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5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist

Summer is here! Ladiesssss! Summertime is here and it is time for those bikinis and sundresses. We all want to look absolutely fabulous in our bright summer colors with our waist snatched. Below are some exercises that will help you get those abs tight and your waist right. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msoNz1bXU7s[/embed] 5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist: Weighted Sit Ups: This move will target your upper abdominals as well as your shoulders. Be sure to control your movement up and on your way back down to your mat for the ultimate ab engagement. Star Sit Ups: This move is already a challenge, but Sharita takes it to another level by challenging you to keep your feet off the floor the whole time. Try to crunch...

6 Reasons Why Black Women Should Meditate

Why should black women meditate? So many of us experience stress day in and day out. The question is not how to avoid being stressed but how to manage your stress. Below you will find tips and a videos on meditation, why it’s healthy for you, and how to do it. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xS-e0-uPU[/embed] Here are the 6 reasons why we should meditate: Brings positive thoughts. Meditation allows you to clear your head from all those negative thoughts. It helps you break free from that nagging boss, financial concern or the boyfriend that just won’t do right. You can detach from the world and take yourself into a happy place. It gives your mind time to focus on the good things in your life ultimately resulting in a more peaceful you. Better...

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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...

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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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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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...

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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Intermittent Fasting 101: How to Maximize Your Weight Loss Results

When most people think of “intermittent fasting,” they only think of starvation and tend to ignore the health benefits. Research studies reveal that reducing your daily calorie intake by 20 to 40 percent is an effective way to lose weight, improve cardiovascular, boost metabolism health, and prevent disease. However, most people find it difficult to eat less during the day, especially if their daily diet consists of eating five to six meals every two to three hours. Realistically, who would want to feel ‘hangry’? So before you adopt a new diet regimen, intermittent fasting, here’s what you need to know.   What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent Fasting (IF) involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. This eating system typically focuses on when to eat, not necessarily what...

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How Our Partnership with NLM Helps to Spread HIV Awareness

Black Girl Health partners with the National Library of Medicine to spread HIV awareness. As part of this partnership, we produced a video compiled of innovative HIV projects from organizations all over the country. The video production also includes the process we took to create and execute BGH's HIV social media campaign, "Pop The Question". [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6DkJ5yPSCA&list=PLCA76BACD15A0F1D0[/embed] Check it out and remember to pop the question and take control of your sexual health....

Breast Cancer Awareness

4 Breast Cancer Organizations Dedicated to Black Women

October is the month that women (and men) come together to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. From walks to brunches, workshops to gatherings, pink October has become one of the most widely recognized awareness months of the year. And for good reason. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation: 1 in 8 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer For black women in particular, though we are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, we are less likely to survive if diagnosed. With these statistics, it is essential for black women to be informed and educated about breast cancer. Here are four organizations that...