All Articles Tagged "health"

Dutchess Of VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” Opens Up About Heart Condition

February 28th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Heart Health Month comes to a close today and to mark this important awareness month we spoke with a woman who understands the significance of heart health all to well: Dutchess Of VH1’s “Black Ink Crew.”  We’ve seen the North Carolina native struggle with health issues as a result of her health condition multiple times on the popular reality show and as she updated us on her current health status, Dutchess also explained how she manages her condition and attempts to reduce the risk factors that affect her heart, like the stress of her tattoo crew. Check out the interview above.

Hot Flashes Can Last 14 Years?! 15 Shocking Facts About Menopause

February 19th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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The results from the world’s largest study on menopause are finally in. Think you know everything about the big change? Get ready to learn more than a few shocking facts about menopause.

How To Get The Benefits Of Wine Without Drinking A Drop

February 10th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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The list of the benefits of red wine are as long as your arm. Don’t drink? There are lots of way to get the benefits of wine without drinking a drop.

9 Things I Wish Somebody Told Me About Hiring A Personal Trainer

February 6th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Ten weeks ago I signed my life (and a good portion of my money) away to a personal trainer. I’ve always wanted to hire someone to put an end to my cyclical weight gain/loss pattern every few years, but the truth is I had no idea what I was getting into when I put my signature on the dotted line. Twenty-nine pounds down, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that hiring a trainer was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life; however 29 minutes into my first real session my thinking was more along the lines of “f*ck this.” So, to help you get over the hesitation of hiring a trainer or the mental hump that might make you think you can’t handle the pressure of the experience, here are nine things I wish somebody told me before I took the plunge.  

Not Everyone’s A Zero: Celebrity Dress Sizes That Will Surprise You

January 29th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Thin is certainly still in, but do you know exactly how small Hollywood couture is? We were shocked to find out the numbers on these celebrity dress sizes.

How To Get A Total Body Workout In Under 10 Minutes

January 27th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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It’d be nice if everyone had hours to devote to the gym every week, but let’s be serious: for most of us, that’s not gone happen. Luckily, our sister site, StyleBlazer, has our backs. They reached out to Xtend Barre studio in Brooklyn to get a few tips on toning on a time budget and that’s when they came up with this killer 10-minute total body workout to get you toned in no time — literally.

Check out the video above with Xtend’s certified barre instructor and get ready to build those biceps, butt, and thighs.

The Worst Ways To Lose Weight

January 26th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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If you’re cutting calories but still not losing weight? If your diet of choice is on this list of the worst ways to lose weight, it could be your diet that’s keeping you from losing.

Are You Losing Weight The Right Way? The Best And Worst Diets Out There

January 9th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Should you ditch meat? Join a program? Or eat like you live in another country? The experts at U.S. News recently evaluated and ranked some of the most popular diets out there. And this is how they ranked the contenders and found the best diet of them all.

Tried And Tested Hangover Cures To Get You Through Tomorrow

December 31st, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Sometimes having a happy New Year comes with not-so-happy consequences. There are no instant hangover cures, but stick to these tricks and you can battle most of your symptoms until you’re body’s feeling better.

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.