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Local hotels offer city sites by way of two wheels

With more than 200 Capital Bikeshare stations across the D.C. region and miles of cycling paths, Washington is truly becoming a bike-friendly city. And now, a local hotel is helping tourists experience the city on two-wheels.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: Kimpton Hotels, biking, D.C., Natalie Tomlin, Ed Virtue, Hotel Monaco, bike, bikeshare

Short, hard workouts might be the trick

Busy people can now check one excuse off the "why I can't exercise list." Having time is no longer an issue.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones, workout, Pamela Peeke

When should you take exercise inside?

Through the heat and the haze of the Washington region, you can spot some hardcore fitness fanatics running, walking, cycling or playing golf or tennis outside. But there comes a time when it's best to take physical activity inside.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:33am EDT

Tags: heat, heat index, paula wolfson, City Fitness Gym

Employees need alternatives to sitting, AMA says

The American Medical Association says there is mounting evidence that sitting around for long periods of time is unhealthy. The AMA called on employers to find alternatives - including treadmills, standing work stations or isometric balls - to help their employees stay fit and healthy.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 04:26am EDT

Tags: work, sitting, American Medical Association, back problems, AMA, david burd

Diet or exercise? It depends on the goal

When it comes to getting healthy, what you're trying to accomplish will help you determine which is better, dieting or exercising.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 06:53am EDT

Tags: alan etter, weight loss, Women, diet, nutrition, depression, mood, dieting

What to know about new weight-loss drug Belviq (Video)

Belviq is meant for the obese and for overweight people with serious weight-related medical conditions.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: belviq, diet, weight loss, michelle basch, diet pill, obesity

Globetrotters bring battle against obesity to D.C. school

The Harlem Globetrotters are trying to help the nation's youngsters beat the battle of the bulge one push-up and basketball trick at a time.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: Harlem Globetrotters, obesity, St. Augustine Catholic School, Lauren Clark, basketball

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

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