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GETTING RID OF THE INFLAMMATION MAY GET RID OF THE FAT

When you think of inflammation, you may think it’s just the body’s response to injury, which causes a part of the body to become reddened, swollen, and often painful. Well the truth of the matter is inflammation is part of the body's immune response; without it, our body can't heal. But when it's out of control it can bring on health problems from everything from digestive disorders and allergies to autoimmune and heart disease. Inflammation in your body can even stop you from losing weight. So if you’re not thinking it already reducing inflammation is an absolutely vital step in preventing diseases and allowing the body to lose unwanted fat. Dr. Natasha Turner list several ways to get inflammation under control, which include improving your...

BOBS NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Move over “Stella” this mom has gotten her “groove back.” She is rocking a sew-in weave with a fresh cut bob. These trendy bobs are in no danger of going out of style. Celebrities like Ciara, Rihanna, and Iman have all rocked chin-grazing bobs and the longer "demi-bobs" or long bobs. This mom is rocking a “demi bob” and she even jazzed it up with some color.  Red has become all the rage as we head into the summers months, and women from all ages are experimenting with “sizzling red”this year. If you are looking to get your bob action on with some spice for the summer contact Ashia Richardson at Mr’s. & Mrs. Hair Salon at 717-257-4956. #Fabuloushairfridays...

DON’T EAT AFTER 7PM TO LOSE WEIGHT

It’s time to shut down your kitchen early in the evening, if you are trying to lose weight. According to Dr. Oz, fasting for 12 hours after your last meal is key to weight loss. For example, “if you finish dinner at 9 p.m., you should not start eating breakfast until 9 a.m. This fasting method is great for people who want to try fasting but have fluctuating schedules and need the flexibility.” To learn more about times to eat to lose weight click on the link below. http://livelighter.org/weight-loss-info-eating-after-7pm/ #Transformationtuesdays ...

ACTRESS HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE MAKES BEING OVER 50 LOOK AMAZING!

At 51 years young Holly Robinson Peete is a firm believer of aging gracefully. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to look like it. This actress, author, and philanthropist has always been known for her flawless figure and not much has changed since she first entered the scene over 2 decades ago. When it comes to exercising Peete works out at least 4 times a week and believes in working up a sweat. Her favorite workouts include cardio, weights, and yoga. She also loves to the outdoors and climbs stairs as a toning exercise. Along with exercise Holly also has adopted a balanced diet. “She limits carbs and loads up on veggies and proteins. She also says that it is important to...

JOIN THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) believes that violence against women is never acceptable. Violence and abuse affect girls and women from all kinds of backgrounds and of all ages every day. In the United States, most women who have been raped were younger than 25 when the rape happened and almost half of female rape victims were under the age of 18. We need the help of young people like you to end sexual assault. Start by sharing a social media message below, it just may help a save life. FACEBOOK MESSAGES FOR FRIENDS: It’s ok if you don’t want to have sex. A good boyfriend or girlfriend will respect your decisions about your body. http://go.usa.gov/cAg3j #SAAM No one should pressure you to have sex. If this...

HIV OUTBREAK IN INDIANA LINKED TO DRUG — USE

At least 79 people in a southern corner of Indiana have been affected by a recent outbreak of HIV. State Governor Mike Pence approved a needle exchange program to help reduce disease spread. All cases have been linked to intravenous drug use, and without intervention, the cases are expected to increase. "The people of Scott County are working hard to address this crisis, and with additional state resources and new tools provided by this emergency declaration, I am confident that together we will stop this HIV outbreak in its tracks,” Pence said in a statement announcing the 30-day needle-exchange program. While the program is in place, health workers will be exempt from the criminal penalties to normally apply to those distributing drug use paraphernalia. However, Pence has also...

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN YOUR COCKTAIL?

Whether it be happy hour during the week or celebrating a special moment or holiday, the drinks are always flowing. When you are watching your weight, or trying to lose it, cocktails should not be an exception to your diet. Many of us think since it’s not a solid food, you don’t have to worry about alcohol adding on extra pounds, WRONG! Actually, alcohol consumption could be the reason you are not losing or continuing to gain, especially if you are overindulging or drinking sugary drinks. Cocktails can be considered empty calories, these are calories that add little or no nutritional value. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, participants who consumed less than an ounce of alcohol over a 30-minute...

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Need a different spin on your salad. Tired of just lettuce and tomatoes, well try chopping up a variety of vegetables and making that your salad! ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 2 carrots (chopped) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1/2 of a small red onion (chopped) 1 small can of sliced black olives 1 cup of kale ( chopped) 1 cucumber (chopped) 2 Tablespoons of raw sunflower seeds or walnuts (chopped) 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 to a teaspoon of agave nectar or honey or more Sea salt and pepper to taste  DIRECTIONS: For the dressing: In large bowl whisk together oil, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, agave nectar or honey, salt, pepper until smooth. Now add all chopped vegetables and...

IS RED HAIR….THE NEW YOU?

Sometimes it’s time for a change. From Black to Red, BGH Girl Indira Case kicks off the spring and summer of 2016 with some spice.  No need to rock it on the runway, Indira is making “Red Hair” a trend on social media. Hence, Blackgirlhealth picks Indira as this week’s #fabuloushairfridays, for stepping out of the box and into a new HER, which could soon be a NEW YOU.   #Fabuloushairfridays...

BE A DREAMER AND DREAM BIG!

All men dream but they do not dream equally. Those who dream by night wake to find it was vanity. But the dangerous dreamer is she who dares to dream by day. For she may act & make her dreams possible! - T. E. Lawrence If you want to see a transformation in your life, <bold> start day dreaming! </bold> Instead of just dreaming wishing & hoping, set aside an hour or two just to do research. Find out how much airfare is for your dream vacation!  Search your friends list for people who can help you start training for that full marathon you've dreamed of finishing! (EHHEM *WAVES HANDS IN AIR* I VOLUNTEER AS Tribute) Find out how much you need for an initial investment....