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  • Ortho-VA Advice: What To Do After A Workout

    03.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Refuel! (Hydrate and Nutrition)

     Proper fueling before exercise is important to optimize performance, but nutrition for recovery from exercise is often overlooked. Our bodies rely upon a well-balanced array of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in rebuilding the parts of our body that have been stressed during exercise. Refueling after a workout with a well-rounded set of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats will help your body reap the most benefit from your hard effort

     Water is also absolutely essential to overall health. In particular, following exercise, proper hydration is important in order to replace the fluids that you have ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: SIX WEEKS To Go

    03.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness Redskins

    Today marks the start of our Couch to 5K Countdown Series! Since running for beginners can be extremely tough without a plan, we have created a secret weapon for our ladies on the Official Women of Washington 5K team. Our Couch to 5K Countdown Series will give you the perfect training advice so that you will be ready for the big day! Be sure to check back every Wellness Wednesday from now until May 2nd to keep updated!

    Week One: Motivation

    Get Motivated to Run!

    The time starts now to begin to push yourself to train for the Draft ... Read More

  • Join The Official WOW Team At The Redskins Draft Day Dash!

    03.11.2015 / Blog Posts Community Health and Wellness Redskins

    Are you ready to take on a 5K? Join us at FedExField in Landover, MD on Saturday May 2, 2015 for the third-annual Redskins-themed 5K! Runners will finish the race on the 50 yard line and have the opportunity to see themselves on the giant HD boards! They will also receive Redskins swag and will be automatically entered to win other great Redskins prizes. This fun-filled event is great for the entire family.

    Post-race, enjoy the Redskins' annual Draft Day Party including locker room tours, family activities, player and alumni appearances, and much more!

    Team Name: Official Women of Washington ... Read More

  • OrthoVirginia Presents: Backpack Safety Tips

    03.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    This post is brought to you by OrthoVirginia 

    Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities of the school day. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using a backpack. 

    Wear both straps

    Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the ... Read More

  • 3 Easy & Free Tips for Better Digestion Today

    03.04.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Courtesy of the DC Ladies

    Do you suffer from low immunity, joint pain, brain fog, mood issues, cravings or an autoimmune disease? All of these health issues are related to poor gut function. Great health begins in the digestive tract. You can be eating all organic foods, leafy greens and pastured meats, but if the digestive system isn’t able to fully digest, assimilate, and excrete your meals, you won’t come close to reaching your potential.

    Our digestive system is working overtime to break down food into building blocks for energy, and turns some of it into various substances ... Read More

  • The DC Ladies: Being an Adult is Exhausting

    02.28.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle

    There’s a lot that goes into the daily workings of being an adult.  Not only are we working our butts off, but we are trying to learn and grow and have fun too.  Its’ easy to get tired!

    There are an awful lot of things that you do when you are an adult.  (Let me be clear, I personally want to do all of these things, because the other option is moving back in with my mother, and let’s be honest, that’s not an option!)  But let’s be honest, it’s exhausting!

    Just to name a ... Read More

  • A New Woman!

    02.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Wellness Wednesday Post Brought to you by OrthoVirginia

    Diane was tired of sitting on the sidelines. Years of knee issues had resulted in painful bone-on-bone arthritis and left her unable to participate in all the activities she loved – hiking with her family, keeping up with her twin daughters, playing with her many nieces and nephews. “It was so bad, I could barely get up off the couch,” she says. Under the care of Commonwealth surgeon David Novak, MD, Diane tried everything she could to avoid surgery, including physical therapy and cortisone injections. But when conservative management failed, she knew she ... Read More

  • What Body Shape Am I?

    02.23.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Brought to you by Today's Innovative Woman

    I have always chuckled at the answer, “I am round, round is a shape.”

    No two people are built exactly alike and that is what makes us special. Become familiar with your body type—knowledge is power and the tape measure is a necessary item in your style toolbox.

    Ladies are you average, petite or tall?

    Have you ever taken your true measurements?

    Where do you carry your weight— are you bigger on the top, bigger on the bottom, bigger in the middle? We all carry our weight somewhere on our frame ... Read More

  • Stay Motivated to Workout This Winter!

    02.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Deanna Jefferson, Nike and Celebrity Trainer

    Up and down the east coast the temperatures have been frigidly cold. Winter brings cold temperatures, shorter days, snowy morning, and darker evenings. It's no wonder your workout regimen may have taken a back seat to warm comfort meals and toasty cups of hot chocolate. How can you keep your winter workouts on track? Here are tips to keep you downward-dogging so you'll look and feel your best come the dog days of summer.

     

    Participate in fun cold-weather activities. There are so many active outdoors pastimes in the winter. Try snowboarding ... Read More

  • The DC Ladies Present: The Power of a Vision Board

    02.21.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Happy February, Go Getters! Last month, we talked about committing to a year of getting up, dreaming big, and doing what we love.  This month, we’re going to dive into the first step of your 2015 adventure:  take that vision out of your head, set actionable steps to create the life you want, and make it real.

    In other words: Write the Vision.

    1. Express yourself your way

    If you’re all digital all the time, create an online vision board by signing up for Pinterest and ditch the magazines for every gorgeous picture on the Internet!  A Pinterest ... Read More

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