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  • Exercise and Menopause

    02.14.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    This month, I will be focusing on issues relating specifically to women. I’ll touch on menopause, pregnancy, osteoporosis and the importance of muscle building in women. We are unique and have unique conditions we need to consider when related to exercise.

    Exercise and Menopause

    There was a time when the word menopause was never spoken, not even between mother and daughter. Menopause, still referred to as “the change” in some circles, is no longer a taboo subject. And nowadays most women can expect to live one-third ... Read More

  • Sugar Substitutes: A Sweet Alternative?

    02.14.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Last week we discussed the controversy surrounding sugar in our diet. We looked at the difference between ADDED sugar and NATURAL sugar (click here to read last week's post). This week I’d like to address the category of sugar known as artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.

    I would like to preface this discussion with the fact that as a dietitian, I promote and encourage a diet filled with minimally processed, whole foods eaten in their most natural state. I believe Mother Nature provides an abundance of ... Read More

  • CSN Washington's Jennifer X. Williams talks working in sports and Redskins rookies to watch

    02.10.2012 / Blog Posts WOW Interview Series

    The media is a continued presence at Redskins Park - setting up makeshift offices and studios anywhere from the media room to the parking lot. One such familiar face throughout the season is Jennifer X. Williams, covering the team for Comcast SportsNet with a specific focus on the 2011 rookie class.

    WOW caught up with Jennifer to find out what it's like working in sports, get her take on Washington and find out which rookies we should keep an eye on as the Redskins head into next season...

    Tell us a little bit about your experiences within sports - first with ... Read More

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    02.09.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

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  • Making Dad Proud: WOW Member Michelle Shares Her Fan Story

    02.08.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins

    I bleed Burgundy & Gold.

    My passion for the Redskins has literally been in my blood since birth! Both my parents were avid sports fans. Mom was 9 months pregnant with me, jumping up and down at a game in the hallowed RFK stadium - luckily I didn't pop out! My sister was born three years later and thus began our family tradition! I guess in a way our motto was God, Family, Football! Sundays would start with church first, then proceed with lots of great food, and then family time around the T.V. My first Super Bowl attendance was ... Read More

  • How Sweet It Is! Navigating Sugar in the Headlines

    02.07.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak, MPH, RD, CSSD LDN; Redskins Dietitian

    Sugar has hit the headlines again this week.

    Each time the sweet stuff makes the national news, I cringe a little bit. The sensationalizing of journalism can often “scare” audiences into taking drastic measures to avoid the spotlighted villain of the week.

    I agree 100% that most of us need to reduce the non-nutritive, added sugar in our diets. However, I often see my clients “throwing out the baby with the bath water” when it comes to sugar by attempting to take ALL the sugar out of their diets ... Read More

  • Put the oxygen mask on yourself first: How We Can Best Take Care of Everyone

    02.06.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Rebecca Nenner, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

    How can we best take care of our children?

    Take care of ourselves first.

    As women, often the moment that our first child is born is the most pivotal moment in our lives. Not only was it the most beautiful baby you had ever seen but it was the moment you changed forever. You had gone from being cared for to the caretaker. You have literally spent countless hours, days, and years, doing, thinking and buying things for this person who is the most important person in the world to ... Read More

  • Zelda Westbrook talks charity, football and what it's like with TWO sons in the NFL!

    02.03.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins WOW Interview Series

    Hailing from Havre de Grace, Maryland, a "beautiful little town sitting on the Susquehanna River," Zelda Westbrook and her husband Ron have now seen two sons enter the NFL. First Brian, who started his career in 2002 with the Phildelphia Eagles, followed a few years later when Byron joined the Washington Redskins as a cornerback in 2009.

    Between working full time for the federal government and supporting her own local causes, Zelda still finds the time to help out at numerous Redskins charitable events throughout the season, including the Skins Santa Shoppe pictured below.

    WOW caught up with Zelda to ... Read More

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    02.02.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion

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  • Spice up your Health: Ingredients that Enhance both Flavor and Health

    02.01.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Redskins Team Nutritionist

    In last week's post, we discussed the importance of reducing salt in our diet. I mentioned that salt often serves as a flavor enhancer to our food, which may also be why it can be so difficult for some of us to reduce it in our diet! Many of my clients struggle to reduce the salt in their diet because they admit food can taste bland without salt.

    I am a huge believer that food should be enjoyed and savored. Food is truly one of the pleasures ... Read More

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