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No More Excuses: Vlog 7- My First Smoothie

Hi everyone! Last week I told you that I took the leap and bought a Nutri Ninja so I can start making smoothies. Well, I made my first one. Take a look! PS: My phone started ringing toward the end, so the video freezes up a bit. Click this link to watch my previous No
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Fun Ways to Reach to Your Fitness Goals in 2016

January has come and gone and, for some people including myself, the excitement of sticking to New Year’s Resolutions has fizzled. You’ve probably already noticed the gyms are becoming less crowded as people give up on their fitness goals. So I’m partnering with the Black Women’s Health Imperative to keep you motivated and on track to
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No More Excuses: Vlog 6 – I Finally Got a Nutri Ninja!

I’m getting on the smoothie and juicing bandwagon. My son talked me into getting a Nutri Ninja. Please share some recipe ideas! Leave them in the comments, email me at nomoreexcuses@bwhi.org or post on social media using #NoMoreExcuses16. Click this link to watch my previous No More Excuses vlogs.       No More Excuses is a
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No More Excuses: Vlog 5 – The Secret Underneath My Clothes

Like a lot of women, I never leave home without the secret weapon I keep underneath my clothes. Now I’m ready to reveal my secret. What’s your No More Excuses story? What are you changing to improve your life this year? Share your story with me at nomoreexcuses@bwhi.org or post them on social media using
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Stop! In the Name of Love

Valentine’s Day! Red hearts, pink roses, lots of chocolate and plenty of “baby-making” music to put us in the mood for love…and sex. Well, let me tell you why Stop! In the Name of Love should be your theme song this Valentine’s Day. You know the song by the Supremes. A woman pleads with her lover to
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No More Excuses: Vlog 4 – Stress Sent Me to the Hospital

The last few weeks have been pretty crazy for me. I had to be hospitalized twice! And it was all because of stress. Do you have any advice about the best way to beat stress? Let me know in the comments below. And please share your No More Excuses story with me on social media
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Healthy and Tasty Super Bowl Snacks

Everybody knows the best part of the Super Bowl, besides the commercials, is the food! Here are a few healthy and tasty recipes from our Lifestyle Coaches you can make for the big game.   HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE WITH BLUE CORN CHIPS   (Picture from puregoodness.net)   Ingredients: Avocados (3 to 5) Sweet Onion (1/2) Garlic Cloves
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Early Breast Cancer Screening is Especially Critical for Black Women

The Black Women’s Health Imperative was the only women’s health non-profit invited to participate in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Breast Cancer Screening Consensus Conference in January. Researchers from the American Cancer Society, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and National Cancer Institute presented science that backs their recommended changes in screening mammography guidelines. As
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10 Ways to Control Your Emotional Eating

  Food feeds the soul. It feeds the spirit. It brings us joy. Sometimes, it even fills the holes in our lives. And for many women, food is one of the best – although temporary – solutions to feeling bad. Even when we are making steps to eat healthier, we sometimes get stressed, get into
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No More Excuses: Vlog 3 – I Survived the Blizzard

I survived the big blizzard of 2016! Jonas. Snowpocalypse. Whatever you want to call it, I made it through! Almost 29 inches of snow fell in my yard, and shoveling, snowblowing and scraping it away gave me a workout you wouldn’t believe! Take a look at the before and after. Even with a blizzard, there
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Start Your Day Off Right with These Healthy Breakfast Recipes

In honor of National Breakfast Week week, we asked some of our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life coaches for healthy (and delicious) breakfast recipes. These recipes will help you start your day off right and help support your healthy lifestyle goals. Tomato-Spinach Frittata (Kimberly Lovelady, Fundamental Health Solutions) (makes 2 servings) 2 tablespoons coconut
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No More Excuses: Vlog 2 – My “Before”

Hello. I’m back! Last week, I told you about my battle with diabetes and hypertension and invited you on along on my journey to health. Well, this week, you are getting the REAL me! ALL of me! Take a look. The main reason I’m doing this is because I know my journey will help someone
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