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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 cup ... Read More
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