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
11.05.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
Around The Water Cooler: Redskins Lose To Panthers, 21-13
The Washington Redskins had a spirited Homecoming Weekend with more than 150 alumni in attendance for their game yesterday against the Carolina Panthers.
But the Redskins couldn't find the offensive or defensive consistency they needed in the game, and lost 21-13 in front of 79,767 fans at FedExField.
It was certainly a frustrating day for the Redskins, who, at many points in the game, outplayed the Panthers (2-6) — and certainly on offense. But ultimately, a lack of execution — as well as several drive-killing penalties — was too much ... Read More
11.02.2012 / Blog Posts Recipes
Sam Malone McCormack, Dinner Matters
When you hear Carolina, you think barbeque, right?
Well, here at Dinner Matters, when we hear Carolina we think…barbeque too! We love a good pig pickin’, slow cooked flavors, and meat falling off the bone. But, we also love the lighter side of barbeque, something packed with flavor, and easy to do.
Our Mesquite Grilled Salmon fits the bill. Four simple ingredients and five easy steps. We like to pair this with brown rice and French green beans to keep it healthy all the way through!
Mesquite Grilled Salmon
4 6oz salmon filets ... Read More
11.01.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
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10.29.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach
Staying active and fit in a largely sedentary culture takes effort and at times, may feel like more than you can handle. Even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts and athletes go through times when they just don’t feel like exercising. Set yourself up for success by creating a personalized support system to help you stay on track.
First, pinpoint the obstacles that sometimes keep you from being active. Examples include long working hours, home responsibilities, procrastination, lack of energy and bad weather. Next, think about the kind ... Read More
10.29.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
Yesterday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was just one of those occasions where not much went right for your Washington Redskins.
The defense struggled to stop both the run and the pass, while the offense had a tough time simply catching the football and making the plays it needed to keep up with the quick-paced Pittsburgh offense. The result was a 27-12 Redskins loss at Heinz Field.
The Redskins' three scoring drives ended in two field goals and a touchdown. The touchdown drive featured a gutsy play call on fourth down that was two yards from the ... Read More
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