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NEW Wellness Series: Embrace Your Health!

These two-hour workshops will offer practical lifestyle interventions for maintaining health and wellness. Participants will sample tasty food items and receive a resource binder with recipes, meal and snack ideas, dining out resources, and information on supplements to reduce risk for chronic diseases.

Myth-Busters: Meditation

What meditation is not: a practice that requires a huge daily time commitment; something that only hippies do; a time when our mind must be completely “blank;” another “should” on your list; a skill to be mastered and perfected.

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington defines meditation as “a training of mental attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habitual thinking…”

Staff Highlight: Dr. Kelly Theim

Dr. Kelly Theim is a psychologist at NCWW who patients may initially meet during the behavioral psychology assessment or during the Stress and Coping group on Saturdays. Dr. Theim is passionate about helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. She approaches behavior change in a collaborative manner using a variety of tools, rather than […]

Adolescent Wellness Program

If you are reading this blog post, you likely know how hard it can be to manage weight and health. Perhaps the only thing more difficult is talking to our kids about weight. A recent survey found that parents of teens find it more difficult to talk about weight with their child than talking about sex, drugs, alcohol, or smoking!

Sleep and Weight

Weight and sleep are bidirectionally related —that is, people who weigh more tend to sleep less and people who sleep less tend to weigh more. Did you happen to catch last month’s New York Times article “Harming Our Health with Eyes Wide Open” by Jane E. Brody? 

Free New Group for Primary Supporters

Anxiety is one of the most important contributors to the difficulty in managing weight. Anxiety can be paralyzing and is one of the most common causes of emotional eating. Next month, Dr. Bill Picon will hold a new workshop specifically aimed at understanding and addressing anxiety in the context of eating and weight management.

Upcoming Sleep Workshop

Led by Dr. Robyn Osborn, “From Counting Sheep to Healthy Sleep,” will explore the science of sleep, sleep patterns, and common sleep problems. You will learn numerous strategies for managing and improving sleep.

Coming in October: Embrace Your Health!

Anxiety is one of the most important contributors to the difficulty in managing weight. Anxiety can be paralyzing and is one of the most common causes of emotional eating. Next month, Dr. Bill Picon will hold a new workshop specifically aimed at understanding and addressing anxiety in the context of eating and weight management.

Anxiety and Eating

Anxiety is one of the most important contributors to the difficulty in managing weight. Anxiety can be paralyzing and is one of the most common causes of emotional eating. Next month, Dr. Bill Picon will hold a new workshop specifically aimed at understanding and addressing anxiety in the context of eating and weight management.

Gentle Summer Yoga Workshop

Overview Have you had an interest in yoga but felt it was too intimidating?  

NCWW’s Mission for Movement

The NCWW team practices it’s core principles and values. One of our Center’s missions is to increase our daily steps (yes, many of us use fitbits too!) and to figure out creative ways to get more movement. Standing desks and active workstations are gaining increased popularity and Dr. Robyn Osborn’s new “FitDesk” has become the […]

Our Dietitians Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

On May 5th, Nicole Brown, MS, RD, LD, HFS led a group of member from the North District Virginia Dietetic Association, friends, and family for a community walk to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This walk was held close by in Bon Air Park of Arlington, VA where several hundred people participated to support this important […]

New Yoga Workshop

Overview Have you ever wanted to try yoga but were uncertain about visiting a traditional yoga studio?

Staff Spotlight – Dr. Renu Mansukhani

Dr. Renu Mansukhani, the Associate Clinical Director for Medicine at NCWW, is an endocrinologist whose practice focuses exclusively on obesity medicine and helping patients with weight management. You will first meet her at the information session where she often states, “I love what we do, and the special relationship we build with our patients makes […]

Dr. Scott Kahan – TEDMED’s “Coming To Terms With The Obesity Crisis”

See what Dr. Scott Kahan and other obesity experts had to say at the Kennedy Center TEDMED Great Challenges event, “Coming to Terms with The Obesity Crisis.”

National Center for Weight and Wellness – 2013 Conferences, Workshops, Lectures and Classes

Sharing important findings about weight and wellness is a big part of what we do. Here are some of the workshops, classes and talks that we gave in 2013:

Emotional Eating… For Men – Workshop Recap

Our first “Emotional Eating for Men” workshop concluded April 11th with terrific feedback that the sessions produced both a helpful focus on the problem and clear steps forward for positive management.

Sit Much? Take Our Quick Survey!

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National Center for Weight and Wellness – 2013 Radio, TV and Newspaper Appearances

During 2013, the Center’s staff shared the latest findings on weight and wellness through a long list of interviews and many news stories, including:

Dr. Scott Kahan: FDA Loosens Access To Qsymia, But REMS Move Not A ‘Game Changer’

From FDA Week – 4/19/2013 – Obesity treatment advocates applauded an amendment to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for one of two obesity drugs approved by FDA last year, allowing it to be sold in some retail pharmacies.

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