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Good to Go: How parents can squeeze exercise into busy schedules

It may sound alarming, but parents can sneak exercise into packed schedules. While free time for parents is often hard to find, getting a little exercise is better than doing nothing at all. A quick workout leaves mom and dad feeling a little more refreshed and relaxed -- and it sets a good example for the kids.

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: Good to Go, parents, tips

What really happens when you skip a workout

It's easy to skip a workout when schedules get busy or other plans come up. If you wait for the rare day that you get every email answered and are 100 percent caught up on work, you'll workout four times a year. And here's what will happen to your body when you neglect activity.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: Josef Brandenburg, The Body You Want, workout,

Kettlebells: The Good, the bad and the (potentially) dangerous

One of the newer exercise tools on the market is the kettlebell, a weight in the shape of a ball with a handle on the top.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 11:50am EDT

Tags: Kettlebells, fitness, Josef Brandenburg, The Body You Want, training

Stressed out? Take a walk

Stress has a tight grip on many Americans, but exercise is a good way to fight it, experts say.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: stress, walking, Kathleen Hall, Fairfax Hackley, dick uliano

On the Run: The ABCs of knees

Mike Hill, the director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University talks to Paula Wolfson about the ABCs of healthy knees.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:15am EDT

Tags: running, knee injury, anterior cruciate ligament, Georgetown University, on the run, Paula Wolfson

The sisterhood of ACL recoveries

In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments are teenage girls.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 03:53pm EDT

Tags: knee injury, lacrosse, Robert Griffin III, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Paula Wolfson

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Exercise helps teens quit smoking

A George Washington University study finds the best success comes when teens combine exercise with a quit smoking program.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: george washington university, smoking, cigarettes

Get a workout and help the hungry at the D.C. Protein Food Drive

Most food drives collect items loaded in carbohydrates, but low-income families really need food rich in protein. So one D.C. fitness trainer is starting a Protein Food Drive in April.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 09:30am EDT

Tags: food donations, protein, workout, fitness, Josef Brandenburg

7 tips to keep up your New Year's resolutions

It's been seven weeks since the ball dropped. If your New Years resolutions are starting to slip away, here are seven ways to keep them going.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 09:51am EST

Tags: fitness, personal trainer, New Years, resolutions, Lisa Reed

The dangers of workout supplement Jack3d

Consuming the dietary supplement Jack3d and then working out is a "disaster waiting to happen," according to local fitness trainers.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 07:58am EST

Tags: workout, dietary supplement, fitness, Fairfax Hackley, Randi Martin

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