Category: health

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children
Children love the great outdoors–and who can blame them? There’s something special about the trees, flowers, and all the beautiful colors that tickle their senses. A bonus safety tip: Before you venture outdoors, however, consult your child’s pediatrician for an updated action plan to keep asthma and/or any existing environmental allergies in check. Here are... Read more »

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »

Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"

Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"
By Nakita Nicci For those of you who know me, know I am the ultimate social butterfly but most importantly I am a Lupus Butterfly. I wear my purple colors loud and proud with a mission to inspire other women. I met a fellow butterfly, Jokiva Rivers on Facebook a few weeks ago. This beauty,... Read more »
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Throw Away Your Scale! 5 Fitness Tips That Work

Throw Away Your Scale! 5 Fitness Tips That Work
By Caprice O’Bryant Caprice O’Bryant is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist and Owner of Excuse Free Fitness, Inc. 1.   Believe in yourself: When on a journey to becoming the healthiest version of you, believing that you can achieve your goals is the first step. YOU matter. It’s important that YOU consistently eat right and... Read more »

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss
By Rhonda Alexander I discovered the green smoothie lifestyle as a result of actively working to reduce my carb intake. Initially, I was in search of a healthier way to enjoy fruity drinks, which have always been my weakness. It’s the one part of my diet that I’ve always struggled to overcome. As a child,... Read more »

Photos: A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness!

A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness, presented by Anointed Wives Ministry and Wife Kouture, was an exciting exchange of health facts, food, and fellowship.  The event took place Sunday evening at the Jacob’s Well Church in Evergreen Park Illinois. Guests enjoyed fresh smoothies, vegan cuisine, and healthy snacks as the Q&A topics covered exercise,... Read more »
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#GetOutHere with Nike Chicago's Free Workouts!

By Zondra Hughes Nike Chicago hosted a #GETOUTHERE media workout with 24 Life and Nike Pro Trainer David Carson this week, and Nike Chicago will host free workouts in different locations throughout the month of November. Workouts are at 6:30 p.m.  To register, log on to Nike.com/Chicago Want more? Register for the Get Out Here... Read more »

8 Tips for Pretty Hands and Softer Feet

8 Tips for Pretty Hands and Softer Feet
By Shameeka Hunt Summer means manicures and pedicures more often; but why not treat your hands and feet all year round?  There are some reasons why: Relaxation.  Having someone massaging your hands and feet, exfoliate dead skin, and moisturize, is very relaxing, to say the least.  A good manicure and pedicure can relieve stress and... Read more »

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?
 Note: Out of respect to the 12-year-old child, we will not post her picture here. By Nicole Harding What does 12 look like? Why does it matter? Last week the news went out that a 12-year-old girl was missing and the news report stated that she was probably with a 15-year-old. The local press was... Read more »
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Good Loving Can Make You Fat! 5 Ways to Stay Fit

Good Loving Can Make You Fat! 5 Ways to Stay Fit
The Dating Dozen – Incorporate Healthy Eating & Lifestyle to Stay FIT By Tania Brown Being in love is so grand. And, having someone to genuinely support your dreams is amazing. In the midst of the Pepe Le Pew moments and star gazing, it’s very easy to get comfortable with your new love interest and... Read more »