Salt and Weight Loss

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Here’s a fascinating article from The New York Times about salt and weight loss. Conventional wisdom tells us that if we eat a lot of salt, we become thirsty and drink more fluids in order to excrete the excess salt and reach homeostasis. However studies involving Russian cosmonauts have showed that a high salt diet caused the […]

Mantras are Powerful!

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Here’s a great article from The Wall Street Journal about the power of mantras. Repeating a mantra repeatedly produces powerful physiological changes. Studies have shown that mantras reduce stress levels and enhance endurance. Take a look here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-habit-to-make-you-happier-today-1494259324?mod=e2fb What are some of your favorite mantras?

Fasting isn’t Magic

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Many of our clients have asked about the idea of fasting as a way to create a caloric deficit. Fasting can help some people maintain a healthy weight, however it’s not magic. Take a look at this article from NPR that details the effectiveness of fasting as well as the difficulty many study participants had adhering to […]

Peter McGee Hoffman 5K

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We had a great time warming up and stretching the runners of the Peter McGee Hoffman 5K in Silver Spring this past Saturday. This 5K raises awareness about Oral Cancer and offers free screenings to participants. It also raises tens of thousands of dollars. If you’d like to donate or learn more, click here: https://donate.oralcancer.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate […]

Here’s a Great Dinner Hack

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Here’s a really interesting info-graphic from Lifehacker about cooking different methods in order to create delicious vegetables. Take a look here: http://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-prepare-vegetables-that-youd-actually-want-to-ea-1793684598 What’s your favorite combination?

Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

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Feeling stressed? Gaining weight? Studies have shown that higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, correlate directly to higher body mass index and waist circumference. Take a look at this article from The New York Times here: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/well/eat/stress-can-make-the-pounds-accumulate.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/well  

Debra’s Workout

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Here’s Debra at Fitness Generation working on some core and lower body strength on Saturday morning. She’s demonstrating a side lung and a side plank. These exercises help strengthen her lower body and core, which can alleviate back pain. Great work Debra!

Do You Exercise During Vacation?

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Rajesh demonstrates some tricky yoga poses, a headstand and crow at Fitness Generation. Take a look at this The New York Times article about yoga and fitness during vacation. According to the article, millennials seek hotels with on-site gyms and enjoy doing yoga when they travel. To read more, click here.

More Strong Evidence that Belly Fat is Bad for You

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Here’s an article from TIME Magazine about visceral fat, belly fat around the organs. Researchers looked at medical records from over 400,000 people and found that those who carried different combinations of genes that predisposed them to higher waist to hip ratios had higher incidences of diabetes and heart disease. This is an interesting finding […]