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  • Rainy Day Workouts

    05.18.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Deanna Jefferson

    The change of season from winter to spring usually brings increased rainfall---and here in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area we are surely receiving our fair share of wet stuff. The good news is that the flowers and greenery will be so lush come summertime. The not so good news is that all the rain may put a damper (pun intended) on your outdoor workouts and physical activities. I've created a list of great alternatives for your workouts to keep you from suffering from drizzle discouragement.

    Can't beat it, join it! If you're an ... Read More

  • Why Fat Is Good Food

    04.20.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Rebecca Nenner

    It's amazing how we have things turned upside down in this country. For the past 30 something years, we have vilified fat as being dangerous and artery clogging, when in fact it is the very thing you need to sustain life.  If you haven’t noticed, our country and people all over the world have gotten way fatter and sicker since the 1980’s than they have been during the entire course that man has existed on this planet!  There is a correlation here, in the 1980’s we were told to eat a low fat ... Read More

  • Why Diets Don't Work

    04.13.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Rebecca Nenner

    How frustrating is it when you've gone on a diet, lost weight, and a few weeks or months later, you have not only gained back the weight but have added on more pounds!  It’s a very common tale.  In fact, when you think about it, there wouldn’t be a DIET INDUSTRY, if diets worked!

    Most people are looking for a quick solution to lose fat and inches, but in order to lose weight you need to know why our efforts only fail. We live in a toxic world.  We are eating, drinking , breathing in ... Read More

  • Calling all WOW flag footballers!

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Think your football skills are up for the challenge?

    For the first time-ever, WOW is partnering up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders for the Annual Burgundy and Gold Game. We're looking for a select few ladies interested in joining the team. Burgundy and Gold team selections will be announced at our Draft Day Kickoff Party on April 25.

    Please note that all entrants will not make the team and will be randomly selected. The burgundy and gold roster will be announced at the party; however, those who will be eligible for the draft will be informed at least one ... Read More

  • Spring Cleaning Workout Pants

    04.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Spring has finally sprung! This is the traditional time to roll up your sleeves and give your house a good cleaning-- including your closets and drawers. What a great opportunity to get rid of those workout pants you never wear because they're see-through, they slip and slide, or they're so uncomfortable when you're drenched in sweat. In order to help you spring clean your workout apparel, I'm offering these few tips for you to keep in mind when updating your drawer with shorts, capris and pants that will comfortably survive spin class ... Read More

  • Keeping Your Health a Priority

    03.23.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    In our fast-paced and busy lives, health and fitness can often be put on the back burner of priorities. But just as a car without routine maintenance doesn’t ride as efficiently, people without routine health practices don’t function and think as well. As mothers, wives, workers, and business owners, we need our bodies and minds to run as efficiently and effectively as possible. We can't take the best care of our families if we are not 'well-oiled'.

    One advantage of being extremely busy is that we don’t have time for non-essentials. We ... Read More

  • Benefits of Biking

    03.30.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    The temperatures are warming up and exercising outside will soon be an option! Put the pedal to the pavement and start biking! There are so many great benefits to hopping on your bike, your body will thank you!

    Biking is lower impact on your body than many other forms of cardiovascular exercise such as running or jogging. It is not weight-bearing so many people can bike well into their 70’s and even 80’s; it is a form of exercise for all ages. Also, biking can increase your energy levels and decrease fatigue. One study found that your body ... Read More

  • Alleviate Seasonal Allergies

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    The trees are budding and the grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping and the weather is warmer.  What a wonderful time of the year, unless you suffer from seasonal allergies.  When I moved to the DC area in 1999, my seasonal allergies were way worse than they were back in New York.  My nose was stuffy, I was constantly sneezing, my eyes were watery, and overall I just felt tired. 

    When you have seasonal allergies life is miserable.  Your body is in constant alert mode.  You have histamines flowing through you as if you are under attack, and ... Read More

  • Spring Pizza

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Photograph by Con Poulos

    Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli of Food Network

     

    Looking for something light and easy to make? Well, we are springing our clocks foward one hour this weekend for daylight savings, so why not make Spring Pizza! This amazing recipe, courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli, looks delicious and only takes about an hour to make, 35 minutes prep time and about 15 minutes to cook!

    Ingredients you will need:

    1 pound pizza dough
    All-purpose flour, for dusting
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
    6 ounces ramps or scallions, trimmed
    Kosher salt
    1 cup ... Read More

  • Am I Eating Right Based on My Activity Levels?

    03.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Many of us have heard the mantra that "you can't outwork a bad diet" and "abs are made in the kitchen". Although exercise is an integral part of your health and fitness regimen, your diet is also crucial to achieving your goals. How much should you be eating or not eating based on your daily activity level? There's no one size fits all meal plan, and how do you know what's right for you? After all, a very restrictive eating plan, paired with long intense exercise, could leave you leaning on muscle mass ... Read More

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