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
06.10.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
(Article from POPSugar)
So what’s one of the biggest excuses for not working out? Not having the time. While it may be true that there are certainly not enough hours in the day, if you plan accordingly, 24 hours may be all that you need – just ask Beyonce!
How she fits it into her busy schedule: She may be always on the go, but when Beyoncé has a few minutes, she knows that she can fit in a few extra calorie-burning moves, like squats, lunges, and planks, no matter where she is. Get Beyoncé's five-minute do-anywhere workout here ... Read More
06.09.2015 / Blog Posts
In the past decade, social media has become a tool to engage millions of people with the click of a button. As if your voice wasn’t powerful enough before, these platforms can now send that message around the world!
#WOWpower now allows you to share your passion for the Redskins and WOW. By signing up, it will publish messages from the Women of Washington directly about the WOW Redskins lifestyle: fashion, fitness, food and most importantly FOOTBALL! And by signing up now through June 12, you are automatically entered for the chance to win Redskins tickets and an autographed ... Read More
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