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Maintaining a routine can help you stay focused to complete a goal. These 5 healthy routines are to help you live a healthier life, checkout them out!

  1. Drink plenty of Water. Water is good for your health because it has no sugar and it keeps you hydrated. It also helps your skin look clear and youthful.
  2. Turn off all electronic devices an hour before you go to sleep. Your electronic devices can keep you from getting 8 hours of sleep. Turn it off so you don’t get distracted, and get a goodnight sleep!
  3. Add more green to your plate. To get your full value of nutrient for the day add fruits, and vegetables to your meals. You can start off your day by drinking a fruit smoothie, or you can add you favorite fruits to your water for an exciting new taste.
  4. Stretch after waking up. Open up your mind and breathe in the fresh air. Stretching can help relieve pain if you slept wrong.
  5. Think positive, don’t think about the negatives for too long, maintain positive and be optimistic.

Good luck, and may you live a long and healthy life!

 

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Contributing Writer: Andrea Lopez | Image: Alicia Lopez

Manassas City Public School (MCPS) seniors graduated on June 13th at Jiffy Lube Live, but today June 16th, MCPS says goodbye to all of their students for the summer!

Although, this summer will be different from the years before because MCPS will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. This means that children will be able to go to one of their local elementary schools to get breakfast and lunch for free. MCPS students will be returning to school in late August.

Enjoy summer vacation, and remember Bull Foot Clinic is here to help you with any foot and ankle injuries to keep you active throughout the summer!

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The warm weather feels even greater when you don’t have to worry about the appearance of your feet. Fungus leads to embarrassment, but some treatments can help. Dr. Mahavadi, Dr. Cardinal, and Dr. Arminio have all helped fight fungus for years and are here to help you understand fungus.

Bacterial fungus can infect your toes, usually starting on the skin, also know as athlete’s foot. If left untreated, it can infect the nail bed. This infection can cause your nails to appear thick, discolored, brittle, or black. Fungus grows in dark, moist, warm areas such as shoes; you can get fungus by being barefoot in common areas. In order to prevent fungus, our doctors recommend patients to keep their feet clean and dry daily and change their socks and shoes everyday.

At the clinic, our doctors offer three different treatment options for fungus. One option is an oral prescription, in which a blood test is needed. Another option are topicals, which are medications applied on the toes like a nail polish. Lastly, there is the laser treatment option, called HyperBlue Plus. This option is a 10 minute painless treatment that requires no blood test.

If you are sick of having fungus, come to the office today to have healthier toenails by the end of the season!

 

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If your doctor recommends daily exercise, try new things. If you are feeling adventurous, you should try hiking. Hiking is a great form of exercise because the fresh air enables you to think clearly, and to be stress free; which is not only good for your physical health, but it is also good for your mental health.

In Manassas, there is different hiking trails that you can explore. The nearest trails around here are the Bull Run Occoquan Trail, the Bull Run Mountains, and the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The Occoquan Trail has a beautiful sight of the Occoquan River and it is 7.8 miles long. You can find a nice 5 mile trail at The Bull Run Mountains, and there is a run down historic that is a must see. The last trial, at the Manassas BattleField Park is a 8.6 mile trail that has a stone house and canyons spread around the park. All of these hiking trails are beautiful historic sites that you should checkout.

Although Hiking is great, you should also keep in mind that your feet need to be protected from the uneven terrain to prevent injuring your foot. To prevent injury consider getting hiking shoes or at least a shoe with a thick sole, and remember if you ever have a foot injury come to Bull Run Foot and Ankle Clinic to get treated.

Imagine walking a 62 mile hike! On April 30th, the Sierra Club hosted their One Day Annual 62 mile hike which took place from Thompson Boat Center all the way to Harper’s Valley, West Virginia. This hiker in the picture above took 20 hours and 20 minutes to complete this amazing hike.

What will you accomplish today?

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Dr.Greg Cardinal, is a hardworking, friendly, and outgoing. Before becoming a podiatrist, he was a musician for 15 years, which is where he started to impact the lives of others. He helped hundreds of people who were serving in the military by performing therapeutic music.

He decided to continue his passion for helping others by pursuing a career in podiatry. His interest include all aspects of primary podiatric care. After years of hard work, Dr. Greg Cardinal is recognized as a graduate of a dual degree program in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management. He is also affiliated in 6 other institution. Dr. Greg Cardinal is experienced and ready help with any podiatry related problems.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by eating traditional Mexican dishes at these local restaurants!

Zandra’s Taqueria: a restaurant located in Old Town Manassas. Inside they have a rustic bar, and outside they have colorful picnic tables that you can choose to sit from. As for the food they offer a variety of different tacos options such as shrimp, BBQ chicken, carne asada, and more! On Cinco de Mayo Zandra’s will be celebrating by having live music and raffles. If you choose to go here make sure to get nachos and a side of skillet queso!

Guapo’s Rotisserie Chicken & Tex Mex Grill: Guapo’s is excellent for lunch, and they have combo meals so that you just don’t have to settle for one thing. Their chicken is a must try, and their rice is excellent, but they have other options such as quesadillas and pupusas!

El Rey Tolteca: this restaurant has a nice colorful atmosphere that is perfect to get in the Cinco de Mayo mood, and their dishes are big enough to hold up to four different foods. They have enchiladas, burritos, and so much more!

Have fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and be safe!

 


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