Samantha Malone McCormack, Dinner Matters
This week brings us to Philadelphia and like most people, we at Dinner Matters automatically think Philly Cheesesteak. But instead of messing with a good thing, we’re going to suggest something to go with it.
Our potato leek soup is a great complement to any sandwich, perfect for warming you up now that the days are getting colder, and it’s filling enough to replace a regular potato side dish. It’s also easy to make in advance, so all you’ll have to do on game day is heat it up and enjoy ... Read More
11.16.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
The holiday season has officially begun!
With Halloween candy dwindling, many of us have our sights on the Super Bowl of all feasts - Thanksgiving! Last week’s guest nutrition blogger, Christine Turpin taught us the many health benefits of the traditional holiday fare: Click here to read the article.
The fact that many of the foods filling our plate at this time of year have an abundance of nutrients is great news, however, never is the adage “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” proves to be ... Read More
11.15.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
Looking for the perfect way to show team spirit after the bye week? The Ladies Full Zip Redskins Sweatshirt is the perfect way to support your team while staying warm in these chilly November temperatures!
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11.14.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Northern Virginia Magazine has a list of upcoming 5K's and Turkey Trots coming up. Sign up now to get active outdoors this fall!
Vienna Turkey Trot
Last year nearly 1,100 runners participated and this year the event will raise money to benefit the James Madison High School Marching Band, and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Take your pick between the 5K, 10K or fun run! But act fast, the race registration closes when they’ve reached 1,400 people. For registration click here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.
Where: Vienna Fire Department, 400 Center St. S ... Read More
11.13.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach
As our lives become busier, it’s more and more important to maintain a strong social network and a physically active lifestyle. By merging your social life with your fitness program, you’ll get some exercise while hanging out with your favorite people. The bonus? You’ll have a great time strengthening your friendships and your body all while staying on track with your fitness goals.
Here’s how you can get fit and be social!
Recreational leagues are available for men and women of all ages and ... Read More
11.12.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
With most players taking time away from the training facilities last week because of the bye weekend, the Redskins are looking to get healthy before the final seven-game stretch of the regular season. While some used the week to rest up, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. is preparing for 2013 after being placed on injured reserve earlier this season. Helu is currently recovering from what is commonly known as turf toe.
Turf Toe, or more specifically a Plantar Plate Tear, is a sprain of the main joint of the big toe. It happens when the toe is forcibly bent ... Read More
Around Town with Northern Virginia Magazine: Ice Skating Pavilion Open for the Season at Reston Town Center
11.09.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Northern Virginia residents know the winter and holiday season are near as the family-favorite Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion opens for the season this weekend on Nov. 3. From early November through the second week of March (weather permitting), the Pavilion floor is converted to a beautiful ice skating rink.
This weekend, 50 percent of the ice skating proceeds will be donated to benefit Character Counts. Character Counts is the nation’s most popular character education program and reaches millions of youth in schools and non-profit programs. The program operates on the six pillars of character education: trustworthiness, respect ... Read More
11.08.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
Just because the team is heading into the bye week, doesn't mean you have to stop showing your Redskins pride this weekend. The Redskins Helmet Wine Bottle Stopper is perfect for any fan who wants to show team spirit at a watch party over the weekend or keep their wine fresh any night of the week! Enjoy an exclusive offer for today only, just for being a member.
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11.07.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach.
I was talking to a client today who has been in a rut. A back injury, kids schedules, work schedules and maybe feeling a little frustrated all got in the way. Now she is motivated and excited because she has started to see some changes in her body. We had a little conversation about the “c” word….CONSISTENCY - She thought “c” was for cardio, which is also very important and for another blog!
Improvement and change occur when you do things often. Stopping and starting all the time will kill ... Read More
11.06.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
For the past 2 weeks we have been discussing Kale, a food often labeled a “super food”. This week I would like to look more closely at this theme of “Super Foods” by inviting back our guest blogger, Christine Turpin. She offers great tips on making your holiday meals Super Bowl caliber. Enjoy!
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN
Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
Super foods, are they foods which wear capes, face masks and have magical powers? What is all the fuss about super foods? According to Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary: New Words & Slang, a super food is “a super ... Read More
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