10 Tips To Ditch Post-Holiday Weight Gain
Now that the holidays are over are you ready for damage control? How do you ditch the extra weight or restore the same level of wellbeing you had pre-holiday? Here are 10 tips to get started on your health and fitness journey: Identify a goal – take a moment to identify what exactly you
To Supplement Or Not
A supplement can be defined as any product that you use along with your existing nutrition and exercise program to improve your nutritional status, performance, fat loss results, or a combination of these things. Why should you supplement? Standard eating habits do not account for huge portions of healthy, vitamin and mineral filled foods such
What is Cancer?
One of the most life threatening conditions out there today and one that everyone without a doubt wants to avoid is cancer. While most people realize the severity of suffering from cancer, not everyone really understands why cancer occurs. What causes it? And more importantly, what can you do to prevent and/or overcome it? Let’s
Diabetes – The Silent Killer
Did you know that more than 50% of all adult hospital beds in Kenya are occupied by people with diabetes or diabetes related conditions? Did you know that 1.8 million++ Kenyans are living with diabetes and only half of them know?? Diabetes is a condition that more and more people are being impacted with
1 Move for Sexy Toned Arms!
There is nothing sexy about doing pushups but they are KING when it comes to shaping up those arms!! You also don’t require any equipment other than finding a space to do them. Do NOT let this compound move fool or intimidate you! You don’t have to start by doing a full pushup, instead start off
Why you need to weight train!
As you move through your fitness program, one type of exercise you’ll want to ensure is in place is weight training. Weight training offers a mountain of benefits, is always changing so helps keep you interested in exercise, and can even slow the process of aging. Curious to know more? Let’s look at the real
A Guide To Body Types
As you go about your get healthy regimen, whether it’s to burn fat, build muscle, or simply improve your health, it pays to know your body type. What does body type mean? Body type refers to the natural tendency of your body to manage its body weight and composition. Ever notice how some people tend to be
The Ultimate Booty Builder – Fire hydrants + Leg lifts
I simply love fire hydrants! Here are 4 reasons why: They burn/hurt which means the gluteus maximus muscle group is activated and engaged! They require zero equipment and can be done in the comfort of your home Unlike other booty building workouts, they are easy on the knees…maybe because you’re on your knees They are
Four Moves For Firmer Arms
Want to increase the shape and definition of your arms? If so, it’s vital that you are strength training correctly. Too many women rely strictly on cardio training to try and change their body and unfortunately this is a futile effort because cardio training will never give you the results that you are looking for
Losing Weight During Ramadhan
Being back in Kenya and having friends fasting for Ramadhan motivated me to write about how to keep the scale from tipping during the holy month. Ramadhan would actually be the perfect time to shed some weight and keep it off if managed correctly given that there is a fasting window and feasting period similar
How Long Before You See Your Abs?
Everyone asks a why their tummy isn’t reducing or why they aren’t getting abs – Ladies we all have different body types and carry weight differently. If the tummy is where most of the fat is stored then that’s that area takes the longest to get flat. Others might carry weight on their back, hips
May – Drop It Like A Squat Challenge
What’s the craze about squats? The answer is pretty simple – They are the ultimate booty building exercise and them some! Other benefits of squats include: They are a functional exercise that helps in performing real life activities and promote balance, mobility, posture etc Their ability to burn the most number of calories considering the
Working out – What’s the fuss!
Working out is all about being physically active. I like to think of it as intentionally engaging in a physical activity with the aim of increasing calorie burn for health reasons…but that just my twisted definition The words physical activity and working are synonymous (to me) the only thing that might differ is intensity.
March 2015 – Get Moving Challenge
This challenge is all about physical activity! Although diet is 80% of the weight loss equation being physically active has impressive and inexhaustible benefits that are missed from eating clean only. These benefits include: Release of endorphins also known as ‘feel good’ hormones that make and keep you happy Reduces stress and lifts depression Improves
My Before and After
May 31st 2010, Atlanta Georgia I walked out of Doctor Bodner’s office elated. We had finalized details pertaining to my liposuction procedure. I paid the deposit and was going to pick a date between June 12th – June 19th for the procedure. I was ready to ditch the extra fat that had been irritating and
Running Vs. Sprinting
Who would you rather look like? I took up outdoor running in 2008 while searching for the perfect weight loss program. I went from running 3 miles a day 3-4 times a week to 6 miles 5 – 6 times a week. In a matter of months, I had signed up with running groups and
All or Nothing!!
I’ve been going to my neighborhood LA fitness since 2008 and as I was looking around last night, I counted a handful of people that I know or have seen working out over the years but albeit their consistency and effort their bodies don’t show progress. I can only imagine their frustration because I was