• Fitness


    Calculate Your BMI NOW!
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    Find Out How Many Calories And Carbs Are In Your Favorite Foods NOW!
    Get the scoop on how many calories and carbs are in your favorite foods with the Nutrition Look Up Calculator.
    Athlete Who Raced While Pregnant Gives Birth To Baby Girl
    August 20, 2014 – The athlete who made headlines for running an 800-meter race later in her pregnancy has given birth to a healthy baby girl. Alysia Montaño, 28, gave birth Friday to Linnéa Dori Montaño, her first child with husband Louis Montaño.
    LeBron James Cut Carbs From His Diet, Has Lost ‘Significant’ Weight This Summer
    August 5, 2014 – LeBron James on Monday posted a photo to Instagram in which he looks skinnier than usual. Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Twitter that LeBron had lost “significant weight” since he reduced his carbohydrate intake earlier this summer.
    Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds
    July 31, 2014 – Four out of five black women in the United States are overweight or obese. Yet some of them skip physical activity entirely to avoid having to have their hair restyled or restraightened, the University of Colorado School of Medicine study authors said.
    4 Ways To Build Muscle As You Age
    July 29, 2014 – The challenge with muscle mass is that after the age of 40, it starts to decline at roughly 1% a year. At 50, the decline picks up additional speed (yikes!). So, if you’re not starting with a lot of muscle, you may have lost as much as 50% or more of your muscle mass.
    Low-Impact Versus High-Impact Workouts And How To Choose
    July 22, 2014 – Most exercises divide loosely into low-impact or high-impact. Knowing the differences between the two types is critical because each poses its own risks and benefits.

    How To Work Off That 4th Of July BBQ
    July 4, 2014 – It’s the 4th of July, folks! This holiday is made for backyard BBQs complete with chips, dips, baked beans, and corn dogs. So give yourself permission to fall off the wagon a bit – just be prepared to work a little bit harder to get back on it.
    Olympian, 28, Runs 800m Race While 34 Weeks Pregnant
    June 27, 2014 – Many pregnant women do like to keep up with a gentle exercise routine while expecting, but it’s doubtful that many would do an 800m running race. However, a five-time U.S. national champion did just that and ran it in just over two minutes – all while she was 34-weeks pregnant.
    Rapper Rick Ross Loses 100 Pounds
    June 20, 2014 – Have you seen Rick Ross lately? The hip-hop star has been losing weight gradually since last year and has dropped an estimated 100 pounds at least, according to reports.
    The Top 10 Ways To Fit Fitness Into Your ‘Too-Busy’ Schedule
    June 18, 2014 – Do you want to feel good and have more energy? Have easier weight control? Have an improved appearance? Less stress? Better health? Increased sense of well being? Enhanced relaxation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look at these tips to see what strategies you can adapt in your daily life.
    African Americans In Milwaukee Walk Through City Neighborhoods To Promote Health Equity
    June 12, 2014 – Organizers of the 11th annual African American Walk for Quality Health deliberately chose to walk through the central city to call attention to racial health disparities.
    7 Muscle-Building Mistakes To Avoid
    June 1, 2014 – Entering the weight room is the first step toward building muscle, but it’s not the last. What you do before, during, and after a workout can either negate your hard work or elevate your growth to a new level.
    14 Lazy Ways To Lose Weight
    May 26, 2014 – While it is true that the best way to lose weight and get fit is to diet and exercise regularly, there are ways to reduce the amount of dieting and exercising that will be required to get there.
    What Causes A Beer Belly?
    May 22, 2014 – After about the age of 35 most men’s metabolisms start to slow down. While men tend to put weight on their… bellies, women’s fat stores commonly go on their backside and hips.
    5 Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know
    May 12, 2014 – If you are one of the 50 percent of women in the U.S. classified as petite – 5’4″ or under – you face unique challenges when trying to lose weight.
