All over the country Americans are celebrating the holidays with family, friends and feasts. The unpleasant reality check is when we hop on the scale after all the festivities. The average Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner packs an average of 3000 calories! Holiday depression can also be brought on by shorter days, longer nights, colder weather, and the pressures of finances and holiday hoopla. Here’s my game-plan to help you stay happy, healthy, and stress-free this holiday season.
Schedule your exercise. As we get busy with holiday plans and traditions, it is harder to find time to exercise. Schedule your ... Read More
In partnership with Athleta, we held a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class on Saturday, September 15th at their Georgetown store. Athleta brand ambassador Lauren Buckner led the workout for our dedicated members. For 45 minutes, the ladies performed by a series of exercises by Buckner where they were put to the test! Mimosas and light snacks were offered after the conclusion of the event.
A big thank you to Athleta and Lauren for a great event! Read More
Via Deanna Robinson, Health and Fitness Expert and Holistic Nutritionist
As we get ready to kickoff the Redskins season, our boys are in training camp preparing for an amazing season ahead! In the spirit of new beginnings, let’s talk about some things that you should do before beginning a new workout routine.
1. Check your health. Consult your doctor and get a physical medical examination, especially if you’re not used to strenuous physical activities, as well as individuals aged 45 and over. An exam can detect any health risks that you could possibly face during exercise.
2. Have ... Read More
Via Grant Cohen, Contributing Writer, Redskins.com
For the fourth year, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has sponsored the flag football league for the Special Olympics of Virginia. This event kicked-off the season, and invited athletes to Redskins Park to participate in football related drills and activities to introduce them to the sport.
Thanks to a partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, volunteers and the entire Redskins rookie class invited youth athletes to the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park for the Dreams for Kids Football Combine where those in attendance rotated through six different activity stations guided.
Seeing ... Read More
With less than two weeks until training camp, rookies can have a difficult time adjusting to the speed of the NFL. Redskins veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder can attest to what you have to do to make it in the NFL. As a 4th round draft pick from Duke , Crowder put in the work which resulted in 192 passes caught only missing one game since he was drafted in 2015. He has been pleased with how the rookies have been progressing in a recent interview with redskins.com.
The three-year veteran’s advice to his new teammates is to stay ... Read More
Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson have been having fun during their first offseason with the Redskins.
Last week Allen traveled back to his alma mater as he and his longtime girlfriend Hannah Franklin got married. They exchanged their vows at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa and had their reception at Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium. Check out this snap from his big day and visit his instagram for more pictures https://www.instagram.com/jonallen93/?hl=en
Congrats to Jonathan and Hannah!
As for Ryan, he spent his week giving back to his hometown, Daphne, Alabama by hosting a ... Read More
The Perfect Summer-Travel Wellness Accommodations
Summertime is drawing close and it’s high season for vacation travel for Americans. Why not use this summer vacation to focus on wellness while traveling?! Fit-cations are becoming a new trend, and for those of us who like to go on vacation and not return 10 pounds heavier, this might be a thing. Vacation is about relaxation and rejuvenation, and what better way to accomplish that than by adding a dose of wellness into your travel plans. Here are 3 great fit-cation accommodations domestic and international.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is arguably the ... Read More
Chef Jon Mathieson is back this week with a great new egg white omelet recipe. It is easy to prepare, easy to follow, and great for your overall health and wellness! Just follow these quick steps: Read More
- Bring your frying pan on your stovetop to a low/medium heat
- Add olive oil to your pan, then combine red onions, white onions, red peppers, and green peppers. Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Separately sauté shitake mushrooms, then add to your pan along with turkey sausage and turkey bacon
- Add 4 egg whites to your pan. Gently stir to incorporate it ...
Chef Jon Mathieson, executive chef for the Washington Redskins, demonstrates how to make a spin off the Turkey Reuben, a classic summer dish. To watch the video click here! https://bit.ly/2H0ywnt
- Smoked peppered turkey
- Swiss cheese
- Marble rye bread
- Cabbage slaw
- Avocado puree
Steps: Read More
- Add olive oil to your pan or griddle on medium heat
- Add turkey with the cheese on top of it so it can start to melt
- Place the bread in the olive oil so it was toast on both sides
- Then spread the puree on each slice of bread
- Finally, add the ...
Executive Chef Jon Mathieson teaches us how to prepare beef and broccoli stir fry as a quick and healthy selection. To watch the video click here! https://bit.ly/2GYWiQ
- Red Peppers
- Green peppers
- Bok choy
- Red onions
- Red chili flakes
- Brown rice
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- First, add canola oil to your pan and once it’s hot, add the onions and beef.
- Add both peppers and bok choy with a touch of red chili flakes. Then, add the brown rice over the top.
- Let it cook for a second before slowly incorporating the garlic and ginger ...
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