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  • Picking the Right Exercise Program for You!

    01.03.2012 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Becky Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer

    It’s a new year and a new beginning, and I love new beginnings because anything is possible. There are no limits and no boundaries and no reason you shouldn’t do whatever it is that you want to do. Your attitude is the only thing that can get in the way!

    We are going to start fresh this New Year. What do you want to get out of your exercise program? The answer to that question defines what kind of program will work best for you in the long run.

    Ask ... Read More

  • Redskins Nutritionist Explores the Top Nutrition Myths for Women

    12.28.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak, Washington Redskins Team Nutritionist

    A large part of my time as a Registered Dietitian (RD) is helping my clients navigate through the jungle of nutrition information that are bombarded with everyday. Throughout the year, I will be addressing various dietary myths to help you decipher truth from fiction.

    As a Registered Dietitian (RD) I am committed ethically to base all my dietary advice and nutrition information in sound scientific research.  To earn the credentials RD, one must earn a four-year degree focusing on the science of food as well as the science of the human ... Read More

  • Finding Your Inner Balance

    12.22.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Rebecca Nenner, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

    Have you ever wondered why some people just seem to have it all? They can juggle their home and work life effortlessly and do it well? Why is it that some people are on top of their game and others seem to find life so difficult and laborious?

    The answer lies in the ability to find your inner balance. No it’s not like walking on a tight rope; it is finding the peace within you. There are many steps that you can take to find the calm within you ... Read More

  • Fitness Myths Busted!

    12.20.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    There are plenty of fitness myths floating around out there. So, what’s true and what’s false regarding your fitness routine? WOW's contributing personal trainer, Becky Johnson, shares her tips below. If you have any other myths you want to investigate, post them in the comments section below or on our Facebook page to be answered in a later post!

    #1 Myth: The more you sweat, the more calories you burn.

    Truth: Sweating is the process your body uses to maintain its normal temperature. Essentially, you begin to sweat because your body experiences a cooling effect ... Read More

  • Healthful Strategies to Navigate the Holidays

    12.20.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak, Washington Redskins Nutritionist

    I have the great fortune of working with a group of amazing dietetic students at the University of Maryland. Their enthusiasm and dedication to healthy eating inspires me everyday. I asked them to share their wisdom with WOW members. Below you will find my students’ advice on how they navigate the holidays and maintain a healthy diet.

    A schedule to keep you on track to a Healthy 2012 - The older I get, the more I believe in the concept of balance. I don’t think it is any mistake that a college ... Read More

  • How to maintain your fitness as you travel this holiday season

    12.14.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Becky Johnson

    As you travel to visit relatives or if you’re lucky enough to go on a tropical vacation this holiday season, there’s no excuse to skip your workouts!

    It’s easy to let a vacation or business trip destroy your fitness schedule and eating habits, but why let something as rewarding as a vacation or as exciting as a family holiday leave you feeling unhealthy upon return?

    With a little research and proper planning, you can create an easy-to-follow plan to keep you fit and healthy no matter where you travel, and you can ... Read More

  • Plan, Prepare and Portion: How to Follow these 3 P’s for Better Nutrition!

    12.12.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Jane Jakubczak, Washington Redskins Nutritionist

    If I had a nickel for every time a client plopped themselves in my office and declared they have a “nighttime eating problem,” I would be a very rich women! I would be willing to take my nickel and place a bet that this client is not eating enough during the day. I’d bet an additional nickel that they are skipping breakfast! Click here to see last week's blog for explanation of why this pattern sets you up for overeating at night.

    Some of my Redskins players struggle with this ... Read More

  • The Perfect Storm: Navigating Nighttime Eating Challenges

    12.06.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Redskins nutritionist Jane Jakubczak answers one of your questions this week- tackling the myth behind nighttime eating. Be sure to leave your own nutrition questions in the comments sections below!

    “I work nights and it is hard trying to figure out how to eat now. When I get up around 9 p.m. I will usually eat cereal or something like that and mid-way a sandwich or something like that. In the morning is when I would have my dinner; meat, potatoes..... I guess you would say heavy food. I usually stay up about 4 hours after eating ... Read More

  • Helping Your Family Become More Active

    12.06.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    WOW's contributing personal trainer, Becky Johnson, shares her tips on tacking fitness together as a family in this week's nutrition post. Have your own fitness questions? Leave them in the comments section below!

    With the holidays upon us, there will undoubtedly be more family time- so let’s make it fun! However, what do you do when the people you love the most seem to be in a pattern of sedentary living?

    Sometimes I think my boys interact with Xbox more than me! Don’t get me wrong, they are active kids, but as parents we ... Read More

  • WOW Nutrition Corner: Timing is Everything!

    11.29.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Welcome back to the WOW Nutrition Corner ladies! Be sure to leave any of your own nutrition questions in the comments section below to have them addressed in a future post. This week, the Redskins team nutritionist, Jane Jakubczak, discusses the third and final principle of healthy eating - meal and snack timing. You can also click here to review the first two healthy eating principles from Jane's previous blog posts.

    Often as a dietitian, I turn to the infant and toddler as an untarnished example of proper nutritional patterns. If you have spent any amount of time ... Read More

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