06.24.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed Article from OrthoVirginia Orthopaedic Magazine
As the world’s reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition. So when she injured her knee while sparring at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games in England, she was not deterred. “My coaches wrapped up my leg and made me finish,” says the 27-year-old from Culpepper. “An hour later, I had to compete again. Everyone watching knew what had happened. I got a standing ovation. The mayor took pictures.”
Nikki boarded her flight back to Washington with two gold medals, a world championship ring and one ... Read More
06.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While Robert Griffin III is known for his football IQ, FOX 5's Scott Smith sat down with him to test his baby knowledge. See how the new father did and if you think he was fast on the field, wait until you see him in the baby diaper race!
06.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
As of yesterday, it is now officially summer! While this usually generates happy thoughts with people around the U.S., lately it seems to have taken a negative affect on some women's pschye.
Kelly Bourdet, a blogger for Refinery29, set out to discover the effects that the standard “beach body” image has on how we view our very own bodies.
In doing so, she surveyed 1,000 millennial women and asked them what they think about their bodies. Here are the results:
(Images courtesy of Refinery29)
Always remember that staying healthy is a part of leading a happy life ... Read More
06.20.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Denise Restauri of Forbes.com
Oprah Winfrey is a self-made woman. So is Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. They didn’t grow up with money or the finer things in life, they weren’t offered “legacy” preferences for college, and they didn’t get a trophy on the soccer field just because they showed up. They worked hard and found their support through family, teachers and mentors.
But what makes them tick? That’s what I wanted to know.
Grit. There’s no doubt about it, self-made women have a fire inside them, a fuel that keeps them ... Read More
06.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community
World Police and Fire Games is a biennial athletic event that attracts around 10,000 international entrants of both active and retired law enforcement. This year, on its 30-year anniversary, it will be held right down the street from Redskins Park and our nation's capital in Fairfax County.
Rightfully known as, the Games of Heroes, the Olympic-style events last just over a week from June 26 to July 6. Law enforcement agencies from all around the world team up to compete in 61 different games. Competition includes everything from swimming, to motocross and even dodgeball (which is way more ... Read More
06.17.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
With the help of Mid-Atlantic Dairy, it's time to put a spin on your traditional vegetable dip by replacing it with this healthy alternative! A cucumber-yogurt dip is perfect for a family gathering or a post-workout snack.
- 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
- 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Optional garnish: Cucumber slices and mint leaves, thinly sliced
Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; stir to ... Read More
06.16.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
One hundred and fifty packages in thirty minutes. That’s 150 opportunities to change the life of a child or adult affected by sexual assault, domestic violence or sex trafficking.
On Monday, June 15 the Redskins hosted a Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) care packaging event where current players, rookies, and staff members gathered to help out. Kits were assembled that held clothing, a diary, toiletries, a “Freedom Bear” and, most significantly, a personalized note from the creator of the kit.
The afternoon opened up with Redskins Team President, Bruce Allen, introducing the event and F2F founder, Rosemary Trible:
“[Trible] Example ... Read More
06.15.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
The Redskins 2015 Training Camp schedule is finally here! The Bon Secours Training Center will be hosting the team from July 30 through Aug. 16.
**WOW VIP Day has not yet been confirmed. Please keep an eye on your email for information!**
2015 BON SECOURS WASHINGTON REDSKINS TRAINING CENTER FAN SCHEDULE
The practices listed below are open to the public free of charge.. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on all open practice dates, unless otherwise noted below. Fans are encouraged to visit www.redskins.com/trainingcamp for up-to-the-minute information.
***DATES AND ... Read More
06.11.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
The votes are in! Players all around the NFL voted on the Top 100 players in the league. The Washington Redskins had TWO offensive powerhouses appear in the Top 50!
#50 is wide receiver DeSean Jackson
Last year, Jackson made his appearance at No. 63 on the NFL Top 100 as voted by his peers. In his single season with the Redskins, he has moved up 13 spots and led Washington with 1,169 receiving yards on 56 receptions during the 2014-15 NFL Season. Jackson also recorded a team-best six receiving touchdowns.
#47 is left tackle Trent Williams
Trent Williams ... Read More
06.10.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion
Dennis Launarey, author of The Best Ladies’ Guide to Football So Far, shares his football knowledge with WOW in our Know Football Segment!
Ever notice big LINEMEN wearing jerseys that seem 2 sizes too small? It's not the team's laundry manager. There's a reason for it.
This is a traditional jersey that you might own. Big sleeves, baggy and fits over anything.
The problem is all of this loose material is easy to grab and HOLD.
Both Defensive and Offensive LINEMEN now wear tight fitting jerseys that have very little surface to grab.
Its function overrides any ... Read More
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