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Publishers' Letter Welcome to the February/March issue of Looking Good Magazine. As we report on the beauty and medical scene, we find that below the surface of our community is an intricate tapestry composed of thousands of strong threads and beautiful fibers. There are creative souls and spirits, and highly skilled professionals who are truly doing what they love to do: helping us be the best we can be, from the inside out. Dr. Brian Valle is using advanced technologies to create better fitting crowns for our teeth, chiropractors call attention to spine decompression therapy, new bio-therapies can help heal the painful condition called dry eye. Our Best Dressed feature is more fun than ever and celebrates individual styles that keep the streets of our city vibrating with beauty and ingenuity. To ensure there are always a few surprises, we include photos of Dr. Valle’s special dog, Bentley. He kept us all laughing at our photo shoot at Dr. Valle’s home on the Magothy River. Read on and enjoy the issue and see you next time! Kymberly Taylor & Robert Haywood, Publishers, and all of us at LOOKING GOOD kymberly@annapolishomemag.com robert@annapolishomemag.com

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PUBLISHERS Kymberly B. Taylor Robert E. Haywood EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kymberly B. Taylor CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ryan Gladhill HEALTH, BEAUTY AND TRAVEL EDITOR Mary Ann Treger SENIOR DESIGNER Samantha Gladhill GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SPECIAL PROJECTS Kellie Gable PHOTOGRAPHERS Heather Crowder David Hartcorn WRITERS Christine Fillat FITNESS COLUMNIST Dale Barr WEDDING EDITOR Sarah Hagerty COPY EDITOR Katie Pierce VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Mia Cranford MARKETING CONSULTANT AND ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Jackie Kinsella ASSISTANT TO THE PUBLISHER Rachel Preston FINANCE Catherine Lindquist Advertising in LOOKING GOOD Through its advertisements LOOKING GOOD strives to showcase businesses that possess a strong commitment to high standards of professional integrity and customer service. We seek advertisers who share our business philosophy. For advertising inquiries, please contact Robert Haywood at robert@annapolishomemag.com or please call 443.942.3927 The articles in this magazine are for information only and are in no way intended to replace your physician’s advice. Consult and follow your physician’s directions before beginning any type of exercise, medical or cosmetic procedure, or diet LOOKING GOOD is published bimonthly by T/H Media, LLC. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without express written consent of the publishers. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for omissions and errors. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for an advertiser’s products, services, or claims. The views expressed in this magazine are solely those of the writer. All rights reserved. © 2017 by T/H Media, LLC.


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FASHION

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THE BEST DRESSED

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What clothes mean to me are STRENGTH, PASSION and JOY. I believe in the idea that you are what you wear. Clothes express your take on fashion, deliver how you feel and represent occasions. It also allows me to take risks just like in the interiors I design.

Dress: Private European collection Shoes: Private collection

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Blazer: Noose & Monkey Jeans: Nudie Jeans Co. T-shirt: Acme T-Shirts Co. Boots: Helmut Lang

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Part-owner, Sailor Oyster Bar, Tsunami restaurant, Sparrow Collection sailoroysterbar.com I believe less is more describes my style usually. I’m a sucker for big black boots. Black will always be the new black. Johnny Cash and James Dean are style icons. What would the “Outsiders” or “Greasers” wear today? ...

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My love of clothing and fashion means three major things to me: No big savings account needed. Fashion is a retirement fund! Because I need a really amazing dressing room, the second spare bedroom is mine. I spend way too much time reading magazines and online shopping, putting my eyesight at risk. Fashion is more important than my eyesight!

Dress: Vintage Leather jacket: AllSaints Boots: Versace

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Architect, Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects absarchitects.com Clothes are a composition of materials and textures that can be both fun and expressive. I try to always  wear things that I feel good in.

