A beginner’s journey to the gym

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Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

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A beginner’s journey to the gym

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies of the virus

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies of the virus

A doctor hailed as a “national hero” for his work against the Ebola virus has succumbed to the disease.

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An itch that just wouldn’t go away

An itch that just wouldn’t go away

The maddening red bumps started on her hands, then spread. The cause was something she never imagined.

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A beginner’s journey to the gym

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

Now trending: ‘Got protein?’

Now trending: ‘Got protein?’

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Massage, foam rolling and stretching: A recipe for muscle recovery

Massage, foam rolling and stretching: A recipe for muscle recovery

How do they relate to one another, and what works best and when? We asked some local experts to weigh in.

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Alexandria resident Kristina Ament, who is visually impaired, is in training for the Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

Jazzercise videos from around the web

Jazzercise videos from around the web

From old-school to new, the 45-year-old fitness program is here to stay.

Sugar alcohols are no panacea for diabetes

Sugar alcohols are no panacea for diabetes

A look at sugar alcohol, sugar-free foods and how to read labels to choose the right fit for you.

A healthful bean dip, dressed in pink

A healthful bean dip, dressed in pink

How to get a finicky 3-year-old daughter to eat healthfully.

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Jazzercise: After 45 years, it’s still here, and it’s still evolving

Jazzercise: After 45 years, it’s still here, and it’s still evolving

Jazzercise Live recently came to the District. It’s part rally, part fashion show — and all fun.

Meet the new MisFits

Meet the new MisFits

Our new MisFits crew consists of five writers with a range of backgrounds, from a fitness newbie to an instructor.

For summer, a healthful lime-agave tahini coleslaw

For summer, a healthful lime-agave tahini coleslaw

This alternative features good old cabbage, plus tahini, radishes and agave nectar. What’s missing? Mayo.

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Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

Spirit (“Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork”) Club offers encouragement and empathy.

How runners can keep their feet happy

How runners can keep their feet happy

Proper shoes are an important part of taking care of a runner’s feet, but there’s more to consider.

Tips for running with your dog

Tips for running with your dog

Here is how to to maximize health, safety and fun.

Running with dogs: 5Ks and canines

Running with dogs: 5Ks and canines

Dogs can be wonderful running buddies, but you should take precautions for both your sakes.

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Turn family time into fitness time

Turn family time into fitness time

Put down the smartphone and try one of these ways to get parents and kids working together to work out.