09.29.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Your core muscles – the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen – are your body’s powerhouse. Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, such as housework, lifting a 20-pound toddler or putting away groceries. In addition, a strong core helps reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, enhance balance and stability, and correct poor posture.
To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. Most core-strengthening exercises can be done at home with no equipment. Balance training is a great way to improve core strength ... Read More
09.29.2014 / 100 Days of WOW
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09.28.2014 / 100 Days of WOW
For Day 17, we're giving away 10 WOW prize packs!
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09.27.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss had it right: Reading is one of the most important things we can ever learn to do.
In light of this, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is asking for your help to make this year’s Redskins Book Drive a success!
For this project, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has teamed up with Everybody Wins! DC, a non-profit dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and learning.
Although any new book will be accepted, Everybody Wins ... Read More
09.27.2014 / 100 Days of WOW
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09.26.2014 / 100 Days of WOW
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09.26.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
By Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com Associate Writer
The Washington Redskins on Thursday lost to the New York Giants in a Week 4 divisional matchup by a final of 45-14.
Four days removed from a physical affair with the Philadelphia Eagles in which quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed a trio of touchdown passes, the Redskins got their first touchdown score of the evening via an 18-yard reception from wide receiver Andre Roberts.
It was the first touchdown for Roberts as a Redskin.
In the third quarter, running back Alfred Morris took a 20-yard run to the house for the Redskins’ second touchdown ... Read More
09.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
It has been known for many years that there are so many benefits to working out. From heart health to mental health, exercise can make you feel and look your best.
But what about those weird effects that exercise has on your body?
Let's get the lowdown on what's up with that.
OMG, I Just Passed Gas! There are lots of exercises that can increase abdominal pressure including crunches, squats, lunges, or just straining from lifting heavier weights. This can cause a release of the gases in your intestinal tract. It ... Read More
09.23.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
What are the symptoms of a calf sprain?
Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury:
Grade 1 – A mild tear with minimal pain and disability in the lower leg; the calf may be sore and tight.
Grade 2– A moderate tear with discomfort when walking and some loss of function; the calf may be tender to the touch with mild bruising and swelling.
Grade 3 – A severe tear with sudden sharp pain, loss of function, muscle spasm, and significant swelling and bruising
To learn more about the causes and treatments of a calf strain from Commonwealth Orthopaedics ... Read More
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