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“ I N O NE ST E P , T H E Y H AV E E V E R Y T H I N G T H E Y NE E D T O D E S I G N T H E C ROW N , FO R THE RIGHT SHAPE, SIZE, C O LO R A N D B I T E . ”

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Crowns are amazing restorations—if you break your front tooth horseback riding or decay weakens a molar, a crown covers the damage and reinforces tooth structure in a way that looks natural. Whenever it’s time to get one, however, very few of us leap with joy. Many of us fail to appreciate just how far today’s gleaming crowns have come. In 200 A.D., the Etruscans, who lived in central Italy just north of Rome in what is now Tuscany, made crowns consisting of animal or human teeth held together by bands made of gold soldered together. Other cultures that used cosmetic dentistry included the ancient Egyptians, who hammered seashells into their gums as tooth replacements. During the 18th century, dentistry was actually performed by barbers and blacksmiths. Barbers routinely performed, along with shaving and cutting hair, tooth extractions usually without anesthetics. In fact, the all-familiar barber’s pole advertised a haircut and “dental surgery.” Paul Revere, America’s most famous messenger, was a highly skilled silversmith and placed advertisements in a Boston newspaper offering his services as a dentist able to make crowns and bridges. During this time, crowns were made crudely from cow bone, ivory tusks or human teeth (sometimes robbed from corpses buried in graveyards) and were installed using metal or wooden posts. Because the ill-fitting crowns never quite fit, they encouraged bacteria, decay and infection. Happily, much progress was made in the early 20th century. Novocaine was invented, dentistry’s first modern anesthetic, and the “lost-wax” technique was adapted for dentistry by W. H. Taggart. Using the techniques of ancient jewelers, Taggart discovered that warm wax could be used to create an impression of a tooth. The impression could be filled with heated materials such as gold or metals that when cooled became artificial teeth implanted into the mouth.

A digital wand is equipped with a tiny camera. Three-dimensional images and measurements of your mouth are sent immediately to a lab via computer.

In some ways, Taggart’s basic principle remains the same. You may be familiar with this scene: Your dentist gives you a tray of often bad-tasting putty and tells you to bite down for a few minutes. Then, a temporary crown is made for you and cemented in lightly while your impression is mailed off to a lab and processed. Weeks later, you return to the dentist who cements the final crown into place. Dr. Brian Valle of Valle Functional and Cosmetic Dentistry explains that, thanks to advanced digital technology, uncomfortable impressions are no longer necessary. The fitting, fabrication and installation of a crown has evolved from a messy process taking weeks into a smooth generally two-step procedure taking as little as days. It is a special kind of art involving close teamwork between dentist and an accomplished lab, he notes. Here’s what happens in his office. First he designs and prepares the tooth needing treatment to ensure the new crown will fit precisely next to the adjacent teeth. This is where skill is needed, says Valle. “It is an art. There must be precise shaping of the tooth for proper fit and function for the crown to be successful.” Then, with a digital wand—a hand piece equipped with a tiny camera—he scans your teeth and sends 3-dimensional images and measurements immediately to a lab via a computer. With this chairside digital oral scanner, “I can scan a tooth and in five minutes the lab I use on the West Coast can receive the information and begin making it immediately,” he explains. The advantages are many: “You don’t have a mess with impression material, the patient is more comfortable, and a scan is usually quicker and much more accurate. Since we use a lab out on the West Coast, traditionally the case would take three days to get there. Now, with the touch of a button, the lab receives the case in minutes.”


The artistry continues in the lab. Using sophisticated software and precise measurements, technicians manipulate 3-D imagery of the patient’s tooth and entire jaw, noting occlusion (bite), location, and the shade of tooth. They program a computerized milling machine to carve the crown from one block of material, usually a ceramic composite or zirconium, a high-grade porcelain. “In one step, they have everything they need to design the crown, for the right shape, size, color and bite,” says Valle. Once the tooth emerges, it is examined, hand sculpted to the doctor’s specific instructions and then painted by a technician who layers on shades of enamel using a very small brush. Staining, color and surface texture are applied to mimic the patient’s natural teeth. The finished masterpiece is mailed back to Dr. Valle, who cements the crown into place.

