12.19.2014 / Events Health and Wellness
Calling all Hometown Heroes! To start the New Year, the Redskins have teamed up with Inova for their annual January blood drive, and we need your help.
Blood from donors has helped save over 265,000 lives and in order to meet our community’s needs, blood must be collected every day of the year.
One person, donating blood for one hour, can save up to three lives!
Inova Blood Donor Services is the largest hospital-based blood-collection effort in the nation, and with your help, they can expand this effort even more.
ACL Injuries in Females
By, Keith Lawhorn, MD
ACL injuries are approximately 4-6 times greater in females compared to males. The female soccer player has the highest risk for ACL injury. With the increase in the understanding as to why the female athlete is at greater risk, prevention programs have been developed to help prevent ACL injury in the female athlete.
Assessment of jump mechanics (having the athlete drop from a one-foot-high box and explode into a jump when landing from the box) can be used to identify the at-risk female athlete.
It is important to teach females to use ... Read More
12.10.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson, Nike and Celebrity Trainer
With Christmas nearing, most of us are racking our brains to decide on that perfect gift for those special friends and family members this season. One in three people make a New Year's resolution of which many are health related. Why not, help them hit the ground running in 2015 with these awesome Fit Gifts for Christmas.
This blender will upgrade anyone's smoothie making experience. Although it's a bit pricey, the Vitamix can pulverize the toughest ingredients including frozen fruit, nuts, cores, and tough ... Read More
12.03.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Making dinner every night for the family isn't always the easiest task. Groceries must be bought and tastes satisfied, and somewhere along the way, keeping the meal healthy might be forgotten.
Today, we are giving you the ultimate chicken recipe that is both tasty and healthy! Requiring only 8 ingredients, this is sure to become a classic, go-to meal for your family.
Better-Than-Fried Chicken Drumskicks
Makes: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
8 skinless chicken drumsticks
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1 ... Read More
12.02.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
While the Redskins are tackling the Rams on the field, the team's off the field efforts will be geared towards bringing awareness to diabetes for this week's Tackle Diabetes Game on December 7, 2014!
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death for Americans and also places a considerable cost burden on those afflicted.
Approximately 9.3% of the U.S. population had the disease in 2012.
Around 1.7 million of those within this number were diagnosed just that year. What's interesting about diabetes however is that for many, the disease is preventable.
November was National ... Read More
11.26.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle
By Althea Zanecosky from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
I'm hosting my usual Thanksgiving celebration for over 20 friends and family members.
When I prepare my shopping list, search for recipes and scour the supermarket circulars, I am always amazed at all the warnings about what foods to serve—and what not to serve! Many items are promoted as “100% natural,” “organic” or “chemical free,” implying that anything that is the opposite is unhealthy.
11.26.2014 / 100 Days of WOW Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
FOUR TIPS TO INDULGE AND NOT BULGE THIS THANKSGIVING!
And yes, you can still eat the mac & cheese ...
You CAN have your cake (and turkey!) and eat it too this Thanksgiving. Here's how:
LOSE THE BOOZE: Alcohol is full of empty calories. Empty calories have no nutritional value, so essentially alcohol is a waste of calories ideal for packing on body fat. Not to mention, alcohol lowers your inhibition and can cause you to over-eat. If you’re going to drink, stick with a glass of red wine or a shot of ... Read More
11.26.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Women’s health is an area of physical therapy dedicated to evaluating and treating health conditions experienced by women throughout their life span.
Women of all ages may benefit from physical therapy intervention including young female athletes, pregnant or postpartum females, menopausal and elderly women. Common diagnoses include urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, pelvic organ prolapse, pain during pregnancy and postpartum, diastasis recti, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and pelvic pain.
The pelvic floor plays a key role in many of the above conditions.
The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments and fascia, located between the tailbone and pubic bone. These structures support ... Read More
11.12.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Patella Femoral Pain
Pain is usually centered around the kneecap and can increase with walking up and down the stairs and squatting activities.
Possible causes can include:
- Quad weakness: especially if the inner quad muscle isn’t as strong as the outer part
- Tightness: especially on the outside of the knee or IT band
- Improper alignment from the hips or feet
- Improper technique with exercise
If these muscle imbalances are present, they can cause the patella to track incorrectly causing pain
Physical therapy can help restore these muscle imbalances by combining stretching, strengthening, soft tissue mobilization, and taping techniques.
Commonwealth ... Read More
11.12.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Rob Skinner, team dietitian for the Washington Redskins, makes us his November Smoothie!
With a chocolate milk base, a banana for potassium, peanut butter for flavor and a scoop of chocolate whey protein to help with recovery, this smoothie looks like it's not only delicious, but the perfect post-workout drink.
Check it out below:
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