09.12.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, suffered an ACL tear last season during a wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. He has spent the last 8 months recovering, but appeared in the Redskins season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and is back for the season! Everyone should be aware of how to prevent these sort of injuries, and our friends at Commonwealth Orthopedics reveal more information on ACL injuries and preventative measures you can take...
ACL injuries are approximately 4-6 times greater in females compared to males. The female soccer player has the highest risk for ACL injury. With ... Read More
09.11.2013 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness
Mrs. Tanya Snyder, hundreds of WOW Members, and thousands of Washington Redskins fans participated in the inaugural Back to Football 5K race at FedExField on September 7, 2013 to help kick off the 2013 NFL season. Check out our TOP FIVE moments from the day:
1. Seeing FedExField at dawn.
Yes, it was tough getting up at 5:00 AM to make pre-race registration, but we have to admit that warming up as the sun came up over FedExField surrounded by more than 1,000 Redskins fans was pretty cool.
2. Exclusive 5K Tees: Run This Town. Love This Team ... Read More
09.09.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Photo by HealthyLittleCooks.com
By Kimberly Young; Found of Healthy Little Cooks
Swap out Blueberry Cheesecake for Blueberry Bites.
If you’re tired of spending an extra hour at the gym just to work off the calories you inhaled at your last football party, then move over big-girl jeans, this makeover’s for you! To make Blueberry bites, break up honey graham crackers into quarters, spread with whipped cream cheese and top with blueberries. Yummy couldn’t be any simpler!
Substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream or butter.
Sour cream adds a rich creamy flavor that’s ... Read More
08.30.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Photo by HealthyLittleCooks.com
By Kimberly Young
If you’ve ever searched for a pre-game drink that is delicious, healthy and kid-friendly look no further! Our Redskin’s do-it-yourself slushie is packed full of juicy watermelon and gives you the icy chill of a sweet slurpee. The best part is that it’s so healthy you’ll probably start making them just for the fun of it! Loaded with only 100 calories per serving and packed full of vitamins A and C, it will be hard to sabotage your healthy eating routine with these!
- 2 cups of ... Read More
08.26.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
One of the most common elbow problems is pain on the outside or lateral side of the elbow which is called tennis elbow familiarly or lateral epicondylitis in medical terms. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the origin of the forearm muscles that extend the wrist, with some inflammatory tissue underneath the muscle attachment at the elbow. This can be caused by repetitive activities, such as sports or yard work, as well as after heavy lifting. In my practice about half the time, patients do not remember doing anything unusual or different in their daily activities.
Symptoms are ... Read More
08.21.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Even in Monday night's victory against the Steelers, the Washington Redskins suffered a major loss as nose tackle Barry Cofield left the game with broken bones in his hand. While you may not be a member of the Redskins' defensive pressure pack, our friends at Commonwealth Orthopaedics reveal more information on finger dislocation should you suffer a similar injury!
Finger dislocation, also called a finger jam, is a common injury. It occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal position. A dislocated finger can occur in any of the joints of any ... Read More
07.21.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Cervical radiculopathy is a disorder where a nerve in the neck is pinched. It manifests itself as pain radiating from the neck into the shoulder blade and typically down the affected arm. The exact location and pattern of pain varies depending on which nerve is being pinched. There may also be associated numbness, tingling in the arm and into the finger tips. Depending on the nerve being pinched and the severity of nerve dysfunction, there may also be associated weakness of the arm.
What Causes Cervical Radiculopathy? It is typically a herniated disc in the neck, a bone ... Read More
07.08.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Jane Jakubczak MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; Washington Redskins Team Dietitian
As Wow members, you have supported me in several dietary goals I’ve made this year (yes, even dietitians can improve their diets :o). Remember my adventure with Kale? And last week I strived to give my oven a rest for the summer and include more cold grain salads? Thanks Jenn for your important question on gluten free grains (check out the comment section from last week).
This week I am taking my typical steamed vegetable habit out onto the grill. One of the benefits to grilling veggies ... Read More
07.02.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Growth plates are the softer parts of a child’s bones, where growth occurs. Located at each end of a bone, they regulate and determine the length and shape of the mature bone. They are the weakest link in a child’s developing skeleton – sometimes even weaker than surrounding ligaments and tendons. Because they are so fragile, an injury that would result in a minor joint sprain for an adult can cause a growth plate fracture in a child.
Growth plate injuries typically occur when a child has a fall, a twisting injury or other traumatic event. Monkey ... Read More
06.21.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
If you don’t have a specific wardrobe item in mind, wandering between the racks in your favorite department store can be completely overwhelming. Similarly, reading through the descriptions on a group fitness schedule can quickly become a blur of energetic adjectives and exclamation points, making it impossible to decipher the best class for you if you don’t have a specific exercise goal you’re trying to achieve.
Any savvy shopper will tell you, the way to get the biggest bang for your buck is to have a clear idea of what you want before you walk ... Read More
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