12.16.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
The holiday season can be full of joy with family and friends, but it can also be full of stressful expectations like planning gatherings, traveling, shopping, decorating, and lack of time to do it all. Not to mention the pressure of buying and giving a "good" gift. So I've made the holidays a little simpler for you by creating a gift guide for your more health conscious loved ones. These are a few of my favorite things that are actually useful and not as obnoxious as a weight scale.
12.14.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Staying active this winter doesn’t mean you have to be confined to the gym. If you chose to take your exercise out into the cold, here are a few tips to keep you healthy & safe.
1. Layer up!
It may seem obvious, but it’s important to wear proper clothing when exercising outside in cold weather. Don’t forget the accessories – these can be just as important as that thick jacket. Here’s a few extra ways to keep your body temp up:
-Invest in a good hat: According to Boston.com, “about 50 percent of body heat is ... Read More
By Jennifer Ott, MPT
There are a few simple adjustments that can be made to your office set up to ensure you are sitting in proper alignment throughout the day.
1. Place your computer screen directly in front of you, about 20-40 inches from your face.
2. Your monitor should be at, or just below eye level.
3. Your keyboard should be positioned so wrists are not bent up or down or twisted. This may mean that you will need a wrist pad to rest the heel of your hands on, or a pull out tray to hold the keyboard ... Read More
On Saturday, December 5th, the Women of the Washington Redskins hosted Football Camp 2.0 at Redskins Park. WOW members spent their Saturday afternoon showing off their football skills alongside the pros. The event featured special appearances from Redskins players Houston Bates, Darrel Young, and Will Compton.
During the event, the ladies had the opportunity to rotate through three activities with the pros: a flag football game, offensive and defensive drills, and a meal in the Redskins dining room. A representative from FanDuel was at the event to give a special presentation on how to become a Fantasy Football ... Read More
12.07.2015 / Blog Posts
Get in the Holiday Spirit!
Between the decorating and the shopping, we often forget to enjoy the holiday season. This year, gather your friends and family, brave the cold, and get into the holiday spirit with events going on in the DMV area. From light exhibits to outdoor ice skating, the nation’s capital has a lot to offer. Here’s a quick look at a few of the many festivities going on this December.
Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden to see decorated trees, a train display, and a special winter wonderland ... Read More
12.04.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
The holiday season has officially begun, and with it comes the spirit of giving. Earlier this week, six Redskins players took time out of their hectic schedules to help fundraise for an amazing cause.
These Redskins kicked off their holiday season at Open Hearts International’s Charity Christmas Dinner. But they weren’t just there to enjoy a delicious meal, they were there to work! Kedric Golston, Frank Kearse, Will Compton, Adam Heyward, Trent Murphy, and Nick Sundberg, along with former Redskin Rocky McIntosh, donned aprons to serve pizza at the dinner, which was held at The Dons’ Wood Fired ... Read More
12.02.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
The 2015 holiday season is upon us, which means this year is quickly coming to a close. The end of an old year and the beginning of a new, is always a great time to reflect on the general direction in which things are developing and changing. As a health and fitness professional, I often check-in on the pulse of fitness trends in the coming year. Here are my predictions for some great fitness trends that are here to stay in 2016
1. Wearable Technology.
Devices like the Apple Watch and the Fit Bit have been ... Read More
11.30.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
As the holiday decorations go up, so does the stress level. From cooking to shopping to hectic airport travel, the season of giving can take a toll on your mental health. This holiday season, take a few simple steps to reduce your stress – the season should be about fun and family, not a constant headache.
Sleep, sleep, sleep!
Starting the day overtired and sleep deprived is a recipe for failure. Whether you have a long day of travel ahead of you or you’re taking the kids to get pictures with Santa, you need a full night’s sleep to ... Read More
11.25.2015 / Blog Posts Community
The Washington Redskins players and the Charitable Foundation embodies what it means to give back. From packaging food to building playgrounds, they inspire the Washington D.C. community. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our players and the foundation, and all the amazing work they do. Here’s a look at some of their events so far this holiday season.
13th Annual Redskins Harvest Feast
This year's Redskins Harvest Feast at FedExField was presented by Ryan Homes. 50 WOW members joined the community of volunteers and Redskins players to package over 12,000 bags of groceries for families ... Read More
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