may be heading down this path:

·      Extreme thirst

·      Dry lips and skin

·      Weakness

·      Dizziness

·      Nausea and vomiting

·      Cramps

·      Headache

·      Dark yellow urine

When the temperature is cold, you may not realize you’re becoming dehydrated. However, this can set in quickly, so you need to pay close attention to the symptoms above.

If you realize you’re headed down this path, stop what you’re doing and rehydrate. Pushing yourself too far can lead to a severe case of dehydration, which can put your overall health at risk.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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You spend so much time in your home that you begin to believe nothing could ever go wrong. This is particularly true if you’ve never run into any health or safety concerns in the past.

However, problems could be lurking, some of which can cause serious illness or injury. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

·      Water purity: Your water travels a long way before it reaches your home. For this reason, it may not be as clean as you think. Many people throughout the country use water with lead levels that are above the “legal limit.” As a result, their risk of brain, kidney, and nervous system damage is much greater.

·      Dirty humidifier: A humidifier is a great way to prevent dry skin, dry hair, and scratchy throats during the cold months. However, if you don’t clean it often it’s possible you could be adding bacteria to the air – and that’s never a good thing.

·      Dirty loofah: It’s a great way to get up a good lather in the shower, but a dirty loofah can force germs, bacteria, and even mold into your skin.

If you can’t remember the last time you checked on these things, don’t wait another day to do so. Your health depends on it!

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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As winter weather moves into the area, you may find it more difficult to spend time outdoors. While this doesn’t sound like a bad thing at first, it has a way of taking a toll on your life over the course of several months.

Winter depression can result in the following:

·      Weight gain

·      Fatigue

·      Irritability

·      Sleeping too many hours

·      Trouble focusing

There are several things you can do to avoid these issues over the months to come:

·      Get outside. Even if it’s cold, spend some time outdoors (preferably during daylight hours). It doesn’t matter if you take a 30 minute walk or spend some time on the ski slopes, time outdoors is good for your mental health.

·      Exercise. It’s not always easy to exercise in the winter, but this is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body in good shape. Don’t be afraid to exercise outdoors, even if the conditions aren’t ideal.

·      Take a trip. Forget about staying inside your home all winter long. Take a trip to a warm destination, as this will give you the opportunity to spend time outdoors while recharging your batteries.

With these tips guiding you, you’ll find it much easier to avoid winter depression over the next few months.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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For children, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. There are many reasons for this, ranging from dressing up to trick or treating.

As a parent, it’s critical to share a variety of trick or treating walking safety tips with your children. Here are several that can go a long way in keeping them safe:

·      Wear a bright light: Since trick or treating typically takes place in the dark, wearing a bright light makes it easier for passing vehicles to see your children.

·      Cross at street corners: It’s easy for children to get so excited that they cross the street whenever and wherever they want. Since this increases the risk of an accident, talk about the importance of crossing at corners and use traffic signals to their advantage.

·      Avoid distractions: Depending on the age of your children, distractions, such as a smartphone, should be left at home. Sending a text while walking on a busy street is a big safety risk.

·      Always walk on sidewalks: When available, your children should use sidewalks and other pathways that aren’t on the road.

Halloween is a fun time for children of all ages. With these walking safety tips, you can do your part in keeping your children safe during trick or treating this year.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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