A Quick Arm Workout

I have been thinking about working out my arms, therefore this seemed to be appropriate. This post is actually from Buzzfeed @Buzzfeed. It is my hope this quick exercise is as helpful to you as it has been to me. What workouts would you recommend to others?

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Have a great weekend.

Lisa 🙂

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Happy Healthy and Safe 4th of July!

Hello All,

I hope everyone is well. I wanted send out some 4th of July love and healthy food ideas. Also I have included some tasty vegetarian options. Holidays can be tricky when you are struggling vegetarian. Here go some recipe ideas.

When friends get together naturally there will be some drinks. Here is a tasty light drink that you can enjoy. It is watermelon rose sangria. Doesn’t it look tasty?

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If you want to keep cool and enjoy a relative healthy treat. I got something for you. It is a red, white, and blue Popsicle where preparation work is done in the freezer.

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An important food for any 4th of July cookout is potato salad. Here is a healthy red, white, and blue potato salad that will win over guests.

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Most importantly, I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July !

Video Blog: Fed up with the Pillsbury Doughboy!!

It seems consumers and food manufacturers such as General Mills are focusing on the consumption of more natural food. I figured that it was a good idea to review  the impact of eating all this artificial food in America.The movie Fed Up gives a good overview and history of the problem. The public and now General Mills knows the solution to the problem of society eating junk food,it is simple just eat real food.  Keep an eye out for my blog post later this week exploring why General Mills is shifting towards making more natural foods.  Do you think General Mills has good intentions?

Friendship in Sickness and in Health

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Dear Readers,

I usually don’t share this type of stuff with you; however this has been weighing on my heart for few weeks. This post is really to support any patient suffering with a health related challenge. Actually, I am penning it for a real person who will remain nameless. The reason I try to keep this blog going is to support and encourage those struggling with health problems. Here is letter to friend which is part personal and supportive to all those struggling with a health problem with a focus on cancer.

Dear Friend,

I hope you are well and battling back against the cancer. As I said to you many times in my zealous support and love for you that this disease will not beat you. You will come back stronger better than ever, since you have always taken such excellent care of yourself.  The image that I will always have of you is being big, strong, and healthy. You are and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with. As friends, we have been through many up and downs, so this disease will not come between us. Sadly, I cannot begin to understand everything that you are going through. My solution is to love and support you the best way that I know how, which is a lot of calls, moments of silence wishing you well, and being there for you when you are ready.  The question plaguing me is what I can do to support you and others. My thought is list some resources that may be helpful to people with cancer and those supporting cancer patients. Here goes.

  1. PatientsLikeMe is a resource for patients struggling with a health challenge.
  2. CareZone is a great app for managing the chaos of scheduling related to your condition as well as communicating with loved ones.
  3. The app called Check Yourself is for breast cancer self exams which is important in the detection and prevention for breast cancer.
  4. This site covers an important niche Black Men Health’s. Health disparities are a major challenge, so this site is an important site servicing an underserved population. Great resource, please visit.
  5. Here is a website for those caring for cancer patients. This resource has been around since 1944, it is called Cancercare.
  6. Walgreens and The Komen foundation have come together to support underserved populations that are battling breast cancer.

I just want to say in closing, friend I don’t know what you are going through. All I can say is that I love and care about you. My friendship is forever and a day, so I am here whenever you are ready.

Readers, I hope this information is helpful. Also please provide any information or websites that you found helpful in the comments section. I tried my best but there are probably better or other resources that one should contact.

Thank you for reading.

How to Continue Towards a Health Goal

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Hello All,

 

I know many of you have set New Year’s resolutions related to health. This is the time of year when people hit some obstacles. I wanted to let you know that I am rooting for you. My mother would say a try beats a fail all the time. Please just take it one day at time.

 

More inspiration and posts coming.

 

Have an awesome week. Keep warm if you are on the east coast.

UrbanHealthyChick

Best Workout for 2015 and Beyond

Hello All,

It is the time of the year when everyone is trying to get back into shape or maintain their health. Jillian Michaels is not someone who I believed had a serious workout video at first.  I immediately learned that was not true after trying out the workout posted. This video will have you breathing heavy during the warm up. She is the real deal! Dont underestimate her. She has a killer yoga workout video,too. Also she has a great podcast that you should check out as well. She is on twitter as well @JillianMichaels.

Enjoy! You will sweat guaranteed.

Happy Monday to you!

Lisa