12.04.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
I met with an athlete this week who leans heavily on sugar for boosts of energy throughout the day. It made me think about how in this season of sweet treats, many of us experience the same roller coaster highs and lows due to the abundance of confectioneries we are exposed to with holiday parties, baked good gifts, cookie baking marathons and candy canes at every turn.
If you go through the next 6 weeks unconsciously picking up every cookie, candy and piece of pie that lands in your path ... Read More
12.04.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
Washington Redskins fans, your team is officially red hot.
The Redskins used a strong second-half effort all around to defeat the visiting New York Giants, 17-16, last night in a nationally-televised, Monday Night Football battle at FedExField.
With the win, Washington moves to an even 6-6 on the year and has won three straight games – all against divisional opponents (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and the Giants).
Last night’s game was the perfect example of how letting a team stick around can come back to bite you in the end. The Giants – who lead the NFC East Division ... Read More
12.03.2012 / Blog Posts Recipes
Samantha Malone McCormack, Dinner Matters
We at Dinner Matters hope you had a fun and flavorful Thanksgiving! It's always hard during the holidays to watch everything you eat, and it's especially hard on Thanksgiving Day. If you're like us, you probably enjoyed a bit too much turkey, a bit too much stuffing, and more than a bit too much pumpkin pie.
Getting back to healthy eating doesn't have to mean a letdown in taste though. Our Grilled Rosemary, Garlic & Lemon Chicken is a delicious dish that is simple to make and won't add inches to ... Read More
11.30.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
To understand the restaurant landscape in a region as diverse as Northern Virginia, is to appreciate the beauty of dichotomy. Dinner in farm country possesses all the sophistication as a meal inside the Beltway and a restaurant in Arlington deliberately creates a farmhouse aesthetic.
Wherever the highway unfolds, food rules.
Restaurants on this list put forth dishes that are, of course, wonderful and in line with the tenets of modern dining: seasonal and ingredient-focused. Value and atmosphere also contributed to rank. But it still came down to the food.
Modern American | $$$$
110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria; 703-706-0450; restauranteve ... Read More
11.29.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
Kick-off the holiday season by showing your team spirit! The Ladies Redskins Track Jacket is the perfect gift for any Redskins fan. Enjoy an exclusive WOW offer for today only, just for being a member!
Item: Ladies Redskins Track Jacket
Deal: Save $10 when you use the promo code WOWDEAL33
11.28.2012 / Blog Posts Events Local Lifestyle
With the launch of the Redskins 80th Anniversary commemorative wine, RESERVE, not to mention the influx of great wines hailing from Virginia and taking over beverage lists all over the area, we couldn't think of a better way to gather WOW members together and kick off the Holiday season than with a wine tasting event of our own!
WOW Members were invited to an exclusive wine tasting and food pairing at Wildfire Restaurant in Tyson's Corner on November 27th featuring the limited edition Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon RESERVE, along with a Mirassou Pinot Noir, The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc ... Read More
11.28.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach
Don't just wear your favorite dress at your next holiday party - Rock it! That's right, the little black dress (LBD). It’s one fashion staple that never seems to go out of style. I know you have a party dress in the back of your closet just waiting to come out! Lose fat and develop lean muscle with a total body workout you can do at home when you have a few minutes to spare.
For each exercise, start out with one set of 12 repetitions and work ... Read More
11.27.2012 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Pam Erickson and Britni Capps, Operation Blessing
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, WOW members joined over 200 volunteers to be a part of the 10th annual “Harvest Feast” community food distribution event, held at FedExField and hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. On this day, the hearts of these incredible volunteers were paired with a laser-guided focus on helping their neighbors and the outcome was nothing short of incredible.
From early in the morning until sunset, volunteers and staff members from the Washington Redskins & Operation Blessing worked tirelessly to bag holiday groceries for 3,500 families in Prince ... Read More
11.26.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
The Washington Redskins gave their fans plenty for which to be thankful over the past few days.
Washington went into Dallas on Thursday and defeated its rival Cowboys 38-31 in a nationally-televised, Thanksgiving Day game. It was the second straight win for the Redskins (5-6), who are still in the hunt for a playoff spot as the season winds down.
The first half of Thursday’s game against the Cowboys (5-6) couldn’t have gone much better. Dallas turned the ball over two times – a lost fumble and an interception – and the Washington offense was clicking on all ... Read More
11.23.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jammal Brown has spent all of the preseason and regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Brown attempted to practice earlier this month so that coaches could evaluate his performance since suffering from a hip injury, a torn ligamentum teres, that occurred during Training Camp. The right tackle underwent a hip arthroscopic procedure called arthroscopic debridement surgery at the beginning of the season, read more on the procedure below from Commonwealth Orthopaedics.
Hip Arthroscopy: Minimally Invasive Alternative for Hip Problems
Hip Arthroscopy will repair and restore the normal anatomy of the hip joint in a minimally invasive ... Read More
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