Health & Fitness (50)
It’s that time of the year again when almost everyone’s trying to lose weight and get right and tight for the summer! So many of us have set goals to lose a few inches here and drop a few pounds there--- all in hopes of being healthy and looking our best. But while we’re working on getting in shape and getting closer to our goals, are we thinking about healthy, long-term, effective options for our individual body types? Or are we just resorting to quick and easy diets to help us magically lose weight?
By GMO Special Contributor Lily McCann
Diabetes is a disease that affects a disproportionate amount of African Americans. For every six white Americans who suffer from the condition, there are 10 diabetic African Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 15 percent of black Americans aged 20 or above has diabetes. It increases the risk of developing a number of serious health complications, some of them life threatening. One of the reasons that diabetes poses such a risk is that many people are ill informed about it. They choose to believe the multitude of myths that are in circulation about the disease rather than searching for the facts. Here is a rundown of the most common misconceptions about diabetes.
The holidays are long gone but those extra holiday pounds and love handles aren’t. We’re all guilty of indulging in our holiday favorites like turkey, ham, sweet potato pie and macaroni and cheese, but it’s a New Year and you may be thinking about getting back in shape. Yes, it’s cold outside and no one is showing off their bikini body just yet but summer will be here before you know it and GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) wants to give you a few encouraging tips to getting in shape.
Rae Lewis-Thornton isn’t a White homosexual male or a drug addict. In the 1980s, the world tagged these descriptions to the face of the HIV virus. Almost 20 years ago, Rae changed the face of the disease as the first black woman to share her story publicly.
As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1, which promotes the education and healthy living among people living with HIV, this year introduces some advancement in medicine that can alter the lives of people living with HIV virus, as well as provide more knowledge about the disease.
Abbe Sennett learned early on that time is precious and so she lives as a true artist finding beauty and a reason to smile at every life experience. She spends her days as a wife, mother to a dog named Sasha, and as a commercial illustrator, fine artist, and website programmer.
In the month of October, the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For American women, the fight is much tougher. Did you know that African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age than any other race? Did you know that African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than other races? In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m going to share how you can avoid the risk of having breast cancer and show your support for others.
The first year of college is all about gaining: a new found freedom, new friends and a new sense of responsibility. Unfortunately for some, these may be accompanied by a few pounds.