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A Dose of Nature

 

Wow.  I just got back from working out outside…talk about something nourishing for the mind and soul.  Now that the weather is consistently warmer it has been wonderful to work out in the fresh air and amongst nature. 

Walking, running, stretching is a great way to clear the mind…just what the doctor ordered.  My schedule has been extremely busy and although I am good at balancing work and life, the life piece has recently kicked in between a long distance elderly mother, the kids, and the everyday stresses of life.  So what’s the best medicine…exercising out in nature is top on my list!  Natural endorphins are released into your body when you exercise and you feel better…mentally and physically.

So here’s what you can do if you’re feeling stressed and you want to clear your head:

MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

                                                                                                  Candidates Must Possess Specific Levels of Training/Certification

Lawyers Indeed Have a Heart: Annual AHA 10K race hits Georgetown

Lawyers Indeed Have a Heart:  Annual AHA 10K race hits Georgetown

On June 11th, 2011, The Lawyers Have Heart 10k (LHH) brought some 5,500 participants to the Georgetown waterfront for a race along the C&O Sama on Saturday, June 11, to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA).  Preceding this weekend event was the American Heart Association's Recess by the River Event on June 7th, 2011 which was a children's interactive outdoor event promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyle to high risk inner city children in Washington, DC area. 

The LHH race, the largest 10k in Washington, began at 31st and K Streets at 7:30 a.m.

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out! Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out!  Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

 Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were out in force over the Memorial Day weekend in and around the Potomac River reminding visitors of the inherent dangers associated with the river and passing out safety tips aimed at informing and educating visitors to stay out of the Potomac River.

Considerable interagency cooperation at the local, county, state and federal levels has focused attention on methods to prevent drownings in and around the Potomac River since 2004. The presence of Montgomery County Firefighters distributing bi-lingual educational materials over the holiday weekend served to underscore the continued commitment and importance of this initiative and the goal of “zero” drownings as the summer season kicks off in the Washington Metropolitan area.

 

D.C. Second "Fittest" City In The Country?

D.C. Second "Fittest" City In The Country?

 

 

 

USA TODAY -- The Twin Cities Minneapolis-St. Paul are the healthiest, fittest cities in the USA, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston, according to a new analysis of the 50 most populous metro areas.

 

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

D.C. Fitness Challenge To Tackle City's Obesity Epidemic

This story comes to us from Sarah Massey:

Washington, D.C. — Aimed at battling DC's alarming obesity rate, one of the highest in the country, on Saturday May 14, 2011 Project Fitness Community and WIAS (Wellness In American Schools) will host the second annual DC Fitness Challenge. The event will take place at McKinley Technology High School, located at 151 T Street, Northeast, D.C., from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

The DC Fitness Challenge is a community-focused health and fitness competition designed to help combat the city's overweight and obesity crisis through encouraging local communities to get active and fit. The Challenge began last year as a way to motivate fitness enthusiasts to reach back into their communities and inspire young people to get involved in health and fitness activities. Through friendly competition, participants motivate future generations to start their fitness journey.