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  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

    03.12.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when too much stress is placed on one part of the body, resulting in inflammation, muscle strain and tissue damage. This generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are often work-related injuries, affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer keyboards.

    Here are some ways to prevent repetitive stress injuries on the job and at home: Read More

    1. Good posture is crucial. Correct posture and keyboard techniques can reduce muscle strain.
    2. Make proper adjustments to your workstation, such as chair height and keyboard position.
    3. Take frequent breaks and perform simple ...
  • Strut: Ways to Strengthen Your Legs for Walking With Your Head High in High Heels

    03.05.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Spring is peeking its head in, and after a cruel winter of wearing big brawny snow boots, it's almost time to trade in stout for stilettos.

    Here is celebrity and Nike trainer, Deanna Jefferson's, tips for strengthening your legs to walk with your head high in high heels.

    Don't skip leg day. It's important to work the muscles of the upper, lower, posterior and anterior parts of the legs 2-4 times a week. Strong legs not only look better in heels, but keep you standing tall for hours.

    Stretch your achilles and calves frequently. The Achilles ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Pregnancy Related Hand Problems

    03.03.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    During pregnancy alterations in your body chemistry and the mechanical compression of the uterus on a major vein in your body can lead to changes throughout the body. These changes can result in several conditions that can cause problems in your hands and wrist.

    These problems can cause numbness, pain, and even masses to develop. This blog will address carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Inflammation and swelling in the lining of some of the tendons in the wrist can lead to compression of the median nerve, a nerve that passes through the wrist. This can lead to ... Read More

  • Curb Your Snack Attack With This Gluten and Nut Free Chunky Granola

    02.26.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of the 5-Minute Lunchbox

    I love anything with oats. So one day I set out to make a healthy granola bar. But, my impatience got the best of me and I tried to cut and eat them before they cooled.  Although it wasn’t one of my proudest culinary moments, it turned into something fantastic –an addictive chunky granola.  Although this recipe calls for gluten-free oats, you can replace them for the regular variety!

    INGREDIENTS
    4 1/2 cups gluten-free whole oats
    1/2 unsweetened shaved coconut
    1/3 cup ... Read More

  • Corn & Coconut Shrimp Hash

    02.20.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of 5-Minute Lunchbox
    www.HealthyLittleCooks.com

    If your house is like ours, seafood, specifically shrimp and crab, are family favorites. If my husband (whose a DC native) had it his way, he’d eat seafood every day of his life.  So, one day I went on a journey to find a way to “extend” our last pound of shrimp and transform it into a yummy dish that everyone could enjoy. 

    I can’t say we had any leftovers, but combining this shrimp hash with wild rice and edamame transformed this ... Read More

  • Joint Pain Seminar at Redskins Park

    02.19.2014 / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness

    Join us at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 26th, to hear orthopaedic surgeon James Reeves discuss various options for treating knee pain. More information below!

    You can register by calling 1-888-STRYKER (787-9537) or by clicking here.

    Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: High Heels and Pain

    02.13.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Sure, those high heels look good. But if you wear them all the time you run the risk of significant foot pain and other problems. Conditions range from bunions, corns and calluses to misshapen hammertoes or excruciating pain in the ball of the foot.

    Don’t despair! There are some simple precautions you can take to protect your feet and keep on sporting your stylish spikes:

    1. Make sure you’re wearing the right size shoe. Feet change over time, especially after pregnancy.

    2. The thicker the heel, the better. Give those stilettos a rest and opt for ... Read More

  • 5 Tips To Lose the Muffin Top from Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson!

    02.10.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Celebrity & Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson

    Are you trying to get rid of stubborn belly fat?  Are you trying to get your body back after having a baby?  Are you ready to get rid of that middle-aged spread around your waistline? 

    Well it’s time to loose that muffin top so that you can live a better and longer life. Your lingering belly fat can lead to heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, cancer and even dementia. A lot of people believe that just doing a bunch of crunches will get rid of stubborn belly fat, but I'm here ... Read More

  • Joint Pain Seminar at Redskins Park

    / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness

    Join us at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va., at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to hear orthopaedic surgeon James Reeves discuss various options for treating knee pain. More information below!

    You can register by calling 1-888-STRYKER (787-9537) or by clicking here.

    Read More

  • Low-fat Cheesecake with a Chocolate Pretzel Crust

    02.05.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Kimberly Young, MA; Founder of Healthy Little Cooks and author of 5-Minute Lunchbox
    www.HealthyLittleCooks.com

    Last week, I found myself wanting a piece of cheesecake, but didn’t have the traditional graham crackers most people would use as a crust.  So I raided my pantry and came up with a fun and low-fat chocolate pretzel crust that tasted just as good. 

    Using a combination of low-fat and regular cream cheese with Greek yogurt, this recipe is a healthier version of the familiar (yet artery-clogging!) original.

    INGREDIENTS

    Crust
    1 cup crushed pretzels
    1 1/4 cup crushed animal crackers**
    1 ... Read More

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