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  • Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson Dishes on American vs. European Health Habits

    03.25.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer

    Who's Fitter: Lady Liberty or Mona Lisa?

    There are way more things that differ in European culture than their football games.

    On a recent tri-country trip to Italy, France and the United Kingdom, I noted a few differences in diet and exercise that set Americans forward a few pounds. With shortcuts, processed fast foods, and mobile transportation around almost every U.S. corner, Americans could take a few lessons on a more active and clean-eating lifestyle from Europeans.

    As far as physical activity goes, Europeans walk A LOT! Less people ... Read More

  • 5 Secrets to Eating GMO Free!

    03.21.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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

    In a world filled with acronyms and 140 character messages, we get bombarded with small words that have a big meaning. GMOs are one of those powerful acronyms that have a huge effect on the health factor of our food.

    If you’re reading this and have never heard of GMO’s and how they impact our food, let’s start with what those three letters stand for – Genetically Modified Organisms.

    To make it super simple, it’s the genetic altering of plants and animals ... Read More

  • Spring Clean Your Health and Fitness Routine

    03.19.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer

    As spring quickly approaches it's almost time to pack away the heavy coats and give the house a good cleaning. This is also a great time to give your health a boost by spring cleaning some of your health habits.

    Take a week to try each of these hassle-free challenges in an effort to jump start a healthy you this spring!

    MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY
    Set 3 positive intentions for this spring and take 30 seconds to close your eyes and visualize yourself completing each task. What better way to spring clean than ... Read More

  • Pump up the Health with this WOW Redskins St. Patrick’s Day Salad

    03.14.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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

    St. Patrick’s day meals are often filled with artificial colorings and dyes. This year, munch on nature’s green food on this special day (spinach!) and save your green calories for dessert or your favorite Irish beer! 

    By adding fresh red strawberries and yellow pears, you’ll rock this St. Patty’s day salad in Redskins style.

    INGREDIENTS
    3 cups of fresh baby spinach
    3-4 large strawberries, diced
    ½ ripe pear
    10-12 pecan halves
    1-3 tablespoons of your favorite low-fat strawberry, raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette ... Read More

  • What Successful People Do During Their Lunch Break

    03.12.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer

    According to a Monster study in 2010, 32% of people took a lunch break "only if I'm not too busy", and 7% denied eating lunch at all. Here are some tips for what successful people do during their lunch break.

    Move. Many exercise studios offer lunchtime classes. Take a walk to a nearby studio and burn some calories during your break. You can also take a brisk walk  or walk up and down a few flights of stairs. Getting your blood flowing is a great way to get your mental ... Read More

  • 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

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