12.19.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, suffered a Grade I LCL sprain during the Redskins-Ravens game on December 9th. The experts at Commonwealth Orthopaedics explain what a LCL Sprain is, break down three different grades of sprains and tells us how to treat them.
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain is an injury to the ligament on the outer surface of the knee joint.
The LCL connects the femur (thighbone) and the tibia, the outer bone of the two shinbones. It is a strong narrow rope of fibers that supports the outside of the knee, limiting sideways movement and keeping the ... Read More
12.17.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
The smell of a freshly cut grapefruit immediately takes me back to cold winter mornings growing up. My parents shared a grapefruit every morning with their breakfast. I realize now why “winter” is the season of this memory; winter is when citrus fruit is at its peak season.
Citrus as a winter fruit is another example of Mother Nature’s perfect timing!
Citrus fruit provides us many of the nutrients needed to fend off colds, flu and other germs we are susceptible to at this time of year.
When it ... Read More
12.17.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
About six weeks ago, the Washington Redskins had hit their lowest point of the season, having lost to the then 2-5 Carolina Panthers 21-13 Nov. 4 at FedExField to fall to 3-6 on the season.
The Redskins were in last place in the NFC East and their chances of even sniffing a playoff spot had almost dwindled completely.
But five wins later – including Sunday’s 38-21 win over the Cleveland Browns – Washington finds itself leading the NFC East Division, and at 8-6, controls its own destiny to make the postseason.
Though the final score of the Browns game ... Read More
12.15.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jordan Bernstine, Brandon Meriweather, and Chris Neild have all been recovering from season-ending ACL injuries. But, did you know that women are at a greater risk for ACL injuries compared to men? Check out the article below from Commonwealth Orthopaedics to learn more.
ACL injuries are approximately 4-6 times greater in females compared to males. The female soccer player has the highest risk for ACL injury. With the increase in the understanding as to why the female athlete is at greater risk, prevention programs have been developed to help prevent ACL injury in the female athlete.
Assessment of jump mechanics ... Read More
12.14.2012 / Blog Posts Events
On Wednesday, December 12th, over 60 Kids Club members descended on Glory Days Grill in Sterling, VA for a holiday party featuring snacks, crafts, and some of their favorite Redskins players!
Kids Club Members were invited to a private holiday party and meet and greet with current players including long snapper Nick Sundberg, tight end Niles Paul and linebacker Keenan Robinson at Glory Days Grill in Sterling, VA from 5:00-7:00pm.
Members enjoyed a delicious spread of food from Glory Days Grill, including cheeseburger sliders, chicken wings, pizza, veggie platters, salads and more. Everyone satisfied their sweet tooth with ... Read More
12.12.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
According to the University of Illinois, there are approximately 350 million Christmas trees growing on U.S. farms. Last year, 30.8 million of these live trees were purchased at an average price of $34.87.
So what do all these numbers mean? Well, not too much, other than to show the evergreen business—like its name—is a booming one. And Virginia just so happens to be one of the top Christmas tree-producing states. Check out this list of NoVA tree farms where you can find and cut your own Christmas tree at www.NorthernVirginiaMag.com!
12.11.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach
We’ve all heard the statistics about holiday weight gain. Americans can gain between 5-7 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years. During this time of year, I tell my clients to try to maintain their weight and fitness level. No extreme dieting or marathon workouts. As the saying goes, “You can’t out exercise a bad diet”. As our schedules get busy and our family obligations take over our lives, I thought I’d offer you an option to squeeze in some exercise. It’s called the 2012 LUNGE CHALLENGE ... Read More
12.10.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
If your fingernails are significantly shorter than they were at this time yesterday, then you’re not alone.
The Washington Redskins overcame the adversity of both losing their starting quarterback to injury and an eight-point deficit late in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens to pull off a 31-28 overtime win at FedExField. It was the Redskins’ fourth straight win, and gives the team a 7-6 record on the year.
The Redskins seemed dead in the water late in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game, but quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington offense took the ... Read More
12.06.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
To the dismay of many, Brian Orakpo has been recovering from a torn pectoral muscle for much of the 2012 season. The Redskins star outside linebacker tore his left pectoral during a game against the St. Louis Rams in Week 2 of the regular season. Orakpo's 2011 season was cut short with a similar injury as well.
The pectoralis (pec) muscles are large, highly visible muscles located on each side of the chest. The pectoralis major is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the ... Read More
12.06.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
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