    Exercise Crucial For Women’s Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
    May 8, 2014 – Staying physically active is far more likely to determine a woman’s future risk of heart disease than any other well-known factor, including smoking, obesity and high blood pressure, a new study reports.
    6 Effective Ways To Lose Belly Fat After Pregnancy
    Your baby has finally come and he or she is the cutest baby in the world. However, now it is the time to lose the belly fat that you have gained since the time of your pregnancy.
    Exercise Vs. Diet: The Truth About Weight Loss
    Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density.
    Everything You Know About Fitness Is A Lie
    Gym machines are boring, CrossFit is sadistic, and dieting sucks. Luckily, none of them is essential to being truly fit. Through years of trial and error and humiliation at the hands of some of the world’s top trainers, the secrets to real health has been discovered.
    Celebrate Your Curves Ladies, You Are Healthy Indeed
    It is the news that women around the world have been waiting for – voluptuous women are healthier than their waif-like counterparts.
    11 Fitness Foods To Help You Get In Shape Faster
    Here are 11 foods currently on my “eats for athletes” list, the research behind why they deserve a place on your training table, and simple, healthy ways to take advantage of their benefits.
    Is Running Bad for Your Knees? Maybe Not
    The common wisdom is that regular running or vigorous sport-playing during a person’s youth subjects the joints to so much wear and tear that it increases his or her risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life. Research has suggested that may be at least partly true.
    First Lady’s Fight Against Childhood Obesity Gets Boost From After-School Providers
    First Lady Michelle Obama stopped at a Miami rec center Tuesday to continue her fight against childhood obesity by ensuring that children are staying healthy throughout their day, including after the school bell rings.
    Study Shows Drop In Obesity Rate Of U.S. Preschoolers
    Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts caution.
    How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?
    You don’t need a scientist to tell you that sex can be a full-tilt, sweat-drenched workout. But how many calories does a good romp really burn?
    The Power Of Squats
    The reason squats are so effective is because it’s a compound exercise that works more than one muscle group.
    Gabrielle Union Is On A…Porn Diet?!
    How does Gabrielle Union keep her bodacious figure in shape? Turns out she looks to porn stars for fitness and nutrition inspiration!
    Burning Off Super Bowl Calories Is No Walk In The Park
    Memories aren’t the only thing that will linger after Sunday’s game. Long after the empty pizza boxes and beer cans have been tidied up, the extra calories consumed by many in the spirit of Super Bowl will turn into extra weight unless they’re burned off.
    5 Fitness Apps That Actually Get Results
    Getting fit no longer requires a pencil-and-paper workout plan or a hardback diet book. The latest apps can aid your fitness goals through interactive features, instant stats and tips, and GPS technology, as well as inspiration of the monetary variety.
    Is It In The Genes? Black Athletes Vs. White Athletes
    Studies have found physical differences that might help explain why blacks outperform whites in certain sports—but scientists are wary of jumping to conclusions
    How To Improve Physical Stamina
    “Stamina” is the strength and energy needed to exert oneself for an extended period of time. Improving your physical stamina is a great choice if you’re interested in living and feeling healthier.
    Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women On Same Diet
    Black women will lose less weight than white women even if they follow the exact same exercise and diet regimen, researchers report.
    Exercise Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk In Black Women
    Vigorous exercise on a regular basis might help protect black women against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers have found.
    Jada Pinkett Smith Looking Fabulously Fit At 42
    Beach bikini babe! Jada Pinkett Smith spent her Thanksgiving weekend in Hawaii, showing off her flawless physique and toned tummy in several bikinis as she frolicked on the beach with her family.
    Children In Worse Shape Than Their Parents Were As Kids, Study Finds
    Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
    Mary J. Blige Shows Off Her Killer Abs On SHAPE Mag’s December 2013 Issue
    She’s got abs of steel and works hard for them. Check out Mary J. Blige on the cover of SHAPE magazine’s December 2013 issue
    Gaining Muscle After 40
    So you have hit the big 4-0 and your life is starting to take shape, but your body is starting to suffer. The youth you once had is now starting to dwindle. You ask yourself, “Is it possible for me to regain the body I once had and put on some muscle at my age?” The simple answer is yes!