Many of these traditional instruments will become obsolete as new technologies evolve. Along with visual aids, dentists rely on digital imaging to match the color of a crown with adjacent teeth.

“Today’s digital tools and computer-operated milling machines dramatically improve the art and ensure a precision difficult to achieve using traditional methods,” says Valle, who opened his private practice in Millersville in 1989. Communication between the dentist and lab cannot be underestimated. That’s why Dr. Valle uses a lab in Seattle, Washington, which he visits often while helping other dentists advance their skills at the Kois Center, where he is a mentor. Meanwhile, he is constantly scanning the horizon for new and better technology. So, the next time you find yourself reclining in the dentist’s chair (invented in 1878) count yourself lucky—maybe, you get to experience and appreciate the “art of the crown.”

Dr. Brian Valle opened his private practice in Millersville/Severna Park in 1989. A lifelong resident of Maryland, he was born and raised in Arnold and earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Baltimore. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1988. He believes the main factor in his success has been his dedication to staying on top of the advancements in modern dentistry. Dr. Brian Valle, P.A. Functional and Cosmetic Dentistry drbrianvalle.com

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F E B R UA R Y I S P E T D E N TA L H E A LT H M O N T H Just like humans, pets’ teeth need looking after too! The health of their teeth and gums affects their overall quality of life. Your puppy is the perfect age for you to begin home dental care. Daily brushing is the single most effective thing you can do to keep their teeth healthy between dentals, says the American Association of Veterinary Medicine. Use a traditional flat profile toothbrush, and if a paste (dentifrice) is used, choose a veterinary product, not human toothpaste. They may contain fluoride and foaming agents that may be toxic or upsetting to your pet's gastrointestinal tract if ingested.   For more information, visit avma.org.

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By Kelly Sutter, RN, CANS, SkinwellnessMD Imagine seeing a photograph of yourself ten years from now  and looking younger than you look today. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Here at SkinwellnessMD inside the Center for Wellness Medicine our passion is to help you look and feel your best. As a Registered Nurse specializing in aesthetics my passion is healthy, bright looking skin. I educate my patients on the best practices for transforming their skin at any age. My approach is to give them the best experience with in-office treatments combined with a home care routine that will maximize results between treatments.  The latest and most advanced method of anti-aging skin treatment earned the name Forever Young Broad Band Light for a reason. The results offered by this revolutionary pulsed light technology are unmatched. One of the distinguishing features of this innovative laser skin procedure is that age does not matter, clients from their 30s to their 80s benefit from the BBL procedure. Unique to our office is the advanced training we have received from the creator of the photofacial procedure, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. A dermatologist who has been using light therapy for over 25 years, Dr. Bitter conducted a 10-year study at Stanford University treating hundreds of patients with just the photofacial procedure. The results of the study showed patients looking younger after 10 years of regular treatments than they looked on the first day of the study. Dr. Bitter is so passionate for the BBL procedure that he continues to develop protocols for all areas of the body. These protocols allow the energy, timing and cooling of the settings to be adjusted for optimal results. These settings are combined with a customized pass protocol over the treated area to ensure optimal results. While almost any area

can be treated, the face, neck, chest, arms, shoulders and back of the hands are the most popular. Our office has the intellectual property required to achieve the best outcomes for the patient. The treatment protocols can treat sun damage, sun spots, freckles, redness, rosacea, acne, broken capillaries and age spots. The most exciting result is the brightness the patients experience. After the first treatment, skin looks healthy and clear. Pore size improves as does skin laxity. Over the months ahead the treatments are spaced out to achieve a desired result with new collagen growing deep in the skin. The volume improvement to the tissue of the face and hands creates a more youthful appearance. Unique to the BBL protocol is the change in the genetic expression of the skin, as skin ages and is damaged the skin copies itself damaged. The repair created by the BBL procedure has the skin expressing itself as younger skin does and then copies itself in a healthy way. 

