12.28.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
The Redskins were left without one of their top offensive weapons for the season after tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending Achilles injury at the end of October. Davis suffered the injury in the first quarter while running a route in the end zone on the Redskins’ first drive of the game vs. the New York Giants. Commonwealth Orthopaedics reveals more information on torn Achilles injuries below.
You know you have injured your Achilles tendon if you experience some of the following symptoms:
• Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning
• Pain along the tendon ... Read More
12.27.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, so one would assume it must provide some great benefits, right? Over the last decade as the interest and demand for mind-body programming has continued to increase, so has the number of research studies conducted to examine the specific benefits that yoga has to offer.
Yoga does a body good.
Studies have shown that regular yoga practice can improve muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and balance, which are often overlooked aspects of fitness. Yoga has also been shown to decrease ... Read More
12.24.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
This magical Washington Redskins season continues.
The Redskins went into Philadelphia and defeated their rival Eagles 27-20 Sunday to extend their winning streak to six games and set up a showdown for the NFC East Division title next Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
A win, and Washington (9-6) has its first NFC East title and home playoff game since the 1999 season. A loss, and the Redskins would need help from a couple other teams to make the playoffs as a Wild Card.
The Redskins certainly had a slow start on Sunday against the Eagles (4-11), but really ... Read More
12.20.2012 / Blog Posts Fashion
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12.19.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, suffered a Grade I LCL sprain during the Redskins-Ravens game on December 9th. The experts at Commonwealth Orthopaedics explain what a LCL Sprain is, break down three different grades of sprains and tells us how to treat them.
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain is an injury to the ligament on the outer surface of the knee joint.
The LCL connects the femur (thighbone) and the tibia, the outer bone of the two shinbones. It is a strong narrow rope of fibers that supports the outside of the knee, limiting sideways movement and keeping the ... Read More
12.17.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
The smell of a freshly cut grapefruit immediately takes me back to cold winter mornings growing up. My parents shared a grapefruit every morning with their breakfast. I realize now why “winter” is the season of this memory; winter is when citrus fruit is at its peak season.
Citrus as a winter fruit is another example of Mother Nature’s perfect timing!
Citrus fruit provides us many of the nutrients needed to fend off colds, flu and other germs we are susceptible to at this time of year.
When it ... Read More
12.17.2012 / Blog Posts Redskins
About six weeks ago, the Washington Redskins had hit their lowest point of the season, having lost to the then 2-5 Carolina Panthers 21-13 Nov. 4 at FedExField to fall to 3-6 on the season.
The Redskins were in last place in the NFC East and their chances of even sniffing a playoff spot had almost dwindled completely.
But five wins later – including Sunday’s 38-21 win over the Cleveland Browns – Washington finds itself leading the NFC East Division, and at 8-6, controls its own destiny to make the postseason.
Though the final score of the Browns game ... Read More
12.15.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jordan Bernstine, Brandon Meriweather, and Chris Neild have all been recovering from season-ending ACL injuries. But, did you know that women are at a greater risk for ACL injuries compared to men? Check out the article below from Commonwealth Orthopaedics to learn more.
ACL injuries are approximately 4-6 times greater in females compared to males. The female soccer player has the highest risk for ACL injury. With the increase in the understanding as to why the female athlete is at greater risk, prevention programs have been developed to help prevent ACL injury in the female athlete.
Assessment of jump mechanics ... Read More
12.14.2012 / Blog Posts Events
On Wednesday, December 12th, over 60 Kids Club members descended on Glory Days Grill in Sterling, VA for a holiday party featuring snacks, crafts, and some of their favorite Redskins players!
Kids Club Members were invited to a private holiday party and meet and greet with current players including long snapper Nick Sundberg, tight end Niles Paul and linebacker Keenan Robinson at Glory Days Grill in Sterling, VA from 5:00-7:00pm.
Members enjoyed a delicious spread of food from Glory Days Grill, including cheeseburger sliders, chicken wings, pizza, veggie platters, salads and more. Everyone satisfied their sweet tooth with ... Read More
12.12.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
According to the University of Illinois, there are approximately 350 million Christmas trees growing on U.S. farms. Last year, 30.8 million of these live trees were purchased at an average price of $34.87.
So what do all these numbers mean? Well, not too much, other than to show the evergreen business—like its name—is a booming one. And Virginia just so happens to be one of the top Christmas tree-producing states. Check out this list of NoVA tree farms where you can find and cut your own Christmas tree at www.NorthernVirginiaMag.com!
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