Fitness

Stress Relief for Vets

Silver Spring acupuncturist, Kay Madsen is participating in the Military Stress Recovery Project (MSRP), which offers free acupuncture treatments to combat veterans and their families. Madsen, of the Family Acupuncture Center, is holding community treatment sessions using an auricular protocol treatment that has been very successful treating patients who have experienced a variety of traumatic situations. In this treatment method, ... Read More »

Happy 1st Anniversary, Natural Awakenings DC!

Dear Friends,  I love roller coasters. For three summers when I was in college, I worked at Cedar Point, one of the best-known amusement parks in the world. Although my day job kept me in the gift shops, when work was over, many days I would head to one of the many roller coasters that Cedar Point is known for ... Read More »

Become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor

Ayurveda is enjoying a reawakening in the west and affords much extraordinary knowledge and many opportunities for practice, career development and service to humanity. For the first time, an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor certification course is being offered in Washington, D.C., by Neva Ingalls, director of the Inner Domain Teacher Training Programs (innerdomain.org). This 500-hour certification course is designed to help ... Read More »

Lose Weight, Improve Body Composition, and Regain Health

Whether you are overweight or of normal weight, you should be aware of the impact body composition has on your health. An unhealthy body composition refers to carrying too much fat in comparison to lean (muscle) tissue. As this ratio increases, so do the health risks, and this often leads to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, ... Read More »

Dance Your Way Towards Health with Biodanza

In her 1997 landmark work, the late, great Dr. Candace Pert, author of one of the most important mind/body texts The Molecules of Emotion, talks about the mystery of human energy and refers to it as the “free flow of information carried by the bio-chemicals of emotion, the neuro-peptides and their receptors.” Pert also states that it is through touch, that stored ... Read More »

Preventing Osteoporosis Through Exercise

Women often want an exercise program to strengthen their bones. Before beginning such a program, it is recommended that they share a Bone Density Scan (DXA scan) with a professional health care or fitness trainer, to see where the majority of bone loss is and whether they have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Based on the results of the bone scan and ... Read More »

GirlPower Fitness Teams Up with Mindful Chef

Girl Power Fitness, a strength studio designed for women, has partnered with Mindful Chef by Power Supply, to offer fresh, healthy meals for pick-up. Mindful Chef delivers fresh, all-natural, nutritious and delicious prepared meals to Girl Power Fitness, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, D.C.—between Fessenden and Garrison Streets—so you can get out of the kitchen, enjoy life and enhance your well-being. Overall ... Read More »

Power Supply – Fuel for a Powerful Life

Power Supply, provider of chef-driven prepared paleo meals, recently announced that it has joined forces with Mindful Chef, which delivers paleo-inspired and vegetarian meals to yoga and specialized fitness communities.   Under the Power Supply brand, the company will serve a variety of active lifestyle consumers, including those at CrossFit gyms, yoga studios, multi-program gyms and other intentional fitness communities, ... Read More »