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6 Gift Ideas for Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Let’s be real. While we all understand and can appreciate the impact that exercise and fitness have on our lives, there are some of us that do it because we know have to, and there are those who do it because the love it. If you have those people in your life who are obsessed with all things fitness, give them a gift they’ll really enjoy this year. Here are our picks for you fitness loving friends and family. Fitness Planner - If your loved one is all about planning, tracking, and documenting her fitness goals, a fitness planner is the perfect gift. There are so many different types available from yearly planners to planning for a specific goal. You can even get one that...

Staying on Track

Staying on Track During the Holidays

If there is one time of year that is guarantee to throw all our good diet and exercise habits out the window it’s the holidays. When you’re surrounding by all the good food, good people, and good times, it’s easy to kick your eating habits to the wind and put exercising on the back burner until next year. We’ve all been there. Now, we’re not saying you have to give up all the sugar, spice, and everything nice this season but practicing moderation and staying on track is a great compromise so you can have the best of both worlds. Here’s how: 1 | Be realistic. You want to know the easiest way to fall off the bandwagon hard? It’s by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself....

Body Positivity

What Rihanna Taught Us about Body Positivity

Who else can relate to the--sometimes constant--rollercoaster that comes along with body fluctuations and womanhood. The changes our bodies go through different seasons of our lives, different times of the year, during our monthly cycles, or even between days can be a lot. Especially if we’re super focused on reaching those weight lost. It can be discouraging when you head to your closet to put on your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right last week, but today? Not so much. One celebrity we know can relate is Rihanna. Let’s take a lesson from Riri and stop stressing about what we can and can’t wear and embrace our bodies, no matter the day. Here’s how Rihanna does it: She pays attention to her body and...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Therapy

For Black Women Considering Therapy

Many of the discussions surrounding health typically focus on the physical aspects. Whether we’re talking about our diets, exercise routines, or different ailments that afflict us, each of these fall under the realm of physical health. But, there’s more to your overall health and wellness than just physical aspects. Both emotional and mental health play a key role in your overall state of well being and when not monitored properly can even cause some physical effects as well. And while wellness has been great at helping bridge those gaps, it doesn’t always take your mental health into consideration. In the black community, there has long been a stigma regarding therapy and mental health. It’s not uncommon for black women and men to feel there is no...

Eat Healthy on the Go

How to Eat Healthy on the Go

As busy women holding down careers, side hustles, families, and passions, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves in the familiar cycle of eating whatever is quick and available to us. Unfortunately, most times that means instead of try to eat healthy, we eat foods that aren’t exactly the best for us. Even though our daily schedules aren’t likely to change, that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck eating the wrong foods. With a little preparation and some quick thinking, you can make healthy choices on the go. Eat breakfast. I know, I know, this sounds really cliche but starting off your day with a healthy breakfast that you make BEFORE you leave the house can really set...

Podcasts for Black Women

Best Beauty, Health, & Wellness Podcasts for Black Women

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet, you’ll want to after reading this. When it comes to the world of beauty, health, and wellness we’re so used to watching videos and downloading every new app, that I’m not surprised to find that so many of us overlook the power of a good podcast to help keep us informed, empowered, and inspired when it comes to taking care of ourselves. While I’m not here to convince you to delete your favorite apps and close your Youtube tab (trust me, mine are still open too), what I do want is to introduce you to another tool you can add to your commitment to yourself. Here at the best podcasts for black women discussing beauty, 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...

Natural Hair Workouts

Upgrade Your Exercise Routine with These Workouts

We talk a lot about exercising and working out. Most of the time, we’re focused on convincing you to try something new or providing you with tips and tricks for those who don’t exactly have exercise on their list of favorite things to do. But, for the gym buffs and the ladies who love a good exercise, here’s a few workouts to add to your list. These are a bit different than your usual routine and add a little fun (and intensity) to your normal workout schedule. Bikram Yoga: We know all about yoga by now, but there’s a certain type of yoga that is a bit more intense than some of the other popular yoga styles. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga technique...

Tichina Arnold Diet

How to Follow Tichina Arnold’s Diet

At this point, seeing Black women celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Angela Basset, and Tichina Arnold, it’s safe to say that Black don’t crack is more truth than myth. And while we’ll stand by that statement, that doesn’t exactly mean as Black women we can just breeze through life without taking necessary steps to make sure we look as good as favorite celebs. For Tichina Arnold, our favorite character of the 90s, keeping her melanin on point comes down to her diet. Want to get a diet that can help you look like Tichina at 48? Here’s how: It’s all about the balance - Like anything in life, the key to maintaining a successful diet is about balance. Without balance, which means, eating healthy foods, exercising,...