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FEEL THE BURN AS YOU TONE YOUR ARMS WITH THIS EXERCISE!

Burn more calories as you combine these two exercises together! While strengthening your core, building your obliques, and shoulders all at the same time. Start with a 10 pound dumbbell or a 10 pound medicine ball.  For beginners start with your heels on the floor.  For the advanced, perform the exercise with your legs raised off the floor.  As you twist side to side, be sure to tap the floor with the ball or dumbbell, when you come back to the middle raise the ball or dumbbell above your head.  Perform 4 sets of 20 repetitions.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: Quemar más calorías al combinar estos dos ejercicios juntos! Mientras este fortaleciendo  su base,  vamos a construir los oblicuos...

BRONZER TIPS FOR DARK SKIN!

Hey BGH Girls! So this article is for my chocolate drops! Below are some tips on how to bronze for deeper skin tones, hope you enjoy! Face: The key to face bronzer?  Use it as blush my doves! To use: Apply with a fluffy brush and swipe it over your cheekbones. For a wind-whipped natural finish; smile and then blend a peachy-pink shade onto the apples of your cheeks. For extra dimension, swipe the bronzer along the outer perimeter of your face (along the hairline), and down the bridge of your nose. Try: NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo in Orgasm/Laguna, $41 you’ll thank me!!!! Body: Date night? Don’t wear that itty-bitty, body-con dress without enhancing your cleavage and arms with a golden, shimmery bronzer. To use: First, find one...

#FLAWLESS— TRAVEL-SIZED HAIR ACCESSORIES YOU CAN’T LEAVE THE HO– USE WITHOUT.

Summer is finally here! So we know what that means bar-b-q's, beach house parties, and weekend getaways. Whether you are braided up for the summer, deciding to rock your natural tresses, or are still flowing with a weave, there are a few travel-sized hair accessories you may want in your arsenal to keep your hair looking Instagram ready. The mini flat iron. Usually about 6 inches in length and about the width of your index finger, this baby can get just as hot as the big dogs and can regroup some hairs that may have strayed. A lightweight leave-in conditioning spray. Enhances hair softness, strength, and vibrancy. Hairspray. And not the one that is strong enough to patch a tire, but one that incorporates oil, which can protect...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: FEEL THE BURN W/ DELT DESTROYERS

Here's an excellent way to work your shoulders, strengthen them, and prevent injuries. Add this exercise to your shoulder routine either at the beginning or at the end of your workout.  You do not need a lot of weight to perform this exercise. Perfect the form first, then gradually increase your weight.  Perform 3 sets, 20 repetitions total, 5 repetitions of rear delt raises with thumbs up, 5 repetitions of front raises, 5 repetitions of internal and external rotations, and finishing with 5 repetitions of rear lateral raises with thumbs pointing down.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: He aquí una excelente manera de trabajar los hombros, fortalecerlos y prevenir lesiones. Añade este ejercicio a su rutina de hombro,...

BEYOND THE LOOKS YOU’LL FIND AN AMBASSADOR OF CHANGE

Patrice Harrison started Miss Black US Ambassador and Miss Black Teen US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant almost 3 years ago. She says the idea came about after being in pageantry for over 16 years and discovering there wasn’t a system for young women of color that really had an active role in the community. The US Ambassador pageants exists to give a once in a lifetime opportunity to young African American women. As Ambassadors of Change, each young woman embarks on the journey to encourage, empower, and enlighten, communities, states, and nations. These young women are a rising voice in the community that seek to make a difference, by providing educational forums and events that focus on health disparities, poverty, violence and major issues plaguing the African American community. They are...

A WOMAN STARTS A CHARITY FUND FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AFTER HER BEST FRIEND IS MURDERED.

I was a victim of domestic violence about five years before my best friend, Tarina Fields-Price became a victim. Tarina was not in an abusive relationship. Her relationship actually became violent the night her life ended, because her estranged husband just snapped. Tarina was a school teacher for Rowland School and a mother of three boys.She lived a private life and didn’t share much of her relationship until the last days. Her sons were not involved in the abuse at all. Tarina knew what her husband was ultimately capable of (murder) and she didn’t want any of her family or friends to get hurt. Therefore, she got out of the relationship very quietly and was living in the house without him for 30 days before he killed...

BACTERIA IN YOUR GUT AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN

What if I told you that new studies have shown that your brain health is directly affected by the bacteria in your gut? Scientists from America and Amsterdam have discovered a way to measure the amount and types of bacteria in your guts. Furthermore, they have found that the levels of  bacteria affect how much brain chemicals are made and how well they work. Through these studies, they have found a way to CURE or significantly decrease the expression of such diseases as Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, and ADHD. These diseases are currently treated with medications only affecting the brain. A new dawn is here where there is more emphasis than ever on eating healthy. And now science is reinforcing the importance of eating the right foods...

BENCH SQUAT JUMPS…. TWICE THE WORKOUT & TWICE THE FUN!

The biggest benefit of the Bench Squat Jump is that it improves the reaction of fast-twitch muscle fibers throughout the body. This exercise requires your leg and core muscles to contract very quickly so you can generate maximal force with each leap. Secondly, the landing phase (deceleration phase) is the most important part of a Plyometric activity, it helps decrease the risk of injury and increase your ability to make sudden stops. Even if you are not an athlete plyometric activities are beneficial when added to your workout routine.  Bench Squat Jump is best when done after your warm-up and at the beginning of your leg routine. These jumps will definitely set the tone for the rest of your weightlifting workout. To begin make sure you squat low and begin your...

HOW TIA MOWRY CHANGED HER DIET FOR A SUCCESSSFUL PREGNANCY

We all remember the hit 90’s television show Sister, Sister featuring one of the most famous set of twins in the world Tia and Tamera Mowry. At the age of 36 these twins are all grown up now and have continued to be successful both on and off the screen. Tia Mowry in particular has gone on to be a strong advocate of healthy living. While struggling with infertility Tia decided to change her diet in order to achieve a desired pregnancy. She exchanged high carbs, high sugar processed foods for complex carbs, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Post pregnancy Tia Mowry decided to switch to a vegan lifestyle to knock off the excess baby weight and get back to her incredibly slender physique. According...

A MOTHERS STORY ON HOW SHE ESCAPED MENTAL AB– USE

I was about 24 years old when I entered in a relationship with my son’s father. About three months into the relationship he started becoming physical. It started as a push, a slap, pushing me into a wall, and then it escalated to mental abuse. I got out the relationship after our son’s first birthday and the abuse and harassment continued for about a year after the relationship ended. I endured a lot of mental abuse; he would say nobody wanted me; I was ugly, and fat. His words really affected how I looked at myself as a woman and a mother. I started to hate who I was and how I looked. I became depressed and I gained about 30 pounds. I then developed high...