09.27.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Welcome back to the WOW Nutrition Corner ladies! This is our second installment from the Washington Redskins Team Dietitian, Jane Jakubczak. In case you missed it, Click Here to see Jane's first post. Enjoy!
Whether your dietary goals include losing weight, enhancing athletic performance, increasing energy level or recovering from illness, a smart nutrition plan starts with the foods you choose in the grocery store.
I tell my clients, including the Redskins players, the foundation of one’s nutrition plan is built inside the grocery store. I’ve taken groups of Rookies on shopping tours for a ... Read More
09.27.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
WOW's Weekly Fitness Tip: Interval Training
Tired of endlessly pounding away during your regular cardio session? Turn up the heat with interval training! Becky Johnson, a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in Ashburn, Virginia, is contributing this week's fitness tip on interval training - mixing up high intensity bursts of training with lower intensity intervals of active recovery.
It's a quick way to get fit, lose fat, and amp up your metabolism. Enjoy!
What is interval training?
Interval training is a method where you increase and decrease the intensity of your workout, switching between aerobic ... Read More
09.26.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell last week to kick off the Play60 Challenge at Albert Hill Middle School in Richmond, leading 50 students in a series of exercises.
The youth fitness event served as the background for the 2011 launch of the "Redskins Play 60 Challenge" across the entire Commonwealth of Virginia for all sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students, which encourages youth to be active for 60 minutes every day as a way to combat childhood obesity.
The Redskins Play 60 Challenge, GlaxoSmithKline’s Healthy Communities program, and the Governor’s ... Read More
09.26.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins
REDSKINS (2-0) @ COWBOYS (1-1)
Dallas Week is here! The Redskins renew their longstanding rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football tonight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. Kickoff is 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Redskins are 1-0 in the NFC East, having beaten the New York Giants 28-14 at FedExField in Week 1. They defeated the Arizona Cardinals 22-21 last Sunday.
This is the first NFC East game for the Cowboys. They lost to the New York Jets 27-24 in Week 1 and defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime in Week 2.
Monday night's ... Read More
09.23.2011 / Blog Posts Redskins WOW Interview Series
WOW sat down with Tight End Fred Davis to talk about his favorite TV shows, get some fashion advice and see if he has any special gameday rituals...
This is the first of the WOW Interview series, where the Redskins Women's Club will interview a different player each week.
Throughout the season, WOW will also sit down with the team's wives, girlfriends and moms, as well as local female personalities - so keep an eye out for who our next woman in the spotlight will be... Read More
09.22.2011 / Blog Posts Fashion WOW Interview Series
Everyone is fired up for rivalry week as the team prepares to take on Dallas Monday night, but there is no rivalry in this house - the Cuce' sisters have gone from small town Virginia Beach girls to major NFL licensees when they founded Cuce' Shoes in 2010. WOW sat down with the identical twins, Kathleen and Kristina Cuce' last week to ask them a few questions about Cuce’ Shoes and what we can expect to see in the future!
1. Tell us a little bit about Cuce’ Shoes and how you guys got started.
Our objective initially was to bring ... Read More
09.21.2011 / Blog Posts Events Redskins
Attention WOW Moms!
This Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:00pm, FedExField will be transformed into one the largest movie theaters the Washington, D.C. area has ever seen! The Redskins Kids Club will be showing How to Train Your Dragon on the 100 ft. HD Video Boards!
Best of all, parking and admission for Kids Club Members and 1 accompanying adult are FREE.
If you would like to sign your kids up today, click here to sign-up now and reserve your 2 FREE tickets to watch How to Train Your Dragon at FedExField on Saturday!
You don't have ... Read More
09.21.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Welcome to the WOW Nutrition Corner; your go-to spot for reliable, practical and delicious nutrition information guaranteed to make the Women of Washington Redskins the best fueled fans in the NFL!
I’d like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Jane Jakubczak and I am enjoying my 5th season as the Washington Redskins Team Dietitian. My responsibility is to teach, guide and support the players in making the most performance enhancing food choices, body comp supporting portion size selections and optimizing food timing for superior recovery.
These same 3 nutrition principles apply to all of our lives whether ... Read More
09.20.2011 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
As the Redskins prepare to take on the Cowboys Monday night, there seems like no better time to showcase the NFL's new women's campaign focusing on rivalries!
Featuring Mrs. Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, and Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys EVP of Brand Management & Daughter of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, the campaign is part of this year's NFL Fit For You Women's Apparel campaign, highlighting the NFL's effort to bring its female fans more ways to show off their team pride at the game, at the office, on the town and at ... Read More
09.19.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Certified personal trainer and nutritionist for Gold's Gym, Beth Webster (NASM-CPT, IBNFC-NC), answers this week nutrition question on sugar and metabolism.
Question: How does sugar affect metabolism?
Answer: Sugar has been vilified by the popular press, but moderate amounts will not hurt any healthy person. In fact, the right amounts and kinds of "sugar" can be a positive contributor to the training-induced results of athletes and exercisers. But remember, too much of anything can be bad for you.
Sugar is only guilty by its association with many people's uncontrollable addictions to sweetness. Sugar is found in many popular ... Read More
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