Work up a sweat safely with these expert-backed tips Perhaps, like millions of Americans, you set a New Year’s resolution to exercise more often. Kudos! You are taking a step in the right direction toward having a healthier lifestyle. But before diving into a new exercise regimen, it is essential to be prepared to prevent…

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Whether you favor the treadmill, the streets, or the trails, make sure your enthusiasm doesn’t outstrip your abilities. Launching into a workout routine without proper preparation can often put you at risk for overuse injuries such as stress fractures and muscle tears. Jessica Wertz, DO, a family and sports medicine physician at Inova Sports Medicine,…

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Mike Endress has been in the health and wellness industry for over ten years now and has been helping others reach their goals ever since. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Exercise Science and is also a certified health coach and personal trainer. Mike’s passion for health and wellness not only…

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Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in the fields of weight loss, functional medicine, corporate wellness and fitness, personal training/ performance enhancement specialist and private nutrition coaching.  Kara is the WellAware (employee wellness program) manager and WellAware Health Coach at Inova.   Kara’s personal wellness philosophy is…

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