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JANUARY 2020

The Health & Wellness Issue

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JANUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

KC Cole | kc.cole@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Jess Bousa | jess.bousa@lifestylepubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Happy New Year Potomac!

Jessica Rice AD DESIGNER

Chad Jensen

BRING ON THE NEW YEAR! January marks the beginning of not only a new

LAYOUT DESIGNER

calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve

Dana Rudolph

resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local non-for profit organization. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the medical facilities, medical professionals, people, places, tips and tricks in this issue will inspire you to focus on wellness in the New Year. And while diet and exercise are vital to your physical health, overall

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lauri Gross, Danielle S. Tepper, Emily Miller, Roxanne Psaltis CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jack Hartzman, Alison Tremblay, Jordan Lynam, Howard Lansat

wellness includes your mental health as well. This month, we at Potomac Lifestyle encourage you to live your best life by taking care of yourself both inside and out. We asked local experts for their advice on adhering to your resolutions, plus some of their favorite healthy recipes, books, workout routines and so much more. Thanks for reading, Potomac and Happy New Year!

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KC Cole , Publisher Lifestyle publications takes great care in the material and content it publishes. Lifestyle

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin

must make a correction in our December 2019 Issue on page 31 “NourishNow, and

AD MANAGER Chad Jensen

Serving Big, Changing Lives, & Making a Difference” article. We would like to note

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams

that the Founder and CEO of The Fine Living Group at RE/MAX name to be correctly

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spelled as Jon Lahey and his Instagram handle is @FoodieRealtor. We would also like to add that The Lahey Group's involvement with NourishNow is a result of Jon’s passion to make sure fewer people in our community go to bed hungry. To that end, Jon travels the world on a journey of growth and discovery, to constantly learn how to better serve the people of our community. While on his travels, he has become known as @FoodieRealtor due to his expansive Andrew Zimmerman style of blogging eclectic fare. More importantly, every time you buy or sell a home with Jon or refer someone that closes, a donation will be made in your name to feed 100 people. Find out more about The Fine Living Group and Jon Lahey at www.TheLaheyGroup.com

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2020

FEATURES 18 Interconnected The Academically Talented Students Prepare for a World in Which Knowledge Knows Fewer Boundaries

22 Stronger, Better, Faster At Healthy Baller, clients see results with trainers who care

24 Where Health Happens Holy Cross Health Helps Individuals Achieve Their Best Quality of Life

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28 Healing Hands, Helping Neighbors State-of-the-art pain clinic offers multitude of services under one roof

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Healthy Lifestyle

24 Giving Back 28 Inspired By 32 Trend Setter 34 Lifestyle Calendar 38 Local’s Choice


GOOD TIMES

Rotary World Polio Day October 24th 2019 #WorldPolioDay, held every year on 24 October, is an opportunity to rally the world around the fight to eradicate polio forever. The program highlighted the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from endemic and recently impacted areas. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Metro Bethesda at Jaleo Restaurant in Bethesda. PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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GOOD TIMES

Holy Cross Health's Blue Tie Ball Holy Cross Health's Blue Tie Ball on September 28 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center raised nearly $600,000 to benefit comprehensive cancer care and services, including the relocation and expansion of the Holy Cross Radiation Therapy Center. PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOLY CROSS HEALTH

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FRUIT AND BOWL CAFÉ COMING TO POTOMAC Playa Bowls, a national chain of cafes serving fruit bowls, oatmeal parfaits and smoothies, plans to open in Potomac’s Cabin John Village shopping center. The New Jersey-based chain has stores in 13 states and Puerto Rico. The only other store in Maryland is in College Park.

HERE'S TO HEALTH: HOMETOWN HERO Cesar, a native Washingtonian,  served in the

WHAT IS THIS LIVE BALL EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT?

U.S. Army, Active Duty and Army Reserve, as a U.S. Army Captain. Cesar was a U.S. Army Nurse Officer (66H) serving in Walter Reed Army Medical

Live Ball is a form of doubles tennis where the

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We're in This Together PERSONAL HEALTH COACHES AT EMP 180 PARTNER WITH CLIENTS TO ACHIEVE HEALTH GOALS ONE STEP AT A TIME

