By: Deanna Jefferson, Health and fitness expert and holistic nutritionist
A few weeks ago the ladies of WOW took on an amazing workout with me and my fit team including Nadia Feimster, GeniLee, Brittanee Brooks and several other amazing fitness pros. Redskins players Kendall Fuller and Fabian Moreau also joined in. The workout included circuit exercises on the concourse and abdominal conditioning in the Redskins locker room.
I was so proud to see ladies of all ages and fitness levels having fun and exercising with a common goal of doing it for their health. In light of our fun workout ... Read More
via Kate Morin, Greatist
Slathering on sunscreen is never enjoyable. Does that stuff ever blend in completely? While it's always important to spread on at least a thin layer of sunblock (yes, you can go for the easy spray-on, super-blend stuff), some other super powerful UV-blockers are hiding right in the produce aisle.
Meet the double-duty foods that have been shown to increase the skin's ability to protect against UV damage. Oh, and they're part of a healthy diet, too. Their sunblocking secret: Antioxidants. These compounds help fight free radicals, a nasty set of atoms or molecules ... Read More
via Stephanie Brubaker, Community Table
It’s grilling season, and while burgers and hot dogs are a no-brainer sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to serve along with them. I’m excited to share with you, 12 Side Dishes Perfect for a Cookout! From grilled fruits and veggies, to classic dishes with surprise ingredients and fun twists on your favorite potato and pasta salads, I’ve got your next cookout covered! Enjoy!
HEALTHY GRILLED MEXICAN CORN
This healthy grilled mexican corn is always the star of the party. We substitute greek yogurt for mayonnaise for a healthy swap ... Read More
via Perry Mattern, Staff Writer
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Rookie Community Club teamed up for a fun and educational afternoon Friday with the Finance Park Demonstration.
It’s not often that middle school students have the opportunity to teach NFL players a thing or two about financial management, but that’s exactly what happened at Junior Achievement Finance Park on Friday.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Rookie Community Club took part in a finance demonstration with help from a group of Thomas Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy 8th grade students. The students participating had previously ... Read More
via Marissa Gainsburg, Women's Health
You might complain when your body is can’t-get-off-the-toilet sore, but deep down, you know you love it. That's 'cause that hurts-so-good feeling is evidence that you’ve successfully initiated change on a muscular level, as your torn up muscle fibers work hard to repair themselves into bigger, more defined studs.
Problem is, as you get fitter, you have to crank up the challenge to produce that kind of soreness. Which is where this killer workout from certified personal trainer Nancy Newell, a strength and conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance, comes in ... Read More
via Amy Schlinger, Self Magazine
It’s no surprise that sitting all day does some undesirable things to our bodies. Research has linked excessive sitting with an elevated risk for health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Of course that doesn’t mean you’ll get heart disease just because you have a desk job—but sitting isn’t doing your body any favors.
Sitting all day can also impact us physically. Sitting for long periods of time, especially with poor posture, makes your hip flexors tight, which causes the glutes (butt muscles) to lengthen to compensate ... Read More
Our June #WOWWednesday Member of the Month is Jessica Taylor.
In her own words, Jessica Taylor "was raised on Burgundy and Gold"! Hailing from Essex, Virginia, Jessica has been a Redskins fan for as long as she can remember, and growing up she use to watch the games with her father. Her best Redskins moment was when she was able to bring her father to the Redskins vs. Panthers game for his 75th birthday this past season.
Jessica has been a WOW member for ten year and her favorite WOW memory was meeting Michael Ealy after running the Draft Day ... Read More
What is Anthony's secret talent? Read more to find out!
WOW: What are three things you would bring to a deserted island?
Anthony Lanier: A gun to hunt with, a lifetime supply of fresh water and blankets.
WOW: What was your favorite restaurant in college?
AL: There was this one spot called Blessings and I loved their chilli cheese fries
WOW: What is your favorite Netflix show?
AL: Right now I am watching Shameless but I also watch Arrow and Wonder Woman
WOW: What is your favorite holiday?
AL: My favorite holiday is on my birthday because every three ... Read More
The one thing Washington DC is missing is a good beach. Luckily it's not a far drive from some incredible beaches. You can find party towns, quiet towns, shopping havens, nature preserves and enough miles of beautiful beaches to satisfy your ocean craving this summer. Here are 10 of the best beaches around Washington DC to add to your summer bucket list.
1. Sandy Point State Park
If you need to get to the beach ASAP, Sandy Point State Park is the closest beach to Washington DC in Anne Arundel County on the west side of the Chesapeake. At ... Read More
Not all battles in football are won on the field. These 15 women are proof. This group of pioneers has built the National Football League into the meritocracy that it is today, each in her own way. Martha Firestone Ford is a revered owner. Amy Trask is a Super Bowl executive. Sarah Thomas is a full-time referee. Beth Mowins is set to break ground as a national play-by-play announcer. Charean Williams is a national writer and Hall of Fame selector. From the front office to the field, these women have made significant in-roads towards defining the direction ... Read More
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