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  • 10 Tips for Surviving The Holidays!

    11.20.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, marking the beginning of a 5-week holiday celebration that often spells doom for your health and fitness plan. Along with those celebrations will come headlines and broadcast news stories highlighting the holiday weight gain that thousands of people experience every year.

    Ignore them.

    Don’t think about weight gain this holiday season – think about celebrating with friends and family while simultaneously enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.

    Below are 10 tips you can use to change how you think ... Read More

  • Monday Morning Water Cooler: Redskins Beat Up The Eagles, Win 31-6

    11.19.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins

    Andrew Walker

    If you were waiting for that one game in which your Washington Redskins had an all-around, solid effort from its offense, defense and special teams, then your patience paid off yesterday.

    The Redskins dominated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, and won 31-6 in front of an energetic FedExField crowd.

    One of the many high points of yesterday’s win was the play of the Redskins’ defense, which has certainly had its ups and downs this season. Against the Eagles, however, the Redskins allowed just 251 yards, including a season-low 177 yards passing to rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who was ... Read More

  • How to have Your Cake (or Pie) and Eat It Too!

    11.16.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian

    The holiday season has officially begun! 

    With Halloween candy dwindling, many of us have our sights on the Super Bowl of all feasts - Thanksgiving! Last week’s guest nutrition blogger, Christine Turpin taught us the many health benefits of the traditional holiday fare: Click here to read the article.

    The fact that many of the foods filling our plate at this time of year have an abundance of nutrients is great news, however, never is the adage “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” proves to be ... Read More

  • Exclusive WOW Offer: Ladies Full Zip Redskins Sweatshirt

    11.15.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Looking for the perfect way to show team spirit after the bye week? The Ladies Full Zip Redskins Sweatshirt is the perfect way to support your team while staying warm in these chilly November temperatures!

    Enjoy an exclusive offer for today only, just for being a member!

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  • Around Town With Northern Virginia Magazine: Turkey Trots and 5K's in Northern Virginia

    11.14.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Northern Virginia Magazine has a list of upcoming 5K's and Turkey Trots coming up. Sign up now to get active outdoors this fall!

    Vienna Turkey Trot

    Last year nearly 1,100 runners participated and this year the event will raise money to benefit the James Madison High School Marching Band, and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Take your pick between the 5K, 10K or fun run! But act fast, the race registration closes when they’ve reached 1,400 people. For registration click here.

    When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.
    Where: Vienna Fire Department, 400 Center St. S ... Read More

  • Get Fit and Be Social!

    11.13.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach

    As our lives become busier, it’s more and more important to maintain a strong social network and a physically active lifestyle. By merging your social life with your fitness program, you’ll get some exercise while hanging out with your favorite people. The bonus? You’ll have a great time strengthening your friendships and your body all while staying on track with your fitness goals.

    Here’s how you can get fit and be social!

    Team sports.
    Recreational leagues are available for men and women of all ages and ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Turf Toe

    11.12.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    With most players taking time away from the training facilities last week because of the bye weekend, the Redskins are looking to get healthy before the final seven-game stretch of the regular season. While some used the week to rest up, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. is preparing for 2013 after being placed on injured reserve earlier this season. Helu is currently recovering from what is commonly known as turf toe.

    Turf Toe, or more specifically a Plantar Plate Tear, is a sprain of the main joint of the big toe. It happens when the toe is forcibly bent ... Read More

  • Around Town with Northern Virginia Magazine: Ice Skating Pavilion Open for the Season at Reston Town Center

    11.09.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Northern Virginia residents know the winter and holiday season are near as the family-favorite Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion opens for the season this weekend on Nov. 3. From early November through the second week of March (weather permitting), the Pavilion floor is converted to a beautiful ice skating rink.

    This weekend, 50 percent of the ice skating proceeds will be donated to benefit Character Counts. Character Counts is the nation’s most popular character education program and reaches millions of youth in schools and non-profit programs. The program operates on the six pillars of character education: trustworthiness, respect ... Read More

  • Exclusive WOW Offer: Redskins Helmet Wine Bottle Stopper

    11.08.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Just because the team is heading into the bye week, doesn't mean you have to stop showing your Redskins pride this weekend. The Redskins Helmet Wine Bottle Stopper is perfect for any fan who wants to show team spirit at a watch party over the weekend or keep their wine fresh any night of the week! Enjoy an exclusive offer for today only, just for being a member.

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  • Consistency and Exercise

    11.07.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach.

    I was talking to a client today who has been in a rut. A back injury, kids schedules, work schedules and maybe feeling a little frustrated all got in the way. Now she is motivated and excited because she has started to see some changes in her body. We had a little conversation about the “c” word….CONSISTENCY - She thought “c” was for cardio, which is also very important and for another blog!

    Improvement and change occur when you do things often. Stopping and starting all the time will kill ... Read More

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