Tag Archives: fitness

American Obesity is Rising in 7 States

Seven states in America had obesity rates among adults at or above 35 percent. This record number is an increase from five states in 2016. In addition to the increase, …

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Begin the School Year by Celebrating Recess

Happy first day of school to many students – and their families – within the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area! Are you celebrating the new school year by recognizing the importance …

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Back-to-School Fitness for Moms

The importance of improving fitness skills cannot be underestimated.  Many adults with low levels of interest in physical activity are often found to have decreased self-confidence.  The American Heart Association …

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Can Exercise Ease Addiction?

Drug addiction is a common and disabling illness.   According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use …

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ATP World Tour Workout

In honor of the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association’s Washington Citi Open being held in Washington, DC, this week, here are a few, athletic training tips to …

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You Don’t Need to Have a “Quarterback” Body to Be in Shape

Did you know that you don’t have to run wind sprints and complete athletic training for hours a day like a NFL quarterback in order to be in great shape …

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Overtraining May Hinder Athletic Performance

Now that summer is in full swing, many children – and adults – are making the most of the beautiful weather and are participating in numerous sports teams.  All that …

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Can Exercise Slow Brain Aging?

From early adulthood, memory and other aspects of cognition slowly decline.  The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness …

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