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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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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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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...

Meal Prepping is Key

How Meal Prepping is the Gateway to Transforming Your Body

Why is meal prepping important? Most people believe the key to weight loss is exercise. While exercise does play a major role in dropping those unwanted pounds, meal prepping is highly important because it will help you fight for the body you always desired. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BggvH0-giWY[/embed] Here are the 3 things you should do to prepare for meal prepping: Pick a day - The reason why picking a day to meal is highly encouraged is because this would actually help you stay on track. Most people use Sundays for meal prepping. It helps people with nutrition and fitness goals start the week off strong and end with a bang. Designating a day to meal prepping is extremely important if you're looking to earn consistent results. Pick the meals - Now that you...

6 exercises that will make you sweat

6 Exercises that Will Make You Sweat and Strengthen Your Body!

When the gym is crowded, what should I do? If you've ever been to the gym during its peak hours, you know that it's crowded and every machine is occupied. Instead of having to wait for a machine to become available, you should create your own workout routine. In case you get stumped, here are six exercises that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your body. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgU26oDhXIC[/embed] Full Body Workout Routine by Latoya Shauntay Snell 10 pushups 15 air squats with a weighted plate 15 back lunges with a weighted plate 1 minute of jump rope 5 split squats on each leg 6 Burpees Complete 3-5 rounds of this workout depending on your time constraints. This workout is extremely helpful if you're crunched for time or have a limited amount of...

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4 Workout Classes to Help Maximize Your Calorie Burn

Get Out of Your Typical Workout Routine If you hit the gym 5-6 times a week and you dread exercising each day, don't you think it's time to switch up your workout routine? Don't get me wrong, I love the elliptical, treadmill, free weights, and machine bike, but there's nothing like workout classes. When you're in a workout class, it's rare that you find yourself dreading the workout and it doesn't feel like you're exercising. For the most part, you are more focus on doing the movements correctly and building friendships with other people in the class. For example, the women in this photo are having a blast dancing. They are fierce and confident while executing every dance move. The last thing they're thinking about is knowing that...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit

Question of the Day: What does living a fit life mean to you?

Living Your Best Life Some people believe living a fit life means you have to be a certain shape or weight. However, living a fit life doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. Living a fit life is more than checking the number on the scale. Living a fit life is more than depriving yourself of your favorite foods and dropping a few pounds. So, that's why I ask ...

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Transform Your Body By Competing with Yourself and No One Else!

Transform Your Body Transforming your body takes hard work and dedication. You have to stay consistent with eating properly and implementing the right workouts to reach your body goals. It's extremely important that during this process, you don't compare yourself to anyone. Stay in competition with yourself, not the Instagram models! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf9AokgHAGD[/embed] If you read the Instagram post below by @saiphifer she states "Me vs. Me." This is a perfect example of how you should determine your progress. It's important to not solely rely on the scale, which will enable you to focus more on building muscle and confidence. Here are five ways to measure your victories without using the scale: Track your eating habits - Make sure you are eating 5-6 times a day to help speed up your metabolism. Your...

Let the Music Do the Heavy Lifting

Finding My Passion and Purpose Becoming a DJ after having a career as a theatrical actress and dancer was a huge lifestyle shift for me. Long, late hours of work meant unstable sleeping and eating patterns. The freelance lifestyle comes with unique stresses and being an entrepreneur can consume one’s thoughts 24/7 if we let it. Alcohol was suddenly being offered to me freely and excessively… at my job! Needless to say, I put on some pounds during that transition period as I found my way as a new DJ. Now, I have a career that is fulfilling and which brings me joy, and I’ve learned how to maintain healthier habits around my new DJ lifestyle. My Workout Routine One of my favorite healthy habits is my home workout...