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  • Hikes To Virginia Waterfalls

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Stefanie Hatcher

    These 10 Virginia trails lead to lovely waterfalls. Experience them best after a rain, and also know there are PLENTY more to discover! Virginia’s mountains are riddled with waterfalls. Enjoy!

    CRABTREE FALLS TRAIL – George Washington National Forest

    The highest vertical-drop waterfall east of the Mississippi sits within the George Washington National Forest. Crabtree Falls is one of those attractions you have to see to believe. Spanning three miles, the trail is perfect for the novice and experienced hiker, and everything in between. Five cascading falls run through the trail, as well as several smaller ones that ... Read More

  • 16 Warm-Up Moves You Should Do Before Every Workout

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Sally Tamarkin- BuzzFeed News Reporter

    Donkey kicks

    Get on all fours with your wrists under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Keeping your knee bent at 90 degrees, lift one leg behind you until it reaches hip height. Squeeze your glutes and keep your foot flexed and your back straight. Do 15 reps, then switch sides and repeat.

    Single-leg deadlift

    With a slight bend in the knee of your weight-bearing leg, pull your shoulders back and keep your hips squared as you hinge at the hips, bending over and reaching toward the floor. Keep your back flat. Reach ... Read More

  • 10 Great Hiking Trails in the DMV

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Now that winter is finally in the rearview mirrors, plan your spring adventure. 

    Patuxent River State Park—Located 34 miles north of Washington DC, Patuexent River State Park boasts miles of unmarked hiking trails for runners, hikers and those looking to just get outdoors. The park is located in the Maryland suburbs, perfect for city dwellers and suburbanites who need to escape the bustle of the city. Because the trails are unmarked, it is important to pack extra food and water, and go with a hiking buddy.

    Potomac Heritage Trail—While you don’t need to cover all 800 miles ... Read More

  • Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Prep Classes

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Redskins

    The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders have started preparing for the up-coming auditions for the 2017 Football Season. Before each prep class the team is also hosting a fitness class. 

    WOW Members can register for the Prep Classes at http://bit.ly/2neWoh3 and receive a 50% discount!

    Prep Classes

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 28 through March 30 
    Times: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Location: FedExField, Landover, MD 
    Cost: $30.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE)

    The best overall training is provided in our Prep classes. These classes are structured as a dance class and much like how the beginning of WRC ... Read More

  • Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Stephanie Mansour, Special to CNN

    Already having a hard time keeping your New Year's resolutions?

    The National Institutes of Health says you're more likely to stick to a change in your routine by taking one small step at a time -- so break down your resolutions into bite-size chunks.

    It's helpful to envision your overall goal, but putting one foot in front of the other is easier than jumping in with two feet. Here are some simple tips to get you back on track.

    First, keep your health on the forefront of your brain. You can do ... Read More

  • Life After Breast Cancer: 7 Ways to Move Forward and Live Well

    10.31.2016 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, is a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of Life with Cancer, which provides support and education to anyone affected by cancer. Life With Cancer is a program of the Inova Health System, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. In addition to her role as director, Bolte provides individual, couples and family counseling and facilitates several support groups and programs for people with cancer. Read Dr. Bolte’s profile.

     

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s an amazing feeling to finally get the “all-clear” diagnosis. But moving on ... Read More

  • Take control: Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening Are in Your Hands

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is board certified in surgery, specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Care Center. Read Dr. Edmiston’s profile.

     

    What does October mean to you? To me, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers an extra reason to tune into your health and spend some time focusing on body awareness. That awareness can help you live a longer, healthier life.

    How to Be Body-Aware

    It's important to know what your breasts feel like, so you can be on the lookout for any changes. Talk to your doctor if you ... Read More

  • Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the cancer genetics program at the Inova Translational Medicine InstituteInova is the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Sarah Ruppert’s profile.

     

    Genetic testing has become an important part of medicine, and new tests for cancer-related genes are developed every year. If you’re wondering whether you should get tested, the answers to these common questions might help.

    1. What can a genetic test tell me?

    Genetic testing isn’t a crystal ball. It can’t tell you if or when you’ll ... Read More

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Gets Personal: How Doctors Are Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Robert A. Cohen, MD, is board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology. He specializes in breast surgery and is a member of the Inova Medical Group’s Breast Cancer Program, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Dr. Cohen’s profile.

     

    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening. However, as I tell my patients, most women live long, healthy lives in spite of their cancer. In fact, 89.7 percent of women with breast cancer survive five years or more after their diagnosis, according to the latest data from the National Cancer ... Read More

  • Salmon Cakes

    09.14.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Spice up any meal at any time of the day with these incredible ‘Salmon Cakes’! Salmon Cakes can be paired with grits for breakfast and brunch, an appetizer for your next dinner party or beside potatoes on your dinner plate. Check out this recipe for an easy tasty solution to a Salmon craving!

    Ingredients

    2 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled, bacon fat reserved
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 egg
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 lemon, zested
    1 (14-ounce) can wild salmon, checked for large bones
    1 baked or boiled ... Read More

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