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  • Refueling Post-Workout: An Unexpected Protein Boost to Enjoy!

    05.09.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    This week we take a look at the 3rd dietary principle of a strong Off Season Strength and Conditioning Program; Post Workout Recovery (see past health and wellness posts for the first two principles!). I am pleased to introduce you to a University of Maryland dietetic students who knows a few things about the importance of recovering after a workout: Sooyoung Uhm is not only an up-and-coming dietitian but is a certified group fitness instructor as well and is our guest nutrition blogger this week.

    Stay Healthy!
    - Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Redskins Team Dietitian

                                  Refuel Post-Workout ... Read More

  • Finding Your Inner Superstar Athlete

    05.02.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Becoming a marathon runner may seem like a daunting task to many (we can't event imagine running a half-marathon, but that's just us)! Whether you frequent the 5K circuit or prefer racing the treadmill clock instead, there's an inner athlete waiting to be unleashed inside all of us. WOW's contributing personal trainer reveals some tips to help you become a super star in whatever you set out to do!

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

    I want to start off by saying that I attended the WOW Draft Event on ... Read More

  • Snacking isn't just for kids! How to Optimally Fuel for your Busy Lifestyle

    05.01.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN Team Sports Dietitian

    The second dietary principle I promote with the Redskins Players to maximize their off season strength and conditioning program is a principle WOW members have heard me discuss many times before. Read on to learn how to optimally fuel your body for your busy lifestyle!

                           "Re-fuel 5-6 times a day"

    The body functions best with a slow infusion of nutrients and energy. Our busy lifestyle however, does not support this pattern naturally, requiring us to plan and schedule refueling. You would never consider driving across the country without stopping ... Read More

  • Breakfast of Champions: Your first meal of the day may also be the most important

    04.25.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Redskins Park is buzzing with energy again with the return of the players for the Offseason Strength and Conditioning Program (OSSCP)! This is the phase of training where the athlete is focused on optimizing his body composition and working on his strength and endurance so that he enters training camp in July in the best athletic condition of his life.

    As the team dietitian, the OSSCP is my "In Season" because body composition, strength and endurance cannot be maximized without the building blocks of protein, carbohydrates, essential fats, vitamins ... Read More

  • Fitness, Fun and Friends

    04.20.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Keeping up with a workout schedule all on your own can be a difficult thing. You may find it’s hard to push yourself to go workout when you don’t have anyone else there to help get you off your butt! Group support, social interaction and positive reinforcement are strong motivators to starting and maintaining an exercise program.

    I have seen many people who were not successful by themselves but were more motivated when working out with friends. My son, Zach, created the word “friendercise” just ... Read More

  • Navigating the Milk Aisle: A Guide to Alternative Milk Sources

    04.17.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    To continue our discussion on milk, I thought it was important to break down the nutritional profile of the many different milk alternatives on the market today. Amy Bortnick identifies the pros and cons of the most popular milk alternatives, including soy milk and almond milk, for WOW members.

    Alternative Milk Sources

    Amy Bortnick, University of Maryland Senior Dietetic Student

    I am a huge fan of milk and always have been as a child. It was a rule in my house to finish a full glass of milk before ... Read More

  • When to leave the workout routine at home

    04.13.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Do vacation and exercise go together?

    The answer is up for debate.

    As I was on vacation this past week, I had an internal battle going on in my head. I know I should be relaxing and enjoying the time away with my family. But in the back of my mind, I felt like I needed to keep up with my workouts. I went to the gym and ran as I would have at home. It got me thinking about how obsessed or consumed I am by ... Read More

  • In the Raw: The Facts on Unpasteurized Milk

    04.09.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Redskins Dietitian

    To continue our discussion on milk, Alex, a senior dietetic student of mine discusses the topic of Raw Milk.

    In the Raw: The Facts on Raw Milk

    By: Alexandra Wahlberg, University of Maryland Dietetic Student

    Lately I’ve been reading about the controversies surrounding raw milk and maybe you have too. For those who don’t know, raw milk is unaltered milk typically from a cow, goat or sheep. This means it’s not pasteurized, homogenized or treated in anyway, unlike the milk we buy in a grocery store ... Read More

  • Using Technology to Get Fit

    04.06.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    Adopting a habit of regular exercise doesn’t require special equipment or gadgets. It can be as simple as putting on a pair of shoes and heading out for daily walks. For many people, that’s enough. But if you’re easily bored or enjoy using technology, take your fun and fitness to the next level with electronic exercise gadgets and digital devices.

    Designed to inspire and motivate, these products can help keep your fitness program enjoyable and entertaining while giving you objective data about your progress ... Read More

  • Got Milk? How to Select the Best for you Family

    04.04.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Redskins Dietitian

    One of the most common questions I hear from my clients is: "Which is healthier, soy milk or cow’s milk”?

    The first question I ask in return, “ Are you lactose intolerant and/or are you a vegetarian?”

    If the answer to either question is “yes” I recommend soy milk and encourage them to choose a fortified brand. Think you may be lactose intolerant? Click here for more information.

    If the client is not lactose intolerant or vegetarian, then my next set of questions includes, “which type of milk ... Read More

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