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7 Moves to a Long Life for African American Women

Mon 03 Jun, 2019

 7 Moves to a Long Life for African American Women

First of all let me say I would never disrespect or belittle my Black Queens. So everything I’m about to say comes from a place of love and wanting you and all of us to live our best lives and be around long enough to do all the things we want to do in this mutha fuckin lifetime. 

Sistas! The rates of obesity among women of color are much higher than any other group of women. Now I’m not saying to lose your curves but make sure you feel as good as you look. Make sure those curves are coming from healthy decisions and choices. 

I know this is a trying political climate for women, the government is all up in your ovaries – even more reason to take time out to do the things that make you feel good.

Indulge in healthy activities that will raise your vibration and put you in a place energetically to get the things you deserve!

Here are some tips to help you Queens get there – and keep in mind you don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods or run a marathon to improve your health.

Over time, small changes to your eating, drinking, and physical activity habits will help you control your weight, feel better and improve your health.

Cut down on foods and beverages with solid fats and sugars – solid fats include things like butter and shortening, these are often found in foods like potato chips.

Anything high processed and hard for your body to break down avoid them all together. Processed sugars are the same and found in many juices and soft drinks. These sugars turn to fat. Overtime they will age you and zap your energy. These are empty calories, they serve no purpose they slow you down and cause you to gain weight so avoid them at all costs.

Aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity. This type of activity speeds up your heart rate and breathing. It’s great for your cardiovascular health. Its going to give you all the energy you need. The endorphins released are going to keep you happy and young. 

Don’t feel overwhelmed Queens, you can break this time down into 10 minute increments through out your day. Pace yourself and stay consistent. You will notice a difference in how you feel imediately 

Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, quit. And be aware that electronic cigarettes have not been tested to assess long-term health risks, so they should only be used as a short-term part of a smoking-cessation program.

Smoking threatens your lungs and weakens the walls of your arteries. It’s the No. 1 risk factor for women when it comes to atherosclerosis and vascular diseases such as aneurysms, carotid artery disease or peripheral arterial disease — blockages of the arms and legs.

Meditate. Take a moment every day to practice mindfulness. You can practice this on your own, or even download a meditation app.

Breathe. Count to ten. Staying focused on your breath removes distractions, worries, and restlessness from the mind. Being in touch with your soul and inner emotions helps you feel more connected to the world and is a perfect way to relieve the burdens of activism and the daily stresses of everyday life. 

Drink Water. I know they say black don’t crack, but if it gets dry enough it might. Hydrate Queens!

Its imperative for your digestive health and organs. It keeps your skin clear and looking good. It helps to flush out toxins and free radicals you don’t want hanging around in your body.

Eat Clean Protein and Lots of Vegetables. If you are trying to regulate your weight and or metabolism you have got to get a certain number of grams of protein everyday.

This is going to keep your muscles lean and strong. The vegetables and fruit will produce the enzymes you need in your stomach to digest food and help your gut health and your ph balance.

A healthy diet is 80 percent of staying in shape.

Get regular physicals and check ups. Come on now, you already know. Make sure you know your numbers, make sure you are getting regular paps and mammograms.

Have your blood tested, be proactive in your health. Don’t wait for a problem to arise, cut it off before it even has the chance to take hold. Know whats going on with your body at all times. 

Be well and Prosper Queens. 

EG

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