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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Fuel Up

You wouldn’t go on a road trip with an empty tank, so why would you work out without fueling up? Providing your body with the fuel it needs can help you stay energized, build muscle, and speed post-workout recovery. Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS offers performance training and nutrition services for teams and individual athletes.…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Devour Life

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Looking for ideas for healthy living habits? Inova Sports Performance powered EXOS experts share ideas on how to incorporate healthier eating into your life.   The first key to successfully devour life is to try new things! There’s nothing wrong with grilled chicken breast, brown rice, and spinach — until you’ve had it for the…

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Fitness enthusiasts: How to avoid overuse injuries

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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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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Full body stretch

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Jeff Coulter, MS, CSCS, is an athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Health Exercise and Sports Science. He is a Performance Specialist with Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.    Think it takes too long to get a full body stretch? Try what I call “The Worlds Greatest Stretch” and see how much of…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Aim to Sustain

Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. She serves as Performance Dietitian for Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.   Staying hydrated and eating early and as often as you need helps to sustain energy, lower stress, and boost metabolism. No matter your schedule,…

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Allergies in Youth Athletics

Danny Nguyen, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine. He practices at Inova Medical Group’s primary care practice at the Inova HealthPlex in Ashburn, VA. He has special interests in pediatric and adolescent health, athletic injuries, diabetes management, and preventive medicine. With the springtime and outdoor athletic season in full swing, you may be…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Fuel for impact

Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. She serves as Performance Dietitian for Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.   Our understanding of quality food is constantly evolving with research. When deciding what to eat, keep it simple and natural or minimally processed. Choose…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Eat with a purpose

Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. She serves as Performance Dietitian for Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.   What you eat matters. Eating with purpose is about coming to the table and nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. Food is a means…

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Nationals Team Doctor Robin West, MD, Gears Up for Opening Day

Robin West, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. She is Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals and Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins.   Baseball fans across the country marked opening day (March 29) on their calendars. Behind the scenes, as Lead Team Physician…

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