THERE IS NO TYPICAL CLIENT AT EMP180°. There is no typical plan or program. Instead, everything is personalized, individualized and strategized. EMP180° EMPowers clients to make healthy sustainable changes to achieve overall good health. The “180°” represents change. Clients complete a detailed health summary, then meet with a consultant to discuss lifestyle, goals, concerns, habits, and are matched with a personal health coach. “Everyone at EMP180° has a different area of expertise as highly qualified health and wellness professionals,” said Regional Manager Alison Nelson. “If we have a client who wants to start working out, or who has a long-term goal to run a marathon, we have specific coaches to match that client’s goals.” The EMP180° team also includes certified nutritionists and a registered dietician. Kim Spivack manages the Potomac location, the newest of the six EMP180° centers in the DMV. Kim emphasized the collaborative nature of EMP180°. “We have varied perspectives so, as a team, we strategize,” she said. Clients come to EMP180° for many reasons. Alison said, “We have clients that need to lose 100+ pounds and clients who need to lose 12 pounds and are training for a race. Also, maybe it’s not about weight. Maybe it’s about putting on muscle and changing body composition. Everybody’s plan looks different.” The process includes weekly meetings between client and coach, with a focus on goal setting and lifestyle. Kim said, “We might have night-shift workers, people who travel a lot, or busy moms. We develop a strategy to fit into personal lifestyles and integrate it into their world. We discuss what’s in the coming week and what happened last week, and what we can change. Maybe it’s adding different vegetables. Or they need to walk the dog every day. We set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, timely and results-oriented. The long-term goal is always there, but breaking it into small pieces really helps guide them and helps us move them forward.”

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Client David with Kim Spivack, EMP180 Assistant Manager/Coach


The EMP180° team uses whatever tools work for each client, from tracking progress with a pencil and paper, to using apps for everything from monitoring sleep issues to counting steps. Like everything else in the EMP180° program, the food clients eat is personalized to reach goals and gain knowledge about balanced nutrition and macronutrients. If clients have dietary restrictions, they might not eat any of the EMP180° food products. Alison said, “Every nutrition program is customized for the individual. We provide some food. It is a combination of our food and clients’ food, so clients lose weight and improve their health.”

EMP180° differs in four main ways from other weight-loss programs: + IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WEIGHT. It’s a long-term approach to health and wellness to help clients get healthy and feel better. + EDUCATION IS KEY: Learning about nutrition and reading food labels, how to structure meals, and acquiring the knowledge to keep weight off. + EVERY PLAN IS PERSONALIZED AND INDIVIDUALIZED according to each client’s needs, goals and lifestyle. + EACH CLIENT HAS A SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING PERSONAL HEALTH COACH FOR LIFE. Accountability and support are critical to good health that lasts a lifetime.

Client Ed with Alexa Popera, EMP180 Coach

As part of the EMP180° evidence-based program, clients use the InBody body composition analyzer weekly. Clients step on the device and use hand-held grips to touch eight tactile electrodes to produce a detailed and easy-to-understand report about the body’s fluids, metabolic rate, body fat, muscle mass, and more.

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INTERCONNECTED AT FEYNMAN SCHOOL, ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENTS PREPARE FOR A WORLD IN WHICH KNOWLEDGE KNOWS FEWER BOUNDARIES

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ARTICLE EMILY MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY JACK HARTZMAN

IT IS A MONDAY MORNING IN NOVEMBER AND I AM WITNESSING THE NEXT GENERATION AT WORK. At Feynman School in Potomac, a group of talented eighth graders is discussing the interplay between the amygdala, the brain part that responds to perceived threats, and the logical, decision-making pre-frontal cortex, part of their STEM course in Neuroscience and Feynman School’s social-emotional curriculum, MindUp.  The learning here is palpable, unlike any other school I have visited.  The students are impressive, as high achieving as they get—a Feynman fifth grader recently obtained a perfect score on an international Math Olympiad competition designed to challenge much older students—but there is more at play here than sheer academic rigor.   One might suspect that given adolescents’ general state of overload these days, students would be tired and dreary, but Feynman’s gifted middle schoolers seem calm, focused and energized.  “MindUp has really shed a new light on mindfulness and how we can use the complex topics we learn in science to help understand other subjects. I think our mindful breathing techniques even help me on tests!” exclaims Madeline, an eighth grader from Potomac. CONTINUED >

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INTERCONNECTED

(CON TI N U ED)

Feynman’s interdisciplinary model has gained traction beyond K-12 education. Vice Admiral Philip Cullom, USN (Ret.), a Feynman School parent and member of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, concurs. “Interdisciplinary learning is where universities are headed in the twenty-first century. Departmental silos are coming down,” says Cullom. “Interdisciplinary learning is a way of answering the age-old question, ‘Why do I have to learn this?’” says Feynman teacher Tom Koenig. “It’s a fair question. Teaching in a real-world context provides students with immediate motivation by connecting it to something that matters in their world. They need and deserve the freedom and guidance to process how their intellectual and social-emotional development connects to everything else.” “In my fourth-grade class we study the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci,” continues Koenig, “and perhaps the most important of our seven principles of thinking like da Vinci is the concept of concessione, or interconnectedness.” Educating

