10.03.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
In July 2008, Shelley Barnes, age 25 was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. She was diagnosed again at age 27, and for the 3rd time in March 2014 at age 31.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "To me it means facing a challenge, possibly the most intense and trying season of your life, but knowing deep down inside, regardless of how scared, alone and uncourageous you feel at times, that you have exactly what it takes to overcome and be a champion. It means you cultivate a new appreciation of life, and ... Read More
10.02.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
One of the greatest players on one of the greatest teams ever, Quarterback Mark Rypien was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVI. While with the Redskins, Rypien threw for over 15,000 yards and was selected for the Pro Bowl both in 1989 and 1991.
WOW caught up with Rypien to talk hidden talents, must-haves on the road, and his work with the Rypien Foundation.
What is something that you always made sure to have while on the road?
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
What is your favorite restaurant in the area?
I liked Alpine ... Read More
10.02.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
On January 16, 2014, Cathy Rodgers attended her doctor's appointment for her annual mammogram, which was followed up with an ultrasound and a biopsy.
Then on January 29, 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She soon learned she had triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in her right breast. Only 15% of breast cancers are triple negative, meaning that they are not receptive to any hormone therapy to keep the cancer from coming back.
Cathy grew in her faith that day.
A year befor her diagnosis, in January 2013, Cathy's yearly mammogram revealed a 5mm spot. She had ... Read More
10.01.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
In November 2013, Cheryl McRae attended her doctor's appointment for her annual mammogram.
Six months later, in April 2014, she learned that her mammogram had resulted in a pre-cancer finding. Cheryl's breast cancer was caught early, during stage 1, because she has taken the time every year to attend a well women's check-up and mammogram.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "I am a survivor of breast cancer and I am so grateful to have had my regular annual well women’s check and mammogram. For this reason, doctors were able to find ... Read More
09.29.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Your core muscles – the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen – are your body’s powerhouse. Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, such as housework, lifting a 20-pound toddler or putting away groceries. In addition, a strong core helps reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, enhance balance and stability, and correct poor posture.
To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. Most core-strengthening exercises can be done at home with no equipment. Balance training is a great way to improve core strength ... Read More
09.27.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss had it right: Reading is one of the most important things we can ever learn to do.
In light of this, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is asking for your help to make this year’s Redskins Book Drive a success!
For this project, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has teamed up with Everybody Wins! DC, a non-profit dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and learning.
Although any new book will be accepted, Everybody Wins ... Read More
09.26.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
By Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com Associate Writer
The Washington Redskins on Thursday lost to the New York Giants in a Week 4 divisional matchup by a final of 45-14.
Four days removed from a physical affair with the Philadelphia Eagles in which quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed a trio of touchdown passes, the Redskins got their first touchdown score of the evening via an 18-yard reception from wide receiver Andre Roberts.
It was the first touchdown for Roberts as a Redskin.
In the third quarter, running back Alfred Morris took a 20-yard run to the house for the Redskins’ second touchdown ... Read More
09.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
It has been known for many years that there are so many benefits to working out. From heart health to mental health, exercise can make you feel and look your best.
But what about those weird effects that exercise has on your body?
Let's get the lowdown on what's up with that.
OMG, I Just Passed Gas! There are lots of exercises that can increase abdominal pressure including crunches, squats, lunges, or just straining from lifting heavier weights. This can cause a release of the gases in your intestinal tract. It ... Read More
09.23.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
What are the symptoms of a calf sprain?
Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury:
Grade 1 – A mild tear with minimal pain and disability in the lower leg; the calf may be sore and tight.
Grade 2– A moderate tear with discomfort when walking and some loss of function; the calf may be tender to the touch with mild bruising and swelling.
Grade 3 – A severe tear with sudden sharp pain, loss of function, muscle spasm, and significant swelling and bruising
To learn more about the causes and treatments of a calf strain from Commonwealth Orthopaedics ... Read More
09.22.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
The Washington Redskins brought both intensity and offensive firepower to Philadelphia for their Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but ultimately fell by a final decision of 37-34.
Headlining this NFC East tilt was the return of wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the place that he called home for his first six NFL seasons.
Jackson, known for his elusiveness and game-changing speed, reminded Philadelphia just how potent he can be in the third quarter, dashing past the Eagles’ defense for an 81-yard score.
It was his first touchdown as a Redskin.
In the first quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins – making his ... Read More
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