Issue No. 30
July 2016

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

"How much water should you drink?" is a loaded question. "Eight servings of eight ounces a day" doesn't take into account factors such as humidity, temperature, elevation, how much you sweat, or activity intensity and duration.

Expert Tips for Exercising in

  Hot Weather
With the summer months upon us, whether you're running, playing a pick-up game of basketball or going for a power walk, make sure you take care of your body when the temperature rises to avoid heat illness.

Effective Treatments for Incontinence

Incontinence affects millions of people at one time or another. Childbirth and menopause sometimes lead to urinary and fecal incontinence in women, and men sometimes suffer from these conditions, too. When an adult loses control of their bladder or bowel functions, it damages self-confidence and independence. A simple day is not so simple anymore. There are many possible causes, and an equal number of simple and effective treatment options.

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Exercise Video
Full Body Workout
Full Body Workout

Provider Spotlight

Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-298-3460

Sarah Meyers attended Virginia Tech and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She attended James Madison University for her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She worked in primary care for over 6 years before joining Bon Secours in 2015. Her interests include health, wellness, and preventative medicine. Mrs. Meyers is board certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine.

What do you enjoy most about being a primary care provider?
I love my long-term relationships with patients. I feel so lucky to be an ongoing part of my patients' lives. Patients often come in to see their PCP at a pivotal time in their lives: college physicals, new jobs, new babies. I get to cheer patients on through episodes of grief, tough diagnoses, and major lifestyle changes.   

Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?

My husband stays home with our children, and I'm the breadwinner, so having a job with good benefits was important for my family. Bon Secours is very supportive of their employees' health, and that is what initially attracted me to this group. However, I have been so pleased with the high quality EMR, the transparency in the budget, and the organization of the whole health system. 

What do you enjoy outside of work?
My children are young, so right now we spend our evenings puttering around in the garden, waging epic Candyland battles, and doing baking soda science experiments. I'm living the life!

Stay Active: 
Check out these fun upcoming events!

HealthFair Preventive Screenings
Multiple Dates 
Many Convenient Locations
Bon Secours has partnered with HealthFair to improve the cardiovascular health of the Central Virginia community. Take advantage of a series of tests to screen for major risk factors of heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm all offered in a private, convenient mobile health center in less than one hour.

Washington Redskins Training Camp
July 28-August 14
Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
2401 W. Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Hail to the Redskins! When July hits, Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center becomes base camp for some of the most talented athletes in the NFL today and for the greatest fans football has ever seen.

Walgreens Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 6
Rocketts Landing
5000 Old Osborne Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23231
Dragon boat racing brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of team with every stroke.

iCan Bike with Bon Secours
August 8-12
University of Richmond
Weinstein Center Gymnasium
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
Join Richmond Hope Therapy Center for the iCan Bike Program. iCan Shine is a nonprofit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program.  

Successful Aging Forum
Monday, September 26
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Admission: $10
Admission includes:
* A plated three-course lunch
* Health and wellness education
* Health expo
* Senior-friendly Zumba� class
* A day pass to the gardens
Keynote Speaker: Emily Kimball "The Aging Adventurer"
Inspirational author and speaker focusing on creative aging, risk-taking and making dreams happen after 60.
Space is limited. Reserve your place today.
To register, call 804-287-7700 or click here


Healthy Burrito Bowl
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 diced avocado
  • � cup black beans
  • � cup sweet corn
  • � cup cherry tomatoes
  • � cup cooked brown rice (optional)
  • 1 cooked chicken breast - diced (optional)
  • � cup salsa
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2-4 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • Diced cliantro

Wellness Club Card 
Sponsor Highlight

Bon Secours Workforce Program participants are eligible for $1 Enrollment on our Gold Membership. This includes 2 free sessions with a certified trainer. This offer is valid at the Willow Lawn location. Please contact us at 804.285.4653 to find out how you can receive a 10 day VIP pass today! Visit us at

Contact Ashley Kelly at 
[email protected] for more information on our program and services.

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