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  • 5 Reasons You're Struggling to Lose Body Fat

    02.24.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    It has been almost two months since we've declared our health resolutions for the new year. At this point in the game, many resolvers may be getting discouraged and overwhelmed because you may not be seeing the results you'd hoped for. If you've been playing the fat burning game for awhile and have yet to achieve a 'W', these 5 tips may be a reason for your stunted progress.

    You're not consistently sticking to the plan. Consistency is key to any health goal. It normally didn't take you a month to ... Read More

  • 4 Ways to Keep Your Hard-Working Self From Becoming a Workaholic

    02.22.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Kat Boogaard,The Muse

    The term career-driven has essentially become synonymous with “workaholic.” Upon hearing those two little words, most people assume you eat, sleep, and breathe only your work. They have no doubt about the fact that it makes up the entirety of your life. And, apologies to dear ol’ mom and dad, but you have a hard time caring about anything that falls outside the four walls of your office.

    Now, don’t get me wrong—I don’t see any problem with being particularly motivated. After all, work is a huge part of your daily life ... Read More

  • In The Huddle: NFL Women's Summit Recap

    02.19.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    The NFL hosted their first ever Women's Summit: "In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport” February 4-5 in San Francisco, right before Super Bowl 50. As a lead up to the big game, the NFL wanted to pay tribute to the critical role sports have played in the lives of female leaders past and present. They also wanted to raise awareness of the role they, as a league, can play in developing the next generation of leaders.

    Commissioner Roger Goodell opened the summit, followed by a keynote address by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Other speakers at ... Read More

  • Cupid's Corner

    02.13.2016 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Valentine's Day is here! No matter what your relationship status is, there are a lot of fun ways to celebrate the holiday. Check out the ideas below if you're looking for something new to do this Valentine's Day!

    If you have a significant other:

    - Create a memory: Valentine’s Day could be the perfect time to do something completely new with your partner.  The thrill of thinking outside the box and being creative can increase your bond and create a shared special memory you'll have forever!

    - Cook at home: Ditch waiting in line forever for a ... Read More

  • The 15-Minute Morning Routine That's Already Changing My Life

    02.15.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By John Gannon, The Muse

    Aside from the usual stuff like picking out an outfit, eating your breakfast, and taking a shower, what do you do in the morning?

    I’m guessing that you spend some time catching up on email before getting into the day’s tasks. Maybe you check out who said what on Twitter the night before. Or, maybe you just stare into your cereal bowl hoping that when you look up, it’ll be Friday. And that’s what most other people do, too.

    But you’re not “most other people.” You know that doing things ... Read More

  • Heart Healthy Diet

    02.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.

    However, the good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. This month can be used to raise more awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.

    Here are some heart healthy diet tips: Read More

    1. Reduce unhealthy fats in your diet -  Rather than avoiding fat in your diet, try replacing ...
  • How to Maintain Your Health Through a Winter Storm

    02.10.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Many of us in the North East are just recovering from winter storm Jonas that kept us in the house and buried under several feet of snow for a few days. With winter finally rearing it's ugly head, there's no signs of it slowly anytime soon. So I'm handing out some armor of wisdom with 5 ways to stay happy, healthy and fit throughout this winter season's snowstorms.

    Stay Active. Being snowed in doesn't mean wrap up in bed all day with your favorite comfort foods. You can still be active ... Read More

  • Career Corner: Introducing the Women of Washington Redskins

    02.08.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    As part of the Women of Washington's efforts to grow and create a top notch platform to empower women, we've partnered with The Muse, a fast growing career resource site that offers a behind-the-scenes look at organizations, including our own Washington Redskins. In this special feature with The Muse, we get an in-depth look at some of the executive women at the Redskins, along with the Marketing Manager overseeing the women's platform at the Redskins. This year, look for an even more robust schedule of content on our website and events focusing on professional and personal development ... Read More

  • The Truth About Sugar

    03.02.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Rebecca Nenner, Certified Holistic Health Coach 

    It turns out that many of the things we thought we knew about health and weight loss were about not eating fat.  We were told that fat makes you fat and that it raises your cholesterol and clogs your arteries.  That is a myth.  

    Back in the 1980’s a gentleman by the name of Ancel Keys came up with the hypothesis that fat will make you sick and fat.  We were told to eat a high carb/low fat diet.  This hypothesis was never fully tested, and as it turns out, we ... Read More

  • The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

    02.17.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By:Rebecca Nenner, Certified Holistic Health Coach 

    Google the benefits of coconut oil and you will get tons of websites giving you hundreds of ways to use coconut oil.  The reason is, it’s one of the best things to have ever!  Many people have stayed away from coconut oil because it is a saturated fat, and saturated fats have been deemed to be evil and harmful.  In this case it couldn’t be further from the truth.  Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride, which is very different structurally from most saturated fats that are long chain triglycerides.  Coconut ... Read More

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