    Doctors Are Told To Treat Obesity Like Any Other Serious Illness
    Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.
    High-Tech Lives Spur Back-To-Basic Fitness Workouts
    While people are becoming more dependent on high-tech gadgets in many areas of life, fitness experts say they are turning back to basics for their workout routines.
    Hair-Saving Gym Tricks For African-American Women
    Forty percent of black women have at one time avoided exercise for fear it would mess up their hair. While this choice affects every woman, African-American women in particular may forgo their spin class for fear of ruining an expensive straightening treatment or time-consuming style.
    13 Secrets The Weight Loss Pros Don’t Tell You
    We uncovered the secrets weight loss professionals won’t tell you, like how to maximize your workouts, what may be holding you back from losing weight and how to get the most bang for your buck.
    Get Motivated To Get Fit With Fitness Apps
    A growing category of devices and software applications promises to measure the mundane details of our daily lives: calories burned, diaper changes, how much and how well we sleep, caffeine intake, kids’ studying habits, household chores, even whether a baby is nursing more frequently on Mom’s left breast versus her right.
    Can Exercise Give You A Brain Boost?
    Two new experiments, one involving people and the other animals, suggest that regular exercise can substantially improve memory, although different types of exercise seem to affect the brain quite differently.
    15 Ways To Build Muscle Fast
    The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that’s better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones that took you to this point.
    More Americans Exercising Their Way Through The Workday At Treadmill Desks
    Being chained to your desk all day is no longer an excuse for having no time to exercise. A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit.
    Program May Help Black Women Avoid Weight Gain
    A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study.
    Burn More Calories In Less Time
    We’ve come up with easy ways to boost your metabolism, or the rate at which you burn calories. We’ve also thrown in ideas for cranking up the calorie burn of your workout — without making it longer. Taken together, these tips should be more than enough to shift your weight loss out of neutral and move it full speed ahead again.
    Weight Loss Hurdle For Black Women?
    Researchers studied 14 white women and 14 black women. All of the women were very obese – found that the obese black women had more adenosine receptors in their deep abdominal fat than the obese white women.

    Obesity Very High In 13 States; Many In The South
    The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed obese has been about the same for years now.
    Exercising During Pregnancy
    Although you may not feel like running a marathon, most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. But during that time, you’ll need to discuss your exercise plans with your doctor or other health care provider early on and make a few adjustments to your normal exercise routine.
    Kobe Bryant Says He Has ‘Shattered’ The Recovery Time For A Torn Achilles Tendon
    When Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in the final week of the 2012-13 regular season, it introduced new doubts into the course of his career. Kobe has set his likely return at six-to-nine months after surgery, but it wouldn’t be shocking if he came back in compromised shape, simply because the challenge is so great.
    9 Ways To Burn Fat Fast
    The human body is a remarkably adaptable machine. Even if years and years of neglect have allowed pound after pound of fat to fill out your frame, you can rid yourself of that lard at a much faster rate than you brought it on board. In that sense, time is on your side!
    New Study Finds Obesity Could Be Caused By Specific Gene
    Not only did the American Medical Association recognize obesity as a disease last month, but scientists have also discovered a gene that makes fatty foods so tantalizing and irresistible to some people.
    African-American Women At Risk For Obesity
    Almost 60 percent of black women are obese, compared with 32 percent of white women and 41 percent of Hispanic women. The trend is decreasing black women’s life expectancy and increasing their chances of developing a host of ailments, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
    4 Highly Effective Fat Burning Exercises
    With so many workouts claiming to be fat burning exercises, it is difficult to decipher which ones are really effective. To really burn fat, you must combine a high level of cardio exercise with spot exercises to target specific areas, such as ab exercises and thigh exercises.
    Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Gill Runs 25 MPH On A Treadmill, Prompts Copycat Video From Chad Johnson – Watch Both!
    Arizona Cardinals rookie Robert Gill is getting ready for training camp with a vengeance, as evidenced by some gotta-see-it-to-believe-it footage of him sprinting on a treadmill at the rate of 25 miles per hour.
    The Harmful Side Effects Of Steroids
    The side effects that steroids have on the body are many and can cause some serious side effects including cancers, but many sports users chose to ignore any information on side effects, even to the point of using the excuse of “its only the drugs abuse that causes side effects” but any drug that alters the homeostasis of the body will have an effect.
    Dwayne Wade Releases Fitness App
    The Miami Heat guard released a fitness app called “Dwayne Wade Driven” on Monday, the same day that the team was celebrating its third NBA championship with a parade and rally. The app offers customized training programs and videos for basketball players and other athletes.
    Benefits Of Yoga – Why Yoga Exercise Is Good For You
    Yoga is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment.
    JaMarcus Russell Slims Down For NFL Comeback
    What does this mean for Russell in his comeback attempt? Maybe nothing. It’s not like being out of shape was the only thing keeping Russell from being a terrible NFL quarterback. But, it was one of the problems.
    McDonald’s CEO Says He Lost 20 Pounds By Being More Active, But Still Eats McDonald’s Daily
    McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up” and “working out again.” But he said he hasn’t changed his habit of eating at McDonald’s “every, single day.”
    3 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Fat
    The exercise techniques that work best are universal to men and women. And yet most women wouldn’t dare approach the gym like a guy. How do I know? Because the 10 women at my wife’s book club told me so last night, and it’s the same thing I’ve heard for the last 10 years in the fitness industry.
    For African American Women Hair Is Still A Major Deterrent For Exercising
    The costly and timely upkeep of hairstyles may be preventing many African American women from working out. A study, published in the Archives of Dermatology, showed about 40 percent of African-American women skip exercising because of hair issues.
    Women Have To Work Harder Than Men To Lose Weight And Get Fit
    It’s bad news for women who work out with their partners. Scientists have discovered that when it comes to the benefits of exercise, the odds appear to be firmly stacked against the fairer sex.
    Atlanta Housewives’ Phaedra Parks: I Do Not Eat For Two When I’m Pregnant
    Unlike many other famous moms-to-be, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks doesn’t consider her pregnancy as an excuse to overindulge. “Some people subscribe to the myth, ‘I’m eating for two people,’ ” Parks tells BHZ.

    Will Sex Help You Lose Weight? This And Other Weight Loss Myths Exposed
    For years claims have been made that having sex can burn up to 300 calories, making the idea of “sexercise” plausible. However a new report is debunking this and many other health myths.
    Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health In Black Men
    A little weight training may go a long way toward helping improve the heart health of black men, new research suggests.
    Regular Exercise May Add Years To Life, Study Finds
    A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people.
    Living In Hispanic Or Black Communities Increases Risk For Obesity
    Researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels.
    Running May Be Harmful To Your Heart
    Running, long considered a healthy hobby, may actually be dangerous for some. At least that’s the prevailing opinion of a number of the country’s top cardiologists and a new study due out next month from British journal Heart.
    Superstorm Sandy Leads To Weight Gain Caused By Comfort Eating
    Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store during the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in New York City, hoping to purchase cucumbers and apples. However, her local supermarket did not have any new supplies. With the prospect of working in her Upper East Side apartment for several days ahead, she joined the hordes of East Coast residents holed up in their homes who found comfort in eating.
    Men Who Exercise Don’t Just Get Themselves Fit… Their Sperm Swim Faster, Too!
    Men who are hoping to have children in the future would do well to get to the gym, after a study found exercise could help their sperm to swim faster.
    Milt Campbell, 1st Black Olympic Decathlon Winner, Dies At 78
    Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78.
