7 Helpful and Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is something that’s synonymous with the African American community. More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic African-American men and women have high blood pressure according to the Heart Association. For African-Americans, high blood pressure also develops earlier in life and is usually more severe. Theories include higher rates of obesity and diabetes among African-Americans. Researchers have also found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much more salt sensitive. In people who have this gene, as little as ... [read more]

8 Ways to Save Energy During Dog Days of Summer

Everybody wants to live a healthy life and for that, they make efforts in different styles. These ways include dieting, exercising as well as consuming some supplements. Estimate Energy Requirement is the energy that is required to maintain your diet. If your diet is healthy and balanced then you will be living a healthy life. The EER helps you to know how much diet you should take, about how much exercise or walk you should perform. Talking about the concept of Estimate Time Requirement, it comes in September 2002 by the Institute of ... [read more]

Join the Movement to Help with Type 2 Diabetes

This post was sponsored as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Diabetes is something that’s been well-documented in the African-American community for as long as I can remember. Throughout the years, many family members have dealt with diabetes and the effects from it. My first recollection of diabetes was watching my grandmother taking numerous shots throughout the day to control it. She dealt with heart disease for many years and even had body parts amputated because ... [read more]

What Are Sauna Suits and How Can They Benefit Exercise?

Every year, millions of people decide to take positive steps towards weight loss and physical fitness. It can be very challenging to start losing weight, a lot of hard work in the gym or time spent out running can often only produce visible results after many dedicated weeks of exercise. Athletes all over the world, from amateurs just starting out to professionals competing in the world’s biggest sporting events, have started to use ‘sauna suits’ in order to achieve better and quicker results from their exercise and control their ... [read more]

Losing Weight as a Couple: Double Trouble or Twice the Determination?

People tend to gain a couple of pounds when they find themselves feeling comfortable in a relationship. If you feel like you and your partner have packed on some extra weight recently, it might be time to make some changes. Working out together is an option, but it comes with its benefits and drawbacks. If you want to capitalize on the former and work on reducing the latter, you need to have a good game plan. 1.      Approaching the topic The way you approach this subject can mean the difference between a huge fight and full cooperation. ... [read more]

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