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Art on Clay BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Have a great night out, purchase exceptional works of art, and at the same time provide much-needed support to our low income youth in the city of Annapolis! It’s easy! Grab a friend or two and attend the second biannual Art on Clay fundraiser on May 11, 2017. A professional auctioneer will auction off historical photographs from the Annapolis Collection Gallery, Jackson Pollock theme art and works by local artists. Also, there will be a silent auction, live jazz music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Photographs courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery

Two years ago Art on Clay was created by the Friends of the Stanton Center Youth Programs, a non-profit organization in downtown Annapolis. All proceeds will be used exclusively for special programs, including the after school help-withhomework program. Proceeds from the 2015 Art on Clay event provided summer scholarships for 36 young students. Your support gives low-income kids an opportunity to participate in a variety of quality recreation programs and activities they otherwise would not experience. The extraordinary Art on Clay event is sponsored by the Friends of the Stanton Center Youth Programs, Annapolis Collection Gallery, Looking Good Magazine and Annapolis Home Magazine. The staff of Looking Good and Annapolis Home Magazines will see you there!

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U.S. Marine Corps pilot John Astle in 1968. While in the U.S. Marine Corps, Senator Astle flew the presidential helicopter for three years.

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

HELPS HEAL OLD WOUNDS BY KYMBERLY TAYLOR

The year is 1973. War torn soldiers, after witnessing unspeakable horrors in Vietnam, return home to an indifferent, sometimes hostile America protesting U.S. involvement. Today, those politics don’t matter. But Vietnam veterans do—many hold on to trauma suppressed by an America that did not understand. Hospice of the Chesapeake volunteers, while tending to dying Vietnam veterans, know this. They hear the painful stories as they guide each person to a peaceful end. Silent for decades, only in their last hours can they break their selfimposed silence and share their grief. This revelation prompted Hospice of the Chesapeake Director of Volunteer Services Diane Sancilio to push to do more for veterans and help to organize an annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration for Marylanders. Now in its third year, the event builds on a vote by the U.S. Senate designating March 30, 2011 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, officially marking the 38th anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. In 2015, Maryland Senator John C. Astle (D-Anne Arundel) and Delegate C. T. Wilson (D-Charles) spearheaded a similar bill proclaiming March 30 a state holiday. The bill was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who will be one of many distinguished speakers at this year’s event. Sen. Astle flew helicopters for the Marines during the war, winning two purple hearts. He returned to a different kind of battlefield. “Society did not want anything to do with us. I got spit on by a woman in L.A. at the airport. But I was proud of what I had done. I got back to West Virginia and suddenly friendships I had for years just ended. It wasn’t an easy time,” he says. He stayed on active duty, though, for five years. This gave him time to talk over his experiences with other soldiers. Many vets did not have that opportunity. He notes that unlike today, where U.S. forces generally leave and return as a unit, Vietnam soldiers left as individuals and returned home as individuals. Often cut off abruptly from deep friendships forged in combat, they did not receive psychological support and care when they needed it most. Welcome Back Vietnam Veterans Day is a way to reach out, at a fundamental level, to those veterans who are still alive and to make amends for their hostile reception, he explains. Russ Stewart, a Vietnam vet and longtime volunteer with Hospice of the Chesapeake, is grateful for a thank you, no longer how overdue.

