06.20.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Denise Restauri of Forbes.com
Oprah Winfrey is a self-made woman. So is Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. They didn’t grow up with money or the finer things in life, they weren’t offered “legacy” preferences for college, and they didn’t get a trophy on the soccer field just because they showed up. They worked hard and found their support through family, teachers and mentors.
But what makes them tick? That’s what I wanted to know.
Grit. There’s no doubt about it, self-made women have a fire inside them, a fuel that keeps them ... Read More
06.17.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
With the help of Mid-Atlantic Dairy, it's time to put a spin on your traditional vegetable dip by replacing it with this healthy alternative! A cucumber-yogurt dip is perfect for a family gathering or a post-workout snack.
- 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
- 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Optional garnish: Cucumber slices and mint leaves, thinly sliced
Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; stir to ... Read More
06.10.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
(Article from POPSugar)
So what’s one of the biggest excuses for not working out? Not having the time. While it may be true that there are certainly not enough hours in the day, if you plan accordingly, 24 hours may be all that you need – just ask Beyonce!
How she fits it into her busy schedule: She may be always on the go, but when Beyoncé has a few minutes, she knows that she can fit in a few extra calorie-burning moves, like squats, lunges, and planks, no matter where she is. Get Beyoncé's five-minute do-anywhere workout here ... Read More
06.03.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
You hear it all the time "40 is the new 20". That's right! The more we hear it, the more it is becoming accepted. The world isn't over once you hit the age of 40. Let's not get depressed when it comes to the big 4-0! Don't turn your heads, keep reading! People are living longer lives nowadays and with the proper lifestyle changes, we can be as healthy and fit, and possibly even more youthful in our physical appearance!
I am proud to say that I ... Read More
06.02.2015 / Blog Posts Community Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle Redskins
DOWN, SET, HUT!
Several Redskins players helped to run a football clinic for the Dreams for Kids DC (DFKDC) foundation. Together they practiced everything from a simple catch to running routes and even punting and kicking! Will Compton, Shawn Lauvao, Kai Forbath, Alfred Morris, Nick Sundberg and Tress Way were all in on the festivities.
“We’re all happy to come out and help. You get a lot out of it when you give back,” commented LB Will Compton to WUSA9.
Even Morris shared a few of his secrets.
DFKDC is an organization dedicated to providing life-changing experiences to kids ... Read More
05.28.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Redskins
Just before being named No. 78 on the NFL’s Top 100 List, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, May 19th.
Kerrigan is coming off of a career-high season with 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He will enter the 2015 season with a total of 38 sacks moving him up in the history books with Brian Orakpo, Monte Coleman and Charles Mann.
“I’m proud to be able to represent the Redskins on the countdown this year,” Kerrigan said to Redskins.com.
After being drafted in 2011 from Purdue, 16th overall, he ... Read More
05.27.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Redskins
How do YOU #WellnessWednesday? We popped in on some of the Washington Redskins to see how they spent their time being active outside of football!
Redskins first-round draft pick Brandon Scherff has encountered quite the change of scenery since moving from Iowa to the fast pace of Loudon County, VA. In a rookie interview series with Larry Michael, Scherff shared some of his hobbies from back home:
“I started hunting in about 7th grade and I started fishing early with my dad whenever we could."
And I KNOW linebacker Trevardo Williams has been working on his dance ... Read More
05.20.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
It’s great to be you! Feel better, look younger, get healthier and stronger by developing an exercise workout routine, by eating healthier, and by living a better quality of life. But how do you get to that point?
As a wellness and fitness motivator, I am here to help you get in the best shape of your life! Being a cardio kickboxing fitness instructor and martial artist, I learned that discipline plays a key role on developing and sticking with an exercise workout and therefore having achieved a fitness routine. There are days where I may have felt unmotivated ... Read More
05.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
The 2014 NFL Season is now completely in the rear-view mirror. The Draft has come and gone and now it's time for all of the pieces of the puzzle to fall in place. While Jay Gruden builds his to-do list for traning camp, it's time we take a look at our own agendas. Here are five daily reminders every woman should follow!
1. The world isn't ending
I swear (or at least I'm 99% sure). Feel free to shut the daily news off for at least ten minutes a day and jump around, go outside, play ... Read More
05.13.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Ok ladies, time to be honest; is your health your number one priority?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' purpose of this week is to encourage women like yourself to devote more time to your health and to understand what steps you can take to improve your health. Start by taking the National Women's Health Week pledge, then read the article from Center for Disease Control and Prevention below on how much physical activity you should be participating in!
How much physical activity ...
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