So you went away, saw a new part of the world, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more. And now it’s time to face the music. As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. Maybe you are feeling that way right now.
The Health & Healthcare Blog For Minorities Out of the 50 million Americans who go on a diet every year, only five…
I know it’s summer and you have exciting places to go and things to do. But wait! Did you forget about your workout? Again? Lots of people fall off the exercise wagon during summer months due to vacations, taking care of kids home for the summer months, and other warm weather distractions. I get it, I really do, but what about all the amazing perks that you’re missing out on? Just in case you needed a little reminder that will motivate you to lace those shoes back up and get your workout back on, here are 19 Awesome Reasons to Exercise Today!
Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings. Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in? Then, when it’s over, you feel awful that you’ve eaten all those calories and set yourself up for further weight gain. So you’re good for a couple of days until another craving comes over you…and so the cycle repeats. I’m here to tell you that you hold the power. And it’s not as hard as you think. Most of us have certain trigger foods that send our diets into a fiery tailspin. The plan is to identify your trigger foods and to replace these with more wholesome, real food substitutions in order to break the cycle.
At his heaviest in 2010, Tyrone Garrett weighed 335 pounds. Even though he was only in his mid-20s, his blood pressure and cholesterol were dangerously high. He showed off his weight loss for CNN’s iReport.com, going “From flab to swag.” (Photo: Tyrone Garrett/iReport) by Jacque Wilson (CNN) — Tyrone Garrett’s father wasn’t around while he was growing up. So when Garrett’s girlfriend, Whitney Hammond, told him she was pregnant, he knew he had to make a change. Garrett, then 26, weighed 335 pounds. Like many members of his family, he had high blood pressure, but he refused to take medication. One time at work, his heart started beating so fast he could see it moving up and down through his shirt. Hammond rushed him to the doctor, who warned that he was dangerously close to having a heart attack. “It was the scariest thing in my life,” Garrett says. That experience, combined with the arrival of baby London, on March 5, 2011, finally inspired him to get fit.
by Sterling Wise Have you ever wondered if those minutes you spend in the gym are burning fat or just time?
Today I’m going to dole out a little tough love, so brace yourself and know that this is for your own good. It’s…
BEFORE AND AFTER–Jacki Monaco hits the gym four or five times a week with her boyfriend, Robert Hudson. They try to make it enjoyable, she says, instead of being obsessive about it. by Jacque Wilson (CNN) — The letter Jacki Monaco wrote was fraught with emotion: “Dear food,” it began. “You have given me a reason to live, a cotton candy cloud to land on, a spaghetti pool to swim in, a sweet and sometimes sour pat on the back after long days. You have been my dearest friend and my most painful enemy. My love, my hate, my utter confusion.”
(BlackNews.com)–Mo’Nique, who once glorified being overweight, is looking super thin these days after making a decision to eat better and exercise every day. She was recently interviewed on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station, and shared her opinions on a lot of topics, including why her popular show on BET was cancelled.
by Stephanie Goldberg (CNN) — Deidre Robinson’s cheeks flushed as two ride attendants tried to push her safety guard into the lock position. At…