When discussing anti-aging regimens, one of the best and most effective way to combat wrinkles is to build collagen. A new method to do so is with micro-needling. Micro-needling is the use of a hand-held device (such as the Collagen Pin) that has small needles at the tip, similar to acupuncture type needles. These needles penetrate the skin at varying depths, depending upon the area treated or what is treated (scars vs wrinkles). As these micro punctures heal, they promote collagen formation from the healing process, as well as reshaping the superficial layers of the skin-similar to a fractionated laser ... Read More
07.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
We all know the best kind of exercise is the kind that is so fun you don’t even realize you’re doing it! Summer in the DMV area provides countless opportunities to get outside, get moving, and get some vitamin D. Check out these great outdoor activities!
D.C. is home to some of the most scenic lakes and harbors on the east coast and while paddleboard and kayak rentals do generally cost money, it is a relatively cheap way to get active get some sun and have some fun.
If you prefer to keep your ... Read More
06.29.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Drinking water is the most obvious and important way to stay hydrated, but many of the foods you may (or may not) eat can help you stay hydrated too! Add or increase foods with high water content to your diet. For example:
- Skim Milk
- Green Cabbage
- Bell Peppers
It is also crucial to avoid foods that will dehydrate you. Especially in situation where you know you may be in heat or without water for an extended amount of time. Here are dehydrating foods and drinks to avoid in that scenario: Read More
- Soda (especially diet ...
06.22.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Have you ever been in the gym and that perfect song came on that powered you through the last 5 minutes of your workout??? I have! And let me tell you how the right music is so important to most people's workouts. It can make your 30 minute jog drag on for eternity or have you dancing your way through your workout as if you could do it all day long! Research has consistently proved that music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates mood, increases endurance, reduces perceived effort and may even promote metabolic efficiency ... Read More
On June 15, the Washington Redskins announced the addition of Robin West, MD as the new Director of Sports Medicine.
This makes Dr. West the first female head physician in the NFL and one of only two female head orthopedic surgeons in the league. Dr. West also serves as the Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals, making her the only head female physician in Major League Baseball.
Dr. West is a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon with more than 14 years of clinical experience, including experience as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Pittsburgh ... Read More
06.15.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Yes, we are in the month of June. That means we're halfway through the year. (Sounds crazy right?) How are you doing on those health and fitness resolutions you set 6 months ago? Although you may be a little jaded by the lack of accomplishing going on, I may have an idea to get you back on track by tracking your trekking. Setting goals for how many steps you want to take throughout the day is a great way to meet those health and fitness resolutions. But how do we take the steps (pun intended) to ... Read More
06.08.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
1. You won't always be as motivated as you were when you first started. Motivation has its good and bad days. They key is to keep putting one foot in front of the other even when you don't feel like it. Remember it's a lifestyle, not a momentary fad.
2. Progress won't always be linear. Just like life has its ups and down, your fitness accomplishments do as well. Stay the course and don't get discouraged and defeated when you notice a zig zag in your results.
3. Find an accountability partner ... Read More
06.01.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Dr. Robert S. Berger of Charles County Dermatology
Each year the summer season is kicked off each May by way of the skin cancer awareness month. The first Monday of May is designated Melanoma Monday. As people get ready for shorts and sandals, this is a good time to check our skin for new and changing growths. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with over 1 million cases yearly. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, of these, between 40 and 50 percent aged 65 will have basal cell carcinoma ... Read More
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
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