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Author: Farah Green

Simple Ways to Practice Seasonal Self-Love

As the seasons change, it’s no secret that sometimes your mood can too. Fluctuations in the weather might leave you looking forward to the holidays, while simultaneously dreading your upcoming busy schedule. Though it’s easy to let your calendar start to dictate the time you have to yourself, there are several simple ways you can practice seasonal self-love. If you’re already starting to feel like you need to fit in some you-time this fall, and in the months to come, consider the tips below on easy ways to do just that.  Participate Each upcoming month sparks numerous holiday activities to participate in, so determine what you’d love most to do and take action. Whether you go apple picking, carve pumpkins, or stay in and watch a spooky...

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How to Improve Your Health at Any Age

No matter what age you are, it’s always possible to improve your health a little bit each day. To be successful, it will require patience, discipline, and an optimistic attitude. Here are a few things you can start implementing into your daily routine! Move More Often Regular physical activity lowers your risk of numerous health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, it can help relieve stress and improve your overall mental well-being. Regardless of what age you are, adding movement to your daily routine is achievable. If you’re not sure where to begin, find workout routines for every age group here. Ditch the Fad Diets The market is saturated with the newest trending diets. Many will claim it’s the best...

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Working Remotely: A Guide To Your Health

Working remotely is a desired perk that Millennials and Gen-Z look for when on the hunt for a job. Luckily, employers aren’t disappointing! Because of the staggering benefits of working remotely, 50% of the US population spend part of their week working outside of their office. However, adjusting to a work-from-home schedule can be difficult and it’s important to maintain your health to keep your productivity and happiness high.  Have an “office” Having a dedicated space to get your work done is extremely important for productivity and your health. Don’t allow yourself to sit in your pajamas and work in your bed all day because it can hinder productivity, ruin your sleep, and ultimately isn’t the right environment to get work done.  Even if you live in a...

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Christie Champaign: “My Mission is to Connect As Many of You As I Can to Someone that Can Help.”

This week’s Black Girl Health Partner Spotlight goes to Ms. Christie Champaign. Back in 2008, Christie was dealing with unexplained health issues that were impacting her quality of life. She was the classic case of “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” and decided that it was time to reclaim her health and wellbeing. Through her journey of healing her body naturally, she created Your Health Connect. This movement is all about connecting people with the resources they need to live their best lives. If you are looking for better health, and don’t know where to turn, it’s time to connect with Your Health Connect. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIk8CRo5WW4&feature=youtu.be[/embed] "One day, I got out of bed to get ready for work and I looked in the mirror...

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PCOS: A Different Kind of Cysterhood

When it comes to black women and our gynecological health, we are educated about fibroids, endometriosis, sexually transmitted infections, and female-related cancers.  But what about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?!   1 in 10 women is affected by this hormonal disorder. It may be the reason for your irregular periods.  It might be the catalyst for your excessive facial hair.  It could be why you’re having such a hard time conceiving.  Perhaps it’s the source of your mood swings.  Maybe it’s the reason that you are more successful at gaining weight than you are at losing it.  No two cysters are alike.  Some women have multiple symptoms while others may only have a few.   Diagnosing PCOS includes a pelvic exam (to check your reproductive organs for any...

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Superseeds: Do you want to feel like a superhero? (No tights required.)

By Erika Long, Health & Wellness Contributor Superheroes have special powers, gadgets, and alliances, but what do we mere mortals have? How can we tap into our fullest potential? The answer is superseeds. These seeds are nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and may be the key to superhuman vitality. These amazing little gems allow our bodies to absorb a powerful punch of protein, healthy fats and essential minerals in a small, convenient package. Nutritionally, consuming seeds are like bounding a building in a single leap. To get the most out of every bite, look at adding these three seeds: hemp, flax and chia seeds, to your daily regimen.  Protein’s Superman To have superstrength, we need the muscle power built by consuming complete proteins. Much like how there is light, medium and dark...

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6 Questions You Should Ask Your Gynecologist

Going to the gynecologist can be scary, especially when you don’t know what questions to ask. Here’s a list of important questions you should keep in mind when visiting your doctor: What birth control methods are there? There are a variety of birth control methods currently on the market to choose from. The birth control pill is one of the most common options, but finding the right one really depends on your lifestyle. Options like the patch, shot, or vaginal ring are all good alternatives for those who can manage a schedule but don’t want to worry about taking a daily medication. The IUD and implant are methods for women who prefer to be on birth control, but not constantly worry about taking it. It’s a good...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

For years, women have strived to fight for control over our bodies and rights. We’ve come a long way over the years when it comes to our social, cultural, economic, and political achievements, and that’s something definitely worth celebrating! International Women’s Day falls on March 8th every year and this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, with a focus to create more gender balance. One of the best ways to celebrate this year is by empowering yourself as well as the women around you. Here are a few ways you can add to the celebration! Lift Each Other Up Sometimes as women, we may feel like we’re in competition with other women around us. It’s almost as if we’ve been hardwired into believing that we have to meet a...

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3 Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Green

While living a healthy lifestyle is primarily determined by what we eat and how often we exercise, it’s also determined by how we treat our planet. From using a reusable water bottle to riding a bike to work, there are many ways that we can actively help make the Earth a healthier place. With Earth day coming up on April 22nd, people will be seeking out all kinds of ways to be extra kind to the planet. One way we can do this is through our beauty routines. While making a transition to a green beauty routine can take time, there are 3 easy ways that we can still look fabulous while also being more eco-friendly! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRFk7Qg_p-o Reduce the Use of Water While we all know how...

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Honoring International Women’s Day!

March is an important month for women. It serves as Women’s History Month, while March 8th is International Women’s Day. This day represents women everywhere and how they have meaningfully impacted the world in so many ways. The first celebration of this day was in 1909 and after that, the International Socialist Women's Conference suggested one be held annually. As this day becomes more prevalent in society, women-owned companies have slid to the forefront of the media. Did you know 58% more businesses are women-owned than in 2007? We are embracing female empowerment more than ever in 2019. Read along to hear more stories of amazing companies run by powerful women! True&Co. Michelle Lam is the CEO of True&Co.; an online women’s lingerie company who help women find...

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