11.02.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
WOW's contributing personal trainer, Becky Johnson, tackles the myths and realities of spot reduction and reveals some fun ways to stay active this fall!
You’ve seen the infomercial - a battery-powered belt to zap your ab muscles into a lean six-pack. Or remember the Thigh Master? Thank you, Suzanne Sommers! Millions of consumer dollars later, we are still asking the question - is spot reduction possible? In a word…no. Let me give you the facts.
The concept of spot reducing is based on the flawed notion that it is possible to burn off fat from a specific ... Read More
11.01.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
I hope you’ve been enlightened this past week by keeping your food records! I encourage you to continue tracking your food choices and portion intake for the upcoming week and we will revisit the topic of "Portion Control" in my next blog.
From time to time, I’d like to answer questions posted on WOW's Facebook page - so make sure you keep on leaving some! One reader recently posted, “What five foods should I make sure I include in my diet every day?”
Although I encourage eating a variety of foods, five super foods I would ... Read More
10.31.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins
By Brian Tinsman
There isn’t much to hang your hat on after a 23-0 shutout on the road. The team didn’t do any of the things that made it a winner in the first two weeks of the season, and the Redskins have slid to last place tie in the NFC East.
One of the few highlights of yesterday’s game, was that the Redskins limited the Bills to 23 points. That’s almost nine points fewer than their season average, and certainly left the offense with the opportunity to stay in the game.
The play ... Read More
10.28.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins
Wondering what to expect as the Redskins take on the Bills this Sunday in Toronto? Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald provides a gameday preview and 3 keys to the game for WOW!
REDSKINS-BILLS GAMEDAY PREVIEW
Redskins (3-3) @ Bills (4-2)
The Redskins travel to Toronto, Ontario in Canada to take on the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30. Kickoff is 4:05 p.m. ET. It's the first time in Redskins franchise history that they will play a regular season game outside of the United States.
Since 2008, Buffalo has played one regular season game in ... Read More
10.28.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins WOW Interview Series
Can you guess Brian Orakpo's favorite pregame meal?
How about his favorite pump-up music?
In this exclusive WOW interview, the linebacker reveals his special pregame rituals hailing back to his college days, the person who inspires him most, as well as his favorite off-season activity. He also discusses his numerous charities and where you can go to find out more information!
As part of WOW's Football Friday - the WOW Interview Series features a different Redskins player at the end of every week! The series also focuses on successful women in business and the wives, girlfriends and moms of ... Read More
10.27.2011 / Blog Posts Community
Mark your calendars ladies! Lorenzo Alexander's “ACES” Foundation will host its third annual Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser Monday, Nov. 14 at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC!
The event will include a silent auction, bowling, food, and socializing with Redskins players and other local celebrities.
Tickets are $125 and all proceeds will go to the “ACES” Foundation, which provides youth enrichment programs in the greater DC area. The Foundation’s mission is to support youth through emphasizing self-accountability, taking pride in community and striving for educational excellence, while promoting a healthy mind and body through sports.
10.27.2011 / Blog Posts Fashion
Do you have enough Redskins gear to keep you warm? The Redskins Layered Tee is perfect for fall weather and just in time for the next home game Nov. 6. What's even better? YOU can enjoy this exclusive deal just for being a WOW member!
Item: Ladies Triblend Layered Tee
WOW Price: $24.95
Original Retail: $36.00
Limited quantities available. This deal is for one day only. Read More
10.26.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
For those times when you can’t make it to the gym, resistance bands offer an inexpensive and portable way to get a full-body strength training workout, at home or on the road. Below are a number of such exercises that can be performed with resistance bands to work different muscles throughout the body. Remember the importance of warming up for 5-10 minutes and to stretch as I wrote about in an earlier blog post!
For beginners, it’s best to do one set of 12-15 repetitions of each exercise. Intermediate exercises (those who have been lifting weights ... Read More
10.25.2011 / Blog Posts Events
Taking advantage of the away game in Charlotte and an off weekend for the First Ladies of Football, WOW hosted its first Redskins Cheerleader Dance Class at the Tyson's Corner Sport&Health Club on Saturday, Oct. 22. WOW members in attendance learned dance moves and routines from the best dancers in Washington- the Redskins Cheerleaders of course!
Each dance class was one hour long and was split up by age. Megan and Michelle took the first class of younger girls and daughters of WOW members, focusing on basic steps, moves and footwork. Below you can see them learning some ... Read More
10.25.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Now that our kitchens are stocked with healthy food choices, we will tackle the second principle of a healthy diet: Portion Control. Also check out Jane's previous blog for a summary of the three principles of a healthy diet!
The Power of Portion Control
The most blatant example I’ve experienced with the power of portion control happened to be a Redskins player several years ago. As the Redskins team dietitian, this player approached me to proudly report he had lost 40 pounds in the past four months by making only one single change in his diet ... Read More
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