06.22.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Have you ever been in the gym and that perfect song came on that powered you through the last 5 minutes of your workout??? I have! And let me tell you how the right music is so important to most people's workouts. It can make your 30 minute jog drag on for eternity or have you dancing your way through your workout as if you could do it all day long! Research has consistently proved that music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates mood, increases endurance, reduces perceived effort and may even promote metabolic efficiency ... Read More
On June 15, the Washington Redskins announced the addition of Robin West, MD as the new Director of Sports Medicine.
This makes Dr. West the first female head physician in the NFL and one of only two female head orthopedic surgeons in the league. Dr. West also serves as the Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals, making her the only head female physician in Major League Baseball.
Dr. West is a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon with more than 14 years of clinical experience, including experience as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Pittsburgh ... Read More
06.15.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Yes, we are in the month of June. That means we're halfway through the year. (Sounds crazy right?) How are you doing on those health and fitness resolutions you set 6 months ago? Although you may be a little jaded by the lack of accomplishing going on, I may have an idea to get you back on track by tracking your trekking. Setting goals for how many steps you want to take throughout the day is a great way to meet those health and fitness resolutions. But how do we take the steps (pun intended) to ... Read More
06.08.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
1. You won't always be as motivated as you were when you first started. Motivation has its good and bad days. They key is to keep putting one foot in front of the other even when you don't feel like it. Remember it's a lifestyle, not a momentary fad.
2. Progress won't always be linear. Just like life has its ups and down, your fitness accomplishments do as well. Stay the course and don't get discouraged and defeated when you notice a zig zag in your results.
3. Find an accountability partner ... Read More
06.01.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Dr. Robert S. Berger of Charles County Dermatology
Each year the summer season is kicked off each May by way of the skin cancer awareness month. The first Monday of May is designated Melanoma Monday. As people get ready for shorts and sandals, this is a good time to check our skin for new and changing growths. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with over 1 million cases yearly. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, of these, between 40 and 50 percent aged 65 will have basal cell carcinoma ... Read More
05.18.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
The change of season from winter to spring usually brings increased rainfall---and here in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area we are surely receiving our fair share of wet stuff. The good news is that the flowers and greenery will be so lush come summertime. The not so good news is that all the rain may put a damper (pun intended) on your outdoor workouts and physical activities. I've created a list of great alternatives for your workouts to keep you from suffering from drizzle discouragement.
Can't beat it, join it! If you're an ... Read More
04.20.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Rebecca Nenner
It's amazing how we have things turned upside down in this country. For the past 30 something years, we have vilified fat as being dangerous and artery clogging, when in fact it is the very thing you need to sustain life. If you haven’t noticed, our country and people all over the world have gotten way fatter and sicker since the 1980’s than they have been during the entire course that man has existed on this planet! There is a correlation here, in the 1980’s we were told to eat a low fat ... Read More
04.13.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Rebecca Nenner
How frustrating is it when you've gone on a diet, lost weight, and a few weeks or months later, you have not only gained back the weight but have added on more pounds! It’s a very common tale. In fact, when you think about it, there wouldn’t be a DIET INDUSTRY, if diets worked!
Most people are looking for a quick solution to lose fat and inches, but in order to lose weight you need to know why our efforts only fail. We live in a toxic world. We are eating, drinking , breathing in ... Read More
Think your football skills are up for the challenge?
For the first time-ever, WOW is partnering up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders for the Annual Burgundy and Gold Game. We're looking for a select few ladies interested in joining the team. Burgundy and Gold team selections will be announced at our Draft Day Kickoff Party on April 25.
Please note that all entrants will not make the team and will be randomly selected. The burgundy and gold roster will be announced at the party; however, those who will be eligible for the draft will be informed at least one ... Read More
04.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
Spring has finally sprung! This is the traditional time to roll up your sleeves and give your house a good cleaning-- including your closets and drawers. What a great opportunity to get rid of those workout pants you never wear because they're see-through, they slip and slide, or they're so uncomfortable when you're drenched in sweat. In order to help you spring clean your workout apparel, I'm offering these few tips for you to keep in mind when updating your drawer with shorts, capris and pants that will comfortably survive spin class ... Read More
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