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  • Warm Up, Wake Up And Run At #Redskins Draft Day Dash 5k!

    04.29.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    WOW Couch To 5K Countdown Series

    Last week we shared a list of items you should gather in order to properly prepare for the 5K. We are days away from the Redskins Draft Day Dash 5K and you have been training so hard! Now it’s time to take a break from running. Taking a break from training and running gives your body time to heal and regenerate. An important and beneficial factor for runners is stretching, so be ready to warm up, wake up and run!

    Try these stretches this week to get you loose and ready to run ... Read More

  • The Truth About Osteoarthritis: Five Common Myths Debunked

    04.29.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Doctors Mark McMahon, MD and David Romness, MD of OrthoVirginia bust some common myths that Americans have on a very common and serious health issue among women. 

    Osteoarthritis – also known as “wear and tear” arthritis – is a common condition, affecting about 27 million Americans. But many people don’t fully understand the disease or its treatment. Here, the most common myths about osteoarthritis are debunked. 

     

    Myth: Arthritis is just aches and pains -- not a serious health problem.

    Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative disease in which the surface layer of joint cartilage slowly wears away. Cartilage is a rubbery tissue that ... Read More

  • Meet Three Of DC's Tech Superwomen

    04.28.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Who says all techies have to be guys? Definitely not Elevation DCwho posted this article recently introducing some of the District's top female tech experts. 

    "Be willing to serve and get things done."—Shana Glenzer

    Shana Glenzer, 34, is a D.C. tech scene maven. During the day, she serves as Social Radar's VP of social marketing. After business hours—which are not always 9–5, since Social Radar is technically a startup—Glenzer divides her free time among networking groups like DC Tech Meetup and the newer DCFem Tech group. She is also an advisor for ... Read More

  • Chris Baker Gets Inducted Into Hartford Boys And Girls Club HOF

    04.27.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins

    Redskins DL Chris Baker otherwise known as "Swaggy" was inducted into The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 23. 

    Baker, originally from Windsor, Conn., wrote he was “privileged, blessed and honored” for the induction. Chris Baker said "It feels great to be home," as he recalled his days as a Boys & girls Club member. "I learned a lot at the club that I took forward with me in life," he said. "Paying attention to academics and being the best person I could be," he added. "I owe the club a lot."

    Last year, Baker began ... Read More

  • Today is National Pretzel Day!

    04.26.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Introducing the delectable New York style burger, the Pretzel Burger. Alongside foods such as pizza, cheesecake and steak strips, pretzels are iconic in New York.  This recipe is inspired by Food Republic; they have combined delicious ingredients to create the ultimate Pretzel Burger in honor of National Pretzel Day.  

    Servings: 2 burgers

    Ingredients

    for the beer cheese

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/2 bottle of a light beer (we used Amstel light)

    4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

    1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

    dash of hot sauce (optional)

    for the beer-caramelized onions

    2 large onions, thinly sliced ... Read More

  • The Woman Who Inspired “Rosie the Riveter” Has Passed At 92

    04.25.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    According to the Associated Press, Mary Doyle Keefe, the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s iconic WWII-era painting, “Rosie The Riveter,” died April 21, 2015 in Simsbury, Connecticut at the age of 92.

    In 1943, Keefe was 19 years old when she posed for Rockwell and what came to symbolize one of the biggest World War II efforts in history. The petite telephone operator aided in an inspiring work of art that empowered women and spoke volumes to society.  The "Rosie the Riveter" painting, features a muscular giant snacking on a sandwich, with a rivet gun on her lap and one ... Read More

  • WOW Exclusive Offer: Ladies Nike Redskins Warpspeed Shorts

    04.24.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins

    The Ladies Nike Redskins Warpspeed Shorts are great workout shorts for any activity. These pants feature Nike Dri-FIT fabric to keep you cool and dry through the toughest workout. The stylish Nike Dri-FIT shorts feature a screen print team logo on the right and the trademark Nike Swoosh design on the left. These shorts also feature team colors on the side along with an elastic waistband with internal draw cord. 

    WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL155

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS DEAL!

    Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer ... Read More

  • Break Out The Calendars: Redskins Release 2015 Schedule

    04.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    It's time to plan out your fall, ladies! You can now officially make your Sunday gameday plans-whether it be attending the game and WOW Pregame Party, heading to a local bar to cheer on our team, or hosting the ultimate game-watching party at your home-this is what we live for! 

    On Tuesday, April 21 the NFL released its 2015 regular-season schedule, which features the Redskins opening up at home on Sunday, Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Bring it on! 

    Overall, second-year head coach Jay Gruden and his team are preliminarily scheduled to play three ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: ONE WEEK LEFT!

    04.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Week SIX: Prep Your Checklist!  

    You've signed up, you've logged the training miles and race day is almost here! Now it’s time to prepare you for what to do on race day. Here’s a must-haves checklist of what you need to tackle the Redskins Draft Day Dash 5K!

    Pre-race

    Race confirmation

    Vaseline or other anti-chafing lotion

    Sunscreen

    Lip balm with sunscreen

    Hat or visor

    Safety pins

    Water bottle

    Race

    Watch or GPS

    Sunglasses

    Gels or sports drink if you've been training with them

    Band-Aids or NipGuards if necessary

    Post-race

    Extra socks

    Extra shirt and shorts ... Read More

  • Happy #WellnessWednesday! Keep Fit And Strong With GeniLee!

    04.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    WOW sits down with Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer GeniLee. 

    Mind And Body Coordination And Targeting 

    Your mind controls your body while your body reflects your mind. When physically targeting, mind and body coordination is essential. 

    Did you know that in the early months of life your movement is unilateral?  The arm and leg on the same side of the body extend and flex together at the same time to create movement.  When the right arm moves, the right leg does as well.  After about 6 months of age, you begin to cross-pattern, which is the right coordination, in which ... Read More

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