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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...

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 ...

Deep Conditioning Treatment

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...

Prevent Acne with Cleansing

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....

Herbal Detox Teas

3 Detox Teas to Help You Lose Weight and Stay in Shape

If you are already a huge fan of tea, and you haven’t tried any of the detox teas below - then girl, YOU BETTER GET INTO IT! Detox teas are often used for weight loss, but can also be used for weight management. Drinking a detox tea is a method used to detoxify and rebalance your body. The teas are high in antioxidants and formulated to improve your liver function, as well as support your digestive organs. Most women are unaware of the correlation between digestive health and body weight. If the digestive system is imbalanced it will be hard to lose and maintain weight. So, here are three detox teas that are not only beneficial to your digestive health but overall well-being.   Lyfe Tea We all...

Body goals by Victoria

How to Gain the Body You’ve Always Wanted

I’m sure we all love hearing advice from health and wellness coaches about body goals and healthy eating habits. But, listening to a person that was once in your shoes gives you a different type of motivation. So, I decided to interview, Victoria, a teacher and former cheerleader that worked diligently for the body she once had.  Q: Prior to reaching your body goals, explain the state of your health? A: After graduating from college, I gained 25 pounds. As a teacher, I would drink soda and eat white cheddar popcorn almost every day. After a long day of running behind kids, I was exhausted after work. I felt lazy, sluggish, and I knew I wasn’t myself. Growing up as a cheerleader, I was always in...

Chemical Peel Results After a Glycolic and Salicylic peel

Chemical Peels That Will Make Your Skin Look Flawless

Switch up your skincare regimen You ever wonder why certain celebrities like Nicole Murphy, Karrueche Tran, and Brandy Norwood have impeccable skin? It's because these ladies have found a skincare regimen that works well for them. It's now time for you to try a new skincare routine, chemical peel, that will have everyone turning their heads. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuK7s1MZUlA[/embed] What is a Chemical Peel? A chemical peel is a procedure designed to remove dead skin cells of the face and make the surface of the face appear smooth and fresh. There are various forms of chemical peels ranging from light to deep, dependent upon your skin type, per Skin Tightening Sage. Light chemical peels are known to have mild penetration when applied and all skin types can experience this procedure. Your skin will recover immediately after...

Flawless Skin

Nicole Murphy’s Secret to Flawless Skin

By this point, we think it’s safe to say that black women have a certain knack for aging gracefully. No matter our age, our skin is known to have anyone second guessing just how young we really are. So how do we do this? Well, it’s a mix of genetics, good diet, fitness, and we can’t forget, a really good skincare routine. And according to one of the Queens of the black women don’t crack committee, Nicole Murphy, there’s one skin care line in particular that every woman should have in their stash. At 50, Nicole Murphy is the epitome of skin care goals. With not a wrinkle or blemish to be found, we were beyond excited to learn exactly what skin care product she attributes...

Holiday Beauty

Black Girl Beauty Holiday Lookbook

While we’ll always love getting all dressed up for the holidays, it’s the beauty looks that we love the most. When you think holiday beauty, shades of red lipstick and the perfectly placed sparkle are the first things that come to mind. And the hair? The bigger the better in our opinion. If you’re looking for some holiday beauty inspiration to make your look complete this season we have just the ideas for you. Big Hair, Don’t Care [caption id="attachment_5259" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo via @naturalhairloves[/caption] This is the holiday beauty look for the girls who want their hair to be the center of attention. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve mastered the perfect twist or will rocking a protective style, the point of this look is to let your...

Style Inspiration/body type

Style Inspiration for Every Event this Season

Who else has been so busy wrapping up shopping, work, and regular life that they haven’t even had the chance to think about holiday style. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the end of the season swiftly approaching and holiday events and parties on the horizon (and in some cases well underway) it’s time to start thinking about your holiday style. If you need some help with where to start, here’s a few ideas no matter what kind of event you’re headed to this season. The Office Party Deciding what to wear to your job’s holiday party can be tricky. Especially if you’re heading there straight after the work day or planning to head somewhere right after. Depending on your work environment, some outfits might make more...