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  • The Little Black Dress Workout

    11.28.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Don't just wear your favorite dress at your next holiday party - Rock it! That's right, the little black dress (LBD). It’s one fashion staple that never seems to go out of style. I know you have a party dress in the back of your closet just waiting to come out! Lose fat and develop lean muscle with a total body workout you can do at home when you have a few minutes to spare. 

    For each exercise, start out with one set of 12 repetitions and work ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Hip Injuries

    11.23.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Jammal Brown has spent all of the preseason and regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Brown attempted to practice earlier this month so that coaches could evaluate his performance since suffering from a hip injury, a torn ligamentum teres, that occurred during Training Camp. The right tackle underwent a hip arthroscopic procedure called arthroscopic debridement surgery at the beginning of the season, read more on the procedure below from Commonwealth Orthopaedics.

    Hip Arthroscopy: Minimally Invasive Alternative for Hip Problems

    Hip Arthroscopy will repair and restore the normal anatomy of the hip joint in a minimally invasive ... Read More

  • Powering Up for Black Friday!

    11.21.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    This week we celebrate the super bowl of all shopping days “Black Friday”! Learn more about the history of Black Friday here.

    As I began to think about the nutrition strategies I’d offer WOW members for this event, I realized the strategies were the very same ones I encouraged the Redskins Players to follow this week in preparation to beat the Dallas Cowboys.  Our players prepare to maximize their strength, endurance and focus through proper nutrition; we can do the same to get us through our bargain hunting marathon ... Read More

  • 10 Tips for Surviving The Holidays!

    11.20.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, marking the beginning of a 5-week holiday celebration that often spells doom for your health and fitness plan. Along with those celebrations will come headlines and broadcast news stories highlighting the holiday weight gain that thousands of people experience every year.

    Ignore them.

    Don’t think about weight gain this holiday season – think about celebrating with friends and family while simultaneously enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.

    Below are 10 tips you can use to change how you think ... Read More

  • How to have Your Cake (or Pie) and Eat It Too!

    11.16.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    The holiday season has officially begun! 

    With Halloween candy dwindling, many of us have our sights on the Super Bowl of all feasts - Thanksgiving! Last week’s guest nutrition blogger, Christine Turpin taught us the many health benefits of the traditional holiday fare: Click here to read the article.

    The fact that many of the foods filling our plate at this time of year have an abundance of nutrients is great news, however, never is the adage “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” proves to be ... Read More

  • Get Fit and Be Social!

    11.13.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    As our lives become busier, it’s more and more important to maintain a strong social network and a physically active lifestyle. By merging your social life with your fitness program, you’ll get some exercise while hanging out with your favorite people. The bonus? You’ll have a great time strengthening your friendships and your body all while staying on track with your fitness goals.

    Here’s how you can get fit and be social!

    Team sports.
    Recreational leagues are available for men and women of all ages and ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Turf Toe

    11.12.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    With most players taking time away from the training facilities last week because of the bye weekend, the Redskins are looking to get healthy before the final seven-game stretch of the regular season. While some used the week to rest up, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. is preparing for 2013 after being placed on injured reserve earlier this season. Helu is currently recovering from what is commonly known as turf toe.

    Turf Toe, or more specifically a Plantar Plate Tear, is a sprain of the main joint of the big toe. It happens when the toe is forcibly bent ... Read More

  • Consistency and Exercise

    11.07.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    I was talking to a client today who has been in a rut. A back injury, kids schedules, work schedules and maybe feeling a little frustrated all got in the way. Now she is motivated and excited because she has started to see some changes in her body. We had a little conversation about the “c” word….CONSISTENCY - She thought “c” was for cardio, which is also very important and for another blog!

    Improvement and change occur when you do things often. Stopping and starting all the time will kill ... Read More

  • Super Foods: What's All the Fuss?

    11.06.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    For the past 2 weeks we have been discussing Kale, a food often labeled a “super food”. This week I would like to look more closely at this theme of “Super Foods” by inviting back our guest blogger, Christine Turpin. She offers great tips on making your holiday meals Super Bowl caliber. Enjoy!

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

    Super foods, are they foods which wear capes, face masks and have magical powers? What is all the fuss about super foods? According to Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary: New Words & Slang, a super food is “a super ... Read More

  • Gathering Support for Your Active Lifestyle

    10.29.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Staying active and fit in a largely sedentary culture takes effort and at times, may feel like more than you can handle. Even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts and athletes go through times when they just don’t feel like exercising. Set yourself up for success by creating a personalized support system to help you stay on track.

    Be Prepared

    First, pinpoint the obstacles that sometimes keep you from being active. Examples include long working hours, home responsibilities, procrastination, lack of energy and bad weather. Next, think about the kind ... Read More

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