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  • Calling all WOW flag footballers!

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    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

  • Spring Cleaning Workout Pants

    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

  • Keeping Your Health a Priority

    03.23.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    In our fast-paced and busy lives, health and fitness can often be put on the back burner of priorities. But just as a car without routine maintenance doesn’t ride as efficiently, people without routine health practices don’t function and think as well. As mothers, wives, workers, and business owners, we need our bodies and minds to run as efficiently and effectively as possible. We can't take the best care of our families if we are not 'well-oiled'.

    One advantage of being extremely busy is that we don’t have time for non-essentials. We ... Read More

  • Benefits of Biking

    03.30.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    The temperatures are warming up and exercising outside will soon be an option! Put the pedal to the pavement and start biking! There are so many great benefits to hopping on your bike, your body will thank you!

    Biking is lower impact on your body than many other forms of cardiovascular exercise such as running or jogging. It is not weight-bearing so many people can bike well into their 70’s and even 80’s; it is a form of exercise for all ages. Also, biking can increase your energy levels and decrease fatigue. One study found that your body ... Read More

  • Alleviate Seasonal Allergies

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    The trees are budding and the grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping and the weather is warmer.  What a wonderful time of the year, unless you suffer from seasonal allergies.  When I moved to the DC area in 1999, my seasonal allergies were way worse than they were back in New York.  My nose was stuffy, I was constantly sneezing, my eyes were watery, and overall I just felt tired. 

    When you have seasonal allergies life is miserable.  Your body is in constant alert mode.  You have histamines flowing through you as if you are under attack, and ... Read More

  • Spring Pizza

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Photograph by Con Poulos

    Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli of Food Network

     

    Looking for something light and easy to make? Well, we are springing our clocks foward one hour this weekend for daylight savings, so why not make Spring Pizza! This amazing recipe, courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli, looks delicious and only takes about an hour to make, 35 minutes prep time and about 15 minutes to cook!

    Ingredients you will need:

    1 pound pizza dough
    All-purpose flour, for dusting
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
    6 ounces ramps or scallions, trimmed
    Kosher salt
    1 cup ... Read More

  • Am I Eating Right Based on My Activity Levels?

    03.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Many of us have heard the mantra that "you can't outwork a bad diet" and "abs are made in the kitchen". Although exercise is an integral part of your health and fitness regimen, your diet is also crucial to achieving your goals. How much should you be eating or not eating based on your daily activity level? There's no one size fits all meal plan, and how do you know what's right for you? After all, a very restrictive eating plan, paired with long intense exercise, could leave you leaning on muscle mass ... Read More

  • 5 Reasons You're Struggling to Lose Body Fat

    02.24.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    It has been almost two months since we've declared our health resolutions for the new year. At this point in the game, many resolvers may be getting discouraged and overwhelmed because you may not be seeing the results you'd hoped for. If you've been playing the fat burning game for awhile and have yet to achieve a 'W', these 5 tips may be a reason for your stunted progress.

    You're not consistently sticking to the plan. Consistency is key to any health goal. It normally didn't take you a month to ... Read More

  • Heart Healthy Diet

    02.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.

    However, the good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. This month can be used to raise more awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.

    Here are some heart healthy diet tips: Read More

    1. Reduce unhealthy fats in your diet -  Rather than avoiding fat in your diet, try replacing ...
  • How to Maintain Your Health Through a Winter Storm

    02.10.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Many of us in the North East are just recovering from winter storm Jonas that kept us in the house and buried under several feet of snow for a few days. With winter finally rearing it's ugly head, there's no signs of it slowly anytime soon. So I'm handing out some armor of wisdom with 5 ways to stay happy, healthy and fit throughout this winter season's snowstorms.

    Stay Active. Being snowed in doesn't mean wrap up in bed all day with your favorite comfort foods. You can still be active ... Read More

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