Barre in a bar . . . no, really

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Where better to do the ballet-inspired workout than in a pub, holding onto the bar railing?

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    Why you should skip the pavement and hit the trail

    Trade the sounds of cars for the murmur of creeks, all while getting a physical and mental workout.

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    Why there’s no need to panic over Lassa fever. It’s Ebola-like, but it’s not Ebola.

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    Did John Nash’s schizophrenia boost his ‘beautiful mind’?

    Did John Nash’s schizophrenia boost his ‘beautiful mind’?

    Scientists have long been interested in the link between creativity and madness; now they are trying to prove it.

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    Barre in a bar . . . no, really

    Barre in a bar . . . no, really

    Where better to do the ballet-inspired workout than in a pub, holding onto the bar railing?

    How to cure a workout hangover

    How to cure a workout hangover

    So you overdid it and your muscles are barking at you? Try a little hair of the dog, i.e., more exercise.

    How to teach your kids about sugar

    How to teach your kids about sugar

    If you want the message to sink in, you might have to go beyond “it’s bad for you.”

    Five words you should stop using when you talk about food

    Five words you should stop using when you talk about food

    These can actually do harm to your health and self-image.

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    Why you should skip the pavement and hit the trail

    Why you should skip the pavement and hit the trail

    Trade the sounds of cars for the murmur of creeks, all while getting a physical and mental workout.

    Clearing up some confusion on calories

    Clearing up some confusion on calories

    Ellie Krieger weighs in on the accuracy of the calorie counts on food labels.

    Menu in a rut? Here are 11 ways to freshen things up.

    Menu in a rut? Here are 11 ways to freshen things up.

    Healthful swaps will spice things up.

    Healthful recipes with spring ingredients you’re overlooking

    Healthful recipes with spring ingredients you’re overlooking

    In a diet rut? Try some alternatives to baby carrots, onions and salmon.

    Changes at D.C. Equinox leave older members angry

    Changes at D.C. Equinox leave older members angry

    After cuts in senior-friendly classes, gym starts getting complaints of age discrimination.

    What happens when two guys ditch their fears and try yoga

    What happens when two guys ditch their fears and try yoga

    MisFits novices decide to man up, unroll some mats and see what the fuss is about.

    Metro D.C. Yoga Week highlights

    Metro D.C. Yoga Week highlights

    From May 3 to May 9, more than 40 studios will offer free and discounted classes.

    In defense of water

    In defense of water

    Here’s why our bodies need plain, been-around-for-billions-of-years, unsweetened, unflavored water.

    Why you should try body-weight exercises

    Why you should try body-weight exercises

    Minimal-equipment exercises start simple but can get tough. And you can do them anywhere.