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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...

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

The alarming statistics behind diabetes Did you know that more than 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and African Americans are 50 to 100 percent more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to Caucasians. In addition, black women are 2-4 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than white women. If type 2 diabetes isn’t managed correctly, it can lead to blindness, nerve damage, leg and foot amputations, and kidney failure. Aren’t these statistics alarming? [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj8szfjEkcY[/embed] Not many people are aware that type 2 diabetes can be preventable and reversed naturally. America is known for its reactive measures in combating...

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3 Deep Conditioning Methods to Help Your Hair Grow & Glow

Deep conditioning your scalp is key to having luscious, thick and healthy hair. Purchasing deep conditioning treatments from beauty supply brands is great, but there’s nothing like making your own hair regimen from natural products inside of your home. Here are 3 homemade deep conditioning treatments you can incorporate into your hair regimen. Banana Hair Mask Do you have dry and dull hair? If so, the banana mask will help add moisture and shine to your hair. This particular mask has lots of antibiotics and Vitamin C. This hair treatment will also help your hair grow longer, stronger and faster. Check out the recipe below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MaWMMn_EpM[/embed] 1 ripe banana (2 if you have long hair) 2 tablespoons of olive oil and coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey ½ cup full-fat...

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How to Build a Facial Routine to Rid and Prevent Acne

From oily and dry skin to acne-prone skin, during our adulthood, we’ve all felt like a teenager going through the tortures of puberty. The truth is everybody experiences breakouts at least once or twice a year. We all test a variety of skincare products, hoping that one would stick. But based on my experience, it wasn’t so much the trial and error process of testing different types of skincare products as it was about getting into the groove of a facial routine. 5 Steps That Will Help You Build a Facial Routine [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4NJI12_sA[/embed] Cleanse your skin daily After a long day, your face has been exposed to a large number of bacteria-carrying products such as cellular devices, fingers, makeup brushes, oils, and fragrances just to name a few....

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Hamstring Workouts that Can Help Improve Your Posture

Why hamstring workouts helps to improve posture? Here’s a great exercise that you can do from the comfort of your home - hamstring curls with bands or an exercise ball.  Well- developed hamstrings will help you maintain good posture, and prevent leg injuries. Because your hamstrings cross the knee and hip joints, they work to bend your knees and draw your hips backward. When executing the explosive movement, these muscles play an important part in shifting the load from your knees to your hips. The video below reveals one of the most effective ways to maximize your hamstring workout. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mbtAVUkONY[/embed] How to complete a hamstring workout using an exercise band Take a band and safely wrap it around a sturdy post. Place the band around your...

Here’s How To #Popthequestion To Your Man #Likeaboss

Pop the Question to Your Man like a BOSS Before you get into a serious relationship, it's always important to sit down with your partner and have 'the talk' because 46 percent of blacks in the U.S. are living with HIV.  I know this conversation can be somewhat uncomfortable, but you should always think about your sexual health, first. Here is a video that can help lighten up the mood before approaching your partner with the conversation. Make it a Shared Experience. If you put yourself out there and word it in a way that's hows you're also willing to take the brave walk with them, "I think it would be smart if we both got tested for the sake of our health," then you stand a better chance...

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Studies Reveal Fasted Cardio Helps Burn More Fat

We have all heard you shouldn’t eat right before a swim. Now there’s a new study that suggests fasted cardio is one of the most efficient ways to burn fat and get the most out of your workout. Why Fasted Cardio? [embed]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f2d0vYkWX0Y[/embed] The new trend is called fasted cardio and encourages working out first thing in the morning before breakfast. According to studies, the body will burn more fat. The body typically draws on carbs for energy. Without food, your body will only have existing fat to use for energy. Then, after the workout, studies say that your body will be better able to absorb carbs and proteins. The idea is that your body will use the food to restore energy instead of storing it as fat. Fasted Cardio...