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5 Ways to Enhance Your Hair Growth With Rice Water

Hair Growth The majority of us women have either did the big chop or transitioned into a more natural hairstyle. When it comes to being a natural sister with thick and curly hair, we experiment with at least 50 products to figure out which ones provide nourishment and shine to our hair. But - what if those hair products we seek are right in our kitchen cabinets. Have you tried rice water? [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9vPG0WuVfo[/embed] Here are 5 ways to use fermented rice water on natural hair to promote hair growth: Pre - Poo - Make sure your hair is dry before your spray the rice water throughout your hair. This will help remove any calcium build-up in your hair before washing. Co-Wash - You can add some rice water to your shampoo...

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12 Treadmill Upper & Lower Body Workouts to Help You Get in Shape for Summer

Summer is Coming May I remind you that summer is less than 50 days away, so we still have time to get the summer physic we desire. Instead of forcing yourself to hit the gym and not having a prepared workout routine this 12 treadmill upper and lower body workout routine is just what you need to maximize your calorie burn. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BirlINKng3W[/embed] 12 exercises you can add to your treadmill routine to target both upper and lower body: Pull Ups Pull-Ups Legs Extended Up-Right Row Uphill Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press Uphill Rotate and Reach Weighted Slow Single Arm Jabs Hold Isometric 10 seconds Triceps Kickback Turn Palms Up Jog and Walk Uphill Side Shuffles Low Squat Side Shuffles 12 Squats to Calve Raises Watch the full workout video...

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The 4 Things You Should Incorporate when Transforming Your Body

The process of transforming your body Transforming your body takes a lot of work and dedication. The majority of people think it's an easy process to improve their health, but sometimes it can take as little to a month or years before seeing your body transform. The secret is - to transform your body you must stay consistent. Consistency is key in all aspects of life - no matter what goal you're trying to accomplish. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhy3WI5Dckp[/embed] Here are the 4 things you need to help transform your body Coaching - Whenever you start a weight loss journey for the first time, I recommend having a coach. You will be able to get the proper assistance you need in order to stay consistent and get the results you've always desired. Wellness Program...

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Quick & Easy Twist Out Routine to Style Your Afro

Your Natural Hair Guide to a Quick and Easy Twist Out As a naturalista, sometimes it's difficult to find the right products that work for your hair. We look for products that will leave our hair moisturized and give our hair extra fullness. It's truly a journey of trial and error until we are able to find the right products that will give us the perfect twist out. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DP_jN1QeDc[/embed] A step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect twist out Products:  Aloe & Coconut Water Pre-Shampoo Honey Chocolate, & Coconut Oil Conditioner Shea Butter Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream Cream Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner 5 essential oils with vitamin E (Castor, Grapeseed, Argan, Coconut, and Olive oils) Hair Instructions: Part your hair into four sections and apply the detangling product - aloe...

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Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4vF8FBttR[/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...

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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...

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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 to Gain the Body You’ve Always Wanted

I’m sure we all love hearing advice from health and wellness coaches about body goals and healthy eating habits. But, listening to a person that was once in your shoes gives you a different type of motivation. So, I decided to interview, Victoria, a teacher and former cheerleader that worked diligently for the body she once had.  Q: Prior to reaching your body goals, explain the state of your health? A: After graduating from college, I gained 25 pounds. As a teacher, I would drink soda and eat white cheddar popcorn almost every day. After a long day of running behind kids, I was exhausted after work. I felt lazy, sluggish, and I knew I wasn’t myself. Growing up as a cheerleader, I was always in...

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Vegetarian 101: The 3 Mistakes Beginners Often Make

Becoming a Vegetarian Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? I know, I have!  After watching What the Health, a documentary that highlights the benefits of veganism, I went vegetarian for a month. Surprisingly, a few of my girlfriends did as well. But, over the course of 30 days, I knew I was doing the right thing for my body. Since I already practice healthy eating, I thought cutting out meat would be a breeze. And to be honest with you, it was. However, I wasn’t losing any weight and traveling to South Africa didn’t help me stay on track. If you’re transitioning from a carnivorous diet to a vegetarian diet, there are three mistakes that ought to be avoided in order to promote a more efficient...

How I Stayed Confident When Losing Weight

After years of feeling unworthy Danee Campbell broke the shackles chaining her to unhappiness and embarked on a journey of self-love. This is a look into her transformation story. What was the catalyst that led you to love yourself? What made me start embracing myself was the realization of my same-sex attraction. That helped me understand that I couldn’t expect others to accept me for who I really am If I didn’t accept me for who I really am. What was the first step you took in letting people know who you really are? Among other things like beginning to hold my head up high, I started sharing my feelings on Instagram. That was HUGE for me! I could add hashtags and found I had support from strangers. I...