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well-documented success factors such as resilience, students must develop decision-making skills, comfort with ambiguity, and openness to experience. Just down the hall, a group of Feynman Founders of Feynman School Robert Gold, Esq. and Susan Gold

fourth graders is debating a topic that piques my curiosity. “AI [artificial intelligence] cannot create art,” insists a student, “because art is created from emotion.” Suddenly it dawns on me. I want to be young again so I can go back to school.

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S t ro n g e r, B e t t e r, F a s t e r AT HEALTHY BALLER, CLIENTS SEE RESULTS WITH TRAINERS WHO CARE

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THE WRONG WORKOUT CAN DAMAGE SOMEONE’S FITNESS GOALS AS MUCH AS DOING NO WORKOUT AT ALL. At Healthy Baller in Rockville, strength coaches and specialized personal trainers evaluate and motivate each client and create a custom plan to help them meet their fitness goals. “Our entire business is built on relationships,” said Matt Boyd, who co-founded Healthy Baller with Blair O’Donovan, the head strength and conditioning coach for the Washington Wizards. “Clients are here because of the bond they create with their trainer who is their guide, and they trust them,” Matt added. Clients include youth and middle and high-school athletes and teams, college and professional athletes, and competitive adult athletes. Also, adults come when they are looking for a fun challenge in their fitness journey, or when they are recovering from injuries or “they just want to feel better and have a better quality of life,” Matt said, as he added, “All our adult trainers are career professionals. They have created a niche for themselves in training adults and helping them stay pain free.” Athletes training for specific sports will condition with trainers to improve speed and strength that translates to any field of play, while also receiving sport-specific training as needed. The 6,100 square-foot Healthy Baller facility includes an open space 30 yards long, as well as weights and other equipment. Matt is looking to enlarge his current space and/or open one or more additional locations. For adults, there are also group classes for “anyone who is looking to add variety to their training program, or if they are not sure if they should be doing strength or doing extra cardio or if they are in a rut as far as their fitness goals,” Matt said. Despite the group format, the classes allow everyone to work at their own level. “We base it on exercise selection for each individual,” Matt explained. Healthy Baller trainers keep clients accountable by giving them targeted exercise to do on their own. “When they come next week, we ask if they are doing their home stuff. The relationship and bond are important so they are truthful. Between sessions, we keep in contact and know what is going on in their life: what’s important and what’s stressful. That’s how we become a friend/mentor.” Matt continued, “You can create the perfect plan and training template but you have to adjust it. When they first come in, we identify how they are feeling. We may need to do some soft-tissue work or tone down the workout if they are fatigued or stressed. They trust our training staff to provide high-quality service and a program specific to them: They build a relationship.” January 2020 | Potomac Lifestyle

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GIVING BACK

W h e r e H e a lt h Happens

HOLY CROSS HEALTH HELPS INDIVIDUALS ACHIEVE THEIR BEST QUALITY OF LIFE

Yoga for Osteoporosis is one of many health and wellness classes offered by Holy Cross Health.

ARTICLE LAURI GROSS | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF HOLY CROSS HEALTH

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The primary care providers from Holy Cross Health Partners in Kensington

HOLY

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TREATS PATIENTS AND NON-PATIENTS WHEREVER THEY CAN BEST BE SERVED. Perhaps Holy Cross Health should instead be known as Holy Moly Health! Their reach, their connection, their commitment is so far, wide and deep that the health system’s involvement and promise are indeed worthy of loud exclamations. By the numbers, Holy Cross is certainly impressive: Founded in 1963, Holy Cross Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Maryland with 449 beds. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital opened in 2014 and has 80 beds. With expertise in cancer, neuroscience, women’s health, surgical services, and seniors, Holy Cross Health cares for more than 36,000 inpatients each year. The two hospitals deliver more than 10,000 babies annually and is a large provider of emergency care in Maryland. The list goes on. Just as impressive and impactful as the hospital-based inpatient and outpatient services is Holy Cross’ community outreach.

Through Holy Cross Health’s accredited, comprehensive cancer program, people receive personalized, high-quality treatment close to home. Patients have access to 25 clinical trials and teams of specialists. Out-patient options for care including radiation therapy are among the system’s innovative services.

founded to improve the health and well-being of the community. We consider this a core part of our mission.”

