Live Better

In this frequently-updated blog, we share the best information we find on the internet to help you live a better life! Topics include what’s hot in Shaw and DC to productivity, relationships, apparel, recovery, nutrition, and culture.

October 30, 2022

Who or What is Tabata?

What to do with that leftover Halloween Candy?


October 15. 2022

What Is Fitness?

How to order a ‘skinny’ pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks

October 9, 2022

🎃 Halloween Food and Drink-Filled Fun Around DC

😴 Recovery Strategies: How to Know When to Take a Day Off (and When to Keep Going)


October 2, 2022

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?

How Coolio Took the Nineties on a Fantastic Voyage

“There’s Not Enough Strength Training”


September 25, 2022

👠 Shoes that elevate the toes off the ground have NO place in the weight room

🍺 Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around DC

September 18, 2022

The “Five Senses” Method I Learned at a Yoga Retreat is the Most Meditative Part of My Morning Routine

Best Knee Sleeves For Squats, Powerlifting, CrossFit And More

September 11, 2022

The Ultimate Core Exercise: The Overhead Squat

Step by Step: Double-unders

September 4, 2022

😴 The Science of Sleep and Recovery

🥐 The Hottest New Brunches to Try Around D.C.

August 21, 2022

🏈 Learn and Play New Sports — It’s What Champions Do

📝 How to Plan your Week the Right Way

August 14, 2022

🛫 “Surprisingly, It’s Still Fairly Undiscovered By Americans”: Frequent Fliers Are Sharing Underrated Destinations To Consider In Place Of Popular Vacation Spots

For many Washingtonians, deciding where to take your next international getaway is one of the most challenging decisions. There are so many incredible places to see. And while the big tourist cities — like Greece or Tokyo or Paris — are popular for a reason, perhaps you’re looking for something more off-the-beaten-path.

🍲 Shaw restaurant Espita will start a new concept August 27th

Urban Athletic Club’s restaurant neighbor Espita will undergo a remodel and new concept! We’re excited to see what’s coming!


August 7, 2022

🛝 Here’s What The Playground At D.C.’s First Elevated Park Could Look Like

The 11th Street Bridge Park is a years-long, multi-million, public-private project to develop an out-of-use bridge into community space. The elevated park, a first for D.C., is slated to open by early 2025 and will rise above the Anacostia River.


🤕 Injury Control In GPP Training

In this video from the 2022 CrossFit Health Virtual Conference, Dr. Kelly Starrett reviews the alternative view: that the core tenets that drive effective performance — including sleep, hydration, nutrition, and graded exposure — can be used to deliberately and proactively assess injury risk, prevent injury, and mitigate the impact of injury if it occurs. 

🫖 Hibiscus Tea Benefits: 13 Scientific Reasons Your Body Loves It

Hibiscus tea may not be a categorical tea as it doesn’t come from the Camellia Sinensis plant like black tea and green tea, but it’s a beautiful infusion that is delicious whether served hot and steaming or when chilled with ice as a refreshing summer pick-me-up


July 31, 2022

📖 Human History Gets a Rewrite

  • A brilliant new account upends bedrock assumptions about 30,000 years of change.

🚲 DC Bike Ride 2022 | Sept 10

  • 20 miles of completely car-free streets.
  • Epic views, local music and photo zones along the course
  • Finish Festival in front of the U.S. Capitol with music, food trucks, fun-filled activities, and giveaways from DC Bike Ride partners

July 24, 2022

🚲 11 Great Scenic Bike Rides in the DMV

🦘Beating Box-jump Fear


July 17, 2022

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