Dr. Natasha Beauvais is in the News

Dr. Natasha Beauvais of Northern Virginia Family Practice

Are you curious about the key to aging in place? Check out Dr. Beauvais recent article featured in the Alexandria Patch. This is a piece that ties in with the ‘Age-Proof Your Body’ exercises class series with MovementX. You can read the full article here. 

Age-Proof Your Body Class Series: Walking & Running

Age-Proof Your Body Class Series: Walking and Running

Walking Speed: an important indicator of health There’s a lot you can tell about someone simply based upon how they walk! As healthcare practitioners, simply observing walking characteristics and gait speed can tell us information about: Balance confidence Overall health Emotion Ability to recovery from hospitalization and surgery Life Expectancy And much more! In fact, walking speed is sometimes identified …

Introducing: Age-Proof Your Body Class Series!

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This month, Northern Virginia Family Practice and MovementX were proud to introduce the first classes of the ‘Age-Proof Your Body’ exercises class series. The series is comprised of 8 classes that cover a variety of topics from strength and mobility to balance and posture. If you would like to attend an upcoming class, please contact Northern Virginia Family Practice at …

Age-Proof Your Body: Class #3 Summary

Our special “Age-Proof Your Body” exercise series continues! You’ll find a summary of class #3 below, and illustrations to help you try these at home. Please let us know if you have any questions. Our next class focused on Shoulder & Arm Mobility & Strengthening, will be held Monday, March 18th from 10:45 am-11:45 am and 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Follow …

Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions

Handle with Care: Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions We’ve all seen it played out hundreds of times, as a drug, food or habit is trumpeted as the way to lower the risk of cancer or heart disease only to be walked back the next month in another study. The reasons can be…

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A Flu-Free Winter: Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot for a Flu-Free Winter Last year’s flu season was severe in most parts of the country and left many wondering why the flu vaccine hadn’t performed more effectively. However, it remains our best line of defense for averting and lessening the severity of this common but potentially deadly illness. Below we…

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The Connected Patient: Keeping Up with Apps

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The ubiquitous smart phone has boosted its useful- ness tenfold in the past decade with a mushrooming library of health and wellness apps. Some aim to help you monitor your condition day-to-day, understand and stay on track with medications, or diagnose your symptoms, while others prepare you for an unforeseen emergency, allow you to share…

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Gut Instincts: Can More Bacteria Mean Better Health?

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Healthy bacteria may seem like a contradiction in terms, but years of research and real world experience point toward an unexpectedly promising finding: the microorganisms continually forming in your intestine may confer health benefits that we are only just beginning to understand. Here is what we know: each of us has an individual set of…

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