    Lack Of Sleep May Be Linked To Weight Gain And Diabetes, Says New Study
    If you haven’t scheduled some time to catch up on sleep this weekend, then you might want to do so now – your health may depend on it. Lack of sleeps affects the ability for fat cells to respond to insulin efficiently.
    Have Sex, Lose Weight: Here’s Why
    You’ve gained 25 pounds and now your sexual desire has decreased. What do you do? Often this is the unfortunate case for many women and men; weight gain has increasingly become a negative factor as it relates to sexual drive and desire.
    New Soda Vending Machines To Display Calories
    Worry if that can of Coke could pack on the pounds? Calories will now be at your fingertips, making that choice to quench your thirst a little easier. Coke, along with Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, are rolling out new vending machines that will list calorie counts.
    Stress Linked To Greater Weight Gain In Black Girls
    The link between chronic stress and weight gain is much stronger in black girls than white girls, and may help explain why black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls, according to a new study.
    Muscles That Women Love
    Being in shape is sexy fellas. Here is a list of the muscles that women love. From the least favorite to most popular.
    Obesity In America: Can It Get Much Worse? Yes, Advocacy Group Says
    Americans are heavier than ever before and, according to an advocacy group, by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese.
    New York City Hospitals Crack Down On Junk Food
    Those vending machines filled with candy bars will soon be nothing more than a distant memory – at least at New York City hospitals. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is aiming to remove all sugary and fatty foods from both public and private hospitals in the city.
    Obese Black Kids More Susceptible To Hypertension
    A new study suggests that obese black children have a significantly greater risk for high blood pressure than white children of comparable age and weight.
    Childhood Obesity Linked to BPA, Study Suggests
    The BPA chemical used in food packaging might be linked to childhood obesity, a new study suggests, but the researchers say their findings don’t prove it’s the cause.
    Halle Berry Shows Off Her Slim, 46 Year Old Body
    Wandering the beach near her Malibu home, the 46-year-old mom to 4-year-old Nahla showed off her taunt tummy and long lean legs in the blue swimsuit top and cutoff jean shorts.
    Is Fitness A Problem For African-Americans?
    Too many Americans suffer from poor fitness and obesity. African-Americans are at particularly high risk, a new study shows.
    Healthy School Lunches Are Getting Mixed Grades From Students
    Healthy school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays.
    NYC Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters
    New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries.
    Will To Much Exercise Make Me Lose My Curves?
    ANSWER: NO – Exercising regularly will not take your curves away, in fact, targeted exercise may help you accentuate the parts that may be a bit lacking.
    POWERHOUSE First Lady! Michelle Obama Hits Gym At 6:00 A.M. Or Earlier!
    “Barack and I work out every day,” the first lady told in an interview. “I usually get to the gym before he does. But he is usually there either in the middle of my workout or right at the end.”
    Jordin Sparks Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss
    The Season Five American Idol victor, 22, showed off her incredible 50-pound slimdown at the USTA’s US Open Opening Night Gala in NYC Monday night in a skintight, crochet white dress and nude heels.
    Back-To-School With More Whole Grains, Fruits And Vegetables
    Students this year are going back-to-school with a wider selection of healthy options in their lunch menu; more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The only challenge is to get them to actually eat them.
    First Lady Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas About Eating Fast Food
    Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
    Olympics – London 2012: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Says He Is ‘Ready To Go’ After Injury Worries
    Usain Bolt, who will carry Jamaica’s flag at Friday’s opening ceremony, has admitted that he has been suffering from a slight injury but claims he is now fully recovered and ready to “become a legend”.
    Highly Anticipated Weight-Loss Pill Approved By The FDA
    Doctors have a new tool to fight obesity. A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.
    Race Might Play Role In Success Of Weight-Loss Surgery
    Black women without diabetes lost about 10 percent less weight than white women after having a weight-loss procedure called gastric bypass surgery, but having diabetes helped increase their weight loss, a new study finds.
    Black Girls Don’t Benefit As Much From Exercise
    In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls.
