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Health Disparities in African Americans and What to Do About Them

Last year we touched on how racism affects African American health, but there are notable health disparities between African Americans and the rest of the population. According to the CDC, younger African Americans live with or die of many conditions typically found in white Americans at older ages. There are many other compelling statistics of...

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toxic fitness

I don’t know who needs to hear this but stop making fitness a toxic place

I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years now, and I have seen the excitement in fitness grow exponentially. Trainers are becoming somewhat of pseudo-celebrities, and fitness classes are becoming the popular thing to do. From my experience as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, dance teacher, and student strength coach, I...

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5 Proven Reasons Why Gratitude Improves Your Health

Gratitude is more than just saying thank you; it is valuing everything you have. The practice of gratitude is easy to do but often overlooked. Gratitude not only helps you mentally but physically, as well. Here are 5 reasons why gratitude improves your health. Gratitude Improves Your Immune System Stress hormones, including cortisol, are 23%...

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