Categories Archives: Health & Beauty

Environmental Racism Persists.

Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S. Unfortunately, Flint’s water scandal is a symptom of ...

A BUNCH OF WAYS TO BURN A BUNCH OF CALORIES.

Valecia Weeks, LMT is a certified personal trainer and a Certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist. She is also licensed in the state of Texas as a Corporate Chair Massage Therapist, providing on-site chair massage at such places as The Houst ...

Diabetes and Exercise.

It’s amazing how we are never too busy to help others. So why is it so difficult to stop long enough to help ourselves? There are so many women who suffer from type 2 Diabetes; more are affected than we will ever know. When was the last time you took th ...

Drinking Water to Beat the Heat.

As the weather gets warmer, drinking enough water is more important than ever. Now that we are entering summer and attending events in hot weather, there are some points that everyone should be aware of when out in hot, humid weather. Most of us are accus ...

Lupus Still Disparately Affects Black Women.

Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then launched — an inflammatory response meant to vanquish the intruder. In reality, the i ...

Exercising with Arthritis.

Which of these excuses best describe yours? “My joints are feeling achy.” “My knees and hips feel stiff every morning.” “My legs just won’t let me get out of bed in the morning.” If there was ever a good excuse not to ...

Deliver Us From The Couch.

Are you a sedentary kind of busy lady? The risks of the “couch potato” mentality are far greater than weight gain. Research has proven that sedentary behavior can increase women’s risk for many diseases and possibly, early death. Sitting on ...