• Commonwealth Orthopaedics: ACL Injuries in Females

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    ACL Injuries in Females

    By, Keith Lawhorn, MD

    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 (having the athlete drop from a one-foot-high box and explode into a jump when landing from the box) can be used to identify the at-risk female athlete.

    It is important to teach females to use ... Read More

  • Washington Redskins Participate in Covered for the Holidays Coat Drive

    12.12.2014 / Blog Posts Community Redskins

    On Tuesday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. our Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Macy's teamed up in order to donate 300 coats, scarves and hats for underserved youth this winter.

    Mrs. Tanya Snyder, wife of owner Dan Snyder, assisted the children in selecting their coats and writing "Believe Letters" to Santa.

    Macy's "Believe" campaign encourages children to write letters to Santa using their Santa Mail Letterboxes. For each letter mailed in store, Macy's will donate $1 up to $1 million, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Additionally, Redskins Kirk Cousins, Jarvis Jenkins, Shawn Lauvao ... Read More

  • Giuliana Rancic Talks Growing Up A Fan

    12.12.2014 / Blog Posts

    In a recent interview with CSN Washington on Sports Talk Live, Giuliana Rancic, co-host of E! News, revealed her long-time love for the Redskins, her home team.

    Hailing from Bethesda, MD, and living in the area through her college years, Rancic recalls many times in which she attended games. "I grew up going to the games," she says.

    Rancic revealed that her uncle was a season ticket holder so on many occasions, she was able to snag tickets and see the team play. Her favorite games though, were those rivalry matches between the Redskins and the Cowboys.

    Rancic also confessed ... Read More

  • Darrel Young Nominated For NFL's 2014 Man of the Year

    12.11.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins

    On Wednesday, December 10, the Washington Redskins announced FB Darrel Young as the team’s nomination to be the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

    The Man of the Year honor has been designated annually since 1970 by the NFL to recognize not only a player’s talent on the field, but also in the community through service and volunteer efforts.

    Through his own individual efforts as well as work with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF), Young has attended 33 community events this year.

    Being raised in a military family, Young has also consistently supported military service members ... Read More

  • Fit Gifts For This Holiday Season

    12.10.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Deanna Jefferson, Nike and Celebrity Trainer

    With Christmas nearing, most of us are racking our brains to decide on that perfect gift for those special friends and family members this season. One in three people make a New Year's resolution of which many are health related. Why not, help them hit the ground running in 2015 with these awesome Fit Gifts for Christmas.

    Vitamix 500 Professional Blender $600 @vitamix

    This blender will upgrade anyone's smoothie making experience. Although it's a bit pricey, the Vitamix can pulverize the toughest ingredients including frozen fruit, nuts, cores, and tough ... Read More

  • Make Our Redskins #WellnessWednesday Look Yours!

    12.10.2014 / Blog Posts Fashion

    In order to inspire your #wellnesswednesday, we have created the ultimate burgundy and gold workout look.

    Afterall, what better motivation to workout this holiday season than wanting to show off some Redskins gear in the gym!

    We start our look with one of our favorites, the Ladies Nike Redskins Warpspeed Pants. Sleek and comfortable, these pants are perfect for indoor and outdoor workouts.

    Next, we added the Ladies Nike Redskins Half-Zip Dri FIT Element Jacket. With the winter weather here, this jacket will help you combat the snowy weather.

    Since we love our accessories, we have added this Redskins New ... Read More

  • Salute to Service Moment of the Week

    12.09.2014 / Blog Posts

    Meet Captain David Hamlin, U.S. Army CIO/G-6, Cybersecurity and his wife, Captain Lauren Hamlin, U.S. Army, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Commander HHC Warrior Transition Brigade.

    Captain David Hamlin has served for over 21 years and has been deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Haiti. He has also been the recipient of the Bronze Star medal, General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and Sergeant Morales Club Medallion.

    He has earned a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Biotechnology from Georgetown University and will complete a second B.S. in Cybersecurity in ... Read More

  • Toys for Tots Collection at December Ladies Night Out Event

    12.09.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events

    One of the main goals of our Women of Washington organization is to serve our community in any way possible.

    This season with the help of our members, we have been able to accomplish activities ranging from helping to create care packages for soldiers, raising money to fight breast cancer, helping feed those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, and many more!

    Today, our goal is to help the children of our community this holiday season. As we host our December Ladies Night Out event, we will also be hosting a toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots.

    Toys for Tots is a ... Read More

  • #tbt Tress Way Almost Retired Now Candidate For Pro Bowl

    12.04.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins

    Today, we're throwing it back to Redskins K Tress Way's time as an Oklahoma Sooner for #ThrowbackThursday. 

    "I was going to hang up the cleats," says Tress Way, Redskins Punter. After going undrafted in 2013 and being cut from the Bears two seasons in a row, Way welcomed the call from the Redskins asking him to the practice facility for a workout.

    In 2008, Way sat back as a redshirted punter for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. During the 2009 season, he took over the team's punting and posted impressive stats. Way averaged 44 yards in 250 ... Read More

  • Redskins Tackle Diabetes With What's Cooking Wednesday: Better-Than-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

    12.03.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Making dinner every night for the family isn't always the easiest task. Groceries must be bought and tastes satisfied, and somewhere along the way, keeping the meal healthy might be forgotten.

    Today, we are giving you the ultimate chicken recipe that is both tasty and healthy! Requiring only 8 ingredients, this is sure to become a classic, go-to meal for your family.

    Better-Than-Fried Chicken Drumskicks

    Makes: 4     Preparation Time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 35 minutes


    8 skinless chicken drumsticks

    1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 tsp. paprika

    1/2 tsp. hot sauce

    1 ... Read More

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