10.28.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
According to a recent study published in Arthritis & Care Research, walking 6,000 Steps a Day (the equivalent of 1 hour) may improve knee arthritis and prevent disability.
Sitting can be harmful to your health. Try replacing sitting with the following:
- Get up from sitting once an hour for 10 minutes
- If you are watching TV, get up and walk around the house when a commercial comes on.
- When you are working in front of a computer, get up and walk around every hour.
- When you go to grocery store or mall, park in a space that is far away ... Read More
10.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Redskins
The NO MORE campaign launched as a way to unify support for greater domestic violence and sexual assault awareness in an attempt to galvanize towards progress. Today, every major domestic violence and sexual assault organization in the U.S. participates in the campaign.
In 2013, The Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization involved with NO MORE and founded by Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, released a series of public service announcements staring all well-known celebrities. These PSA’s were able to reach over 500 million Americans and became a model for NFL participation in the campaign.
This week, NO MORE ... Read More
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
Since 1984 the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) has been proudly supporting local and national charities as one of the strongest, most active professional cheerleader alumni organizations in the NFL. This year, the group made it their fundraising goal to reach $30,000 from their team in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We are pleased to report that they not only reached their goal, they have surpassed it!
Raising $32, 086.50, the WRCAA members on the team consisted of Team Captain Lynn Sharkey (82-83), Terri Lamb (79-83), Debbie Ray (74-82) and Barbara Strittmatter (84-85). The women walked ... Read More
10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
As the weather cools down, going outside your home to trek to the gym becomes a more daunting task, and holiday weight gain is creeping up on you in your rear view mirror...
I've come to tell you that you don’t have to travel long or far to find fitness- it can start right in your home!
Here are three tips to help you take the first steps:
Start Today. We often wait for more attractive circumstances: new shoes, better weather, a gym membership. The key to making a change in ... Read More
10.16.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when too much stress is placed on one part of the body, resulting in inflammation, muscle strain and tissue damage. This generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are often work-related injuries, affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer keyboards.
Here are some ways to prevent repetitive stress injuries on the job and at home:
- Good posture is crucial. Correct posture and keyboard techniques can reduce muscle strain.
- Make proper adjustments to your workstation, such as chair height and keyboard position.
- Take frequent breaks and perform simple ... Read More
10.01.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
In November 2013, Cheryl McRae attended her doctor's appointment for her annual mammogram.
Six months later, in April 2014, she learned that her mammogram had resulted in a pre-cancer finding. Cheryl's breast cancer was caught early, during stage 1, because she has taken the time every year to attend a well women's check-up and mammogram.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "I am a survivor of breast cancer and I am so grateful to have had my regular annual well women’s check and mammogram. For this reason, doctors were able to find ... Read More
09.29.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Your core muscles – the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen – are your body’s powerhouse. Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, such as housework, lifting a 20-pound toddler or putting away groceries. In addition, a strong core helps reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, enhance balance and stability, and correct poor posture.
To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. Most core-strengthening exercises can be done at home with no equipment. Balance training is a great way to improve core strength ... Read More
09.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
It has been known for many years that there are so many benefits to working out. From heart health to mental health, exercise can make you feel and look your best.
But what about those weird effects that exercise has on your body?
Let's get the lowdown on what's up with that.
OMG, I Just Passed Gas! There are lots of exercises that can increase abdominal pressure including crunches, squats, lunges, or just straining from lifting heavier weights. This can cause a release of the gases in your intestinal tract. It ... Read More
09.23.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
What are the symptoms of a calf sprain?
Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury:
Grade 1 – A mild tear with minimal pain and disability in the lower leg; the calf may be sore and tight.
Grade 2– A moderate tear with discomfort when walking and some loss of function; the calf may be tender to the touch with mild bruising and swelling.
Grade 3 – A severe tear with sudden sharp pain, loss of function, muscle spasm, and significant swelling and bruising
To learn more about the causes and treatments of a calf strain from Commonwealth Orthopaedics ... Read More
09.17.2014 / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle
By Julie Donaldson, CSN Anchor
I am sure you ALL watched the Redskins win against the Jaguars. If you are like me, as much as you want to celebrate the victory, you can’t help but look at the cost.
I couldn't help but think that the injuries sustained by both RGIII and Desean Jackson line up perfectly with our Moms Football Safety Clinic we hosted last Friday. While the odds of making it to the NFL are slim (only 0.2% of High School players will ever see the NFL!) injuries are still a huge concern no matter ... Read More
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