Robin Roberts honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs

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Last night Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe ESPY award for COURAGE.

Full of Beauty, Grace, and Courage she imparted into each of us that,
When Fear Knocks Let Faith Answer the Door“.

CONGRATULATIONS ROBIN!!!!!

We Love and Thank You for being a demonstration of Courage in Motion!!!!

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Add Spice to Your…..

WATER

Is drinking water a daily chore for you? BlackDoctor.org suggests ways to jazz up the taste…..

Add lemon and for detoxDrinking glass 00118.gif
cherries for flavor
natural(no sugar) fruit juice for vitamins and antioxidants
fruit for fiber
tea for detox, relaxation and antioxidants
soup for vitamins, fiber and protein
add bubbles for minerals…

You Can Eat Healthy on a Modest Budget

A lot pf people profess how they want to eat healthier, but ‘it’s too expense and they can’t afford it.’  The USDA did a study last year that, they say, tImageakes that excuse off the table. 

Concannon said the study shows that carrots, onions, pinto beans and mashed potatoes are all less expensive per portion than ice cream, sweet rolls, pork chops and ground beef. In fact, protein foods and food high in saturated fat, added sugars and sodium were all more expensive than fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains based on these methods.

“This is great news for all getting by with a limited food budget,” he said. “You don’t have to compromise good nutrition.”

Ines Subashka, certified personal trainer, believes eating healthy is about satisfying your bodies need for energy and nutrients as opposed to your mind or emotions which often leads to eating more.  Some healthy items can be more expensive but you will need smaller amounts, which compensates for the price. Healthier foods satisfy the body longer than processed or unhealthy foods.

Some of the inexpensive healthy foods include:  brown rice, eggs, chickpeas and lentils, bananas, oats, russet and sweet potatoes, canned salmon, canned tuna in water, canned tomatoes, plain yogurt  lean beef, fresh bagged spinach, frozen veges and whole wheat breads or pastas.

Diane Carbonell blogs about her experiences on the journey to lose 150 lbs. She says, “I didn’t value the fruits and vegetables as much as I did the junk.  The junk was fast, available and made me feel good when I ate it.  The fruit was fruit.  Salad was salad.  It had no pizzazz and I gained no emotional comfort from eating healthy food.  I wanted junk and junk I got. I used money to justify my bad choices, when in reality I was spending much more than I needed to buy purchasing foods that weren’t healthy.”

The next you grocery shop, do some comparing and challenge yourself to buy fruits instead of cookies and ice cream. Also make a list with this new mindset and stick to it! Pay attention to the setup of the store. Some suggest that the outer perimeter includes the healthier food choices while the inner isles have the less nutritious stuff… 

To a healthier you…..

 

 

Spellman forgoes Athletics for Health and Wellness

Spelman College, here in Atlanta, has elected to discontinue its athletics program in favor of an improved fitness facility and wellness program.  In speaking with the AJC, Dr. Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman, said “When I was looking at the decision, it wasn’t being driven by the cost as much as the benefit. With $1 million, 80 student-athletes are benefiting, or should we invest in a wellness program that would touch every student’s life?”

Dr. Tatum is more concerned with the students’ health and the responsibility to help. She said “one out of every two students has high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or is obese.” I have been to funerals of young alums who were not taking care of themselves,” she said, “and I believe we can change that pattern not only for them but for the broader community.”

The Division III school has been part of the Great South Athletic Conference in seven sports, including basketball, softball and tennis. Tatum said the school was sending a letter to the NCAA saying the Spelman would be withdrawing from the conference and would no longer have an athletics program. Instead, the school plans to expand wellness programs and renovate it’s fitness facilities.

“We are trying to meet students where they are in terms of their interest, but also helping them understand that the elements of wellness … are the kinds of things that are going to help them avoid the kinds of illnesses that are killing African-American women far too early,” Tatum said.

Entreprenuer Spotlight

BLISSFUL LIVING

This month,  EW2Day’s Entreprenuerial Spotlight shines on Dhana Blissett of Blissful Living.

Dhana is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, and Certified Holistic Health Coach.  Dhana established an appreciation for healthy living at an early age and now empowers others to seek and obtain a life of Bliss.

CONGRATULATIONS DHANA BLISSETT –
EW2Day’s Entrepreneur Spotlight!

CLICK HERE to Read the Full Article
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview with Dhana Blissett

Young and Thin but Not Exempt!

There has been a misconception for quite some time that strokes and heart attacks only happen to overweight and/or older people….  Au contraire, ladies!  Sometimes, being thin carries a false sense of security. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Arman Askari, MD, says “While it’s true that thin people may be more prone to lead active, healthy lifestyles, I’ve also seen all types of people — from a 39-year-old smoker or a buff, pro beach volleyball player — who suffer heart attacks,” he says. “Coronary artery disease doesn’t discriminate fat or thin, male or female.” Other diseases that strike younger than you may think include: melanoma, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and gout.

A poor diet can definitely shorten your life;  increasing your risk for many diseases typical of those 65 years and older.  Young age and high metabolism alone won’t do it if you are eating foods high in saturated fats and oils. 

Let’s look at a lifestyle change…try  a healthier diet, what about exercising or being more active and don’t forget the sunscreen!

D. Kimberly suggests 5 Ways to Start Your Journey to Healthy Living…
Identify the source
Mind over matter
Practice portion control
Alternative snack foods
and Exercise

You know what they say, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’