The MisFits

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Latest articles about fitness in the D.C. area.

We’re not about to say goodbye to CrossFit (sorry), but these may play a bigger role in your fitness routine.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

  • Jan 27, 2015

Don’t fear brown, black, red and wild rice. These varieties are versatile, nutritious and filling.

By Casey Seidenberg

  • Jan 26, 2015

A reader wants to know whether the pills live up to their promise of preventing heart disease.

By Hope Warshaw

  • Jan 21, 2015

If your diet and exercise resolutions are a failure, one philosopher suggests changing your mind-set.

By Mike Plunkett

  • Jan 20, 2015

Juices and smoothies are tasty and convenient, but chewing your food has some important benefits.

By Ellie Krieger

  • Jan 20, 2015

If you face a time crunch when it comes to meal prep, think ahead.

By Ellie Krieger

  • Jan 15, 2015

Fresh ingredients transform this dish to a nutritious winner.

By Casey Seidenberg

  • Jan 13, 2015

Try to avoid telling yourself: “I worked out so hard. I deserve a treat!” Instead, try adjusting your attitude.

By Jennifer Van Allen

  • Jan 13, 2015

Cheaper and safer than downhill skiing, it is also a terrific upper- and lower-body workout.

By Des Bieler

  • Jan 13, 2015

Do you find yourself throwing out lots vegetables or fruits you can’t finish?

By Ellie Krieger

  • Jan 7, 2015

DVD makers are learning to go with the flow in a world that expects streaming video.

By Vicky Hallett

  • Jan 7, 2015

Clear away the diet fads this year. Focus instead on making changes that stand the test of time.

By Ellie Krieger

  • Jan 6, 2015

Keep an eye out for macha and kelp, ‘white food’ that’s good for you, and more of those new, ancient grains.

By Gabriella Boston

  • Jan 5, 2015

With a little preparation (and a couple layers of clothing), you can make the most of cold-weather training.

By Nora Krug

  • Dec 30, 2014

You won’t catch a cold, and your lungs won’t freeze. In fact, the rewards can be great.

By Nora Krug

  • Dec 30, 2014

It’s a good time to revisit food habits, explain good nutrition to your kids and start making better choices.

By Casey Seidenberg

  • Dec 30, 2014

Think they push you hard? You should see what they do to themselves.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

  • Dec 17, 2014

Skip frying and try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy.

By Elaine Gordon

  • Dec 16, 2014

Eating cookies is a way to take in the holiday spirit. Strike a healthful balance so you can enjoy them.

By Ellie Krieger

  • Dec 16, 2014

These treats have 100 calories or less, as well as limited fat and sugar.

  • Dec 16, 2014
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Meet The MisFits

The MisFits column has been offering local fitness news, tips and tricks for seven years. We’ve decided to flex our fitness muscle with a new crew: a mom trying to juggle work and kids and life, a beginner just starting to figure out a fitness routine, a running addict looking for a sub-four-hour marathon, a high-energy fitness instructor and a veteran fitness writer with her finger on the local scene.

Nora Krug

Danielle Douglas

Mike Plunkett

Des Bieler

 Vicky Hallett

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