fitness

“Orange Is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe have stripped down to their undies in honor of Lane Bryant’s new fall campaign, “#ThisBody Is Made to Shine.” In an effort to “turn the tables on negativity, “and “overcome social misconceptions,” the premier clothing retailer for sizes 14 to 28 has […]

Made a new year’s resolution to get it right, get it tight? Exhausting yourself in the gym and not getting the results you expected? Here’s how performing challenging (daily) workout regimens without appropriate rest and recovery are sabotaging your health goals. 1. You’re not pushing yourself. If you’re able to breeze through your workout with […]

We all know one thing to be true: the older we get, the harder it gets to keep the pounds off. Stellar Award-winning gospel artist JJ Hairston knows this firsthand. The 15-year music vet was relatively skinny most of his life – weighing about 150 pounds while standing at 5 feet, 9 inches. He didn’t […]

    Allyson Felix has made history at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The 30-year-old won the silver medal in the 400-meter sprint and is now the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history with a total of seven medals. But it was a disappointing day Monday when she finished in a […]

  Bishop Long a new lease on life. He told his congregation that his recent weight loss is because of a new diet and the elimination of a ‘slave menu.’ The YBF.com reports: Bishop Eddie Long has dropped a significant amount of weight and he’s showing off a lean new look. The megachurch pastor credits […]

We all know one thing to be true: the older we get, the harder it gets to keep the pounds off. Stellar Award-winning gospel artist JJ Hairston knows this firsthand. The 15-year music vet was relatively skinny most of his life – weighing about 150 pounds while standing at 5 feet, 9 inches. He didn’t […]

I recently had the honor of participating in the Tunnels to Tower Tower Climb at the Freedom Tower in New York City. The climb honored Capt. Billy Burke and Stephen Siller, true “Super Heroes” who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. I climbed 102 flights, 2,226 stairs in 20 minutes, 2 seconds. A real workout to […]

For women, life after 40 can be an uncertain maze of emotional peaks and valleys – riddled with the physical changes that threaten the most toned of bodies and long-held notions of fabulosity. But an increasing number of high-powered women are refusing to be defined or deterred by 40, recognizing that their fierce factor is […]

Many of us women know when we look “cute” before we head out.  And birthday’s are no different: you put on your favorite outfit, your best makeup and go out “knowing” you look your best.  But for Valerie, when she saw a picture of herself on her 30th birthday, something changed inside of her. BlackDoctor.org […]

Many people are under the assumption that a vegan diet is expensive. Even though some are aware that raw meat costs more than fresh vegetables, they still believe this. A part of this misconception has to do with living in food deserts, where it’s difficult to obtain nutritious food altogether. When the “good” foods aren’t […]