A communications center specialist in the 586th Signal Company at An Khê (Camp Radcliff) Vietnam, he saw his fair share of combat. He recalls the long flight home and his disappointment upon landing. “The captain flew us over the Golden Gate Bridge and we all erupted into cheers and whoops as we flew by before tuning north to Ft. Lewis in Washington State. My thoughts were of relief and pride in accomplishment. This was short lived, however, by the reception of the public when I left Ft. Lewis to fly home. I clearly remember being spit at in the air terminal.” He says that Vietnam changed his life in good ways. It connected him to his father and other family members who fought in WWII. And, it made him a better person. “I came back from Vietnam more selfassured and accepting of responsibilities.” But people rarely praise or even notice Vietnam’s vets. “For years no one wanted to speak or acknowledge the war other than say Vietnam vets were ‘crazy,’ ‘baby killers,’ and I kept quiet. In the last six or eight years public attitude has been more accepting.  I receive thanks from time to time when out wearing my Vietnam vet hat and it is appreciated.” For Stewart, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is very important. It is a “personal thank you from the public,” a milestone for Americans and for those who served,” he says. A renewed attention to Vietnam veterans can help forgotten heroes heal. It is never too late, agrees Sancilio. Join Sen. Astle, Gov. Hogan and Hospice of the Chesapeake on March 30, 2017 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. It is a rare opportunity to meet them and in person welcome them home. LG

To confirm information and for tickets, visit hospicechesapeake.org.

Event Location: Martin’s Crosswinds 7400 Greenway Center Dr. Greenbelt, MD 20770

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FITNESS Erin Horst is the Mid-Atlantic regional director for New York– based Power Pilates and qualified to train and certify instructors in the classical Pilates method. “That’s definitely one of our main bases that we started with and still continues to be one of the biggest parts of our business.” 36 L O O K I N G G O O D M A G A Z I N E . C O M


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Evolution By Christine Fillat | Photography by Heather Crowder

It’s a tough world out there. Taking time out for ourselves is essential in this technologically fast-paced world. And with a bit of hard work, we will look good while we do it. Evolutions, an Annapolis-based fitness, health and wellness fixture for 15 years, was built to appeal to gentle souls who wish for physical and mental wellness. As a teenager in California Evolutions founder Erin Horst struggled with her weight. She experienced a eureka moment when she decided to quit dieting and just live her life. Miraculously, the weight started dropping. Her move to Atlanta proved to be pivotal. At an all-women’s gym she worked out with a personal trainer. She liked it so much that she became one herself. “I just loved it. It was a great environment. I was around people that I loved working with. I loved my clients.” The connection between work place harmony and personal satisfaction resounded with Horst. When she and her husband moved to Annapolis, she worked as a personal trainer at a Maryland-based fitness chain where the atmosphere was not positive. “I really felt unhappy in there because people who worked there complained about the management or just complained in general. I just decided to pull myself out of that environment and work at home.” Not intending to do anything more ambitious than train clients in her basement, she quickly changed her mind when her husband quit his job and started his own business, working from home too. “That was a little bit too much,” states Horst. In 2001, she opened her personal training and Pilates studio in a 2500-square-foot space on Housley Road. At this time, Pilates was creating seismic waves of interest in the fitness community and her studio was the only place in town to combine Pilates with personal training. “There was such a demand, quickly, for people not wanting to go to a personal training facility and then their gym to do their own workout, so through the clients pushing, pushing, pushing, we opened Evolutions as it is now.”

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“IF YOU’RE NOT WELL INSIDE, IF YOU’RE NOT WELL IN YOUR MIND Just under two years after starting her new venture, Horst moved to her present location in the Annapolis Design District with 10,000 square AND YOUR SPIRIT, THEN feet of space. Wildly popular would be an understatement. Within six months, Evolutions took over the whole building. Now, 15 years later, I T REALLY DOESN’T with a loyal following, the facility is 20,000 square feet of fitness possibility with every cardio, kettle bell, weight training, and TRX contraption to MATTER WHAT YOUR make a fitness junkie swoon. Combine that with a dedicated yoga studio, barre studio, Pilates studio, massage and stretch therapy and you have a BODY LOOKS LIKE.” one-of-a kind facility.

