Bike to Work (or Lunch) Day 2016

Across the country, bike commuting grew 62% from 2000 to 2014. Washington, DC is among the top ten cities for bike commuters with over 13,000 in 2014 (an increase of 124% from 2005) according to the League of American Bicyclists.…

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Celebrating Summer

Looking to trim down this summer?  Take advantage of the warm weather, skip the gym, and get active outside! Explore your city or town.  Play games at the park, go for a bike ride around town, or do laps at the…

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Keeping the Men in Your Life Healthy

Many men avoid visiting the doctor. We often joke about it, but when our dads, brothers, partners or friends put off having something looked at, it can result in very real consequences. Even though women on average visit the doctor…

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Stay Safe This Summer

While most of us look forward with great anticipation to summer's long days filled with warmth and fun, there is a less sunny side to the story: ER visits actually peak in the summertime months. Fear not: There are things…

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Wednesday is National Running Day

This Wednesday, June 3rd, is National Running Day, a day for running enthusiasts (nuts?) like me to celebrate our love of the sport and for those who want to start to get out there. The thing I love most about the…

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Celebrate Change This Spring

Maybe it's because it's (finally) gotten warm enough along the East Coast for us to leave our parkas at home, maybe it's the time of year, but I feel like every third woman I see right now is pregnant. Pregnancy…

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A Prescription for Activity

This week, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a meeting to address key issues related to establishing a physical activity prescription at every visit as a medical standard of care. Kaiser Permanante's own Robert Sallis, MD, was in attendance and helped…

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