10.10.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Our grocery cart is filling up quickly! So far we have a variety of colorful fruit and vegetables, calcium-rich low fat dairy and fiber-rich whole grains (missed the last nutrition post? click here).
This week we will spend some time in the meats, poultry and seafood sections of the grocery store - an area that offers an abundance of important nutrients!
- Beef -
As the team dietitian, the Redskins players often worry I will take their red meat away. I assure them if they make smart choices when it comes to red meat, it can be part of a performance ... Read More
10.07.2011 / Blog Posts Community Events Redskins
Think you have to go a weekend without the Redskins due to the bye week? Think again...
Redskins Park is hosting Redskins Rides this Saturday! The event features classic, custom and exotic cars, as well as the rides of several Redskins’ players. In the past, players have attended, hung out with fans and signed autographs! Proceeds from Redskins Rides will benefit the Easterns Community Care Foundation and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
For more information, visit the Redskins Rides site.
WHO: Redskins’ Fans and Car Enthusiasts
WHAT: Redskins Rides Car Show Presented by Easterns Automotive
WHEN: THIS Saturday, Oct. 8 ... Read More
10.07.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins WOW Interview Series
WOW caught up with Running Back Ryan Torain to discuss his impressive game last Sunday. Ryan helped secure the win over St. Louis after he entered the game late in the second quarter and continued to pound the Rams defense. He finished with 135 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Along with his 20-yard touchdown run that was Gary Fitzgerald's “Play Of the Game" on Redskins.com, Ryan also had a 39-yard run and a 16-yard run.
In this exclusive WOW interview, Ryan talks about pre-game rituals, his favorite TV shows, and of course, we get his vote ... Read More
10.06.2011 / Blog Posts Community
By now we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Chris Cooley isn’t stopping there.
The All-Pro tight end has organized his third annual “Cooleys for a Cure” rally to benefit breast cancer research, hosting the event this Monday, Oct. 10 from 7-10 pm at Clyde’s in Ashburn.
“We have all been touched by cancer in some way ... and we all have the power to make a difference. That's why I have chosen to fight back right here in my own community,” Chris said.
Chris Cooley’s mom, Nancy, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast ... Read More
10.06.2011 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
Your free WOW membership has its benefits and here is one of them - Enjoy a WOW Special Offer on this Breast Cancer Awareness Tee!
Item: Ladies Breast Cancer Awareness Tee
WOW Price: $24.95
Original Retail: $32.00
Show your support and help the NFL and The Redskins raise awareness for Breast Cancer during the month of October! With the Redskins-Eagles game a little over a week away, it's the perfect time to take advantage of this deal and rock it at the game on the 16th.
Limited Quantities Available.
Looking for other ... Read More
10.05.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Breast Cancer has affected many people's lives, including that of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder and his wife Tanya.
As an official Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson for the NFL, and a Breast Cancer survivor herself, Tanya Snyder is especially dedicated to supporting the cause during the month of October, recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In this candid interview, Mrs. Snyder explains how breast cancer affected her personally and discusses how women can be proactive. She also talks about helping the NFL raise over $1 million for the American Cancer Society!
Photos Courtesy ... Read More
10.05.2011 / Blog Posts WOW Interview Series
As a center for the Redskins, Will Montgomery gets his fair share of time in the middle of the action. Take, for example, last Sunday when Will called out a Rams blitz coming from the right, giving Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman just enough time to connect with Jabar Gaffney. Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald named Montgomery one of the unsung heroes of the game for that play, helping the team secure the win against St. Louis.
Off the field Will spends much of his time with Ashley Rens, his girlfriend of nearly three years. Ashley sat down with WOW to ... Read More
10.04.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Hi Ladies! It's Becky again, here to bring you another fitness tip.
As a professional personal trainer, I often hear how women don't want to lift weights because they don't want to get too big and bulky. I used to be one of those women, fearing my legs would resemble tree trunks if I lifted weights. However, you don't need to be a body builder to benefit from strength training.
In fact, a well-designed strength training program can have many benefits for women! Here are a few of them:
- Increased strength of bones, muscles ... Read More
10.04.2011 / Blog Posts Community
Breast cancer will kill nearly 40,000 women in America this year, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, but greater awareness about and access to early detection measures can save lives.
It is with that in mind that Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, along with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, joined cancer advocates and survivors today to emphasize the importance of breast cancer awareness and recognize the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
The program has given low-income, uninsured ... Read More
10.04.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Welcome back to the WOW Nutrition Corner with me, Jane, the Redskins team dietician!
I hope your trip to the grocery store last week was inspiring. I’d love to hear how you met your goals or the challenges you experienced- use the comment box at bottom to share!
Let's continue our tour through the grocery store by entering one of the most confusing and controversial areas in the world of nutrition; carbs. I get more questions, including those from Redskins Players, about this topic than anything else - probably because mixed messages regarding this important macronutrient are ... Read More
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