- ERIN HORST

“People have worked here for a very long time, which has helped create a family and a special environment ... I built the business thinking of staff rather than customers, which is backwards for most businesses. I always thought that if my staff were happy, then the clients would be happy. As a former personal trainer, coming from different environments that I didn’t like, I kind of based my business on that in the beginning.” The journey hasn’t always been easy. The economic downturn in 2009–10 was a particular rough patch, with members dropping out or moving to the newly opened 24 Hour Fitness. Tough as it was, Horst weathered the storm and had an opportunity to take a good look at her business and evaluate what worked and what didn’t. “We started focusing much more on mindfulness and more than just your body, really trying to get that point across, that you can exercise till the cows come home, but if you’re not well inside, if you’re not well in your mind and your spirit, then it really doesn’t matter what your body looks like. Honestly, your body can’t be that healthy without those other two components.” At Evolutions, Horst encourages her clients to take time out from their fast-paced lives. “You can’t have mindfulness without a little quiet. It doesn’t have to mean a traditional meditation practice. It can be simply sitting quietly for five minutes and starting to just be aware of your mind, of the thoughts. However, I do believe that there has to be some silence in whatever practice you choose.” When asked about success, she is humble, “It’s intention … and gratitude. Most entrepreneurs don’t make it past one year. In 15 years, I have to count myself as successful for making it this long. [I have] lots of gratitude for that.” We celebrate Erin Horst’s 15 years of mindful fitness with Evolutions, a true evolution, and wish her another successful 15 years. LG

To learn more, visit Evolutions at evolutionsannapolis.com.

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FATHERHOOD & FITNESS

Lift BetteR, Live Longer WITH DEADLIFTS

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By Dale barr

When I mention deadlifts to someone his or her first reaction is fear. It has the word dead in it! Most people have no clue what a deadlift is. Those that do often say they avoid the lift because it will hurt their back. But what do you do if you drop your keys on the ground? You pick them up of course and that’s all a deadlift is. When programmed correctly and with proper form, deadlifts aren’t dangerous. Deadlifts done with poor form are. I have every one of my clients do this lift. A deadlift is simply picking something up correctly by learning how to “hinge” at the hips, brace the core and keep the item close to your midline. I’ve got a 3 and 1 year old, and with toys always strewn from one room to the next, I know a lot about picking things up. Bending over to pick something up is one of the most natural daily movements we do. Strengthening your hips, legs and back with the deadlift makes this everyday movement safer, helping you have a healthy and active life. Annapolis-based orthopedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Benjamin Petre agrees, “Strong hips are one of the keys to both movement and injury prevention. All limb control, positioning and performance begins at the origin of the limb, and for the leg this is the hips and core. Without good hip strength and stability, it won’t matter how good the remainder of the leg strength and stability is. Much of the power in the legs and even the arms comes from the hips and the core. Strong, healthy hips lead the way in an active lifestyle.”

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As with every lift it’s best to work with a qualified coach to learn the movement. Proper technique is absolutely critical to ensure safety and effectiveness. I love the deadlift because it uses a ton of muscle, it’s relatively easy to learn, and because of how important strong hips, strong legs and a strong back are to all of life’s movements. TONS OF MUSCLE: Only the squat requires more muscle activation than the deadlift. It uses the muscles of the legs, hips, buttocks, lower back, abdomen, upper back and chest. This leads to major muscular and neuromuscular adaptations, increased insulin sensitivity, and healthy cardiovascular and metabolic changes. So if you want to lose fat, get lean and get strong, the deadlift is a great lift for you. IT’S EASY TO LEARN: The deadlift is not a complicated lift and with a good coach can usually be taught in less than hour. Few things are as natural as bending over and picking something up. Here is a very brief overview of the basics of a deadlift as taught by Mark Rippetoe in his seminal book Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training: • Stand facing the bar, with feet hip width and barbell an inch or two away from shins over the middle of your feet (the top of your laces).


