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Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: The One Food that Will Help You Improve Your Oral Health

Why is oral health important? When people think about improving their health, the last thing they think about is their teeth. However, research has proven that the gateway to overall health starts with oral health. The various unhealthy foods a person consumes doesn't just affect their body, but it can affect their teeth and breathe. In this video, Regan Janelle shares with you some key tips to improve your oral health and the one food that can leave your teeth pearly white and prevent bad breath. [embed]https://youtu.be/gl3vjTnsBMY[/embed] Tips for improving your oral health: Brush your teeth two times a day (once in the morning and once at night) Floss your teeth after each meal Use toothpaste with tartar and plaque ontrol, as well as mouthwash Brush your teeth with charcoal...

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Get Your Glutes Right Just In Time for Summer

Summer is Coming Ladies, summer is less than 50 days away, so you know what that means, we have to start working towards our summer bodies. If you're hitting the gym 5-6 times a week, you can't forget about toning your glutes. Doing cardio alone won't help you shape your lower body, but if you add strength training to your workouts, you'll be able to tone your lower body fast. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BikRdmbgIJY[/embed] Here's a lower body workout that will help shape your glutes: Box squat and pop up jumps Dumbbell Box curtsy lunges  Side to Side Box Squats  Note: Repeat 5-6x and 10 reps each! Key Takeaway You have less than 50 days to get your body right for summer. Let's get it!...

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Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janelle: How Sweet Potatoes Can Help Clear Your Skin

It's Skin Deep [embed]https://youtu.be/RXw-yIL55IQ[/embed] I received my first compliment in years on my skin and I almost teared up. They asked me what I had been doing and I told them eating more sweet potatoes.  In my research on skin types and texture, vitamin A kept popping up. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene which pretty much turns into Vitamin A once it ’s consumed. Sweet potatoes are also an anti-inflammatory food for my blood type which is a WIN all the way around for me. Skin Transformation I have noticed an incredible difference in the texture of my skin and even more of a natural glow. I also matched my topical regimen with my nutrition this month and I believe that has helped tremendously as well in these results. The...

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3 Races that Will Help You Get in Shape and Increase Your Endurance

The secret behind races Most people dread the idea of running either a 5K or a 10K. However, running is one of the best ways to get in shape fast and easy. Instead of rushing to a gym on the weekends, try participating in a race. When competing in a race, you will be more focused on finishing and not realizing you're completing a workout for the day. So, would you rather go to the gym or participate in a fun workout activity? I don't know about you, but I rather run a race any day over going to the gym. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BiJ0T-Ml68P[/embed] Here are 3 races that will help you get in shape and increase your endurance 5K - this race consists of a three-mile run. The majority of people finish...

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The 4 Things You Should Incorporate when Transforming Your Body

The process of transforming your body Transforming your body takes a lot of work and dedication. The majority of people think it's an easy process to improve their health, but sometimes it can take as little to a month or years before seeing your body transform. The secret is - to transform your body you must stay consistent. Consistency is key in all aspects of life - no matter what goal you're trying to accomplish. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhy3WI5Dckp[/embed] Here are the 4 things you need to help transform your body Coaching - Whenever you start a weight loss journey for the first time, I recommend having a coach. You will be able to get the proper assistance you need in order to stay consistent and get the results you've always desired. Wellness Program...

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Full Body Home Workout that Will Transform Your Body in Minutes

The Benefits of Exercising at Home When you're crunched for time sometimes you don't have time to make it to the gym and workout for a full hour. The truth is - all you need is 10-minutes to give yourself an energy boost and hit the ground running, again. The great thing is working out at home gives you the flexibility to do chores around the house, run errands and better prepare your kids for the week ahead. So, never think you don't have time because all you really need is a 10-minute full body workout. Here's a 10-Minute at home full body workout: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXGT7c60Vb4[/embed] Make sure you complete each workout for 60 seconds and complete 2 sets of each! Jump Squats (60 seconds) Leg Lifts (60 seconds) Push...

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Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: How to Heal Your Skin With Certain Food Items

My Skin Journey I’ve never been one to have extremely poor eating habits nor have I ever been one to have major skin issues. About 6 years ago I noticed my face beginning to change. It would get extremely dry, or become too oily, rashes and anything else you could possibly think of would appear. Fast forward to 2 years ago, I went through a dramatic hormonal change causing my face to spiral out of control. My face went from one month or glowing skin to 2 years of confusion, frustration, stress, cystic acne, symptoms of depression and low self-esteem. I didn’t understand what was going on or even why. This lead me to get SERIOUS about my skin health. I began to “eat for my skin” I researched...

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Quick & Easy Twist Out Routine to Style Your Afro

Your Natural Hair Guide to a Quick and Easy Twist Out As a naturalista, sometimes it's difficult to find the right products that work for your hair. We look for products that will leave our hair moisturized and give our hair extra fullness. It's truly a journey of trial and error until we are able to find the right products that will give us the perfect twist out. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DP_jN1QeDc[/embed] A step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect twist out Products:  Aloe & Coconut Water Pre-Shampoo Honey Chocolate, & Coconut Oil Conditioner Shea Butter Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream Cream Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner 5 essential oils with vitamin E (Castor, Grapeseed, Argan, Coconut, and Olive oils) Hair Instructions: Part your hair into four sections and apply the detangling product - aloe...

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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...

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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...