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  • Veggies Trending on the Red Carpet: Kale

    10.12.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian

    Do you have a food item that whenever you hear the name, see it in the store or advertisement say to yourself, “I really need to eat more of that."

    For me, that is a vegetable called kale.

    What a surprise it was when I opened my morning paper last week and saw the article Kale: Yes, it’s good for you, but don’t overdo it by Carolyn Butler (Washington Post 9/25/12). Was this a hint?

    As a Registered Dietitian, I have been taught from my early ... Read More

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    10.11.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Sarah Pettrone, MD; Commonwealth Orthopaedics

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. It is the most common nerve problem in the upper extremity. Women are affected more frequently than men. The cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve is the nerve that supplies sensation to the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger.

    Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and pregnancy predispose patients to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Although it has been extensively researched, there has never been any solid evidence linking heavy ... Read More

  • Exclusive WOW Offer: Ladies long Sleeve Rhinestone Redskins Tee

    10.11.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Looking for the perfect way to stay warm and support your team this weekend when the Redskins take on the Vikings?  The Ladies Long Sleeve Rhinestone Redskins Tee is not only a fashionable way to show your support, but is also great for fall temperatures!  Enjoy an exclusive WOW deal today, just for being a member:

    Item: Ladies Long Sleeve Rhinestone Redskins Tee

    Deal: Take 25% off when using the promo code WOWDEAL26

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS DEAL!

    Limited quantity available.  This deal is for TODAY only! Read More

  • Tips for Tabata Training

    10.10.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach

    Last week, we talked about renewing, reorganizing and re-prioritizing our fitness lives. This week, I want to focus on what to do during that time you scheduled for yourself! 

    Enter: Tabata training. Once you stick with it and see results you will thank me, trust me.

    What is Tabata training?

    Tabata training is an interval training protocol that only lasts four minutes but creates huge EPOC – excess post oxygen consumption, which means your body continues to burn calories well after the workout is over. The timing of tabata offers negative ... Read More

  • Around The Water Cooler: Redskins Lose To Falcons, 24-17

    10.08.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins

    Andrew Walker

    The Washington Redskins put forth a solid effort against one of the best teams in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons yesterday at FedExField, but in the end they fell just short, as the Redskins lost 24-17 in their second home game of the season.

    The Falcons (5-0) came into the game with the third-best scoring offense in the league, led by MVP candidate and quarterback Matt Ryan and his trio of talented receivers in Roddy White, Julio Jones and tight end Tony Gonzalez.

    But the Redskins’ defense was able to keep up with that potent Falcons offense ... Read More

  • Around Town With Northern Virginia Magazine: 7 Fall Beers to Enjoy During Oktoberfest

    10.05.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    What does Oktoberfest have to do with a wedding? Everything. History buff, beer aficionado and Munich Oktoberfest survivor (and my friend) Hope Flanagan laymanizes the origins of the holiday.

    “For one thing, it actually mostly takes place in September despite the name.” This year’s Oktoberfest runs from September 22-October 7. Annually, millions of people descend upon Munich for Oktoberfest, making it the one of the largest festival in the world.

    Oktoberfest origins were cultivated from more than drunken merriment. Before there was the celebration of beer and bratwurst, there was the celebration of love. “Back in 1810, Prince Ludwig ... Read More

  • High Five Your Meals: Part II

    10.05.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    This week, we're continuing our discussion on well balanced meals! Last week, I shared that a balanced meal can be as easy as counting to five, but we only covered one and two (Click here to read last week's post)

    See below for steps three, four and five on filling your plate to best enhance performance, body composition and overall health. 

    1. CARBS

    2. PROTEIN

    3. VEGETABLES: Fill one third of your plate with fresh vegetables. The vitamins and minerals you get from vegetables help your body turn food into energy, provide the catalyst for every reaction in ... Read More

  • Exclusive WOW Offer: Ladies Redskins Burnout Breast Cancer Awareness Tee

    10.04.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Ladies - WOW is spending October promoting breast cancer awareness and the Crucial Catch campaign, promoting annual screenings and preventative health measures. Click here to find a screening location near you!

    Show everyone you're in the fight against breast cancer and support the Redskins at the same time with this Redskins Breast Cancer Awareness Burnout V-Neck Tee . This ladies V-neck tee features the team name, team logo, and BCA pink ribbon on the front. Get yours today and show your team spirit!

    Enjoy an exclusive WOW offer for today only, just for being a member!

    Item: Ladies Redskins Burnout Breast ... Read More

  • First-Ever WOW Movie Night at FedExField featuring The Blind Side!

    10.02.2012 / Blog Posts Events Redskins

    Update: If you are attending WOW Movie Night, please park in Lot A and enter through the Gate A Suite Entrance. Seating has been moved to the Loge area of FedExField, so this event will take place rain or shine! Tickets will be available for pick-up and purchase at the Gate A Ticket Office Will Call windows. 

    Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie will begin at 7:00pm. Be sure to arrive early to get a tour of the stadium, including the Redskins locker room! 

     For any questions, please email wowredskins@redskins.com. 

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    Hey Ladies! Who's ready ... Read More

  • Around The Water Cooler: Redskins Victorious Against Bucs, 24-22

    10.01.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Washington Redskins headed into yesterday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers desperate for a win, and that’s exactly what they got. Although it wasn’t a perfect performance by any means, the Redskins pulled out a last-second, 24-22 victory over the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium in Florida.

    Things were going very smoothly for the Redskins coming out of halftime. They led 21-6 and were dominant both offensively and defensively against the Buccaneers. But the hometown team just wouldn’t go away, and turned in several huge second-half plays to score 16 unanswered points and take a ... Read More

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