via Brandon Hill | Contributing Writer, Redskins.com
As reporters gather around the locker of Washington tight end Vernon Davis, there is a mutual understanding between the player and the media: Davis is ready to answer questions, but only after he gets his protein shake.
The 33-year-old NFL veteran, who consumes the viscous brown liquid daily before addressing reporters, has played his entire professional career with personal health at the forefront of his mind.
“I just figured in order to be a pro, a real pro, you have to do what professionals do,” Davis said. “Just from having common sense, I ... Read More
01.22.2018 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Three Reasons Your Resolutions FAIL
We are officially a few weeks in to 2018, meaning that many of us are knee-deep in taking on our resolutions. About 76% of resolutions made in the new year are pertaining to health and fitness goals, and as a health and fitness professional and personal trainer it’s also the time of year that I see gyms bursting at the seams with eager resolution-ers. Here’s the thing...usually by March those seams have returned back to normal with about 40% of resolutions broken after January 31st. We are coming off the ... Read More
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
By: Sally Tamarkin- BuzzFeed News Reporter
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the cancer genetics program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. Inova 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
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