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Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Tree Crashes On House In Landover

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- A tree fell on a townhouse during Tuesday morning's storms. 

No one inside the home in the 2400 block of Kent Village Place was injured.

A woman was asleep upstairs when the tree came through. Pepco turned the power off, and she is not allowed back in the house until the house is declared safe.

Footage Firm's CEO, Joel Holland

Footage Firm's CEO, Joel Holland

How do you concentrate doing all that you do? How do you give enough attention to all that you do? What suffers?

Entertaining on a Budget in Metro DC

Entertaining on a Budget in Metro DC

It is possible to both entertain AND enrich your kids on a budget in the DC metro area. Living close to the nation's capitol offers a wide array of possibilities, including the always-popular Smithsonian Museums National Air and Space and the National Zoo are (or should be) at the top of your list. Here are five more for you to consider:

Manassas National Battlefield Park
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, VA 20109
703.361.1339
nps.gov/mana
Cost: Children 16 and under, free; Sixteen yrs. and up, $3 per person (good for three days)

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

PGFD Hockey Team Finishes Second in Tournament

PGFD Hockey Team Finishes Second in Tournament

This story comes to us from Mark Brady:

Congratulation to Team PGFD for playing great hockey in this weekends DCFD Burn Center Hockey Tournament.  The Hockey Tournament was played at The Ice House in Beltsville, Maryland. 

PGFD played outstanding hockey throughout the weekend and into the Championship game. They skated a great game against Eastern Ohio but came up short by a final score of 9-6. Team PGFD finished in second place which is the highest of local area teams. 

President Obama Showcases Fuel Saving Cars

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Pressing his energy policy goals, President Barack Obama on Friday prodded large companies to modernize their shipping fleets with more fuel efficient vehicles, improvements that he said would reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil and cut down business overhead costs in the long term.

 

   The president ventured to suburban Maryland and toured a UPS shipping facility, where he examined all-electric as well as hybrid vehicles used by companies such as AT&T, Verizon and PepsiCo. Obama launched a new public-private partnership designed to help large commercial fleets cut back on their diesel and gasoline use.

 

   Noting that the he already has a goal of purchasing only fuel efficient government cars and trucks by 2015, he said: "If we're going to upgrade all of America's fleets, our businesses need to step up, as well."