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Pillow Abs

Pillow Abs: 9 Ab Exercises You Can Do With Your Pillow

Who knew you could work your abs using a pillow? The majority of us believe we have to make it to the gym to work our abs. However, Jeanette Jenkins new ab workout shows us how we can be in the comfort of our home and still strengthen our core. Goodbye ab machines and hello comfy pillows! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpsCFrnAQ3[/embed] Here are 9 Ab Exercises you can do in the comfort of your home using a pillow: Leg Darts Half Roll Back Leg Lifts V-Hold Double Leg Kicks V-Hold Pillow Smash Pillow Twist Extend Legs Ab Tuck with Pillow Pass Straight Leg Pillow Pass Side Plank with Reach Under Key Takeaway Ladies, summer is right around the corner. So before you complain about having to go to the gym to work your...

Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: How to Strengthen Your Hair with Food Vitamins

Head to Toe Nutrition Series Black Girl Health is bringing something that’s health driven and catered to all of our Nubian Fit Chicks! “Head to Toe” will focus on the essential nutrients and vitamins needed for optimal health for our bodies. In this week's series, we are giving you tips on how to grow and strengthen your hair without having to consume hair vitamins. The key is to grow your hair naturally by consuming foods with natural vitamins. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut2LxHe9J7A Are you looking to grow and transform your hair? Whether you wear it short, long, weave or without, the hair that grows from our head is one of the first things we consider when we talk about our health. We endure so much throughout the day like stress and hormonal irregularities are not foreign...

Green Smoothie detox

5 Ways to Stay Fit by Completing A Weekly Detox

Detox week isn't anything crazy, but I want the focus to be on consuming more foods that are high in fiber that will promote the release of toxins from the body. Here are 5 detox tips that will help you stick to the No Sweets Challenge: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNIw0yw3GcU[/embed] 1. Incorporate at least 1 green smoothie a day.  Green smoothies are great for breakfast or as a snack. They are full of fiber and it's an easy way to consume your veggies and fruits per day. 2. Eliminate toxic oils. Avoid cooking with vegetable oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and canola oil. Instead experiment and cook with avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil or flaxseed oil. These oils are less toxic and help the digestive system. 3. Drink green...

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Fitness on a treadmill

6 Treadmill Workouts that Will Get Your Heart Pumping and Body Drenched

Treadmill workouts don't have to be boring!  The majority of people dread going to the gym and that's because of not having a workout routine. The first workout equipment people often use is the treadmill. But after 15 minutes of walking or running on the treadmill, we are ready to quit. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhRdaqMnBtf[/embed] Here are 6 Treadmill Workouts to help transform your body: Lateral Squat Jumps - start at 2.0 speed and start with just lateral shuffles and add a squat when you are comfortable. Front Squat Jumps - start at 3.0 speed and make sure it's low impact. Feel free to also do regular squats with feet on the side rails. Single Leg Glute Belt Pushes - the treadmill is off at this point and you're working each leg...

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sweets

You Can Still be Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Sweets

Do you crave sweets? When people think of being healthy, they often feel like they have to deprive themselves of sweets. The truth is, you don't! You just need to find healthy alternatives that will give you all the nutrition you need. Here's a pancake recipe that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth, but still provider your body some nutritional value. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgyxDUpAfVH[/embed] Plant-based Maple Muffin Pancake Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 small ripe banana 1tbsp chia seeds 1 scoop Banana maple muffin ( available www.gettrusupps.com) 1 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla extract & cinnamon to taste Add 3tbsp of warm water to the 1tbs of chia seeds. Cook batter in a non-stick pan with coconut oil over medium heat. Read the remaining recipe by @massy.arias above!  Key Takeaway If you have a sweet...

body goals

Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4vF8FBttR[/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...

seasonal fruits

5 Seasonal Fruits That Will Help You Stay in Shape

Why should I consume fruit daily? Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories and can help reduce diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Fruits also hold a lot of nutrients, natural vitamins, and minerals that will help us function regularly. Also, fruits provide us with natural stimulators that help us produce energy to stay in shape. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg2E9JsnCIo[/embed] Here are 5 seasonal fruits that will help you stay in shape: Apples - Apples are low in calorie and are powerful antioxidants that help stimulate brain cells. People who eat apples are less likely to develop high blood pressure, colon cancer and it promotes healthy teeth. Kiwi -  Kiwi is loaded with a lot of vitamins C and E. Both vitamins are strong in antioxidants that help prevent cancer and promote...

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Join the 30000Mile Walk to help save a child’s life

Did you know AIDS is the leading cause of death among children living in Africa?  In fact, children between the ages 0-4 are more likely to die than any people living with HIV/AIDs. Due to the alarming rate of HIV/AIDS diagnoses and deaths, the American Foundation of Children with AIDs Inc. (AFCA) has partnered Charity Footprints to fundraise $20,000 to help infected children in Africa pay for treatment, school fees, sustainable food resources and medical supplies. To provide support for the children in need, AFCA and Charity Footprints created the 30000Miles campaign. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_8XhPmFBi8[/embed] What is the 30000Miles Campaign? The campaign is a virtual walk through Africa, which will take you from one capital city to the next in mainland Africa, covering a total of 30,090 miles. The walk will begin on...

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fitness journey transformation process

Don’t Rush Your Fitness Journey, It Takes Time!

Why does "patience" and "fitness" have to work together? Have you ever weighed yourself and got frustrated with the scale? Or looked in the mirror and began to criticize your body? It's ok! We've all done it before. As women, our bodies are constantly changing. But instead of being patient with our bodies, we tend to want a major body transformation in a day. The truth is, it's unrealistic! It's not that our goals aren't reachable, it's the unrealistic time frame we give ourselves to reach them. Weight loss is a slow process and if you want to do it right, you have to be patient with your body. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgybUDYlTQm[/embed] Here are 4 tips that will help you obtain patience during your fitness journey: Plan ahead and give your body time to transform. You...

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Healthy and Fit Vegan

How to Become a Fit and Healthy Vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? I know, I have!  After watching What the Health, a documentary that highlights the benefits of veganism, I went vegetarian for a month. Surprisingly, a few of my girlfriends did as well. But, over the course of 30 days, I knew I was doing the right thing for my body. Since I already practice healthy eating, I thought cutting out meat would be a breeze. And to be honest with you, it was. However, I wasn’t losing any weight and traveling to South Africa didn’t help me stay on track. If you’re transitioning from a carnivorous diet to a vegetarian diet, there are three mistakes that ought to be avoided in order to promote a more efficient...