All Articles Tagged "health"

Are Your Genes Keeping You Fat? Ways Black Women Lose Weight Differently

December 8th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Four out of five black women are overweight or obese. But it might not be their fault they’re fat. Many black women just lose weight differently. And new studies are helping black women finally battle the bulge effectively.

Hair Superfoods: Eating Your Way To Healthier Locks

December 2nd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Ever seen a woman with beautiful hair and wondered what her secret could be? It could be what she’s eating.

Good hair nutrition starts from the inside out. Try these hair superfoods and you could maximize your locks’ potential they way topical products just can’t.

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Coffee

Want long locks? Don’t skimp on the Starbucks. Coffee doesn’t just stimulate your body, it can stimulate your hair follicles too! A cup a day will increase circulation to your hair follicles working at their maximum potential.

My Back Is Aching, My Bra’s Too Tight: Easy Excuse-Busting Ways To Work Out And Eat Right

December 2nd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Need a little push to recover from the holiday pig-out season? We’ve got excuse-busting ways to work out and eat right — without getting off of the couch!

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Get Braids

Is the thought of sweating out your $600 holiday ‘do keeping you from burning calories? Swap it out for a set of cute box braids. Not only are they right on trend, you can use the sew-in break as an excuse to hit the gym hard until it’s time to change your hair.

Here’s Why Black Girls Workout Too!

December 1st, 2014 - By jade
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In this new series, One Bold Move, MadameNoire profiled four popular bloggers in the categories of Hair, Makeup, Style, and Fitness. These bloggers discussed the one bold decision that placed their life on a completely different trajectory. In this episode, mother and daughter duo Ellen and Lana Ector discuss their motivation for working out and why it’s important for black women to workout.

 

To join their gym, purchase workout DVD’s or workout gear visit their website.

 

Episode 1 – Curly Nikki 

Episode 2 – Missy Lynn 

Episode 3 – Black Girls Run!

Episode 5 – The Curvy Fashionista

Episode 6 – Series Extras

DIY Pumpkin Spice Cleansing Smoothie

November 27th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Today’s a day of overindulging so we’re not going to get on you about what’s on your plate, but by the end of the night and a couple of spells of the itis, we have a feeling you’re going to want some abdominal relief ASAP. Luckily we’ve got something good in store for you by way of body cleanse expert AD of DHerbs who taught us how to make an amazing pumpkin spice smoothie to get your digestive system kicking in high-gear and provide necessary sustenance if you’r woman enough to take his 20-day cleanse challenge.

Check out the DIY pumpkin spice smoothie prep in the quick video above and for more on AD and DHerbs, click here.

Black Girls Run! Founders Give Advice On Hair and Working Out

November 24th, 2014 - By jade
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In this new series, One Bold Move, MadameNoire profiled four popular bloggers in the categories of Hair, Makeup, Style, and Fitness. These bloggers discussed the one bold decision that placed their life on a completely different trajectory. In this episode, the founders of Black Girls Run! Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey talk about their journey to get more African American women active and to not let your hair get in the way.

 

To sign up for a running group, visit their website.

Episode 1 – Curly Nikki 

Episode 2 – Missy Lynn 

Episode 4 – Black Girls Workout Too! 

Episode 5 – The Curvy Fashionista

Episode 6 – Series Extras

 

Weekend Cleaning Binge: Do You Know The Dirtiest Places In Your House?

November 21st, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Think your toilet is one of the dirtiest places in your house? Think again. These overlooked spots can harbor over 200,000 times the bacteria of a toilet seat.

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Your Sponge

With 200,000 times more germs than a toilet seat, your sponge is the dirtiest thing in your house.

Before you start cleaning, soak your sponge in water with a splash of bleach and microwave it on high for two minutes. It will kill 99% of the bacteria those pores have been holding inside.

Are You Sure You’re Protected? Shocking Reasons Why Birth Control Fails

November 19th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Enjoy grapefruit juice? Like spending time in the sun? These are just some of the surprising factors that could be rendering your birth control methods ineffective.

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Your Weight

Did you know that the birth control pill isn’t as effective if you’re overweight?

Your risk of pregnancy while using birth control pills is 60% greater if your Mass Body Index (BMI) is at least 27.3 and 70% greater if it’s over 32.2.

Check your BMI here.

Ridiculously Easy Ways To Add Years To Your Life

November 7th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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What if we told you you could live longer by putting for almost no effort at all? Get ready to feel silly that you haven’t been doing these all along.

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Run For Five Minutes A Day

Just 300 seconds of jogging in place, right by your bed, can extend your life by as long as three years.

#Hungry: Diet Struggles We Can All Understand

October 23rd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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From hunger pangs to cheat days, the diet struggle can be a little too real. But if it makes you feel any better, everyone on a diet is going through the struggle with you.

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You’re A Little Unreasonable

Better have a snack before you have a hostage situation on your hands.