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  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Cervical Stenosis

    02.20.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Back pain isn't reserved for football players alone. The experts at Commonwealth Orthopaedics explain a common spinal issue and how to fix it...

    Cervical stenosis refers to when the spinal cord or spinal nerves in the neck are compressed. If there is spinal cord dysfunction with this type of spinal stenosis, symptoms can include:

    - Pain
    - Weakness and numbness in the shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet
    - Trouble with coordination and balance

    Cervical spinal stenosis can often be managed with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory or analgesic medications, and activity modification. Patients with severe pain from cervical spinal stenosis may ... Read More

  • Empty Calories vs. Nutrient Dense Foods

    02.15.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian

    Last week's assignment was to identify unconscious eating, one of the main causes of weight gain or weight plateaus. Click here to review last week's topic.

    This week we continue to set a strong foundation for achieving weight management for a lifetime by identifying hidden, empty calories in our current eating habits.

    As we learned last week, to lose weight, one must take in fewer calories than one uses. However, we still need the same amount of nutrients. Therefore, it is important to make every calorie ... Read More

  • Getting Started and Sticking With Exercise

    02.13.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach

    Here are some tips and tricks to fit exercise into your life in simple, painless ways.

    Start Small

    Exercise is not an all or none endeavor. It is continuous. Keep in mind that a little is better than none and you can do something today, so don’t worry about what you will do next month. This perspective is hard for anyone who expects a lot from themselves and sets long-term fitness goals. Don’t expect results overnight. But do expect to take small steps every day.

    Start ... Read More

  • Join us for an NFL Workout with Nike Trainer, Ary Nuñez

    02.11.2013 / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness

    Please note: This event is for WOW Members only. You must receive a confirmation email in order to attend. To RSVP or for more information, please email wowredskins@redskins.com. 

    Whether you're looking to get in shape in 2013 or just want to try your hand at some NFL moves after seeing the 49ers and Ravens compete in New Orleans, you're not going to want to miss our next WOW event.

    Come out to Redskins Park for an NFL Workout for members on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. This exclusive workout class, which will consist of ... Read More

  • Try Cross Training to Improve Your Fitness Level

    02.06.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE); IBNFC Certified Nutrition Coach

    You consider yourself to be in better than average shape. You run several times a week for health and fitness and maybe do occasional fun runs on the weekend. Some friends come into town for the holidays and you decide to go skiing. No problem, you're in great shape, right? Wrong. After a day on the slopes you feel like you've been run over by Santa's sleigh and all his reindeer. What's going on?

    You may be in great shape, for the sort of ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Preventing Running Injuries

    02.01.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Still holding up that New Years Resolution to run more? Or maybe you're training to run a race this Spring? Commonwealth Orthopaedics, the official orthopaedic and physical therapy partner of the Washington Redskins, has some tips on preventing running injuries.

    Whether it is a 10K race, half marathon or marathon, the key to avoiding injury when training for a race is preparation.

    Stress injuries and stress fractures are some of the most common injuries that are seen when training for a long-distance race; these are typically caused by improper preparation.

    If you are a new runner, the recommendation is ... Read More

  • How to Manage Your Weight for a Lifetime

    01.30.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian

    "Awareness of the Moment is when Change Can Begin" 
                                                     - Author Unknown

    I hope you were inspired to keep a food log last week and have found it to be helpful.  From my experience as a dietitian, people either love keeping a food log or they hate it.  I have discovered the “haters” eventually learn to love it once they experience the benefits of this extremely powerful weight-management tool. 

    Once you have at least a week’s worth of data, you are ready to move onto the next step ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Stress Fractures

    01.25.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    One of the most common injuries in sports is a stress fracture. 

    If you’ve started a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, you may be prone to a stress fracture if you increase your activity too quickly.  Categorized as an overuse injury, stress fractures occur with bone overloading and muscle fatigue such that they are unable to absorb added shock. Eventually, the overloaded bone develops a tiny crack called a stress fracture.

    Stress fractures often are the result of increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly. They also can be caused by the ... Read More

  • Conquering your New Years Resolution: Lose the Diet to Lose the Weight

    01.11.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian 

    For the past couple weeks, we have been bombarded by the annual chit-chat concerning New Year resolutions.  What I found interesting this year, added to all the sobering statistics of how resolutions don’t work, is the fact that the amount of people making New Year resolutions in the first place is at an all-time low, suggesting people are “giving up” before they even begin.

    I heard a reporter explain that the problem with New Year resolutions is they are too much like a diet but she did ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Common Knee Problems

    01.10.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Griffin III tore his right ACL in 2009 while playing collegiately at Baylor University, missing the remainder of the season. He suffered a Grade 1 sprain of his right LCL earlier this season. In the fourth quarter of the Redskins playoff appearance against the Seahawks on January 6th, Griffin III went after a botched snap and felt his knee collapse under the strain. He fell to the turf and was attended to by the team's medical staff. Click here for more on Robert Griffin III's knee injury.

    Common Knee Problems
    The knee is a complex ... Read More

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