Don’t You Know? Ben Forman!

Hello WHUR Family,

Let’s focus on your family!

Women make 70% to 90% of a family’s health care decisions. Here are some ways to make health a family matter.

Improve your health literacy. Read about your health and the health of your loved ones. Share your new knowledge.

Anticipate your family’s health needs. Develop a wellness plan for each family member.

Exercise together. Get the whole family moving to improve and maintain their health.

Help your family eat well. The entire family can benefit from a healthy eating plan.

Help your love ones make wise health choices. Support your loved one’s efforts to quit smoking and avoid drugs and alcohol.

Choose safety. Prevent injuries and errors by taking safety precautions in all your family’s activities.

Help your family create balance. Help your loved ones identify sources of stress and work to minimize them.


 – Fitness Friday Groove With Robin Wilson –

Artist: Omar
Name: Stop War, Make Love

If you need a Holiday play list of music mix contact Robin:

– Fitness Friday Exercise Program –

Now, for your exercise program for today Monday and Wednesday of next week…  It‘s all about 10 Tips for Fall Fitness. So here it is!


Fall is a transitional time of year. The leaves on the trees change, it becomes darker earlier, and the temperatures cool down. This is a favorite time of year for many people. However, these same changes can also lead to stress for individuals who tend to fall off the health and fitness wagon during the transition. There are many enjoyable opportunities to remain fit, or even begin a fitness program in the fall that can work for you. Planning for seasonal changes, finding support from group exercise and embracing events and activities that the season has to offer are key factors in staying fit through the transition.

Take Advantage of Autumn Activities

Fall group events like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, haunted trails, and building leaf piles are active options that can also be fun bonding experiences for family and friends. Organize a weekend trip or local get-together with an autumn theme and plan to be active.

Get Involved in Community Events

With the fall season come many holiday-themed local fun runs and events.

Look in the newspaper for Halloween runs, turkey trots and reindeer romps. According to a 1991 summary report by ERIC Digest, training for a specific goal such as a race increases adherence to an exercise program. Signing up with friends or family will hold you accountable for completing the training.

Head to the Trails

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year for getting outside. Grab a friend and find some local parks or trails to walk, run or bike and take in the view of changing leaves.

Dress for the Weather

When the weather gets cooler, it can prevent people from going outside to work out. This problem can be solved by wearing wind-shielding clothing and dressing in layers.

Proper attire and accessories (hats, gloves, etc.) that cut down on bulk but still allow for warmth make outdoor fitness more enjoyable as the chill of fall approaches.

Drink Water

Stay hydrated even when the temperatures cool down.

People often feel less thirsty when it is not hot outside, but staying hydrated is just as important in the fall as it is when the sun is blazing. When fall rolls around, remember to stay on top of your fluid intake to help with both exercise recovery and appetite control.

Drink Tea

Drink more tea to warm up for the cooler temperatures.

Green tea and black tea contain antioxidants that help ward off diseases during flu season so you can remain healthy and active as the season shifts.

Avoid Holiday Candy

You should pack lots of healthy snacks to munch on throughout the day to help keep you from grazing on sweets that pop up in the office, at home or at holiday parties.

Turn Fall Chores into a Workout

Turn outdoor chores into a game by setting small, achievable goals to help pass time and burn away fat.

Exercise Early in the Day

With the time changing and the sun setting earlier, it can feel as though it’s later in the day than it really is. This can make you more tired than usual. Getting into a routine of working out early will guarantee the workout gets done and still allow time in the afternoons and evenings to relax.

Vary Activities

As the weather cools down and summer ends, it can become difficult to stay motivated. You should try a variety of different activities and varying workouts. This will help keep a fresh spin on exercise and allow for confidence to build within a wide range of activities.

Remember your goal is to become Fit and Fabulous. So, work with what you have and all happening right here.


– Fitness Friday Meal of The Day –

Kale and Parmesan Egg Drop Soup


This brothy soup is Italy’s answer to egg drop soup. Here, we add ribbons of sautéed kale to the vegetable or chicken broth.


  • 8 ounces flat-leaf kale (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)


  1. Wash and dry the kale. Cut out the tough stems from the leaves and discard. Arrange the leaves in stacks, slice crosswise into 1/4-inch ribbons, and set aside. (You should have about 4 cups.)
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the kale and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to high, add the broth and measured salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low and continue simmering until the kale has softened but isn’t mushy and the flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, and whisk until combined; set aside.
  4. Increase the heat to medium, slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan, and stir to combine. Return to a simmer, stirring occasionally to break up any large pieces of egg. Remove from the heat, taste, and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.


– Fitness Friday Guest –

Ben Forman, Executive Director,


About Ben:

Ben is a clinical psychologist with a strong commitment to community mental health and work with children and families. For the past 34 years, he has worked with adults and children, individuals and families; in addition to his therapy work, he has consulted with professional and paraprofessional staff at community agencies in both Montgomery County and  DC Ward 8. For twelve years he chaired the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, and for the 8 years the Community Outreach Program, both at the Washington School of Psychiatry. In 2004, he developed Through My Eyes: the DC Photo Narrative Project. In 2009, he started Teens Run DC.  Both these projects/mentoring programs reflect his conviction that positive change and growth occur within the context of caring relationships and a welcoming community that emphasize our clients’ strengths and problem-solving abilities to improve their lives. He is both a documentary photographer and a runner.


Teens Run DC Mission Statement

Teens Run DC promotes the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of underserved youth through a mentoring and distance running program.
Click on a photo to view a larger picture.



We carry out our mission by offering:  

  • Mentors and staff who develop meaningful and supportive relationships with our youth.
  • A caring and embracing community.
  • A path towards skill mastery that consists of taking small steps to achieve big goals.
  • Life skills and running training.

Vision Statement

Teens Run DC envisions a world where every young person feels connected to a community dedicated to the learning, growth, and success of all members.

Teens Run DC Community Members – Core Values:

  • Envision life goals
  • Commit and work hard to achieve success
  • Respect themselves and others
  • Welcome participants of all backgrounds, ability, and experience where everyone has the same chance to succeed

Website:  – Contact:  If interested in volunteering, participating as a student, or making a donation, contact Nell Schaffer, Director of Operations at

A Stroke – He’s doing it Willie’s Way

Mr. Willie Leftwich, Esq.


A stroke is both an end and a beginning. Our mission is to help stroke victims and the people who love them cope with pain, learn new habits, and re-learn basic skills. This is the challenge. Don’t give up!

Click the link below for more information:

Healthy Parks Healthy People
Enjoy your weekend, Peace!
Darryl Haley

Darryl Haley

Follow Me:

There’s more to Darryl Haley than just an ex-pro football player. Much more. After his playing days with the New England Patriots, Darryl successfully ventured into areas such as the Ironman Triathlon, personal training, bed and breakfast ownership and of course, radio. He can be heard on WHUR giving Daily Fitness Tips that help listeners take better care of themselves with valuable nutrition and wellness information. When he’s not on the air or at the Darryl Haley Bed and Breakfast in Luray, VA, he can be found pursuing his other passions, motorcycles and bass fishing.

Stay Connected:

Comments Welcome