08.12.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
While it’s no myth that it takes some time to break a new pair of shoes in – it’s possible that the shoe could be breaking you in!
One of the best ways to test the effectiveness of your running shoes is after your run. How sore are your feet? Are there blisters? Do you feel knee and lower back pain? While there may be other factors at work here, one of the biggest factors is actually your shoes!
Here are a few steps to ensure that you have the best shoes possible for your workout:
1. Don’t ... Read More
08.05.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Who would have ever thought the best way to enhance your workout and health is by snacking? The key is to snacking on the proper treats at certain times. The body is constantly working to rebuild and strengthen muscles throughout the day and if you can balance your food intake properly, you can optimize the process!
The Greatist.com has provided some of the best foods for both pre- and post-workouts.
Pre-Workout: These will vary depending on the intensity and type of workout you're trying to achieve. Try muching these down 30-40 minutes before your workout!
1. Perfect yogurt ...
07.29.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed by todaysinnovativewomen.com blog
It can be hard to admit, but when you’re trying to create a healthier and more fit lifestyle for yourself, you can be your own biggest enemy. Whether you are making excuses for yourself, procrastinating, or truly not valuing yourself, you are getting in the way of yourself not getting to those healthy goals you have set for yourself.
Here are some tips for each situation that can help you get out of those habits!:
- Re-assess which lifestyle choices you make and how they may or may not repeatedly sabotage your healthy efforts. Make ... Read More
07.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
Total fitness also includes your mind, body, and spirit.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, "It's time to change and make a difference..."? I have. How did you feel at that moment? That determination and willingness practically took over my thoughts and I was confident in making a difference in my life.
Become mentally, physically, and spiritually fit. Take note:
1) Mental Fitness: Keeping your brain and emotional health in tip-top shape. Seek the positive and avoid the negative.
2) Physical Fitness: A healthy body can ... Read More
07.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Serena Williams has become one of the greatest female athletes of all time. Even at the age of 33, which is old in “tennis years,” we are watching as she’s in her prime. However, making it to the top of women’s tennis has been a rocky road for Williams.
Whether it's battling injury, critics or even her sister – Venus (who is also a professional tennis player), Serena Williams has always had an attitude that couldn’t be broken.
Both Williams sisters were constantly criticized for their physique. Media outlets claimed they were “too muscular” and often resembled ... Read More
07.15.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Have you ever thought about what goes in to your icy, summer tradition? Mid-Atlantic Dairy is here to show you different options to one of your favorite desserts without jeopardizing flavor!
For each of the following recipes, place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for about 1 hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles, run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for 5-7 ... Read More
07.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed by Dr. Robert S. Berger of Charles County Dermatology
There has been a lot of news recently regarding sunscreens, demonstrating a lot of confusion about what they are and how they work.
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation (among other emissions such as visible light, etc.) in 3 different types: A, B and C. UVC never reaches the earth except in areas where there are holes in the ozone layers, which are naturally occurring at the north and south poles. This is a good thing as UVC is dangerous to all living organisms. UVA and UVB reach the earth ... Read More
07.06.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Have you ever gotten to the point where you felt you're doing so much that you can't do anything at all? We all have. Thankfully, here are four tips that allow you to stay afloat in a sea of to-dos.
1. Know the game plan
Write out what you need to do in order of priority. Set limits on what tasks need to be done and arrange them throughout the week. Always, always, always have a calendar when planning. Things can come about much sooner than you think and if you have a visual of dates, scheduling becomes ... Read More
07.01.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
Having a strong core is essential. Your body depends on your core for balance, posture, and control. Having a strong core keeps your body aligned and may even help alleviate back pain!
As a cardio kickboxing instructor, I am amazed of how core strength and development is increased from a cardio kickboxing workout. This form of exercise increases core strength, core balance, stability, posture, and control, as well as cardio endurance and lung capacity. Core training is a must when it comes to cardio kickboxing. Your stances, kicks, and balance derive ... Read More
06.27.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Health and Wellness
Sometimes you straighten it. Sometimes you dye it. You even tie it up, cut it off and then let it grow back again. It’s the universal fashion statement shared by both men and women of all ages. However, Vogue.com asked the question: what if you lose it for good?
The highly-acclaimed fashion magazine recently posted an article called “Crowning Glory.” It’s a project that introduced nine incredible women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia. Here are some of their stories:
"Beauty to me was about fitting in. Now I want ... Read More
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