    Surgery Not “A Magic Pill” For Obese Patients
    Losing weight in America is big business. Americans spend $61 billion a year on everything from diet pills and exercise videos to meal plans, health club memberships and medical treatment. One of the fastest growing and lucrative segments of the weight-loss market is surgery.
    Maintain Your Hair While Exercising
    Many a black woman throughout history has shunned a swimming pool or a workout routine because she didn’t want to “sweat her style out” or get her hair wet. But what if you want to be healthy?
    Obesity, Lifestyles And African Americans – What Are The Correlations?
    Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The taste, smell, the texture, how it makes us feel, can be a great source of satisfaction for us all. However, this very thing that is so pleasurable can be a danger to us if not kept in its proper place.
    Kelly Rowland Shares Her Abs Workout With Us Weekly!
    Kelly Rowland breaks down her favorite moves for getting a toned, tight middle–fast. “I do 45 minutes of abs work every night,” Rowland tells Us Weekly about her routine.
    How Exercise Helps Fat Metabolism
    We do not have to bother about what others feel about us but we have to be concerned about our health. Obesity as we all know leads to all sorts of health problems. Lack of exercise only aggravates the situation.
    Michelle Obama (And 400 Students) Breaks World Record For Jumping Jacks
    The first lady announced Monday that her October bid to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period succeeded.
    Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Transformation At AMA’s
    Jennifer Hudson showed off her newly super slimmed-down figure at the 2011 American Music Awards In LA
    Yoga Found To Be Best Treatment For Mental Disorder
    Yoga is commonly seen as a practice beneficial to body and mind. Increasingly, yoga is being taken a step further and applied as a form of complementary and alternative medicine in treating psychiatric disorders.
    Early Bedtime Prevents Obesity And Maintains Fitness In Teenagers
    Teenagers who go to bed early are much less likely to be obese and have a better chance of being physically fit, compared to peers go to sleep late, researchers from the University of South Australia reported…..
    Shockwave Therapy Shows Promise For Tendon Pain
    A therapy that aims to heal injured body tissue with targeted sound waves may bring pain relief to people with chronically injured hamstring tendons, a small study of professional athletes suggests.
    Extra Pounds A Deadly Risk Factor For Black Women
    Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women, according to a new study. And the heavier a woman is, the greater her risk of dying sooner than her normal-weight peers.
    Study Shows Black Women Can Be Healthy At Higher Weights
    Black women can carry more weight than white women and still be considered healthy. That was the finding, reported by Reuters Health, of a 2011 study….
    Does Sex or Race Affect Strength Training?
    Have you ever wondered if the effects of strength training differ between men and women, and among people of various races? Researchers in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland sought to determine whether specific groups benefited more from strength training.
    Top 10 Best Fat Burning Foods For Weight Loss
    Fat burning foods are often thought to be special herb, spice or caffeine concoctions. But the best fat burning foods to speed up metabolism for weight loss are the same ones that help you build muscle and stay healthy.
    Yoga For Health: An Introduction
    Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine. A group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.
    Michelle Obama Has Fun Dancing To Beyoncé’s Remixed Health Inspired Tune (watch!)
    First Lady Michelle Obama shows why she’s the hottest first lady since Jackie O. Obama dances the Dougie to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body,” a version of her song ”Get Me Bodied.”
    Are The Religious Prone To Obesity?
    New research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.
    Beyonce Joins Forces With Michelle Obama To Help Kids Lose Weight
    Last month, Beyonce joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the national Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to target childhood obesity. The singer offered up a re-worked version of her hit song, Single Ladies, in support of the effort.
    How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally In 8 Steps
    Having high triglycerides levels is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But learning how to lower triglycerides, with a healthy triglycerides diet of foods to lower triglycerides and a healthy lifestyle, is easy.
    Regular Physical Activity Benefits For Health
    Regular physical activity will greatly improve your mood and help you to live a long, happy, healthy life, free from the pain and suffering of disease.
