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Say No to a Sedentary Lifestyle: 7 Reasons to Get Active

In this day and age, many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle even though we don’t want to admit it. From computers to mobile phones, there are many things that seem more “fun” than being physically active. However, there’s also the unfortunate fact that many people aren’t aware of the consequences and how serious they can be. With ...

5 Beauty Boosts Being Sugar Free

Enhance and boost your natural beauty by being sugar free with these tips. Reducing daily consumption of sugar can be challenging but knowing the health and beauty benefits is enough to motivate anyone. We have heard about the health benefits of reducing sugar such as avoiding chronic diseases but there's another upside to it - enhanced ...

6 Ways to Balance Work 👷‍♀️, Social Life 🍷, and Fitness 🏋️‍♀️

In this modern century when we are overwhelmed with hi-tech gadgets in our work, it is difficult to balance work, private life, and fitness. The main focus, however, should be on your family and trying to be with your loved ones after work as much as possible. But that doesn't mean that you have to neglect your health and social life. ...

7 Proven Weight Loss Tips For Black Women Who Weigh 200 Pounds Or More

If you want to get started losing weight and you weigh over 200 pounds then learn the 7 proven ways to do it effectively. Starting the process of losing weight for someone 200+ pounds is very different from someone whose starting weight is 140 pounds. Depending on how long you’ve been carrying around 200+ pounds there could be impairment ...

How To Get Started Losing Weight

I get constant questions about how to get started losing weight so I put together some practical tips to help you get going and to be successful with it. Reminder - this is strictly an example of what you can do to start your weight-loss journey. Of course always check with your physician before starting any exercise or nutrition program....

5 Reasons Why Slow and Steady Weight Loss Is Better

Let's discuss the 5 reasons why slow and steady weight loss is better for you.  We often hear about diets and fads that are tailored to help you lose weight fast. However, this isn’t always the best way to lose weight for your body. While it might be more instantly gratifying, the best way to lose weight has been proven in some ...

Featured Mr. Fit: Jess Perreca, Jr.

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). JP:  Midwest raised husband & father of two beautiful little girls. My name is Jess Perreca Jr and I’m what you would call a geek. I’m part of the infrastructure team at a Technology Company. I love sports mainly football but my love and ...

Q is for Quiet Time

There's something to be said for those individuals who have quiet time in the morning to meditate and spend time with themselves and God during the quiet hours of the morning.  They tend to be less stressed and happier people.  I know people personally who meditate and are better for it.  They are the see the cup half full vs. half empty ...

P is for Push Ups

Any and everyone who knows me knows I enjoy doing push ups.  I know that sounds strange but I do.  You know why?  Due to another "P" word, powerful.  It makes me feel powerful. I do them in boot camp and with my personal trainer.  I do them on my own and while working out with my girls.  It is my go-to exercise. I started doing ...

J is for Jump Rope

Easily one of my favorite forms of cardio, I think many of us forget how effective jumping rope is.  I decided to buy a jump rope years into my adulthood when I watched Zuzana of Zuzka Light and formerly of the BodyRock TV days jumping rope and working up a sweat.  Another fitness guru who got me motivated to jump rope was Jennifer Nicole ...

H is for Health

Health means different things to different people.  For some it is physical endurance.  For others it is beating a debilitating disease.  For others it is improving what they put in their mouth.  Define what health is for you and then do you research to optimize it.  Do you have high blood pressure? Is it hereditary?  What do you need to ...

G is for Goals

I will admit, I am not one to set too many goals when it comes to fitness.  A friend once told me to sign up for a race therefore I would have a goal to strive for to help with my long distance run training.  It didn’t help – signing up for a half marathon did not actually make me train more or harder than I normally would.    Now ...