Category: Fitness

3 Reasons to add TABATA to your routine!

Written by Marcus H. First, what is TABATA? TABATA is a high Intensity workout designed to burn significant amounts of body fat through muscle tissue retention, increase in Metabolism, and anaerobic/aerobic capacity increase. A variety of exercises are involved in a tabata workout including weight lifting and cardio. The exercise performed goes for 8 rounds and lasts […]

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How to stay fit this summer!

1. Are you thirsty or hungry? It is easy to become dehydrated if you are spending a lot of time in the sun and that can sometimes become confused with hunger. Drink a glass of water first to see if you are actually hungry. 2. Ride your bike instead of driving! You can burn HUNDREDS […]

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Fitness Myths & Facts You Need to Know

Written by Bobby Bushnell 1. The more you sweat, the more calories you burn?Myth: Just because you sweat a lot doesn’t mean you’re burning more calories because sweat is just a biological response that cools your skin and regulates internal body temperature. 2. Starving yourself will reduce body fat?Myth: Not eating to lose body fat […]

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Myth Busters! 5 Fitness Myths You Need to Know

Written by Amy Simmons Dairy is good for you it has calcium! No it’s not it’s high in calories! Run it’s good cardio! Don’t run it’s bad for your knees! Lift heavy weights! Lift light you don’t want to look bulky! We are bombarded with information on how to be healthy and get fit, but […]

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Food is MEDICINE!

Written by Peggy Riggins Food as Medicine & Exercise “Mindful Eating” Heal and nourish your body with food. Switching to real foods is key to having a healthy body.  Every meal you eat offers a new chance to build upon a clean lifestyle with minimally processed foods and fewer harmful ingredients.  Clean eating has some […]

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I lost 220lbs. Why Not You?

 Interview by Caprice O’Bryant   EFF: Tell us a little about yourself? My name is Marqus Taylor from Chicago, IL. I am an author, photographer and motivational speaker. I always find myself keeping busy by taking photos, building websites or working out. I love to travel and visit different places even if just around the […]

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How to Get Rid of Water Weight

Losing Water Weight: The goal is to sweat out the excess fluids -FIRST, DRINK LOTS OF WATER! -LIMIT your sodium (salt) & sugar intake! Try Mrs. Dash Salt-Free seasoning line and NATURAL sweeteners from fruits! -Bananas, apricots, and avocados are rich in potassium, which is great for helping your body correct water imbalances -Incorporate negative […]

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TESTIMONY: Ericka Duncan

Written by: Ericka Duncan My name is Ericka Duncan; I am a 23 yr old full time graduate student. During 2013, post- undergraduate, I was blessed with many opportunities to travel domestically. During my travels, I interned with several agencies and really enjoyed my new “sit down jobs” lifestyle; however, I did not notice how […]

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