• Bend over at the hips, keeping knees straight and grab the bar just outside the feet. • Without moving the bar or lowering your hips, bring your knees forward until shins touch the bar, then raise your chest and tighten your entire body locking your spine into rigid extension. • This is your setup. The deadlift starts at the point of maximum tension—tension in the back, hamstrings, butt, arms, everything. • Once the setup is done you’ll take a deep breath and drag the bar up your legs as you stand up. At the top of the movement squeeze your glutes and fully extend the knees and hips. • Set the bar back down by reversing the movement without losing contact with the legs. The bar should end exactly where it started. That’s a deadlift. Anyone can do this lift at a level appropriate for his or her body. A lot of people who suffer from a sore back also spend

hours in poor positions (think sitting). When this becomes a daily routine the muscles in the back and hips get tight and weak. This is a perfect example of someone who should do the deadlift, not avoid it. The deadlift will strengthen the bones of your spine, hips and legs as well as all the muscles involved including the spinal erectors, hip extensors, glutes and hamstrings to name a few. It will increase your mobility and balance. Strong bones, strong muscles and our ability to produce and withstand force, like falling, will determine how we spend the last years of our lives. With my clients, my goal is to help them enjoy life right up until the end and to have the strength and mobility to do so. LG

Dale Barr is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), as well as a Certified Venice Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Level I and CrossFit Endurance Coach. For more information visit d3fitness.com.

“If you want to lose fat, get lean and get strong, the deadlift is a great lift for you.”

LG

Proper form: back in full extension, neutral spine

Improper form: rounded back, back in flexion

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Rustic Romance

WEDDING

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Lindsay Powell & Thomas Quinn Haley October 29, 2016

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By Sarah Hagerty Photography by Hamilton Photography The rural charm of Brittland Estates in Chestertown, Maryland, combined with the whimsical tastes of bride Lindsay Powell Haley, served to create an elegant world just made for an Eastern Shore wedding celebration. The couple met at the University of Maryland where they lived next door to each other. Lindsay (from Severna Park) and Quinn (from Grasonville) first shared a friendship that would eventually blossom into much more. When planning their autumn nuptials a year in advance, several choices were pivotal in conveying the day’s spirit and ambiance. The venue selection of course. Also, engaging the services of planners Rachel Robinson and Jes Gignac of Intrinsic Events and selecting Intrigue Designs for the floral arrangements had a big impact. But Lindsay’s gown may have been the element that best encompassed the bride’s style and wit. She found her two-piece dress at a David Alexander trunk show held at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. “I didn’t want anything that I had seen before. My style is best described as ‘boho,’” she explains. “This was the first dress I tried on. It was so unique.” (The groom’s style was captured by Men’s Warehouse.) The headpiece, executed by Sarah Campbell of Intrigue, perfectly tied in the rustic and seasonal flavor of the day. Sherri Hoover of Body Wellness Salon and Spa fashioned the hairstyle, and makeup artist Amber Kwong created a natural, fresh look for a final touch. Guests feasted on a very extensive menu from Rouge Catering including passed hors d’oeuvres of petite lamb chops, sea scallops, and ahi tuna, an oyster bar, a plated dinner of beef tenderloin and Maryland lump crab cake, and desserts that included cupcakes, Berger Cookies, pumpkin cake, apple cider cake, mousse shots, and, of course, the wedding cake by Sugar Bakers. The bride (a pharmaceutical sales representative for AstraZeneca) and the groom (a full-time student going for his master’s in elementary education) shared one more magical moment when Quinn surprised Lindsay by coming out onto the dance floor at the reception in shoes that lit up the night! It looks like the whimsy, wit and joy will continue into their married life. LG

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DR. JORDAN DUSOLD & DR. BRANDON HOLLENBERG Life Force Chiropractic 410.760.4141 mylifeforcechiropractic.com (pg. 29)

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