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  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Preventing Back Pain

    01.08.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. Causes include muscle or ligament strain, arthritis, ruptured discs, osteoarthritis and spine irregularities.

    Proper body mechanics and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent back pain. Exercise regularly, build muscle strength and flexibility, and maintain a healthy weight. When lifting heavy objects, let your legs do the work.

    Click here for more tips to keep your back healthy and strong.

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    By: Jo Burton, DPT, PT, Commonwealth Orthopaedics

    Commonwealth Orthopaedics has teamed up with the Redskins as a new ... Read More

  • Too Busy to Workout? Keys to Squeezing Your Workout In

    12.17.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson has team up with WOW to offer health and fitness tips! Check out this week's post where she helps the busy women find time to get active! 

    Deanna Jefferson

    In our hectic and fast-paced 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 think and function as well. As moms, wives, and business professionals, we need our bodies and minds to run as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Finger Injuries

    12.12.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Redskins Nose Tackle Barry Cofield suffered a broken bone in his right hand during the preseason. He continued to play however with a clubbed cast covering his injured hand for the next few games! Our friends at Commonwealth Orthopaedics reveals more on finger injuries. 

    If you are an athlete chances are you have jammed, broken or dislocated a finger in the past.  They are among the most common athletic injuries seen by an Orthopedist.  Most of the time these injuries can be treated with taping (buddy taping one finger to an adjacent finger), splinting or casting.  Very rarely ... Read More

  • Super Easy Turkey, Rice and Veggie Soup

    12.08.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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

    This Thanksgiving, my husband got a little over zealous with his turkey-cooking responsibilities and smoked an extra bird.  So, with more than enough turkey in our refrigerator, we froze it in little packs and pull one out whenever I feel moved to try a new recipe.  This turkey soup was amazing!  It came out so good that my kids asked me to pack the leftovers in their lunch.  The best part is that it only took me 8 minutes to prepare and ... Read More

  • NIKE Trainer Deanna Jefferson Dishes on Cold Weather Running Tips

    11.30.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Turkey's Better Warm. So Are You. NIKE Trainer Deanna Jefferson Dishes on Cold Weather Running Tips!

    Thanksgiving and Christmas are the ultimate diet cheat days. With both holidays upon us, it's important to keep moving in order to keep weight gain at bay. Outdoor running is a great way to stay in shape while taking in some fresh air and the natural beauties of Fall and Winter. Here are my 5 tips to cold weather running.

    Layer Up - It's better to be safe than sorry when running outdoors. If you get too ... Read More

  • Harris Teeter Yourwellness: 6 tips for a Healthy Heart

    11.28.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    More women in the U.S. die each year from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Learn more from Beth Avery, a nutritionist and part of Harris Teeter’s yourwellness team:

    The Yourwellness team has five key tips we’d like to share with you that can help protect your heart.

    1. Choose high fiber, whole grains over refined carbohydrates. Aim for at least three servings a day. Brown rice, quinoa and whole wheat bread are some of my favorites.

    2. Eat heart healthy fats – such as those found in extra virgin olive oil, avocado, nuts and coldwater ... Read More

  • Healthy Little Cooks: Homemade Pretzel Hot Dogs

    11.26.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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


    Two of my family’s favorite treats are hot dogs and fresh baked pretzels, so combing them makes me a superhero.  Before we had 4 kids, I’d go to the nearby Amish market to buy them, but at $4 a pretzel my habit became too expensive.  So I searched for a healthier and cheaper way to keep my superhero status. Using Alton Brown’s Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe as a base, I perfected the winning recipe.  Enjoy!

    Ingredients
    8-10 hot dogs ... Read More

  • High Heels: High Risk for Back Pain

    11.22.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    The latest fashion footwear trends as of late have been: the bigger the better! Sky high heels may make your legs look long and lean but they can be causing permanent damage to your overall health. Before you glam up your day, by slapping on a fashionable pair of heels or stilettos, it’s important to know the pernicious effects they may have.

    Top Six Negative Effects of Wearing High Heels:

    1. Abnormal Posture & Low Back Pain: Wearing high heels can shape your posture. The heel of your foot is unnaturally placed above your toes, which puts your entire body ... Read More

  • Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes

    11.18.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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

    This week, I had an incurable craving for something salty, sweet and creamy.  With Thanksgiving coming up, there will be a lot of opportunities to indulge.  So I’ve been working hard to stay on the healthy eating track.  These Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes did the trick.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

    Ingredients
    12 Cocktail tomatoes
    ½ Cucumber
    ¼ Onion
    ¼ Cup Feta cheese
    10 Kalamata olives (or black olives)

    Directions
    1. Wash tomatoes.  Slice off tops just enough to create a ... Read More

  • Get Active, Eat Better, Be Healthy: Zumba

    11.06.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Ashley Guerieri, MS, ACSM, HDL, Inc. Clinical Health Consultant

    “Dance like no one is watching.” In your kitchen, in your living room with the kids - or in a Zumba class!

    Enjoyment is essential for exercise adherence. And group exercise classes are a great way to achieve that enjoyment with a guided exercise routine, sociability, and meeting your goals.

    Zumba has been in existence for more than 10 years and has 10 branded classes in more than 140,000 locations. In a typical Zumba class you can find teens, twenty-somethings , active baby boomer adults, and even toddlers. Class formats range from ... Read More

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