Kim McBride, the Health

Holy Cross fulfills this core promise in many ways. First, under

System’s Vice President

their health and wellness umbrella, there are more than 70 exercise,

of community health said,

health education, screening, prevention and self-care management

“It’s unique for a system to

programs available to community members in every phase of life.

be so community focused.

Kim said, “We design the classes to be financially and geo-

Holy Cross goes above and

graphically accessible. The majority of our classes are at no cost

beyond to have programs

to participants.” They are offered at locations across Montgomery

to meet the community

County. For a class list and info on how to participate, call 301-

need. It is just as important

754-8800 or visit HolyCrossHealth.org/classes-events. Some

as the medical care.”

classes are offered in Spanish.

Annice Cody, President

The offerings include childbirth and parenting classes; youth classes;

of the Holy Cross Health

senior health and wellness programs and resources for caregivers; sup-

Network added, We have

port groups including grief support, epilepsy support, lymphedema

a much more extensive

support, stroke support and many others; first aid and CPR classes;

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Another part of the care continuum is Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice offering skilled nursing care and therapies for people who are discharged to home and still need additional support. It also includes a virtual care program called Home Care Connect that provides monitoring of patients in their home. “If you have congestive heart failure, you have to manage your weight,” Annice said, as an example. She explained that this hypothetical patient would

“Holy Cross goes above and beyond to have programs to meet the community need. It is just as important as the medical care.” receive a tablet attached to a scale and a blood pressure monitor which would transmit data to a virtual care center each day. “If the nurse sees fluctuations (in the patient’s weight), they reach out and see what’s going on. Or, if you wake up and you’re not feeling great, you touch a button and get connected to a nurse,” Annice said of the program. “The nurse looks at the patient and assesses them,” she said. There is also a Medical Adult Day Center that provides respite to caregivers while their loved one gains social interaction and clinical care.   Holy Cross also owns and operates primary care practices known as Holy Cross Health Partners. Located at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, and in Kensington, these practices specialize in internal medicine for adults and include physicians with geriatric medicine training and expertise. The Kensington practice also has special services for active-duty military members, their families and veterans. These practices are accepting new patients. Holy Cross will soon be expanding with more primary-care locations and adding urgent-care services. And that’s just a small sampling of what Annice said illustrates the health system’s goal “to connect care to where people live, because that’s where health happens.” 26

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H e a l i n g H a n d s, Helping Neighbors WHAT MAKES ADVANCED PAIN MEDICINE INSTITUTE (APMI) AND APMI ORTHOPAEDICS , SPORTS HEALTH & REGENERATIVE MEDICINE SO UNIQUE, SPECIFICALLY THE CHEVY CHASE LOCATION? This is a 14,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, multi-faceted health, wellness, sports and pain clinic. We offer physical therapy, we have a gym and a yoga studio. We perform cutting-edge treatments such as PRP [platelet-rich plasma] and stem cell injections right here in office for treatment of various types of injuries. Our health and wellness spa features acupuncture and massage. We’re one of the few centers in the area that has a Cryo Chamber for cold therapy as well as an Infrared Sauna for detoxification and a DXA [dual X-ray absorptometry] machine. We have yoga instructors, personal trainers, spine and neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialist, sports psychologists and nutritionists all on staff. Nobody in the area has this type of equipment or this many services under one roof.

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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THESE SERVICES? Most places will treat a patient and be done after they’re healed. Here, we have the capability to not only treat you, but keep you healthy as time goes by. We see everyone from professional athletes to what you might call the “weekend warriors.” The professional athletes do a lot of repetitive exercise which sometimes, almost always, causes injuries. The key is recognizing those injuries and treating them quickly, to pay attention to what your body is telling you and don’t just push through the pain. The weekend warriors go about their lives during the week, they go to work, and then on the weekends they like to pretend they’re pros, but their bodies aren’t ready and they get hurt. We also see older patients and retirees whose bodies are deteriorating but they still want to remain active, so we try to help them with their quality of life so they can really enjoy those golden years. 28

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WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP THEMSELVES HEALTHY AND PAIN-FREE? Nutrition is key and I don’t mean counting calories. Eat healthy food. Some of the foods we eat are pro-inflammatory and actually cause more harm. Some foods fight diseases. What you put into your body is very important. Wild caught salmon is one of the best things we can have in our diet. Berries are full of antioxidants. Turmeric is also very good for you. Definitely avoid processed white sugar, that’s one of the worst things. It contributes to diabetes, turns into fat. White bread is another bad one. And everything else should be eaten in moderation.

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