Posts in health
The Art of Letting Go: Keeping Your Joy & Adding Value

So, there’s this new show on Netflix, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. As it states in the title, it’s all about tidying up. It encourages you to decide what should stay with you and what should be let go. However, after cleaning up with a pile of clothes to prove it, I realized that I would soon be adding value into my life. How, you ask? By selling the unwanted items on eBay. Is the title making sense now? I let go of old items that I no longer needed, kept what gave me joy, and added value by making a profit.

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Don’t Stress It, Just Bench Press It

I started relying on exercising to deal with stress while I was in law school. I developed the habit of waking up early and working out before I headed to class and work for the day.  I found that exercising would set the tone for my entire day.  It impacted the foods that I chose to consume for the day and ironically,

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7 Goal Setting Health Tips to Success

We are a little over three months from the start of the year and you may find some of the goals you started on January 1st have fallen by the wayside. Why is that? 

Sometimes we can get so caught up in making goals for the New Year because others are making them or what the start of a new year signifies that we can create goals on the fly without giving them

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To My Skinny Sistas

I never cared about my health or habits. I thought, “Well, if being skinny is the goal… I’ve already made it, right?” My big sister was the same way she was skinny as a fishing pole. After her first baby, she snapped right back to her beach bod without so much as stepping on a treadmill. However, it was when she had her second baby that started to gain weight. She became frustrated that she still looked nine months pregnant

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The (All Too Familiar) Story of Black Women and Their Health

Racial bias and discrimination in our healthcare system leave Black women to suffer from misdiagnoses and preventable illnesses. This occurs on levels unprecedented. Black women are 3 to 4 times likely to die from labor and develop cervical cancer, an easily preventable illness. This can be the result of several problems, such as

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How to Stay Focused on Health Goals that Aren't Yet Manifesting

Having a strong health journey is a sign that you want to give your body the love it deserves. It can be discouraging when you’re eating right and exercising well but have yet to reach your fitness goals. Although there are various reasons why we can start a health journey without seeing

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Resistance Band Exercises to Shape Your Lower Body

The top reason being people fail to accept the change mentally before they do the work, so although you may have signed up for a 1 year contract at Goodlife, you need to be ready to get up at least 3x a week and actually workout. I’m not writing this to remind you about what you haven’t done, but I do want to

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Here's Why You Should Stop Dieting ASAP

I’d step on the scale every other morning and find a pound was added to my overall weight. For a while, I thought my scale must have been broken. Then, I ended up going to see a doctor for a routine check-up. They weighed me and I realized what I feared was true. Clearly, it was time to cut out everything “bad” I was

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Importance of Proper Nutrition in your 20s

I decided to make a change and I started off by doing a 30-day challenge where I followed a specific nutrition plan. After 30 days, I noticed a drastic change – not just in my physical results, but in my overall health and wellness. My energy level enhanced, but most importantly

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Two Black-Owned Workout Apparel Brands that You Should Know

I’ve recently started going to later in the evening for yoga and additional cardio; so, I’ve been trying to, put a little more thought into my workout clothing to feel more confident and put together. This new need, inspired me to search for black-owned workout clothing that’s affordable, empowering and (of course) super flattering.

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Finding Consistency in Working Out

I’ve always been athletic, running track and playing soccer my whole life. The issue I’ve always ran into is being consistent when it came to working out/ practice. It was just something I disliked doing. I loved winning but it was not enough to get me to go to practice/ workout each day. However, this has now changed years later. 

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4 Practical Reasons Why Christians Should Prioritize Their Health

Christians sometimes have a tendency to magnify the spiritual and minimize the natural. However, our mental and physical health is just as important to God as our spiritual well being. Each of us has been given a gift. Our entire being - body, soul, and spirit - comes from God and should be effectively stewarded. If we place more attention on one aspect of our being and neglect the others, it throws us off and prevents us from experiencing true wholeness.

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3 Ways I Improved My Self-Love through Exercise

We often think of exercise as a means to get in better physical shape, lose/gain weight or stress management. It had never dawned on me how much exercise was pouring into and enriching my life through the enhancement of my sense of self and improving my confidence. I was starting to experience the cliche things they say about exercise as far as endorphin release and less stress, but I really started to notice subtle improvements in my personal life. Little did I know that within this new fitness journey, I was starting to develop a healthy pattern of self-care.

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My Personal Journey to Creating a Lifestyle Change

When I decided to do this whole “lifestyle change” thing, it was completely for the wrong reasons. I was trying to incorporate better habits, meditate, workout, make myself pray to God, and change some of my bad habits into better ones because I saw somebody else doing it. It was, honestly, putting me into a depressed state of mind. It wasn't until

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