Viewing posts tagged exerciseLaticia Jackson The beginning of the year is symbolic of a new start for many. The previous year is over and it is time to move forward and set new goals. For you, one of your goals my involve getting serious about your health. This is a great goal, but for many, they will approach this goal with great zeal only to find themselves burned out, lacking motivation, consistency and guidance. Has this ever happened to you? With our busy lives and hectic schedules, it can be hard to find the time and motivation to exercise and take care of our bodies in the way we should. However, as with other forms of exercise like aerobics and strength training, there are very real benefits to be gained from taking the time to stretch. Take a look at these five benefits to better understand the impact of stretching and how incorporating a routine into your daily schedule can improve your life. In this world of quick fixes, many of us do not want to invest in hard work when it comes to weight loss. In this article, staff writer, Terry Pryor will give you four simple steps that if done together, will guarantee weight loss. Loretta Green You've decided to commit to incorporating some form of physical activity into your lifestyle because you understand the benefit and importance. But where do you begin? This article is aimed at providing you with the tools to not only begin your quest to a healthier self, but also to help you remain on a positive path of good health and fitness. David Pryor, MD The first step toward making a change is identifying and acknowledging a problem. Sisters, we have a problem with weight and obesity in our community. According to current statistics, between 50 and 66% of African American women can be classified as being "overweight". African American women suffer from obesity at an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to women of other races.