    The #1 Best Way To Lose – Weight Loss Journal
    Although the best way to lose weight is a tricky tedious topic, the #1 best weight loss way is a proven well-known secret.
    Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop ‘Love Handles
    Black and Hispanic women in their 20s tend to accumulate more fat in their midsection than their male and older counterparts, possibly putting them at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
    Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks
    A program promoting exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits that can help prevent chronic disease proved effective for black American couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not, a new study finds.
    The Benefits Of Exercise To Relieve Anxiety
    Want to sleep better, overcome depression or relieve anxiety? These are just a few of the many priceless benefits of exercise.
    Health Tips For African American Men And Women
    You do not have to stop eating chocolate cake or start running marathons to improve your health. Making small but steady changes in your eating and physical activity habits, over time, may help you lose weight if you need to, feel better, and improve your health.
    1 In 3 Black Americans Is Obese, Study Finds
    Nearly 36 percent of black Americans are obese — much more than other major racial or ethnic groups — and that gap exists in most states, a new federal study finds.
    Best Way To Lose Weight Eating Healthy
    What is the best way to lose weight eating healthy? If you’re confused about the best healthy way to lose weight, it’s no surprise.
    Online Healthy Weight Loss Help To Lose Weight
    Healthy weight loss simply requires eating healthy and burning more calories than you eat. Use BHZ.com online weight loss help to lose weight and look and feel better as you lose.
    Ways To Increase Metabolism Naturally
    Knowing these best ways to increase metabolism naturally can help you reach and maintain your ideal healthy weight without questionable herbs or risky drugs.
    Best Weight Loss Exercises To Lose Weight Faster
    These best weight loss exercises to lose weight faster take time, focus and effort. But if you’re ready to put some energy into permanent healthy weight loss exercises, here are the best exercises to lose weight fast.
    Who Are the Fattest Americans? And The Prize Goes To…
    The survey shows strong racial and disparities. In at least 40 states, Blacks and Latinos are more likely than Whites to be obese.
    How To Lose Weight Fast And Safe
    Trying to figure out how to lose weight fast and safe can be confusing and overwhelming. But if you want to lose weight fast, and care about your health, you definitely need to know how to lose weight fast and safe without pills.
    Health Benefits Of Exercise and Weight Training
    The health benefits of exercise and weight training are extraordinary. Even just a daily walk can make a big difference.
    Build Muscle To Lose Fat – Fat vs Muscle Diagram
    The great fat vs muscle diagram below paints a clear picture of why it’s so important for you to build muscle in order to lose fat.
    Healthy Percentage Body Fat Chart
    What’s your healthy body fat vs BMI (body mass index)? The differences between your BMI and body fat percentage can cause confusion.
    How To Do Squats With Proper Squat Technique
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    Fat Burning Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism
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    How To Reduce Body Fat Percentage
    In order to reduce body fat percentage numbers permanently you’ll have to make some lifestyle changes and learn some healthy new habits.
    How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat And Waist Fat
    Most everyone wants to get rid of belly fat and waist fat. But studies show that getting rid of belly fat is far more important than mere vanity. Actually, your life depends on knowing how to get rid of belly fat and waist fat!
    First Lady Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity
    The Obama administration today embarked on a programme to eliminate childhood obesity, one of the biggest health problems in the US, “within a generation”.
    Can Exercise Help Curb Your Appetite?
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    Can Sports Drinks Improve Endurance?
    Sports drinks have been getting a lot of bad press lately, due to their high amounts of sugar. But some studies have found that carbohydrate-containing beverages do actually increase endurance exercise performance, compared to water and placebo drinks…


    7 Steps To A Better Body
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    Mistakes To Avoid When Doing Ab Workout Routine
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    Why Aerobics Are So Good For You
    Aerobic exercise has been around since the 1980’s and has benefited the exercise community by strengthening the body, improving circulation, and increasing performance. Aerobic exercise was obsolete before 1978 when exercise was about strength and resistance training by building muscles…