Health & Fitness (54)

Featuring an Interview with Chris Houston of Better Stronger You!

“I really want to get back in shape and am trying to lose weight, but I don’t know where to start or what to do to see results?” This is one of the most common concerns for many moms wanting to get back in shape and reach their fitness goals post-baby.

When Was Your Last Mammogram?

Published in Health & Fitness
Written by  Amour Genesis Monday, 09 September 2013 23:25

For those of you who don’t know, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to services for women worldwide.

How Investing in Cord Blood Banking Can Save Lives

Published in Health & Fitness
Written by  Iya Bakare Monday, 08 July 2013 01:48

GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) recently sat down with Winifred L. Soufi, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG of Northside Hospital and the Women’s Health Associates of Atlanta to discuss the benefits of cord blood banking in minority communities, specifically with African-American women. The obstetrician/gynecologist explains the significance of it, side effects and stumbling blocks that prevent some from understanding how it can save lives.

Eating the Raw Food Way

Published in Health & Fitness
Written by  Amour Genesis Monday, 08 July 2013 01:14

For years, more and more individuals have begun incorporating raw food-based diet plans into their nutrition regimen and embracing this ever-growing popularized health trend. There’s even been an increase in specialized raw food restaurants, which have helped make it more convenient for raw foodists to enjoy their lifestyle choice without having to rely solely on their personal kitchens.

What Are You Doing to Lose Weight

Published in Health & Fitness
Written by  Amour Genesis Friday, 03 May 2013 21:56

It’s that time of the year again when almost everyone’s trying to lose weight and get right and tight for the summer! So many of us have set goals to lose a few inches here and drop a few pounds there--- all in hopes of being healthy and looking our best. But while we’re working on getting in shape and getting closer to our goals, are we thinking about healthy, long-term, effective options for our individual body types? Or are we just resorting to quick and easy diets to help us magically lose weight?

Diabetes: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in Health & Fitness
Written by  Administrator Saturday, 05 January 2013 22:00

By GMO Special Contributor Lily McCann

Diabetes is a disease that affects a disproportionate amount of African Americans. For every six white Americans who suffer from the condition, there are 10 diabetic African Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 15 percent of black Americans aged 20 or above has diabetes. It increases the risk of developing a number of serious health complications, some of them life threatening. One of the reasons that diabetes poses such a risk is that many people are ill informed about it. They choose to believe the multitude of myths that are in circulation about the disease rather than searching for the facts. Here is a rundown of the most common misconceptions about diabetes.

The holidays are long gone but those extra holiday pounds and love handles aren’t. We’re all guilty of indulging in our holiday favorites like turkey, ham, sweet potato pie and macaroni and cheese, but it’s a New Year and you may be thinking about getting back in shape. Yes, it’s cold outside and no one is showing off their bikini body just yet but summer will be here before you know it and GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) wants to give you a few encouraging tips to getting in shape.

Rae Lewis-Thornton isn’t a White homosexual male or a drug addict. In the 1980s, the world tagged these descriptions to the face of the HIV virus. Almost 20 years ago, Rae changed the face of the disease as the first black woman to share her story publicly.

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