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Tropical Smoothie Cafe 5K Charity Run

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 5K Charity Run

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Register for Bike to Work Day Today

From Prince William County:

 

Friday, May 20, 2011 is Bike to Work Day in the County. Commuters are encouraged to ride their bikes to work as part of National Bike Month. To register, visit www.waba.org/events. Pit stops throughout the County will offer food, drinks, entertainment, and chances to win bicycles and other prizes. Register to get a free t-shirt at your pit stop!

 

 

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Register for Bike to Work Day

Register for Bike to Work Day

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Spring 2011 Health & Fitness Events

Spring 2011 Health & Fitness Events

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Battlefield High School Annual Bobcat 5K

The third-annual Bobcat 5K Race in recognition of National Athletic Training Month will be held on Saturday, March 26. A raffle will be held after the race for every participant. Registration is available at www.signmeup.com/73148. Contact Christi Nelson at nelsoncl@pwcs.edu with any questions about the event.

Saunders Middle School— Sara Lott Memorial 5K/1Mile Walk/Run