Category Archives: Healthy is the new Sexy

Hmm, would you buy Thigh-Gap Jeans? Are you Quiche:-)

Smh, women have become so obsessed with who the Media says they should be and what they should look like…it is no wonder the Just Boobs team made a sketch comedy to highlight the ridiculosity Is that a word lol of this superficial obsession…

A thigh-gap is that space between the thighs when standing with knees touched. Women have come to believe that having that gap suggests you are at the ideal body weight, you are more attractive, and many other things…there have even been sexual assumptions made for women who have this gap.

So, they now have waist cinchers/trainers, jeans with built-in derrieres, numerous kinds of Shapewear, slimming and even enhancing undergarments etc…would you buy jeans that make you appear to have that now Media hyped, ‘coveted’ thigh gap?

Just recently, world renowned Pop star Beyonce, came under much scrutiny on Twitter for her highly pronounced ‘Thigh gaps’ in her latest photos. The allegation is that the star is being Photoshopped to the point of looking surreal. Hours after the photos surfaced, Queen Bey posted a photo of herself (green shorts below) and her thigh-gap in casual shorts, as proof I guess that she owns that gap, and it was not designed.

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Love yourselves ladies..Being ‘quiche’ is a fun idea… hey, every woman wants to be considered kinda hot…but as to having a Thigh-gap as one of the determinants of looking beautiful or sociably acceptable..what do you think?

What makes you quiche/hot? lol See videos below:

#KnowYourOwnBody #LoveYourself

Papaya leaf juice, a proven remedy for those affected by Chikungunya Virus

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I am no Medical Practitioner but sharing is caring:-)

Chikungunya is a rare viral fever caused by an Alphavirus spread by those annoying creatures, called Mosquitoes, and affecting many like a plague worldwide. It has flu-like symptoms such as excessive joint pains, nausea, weakness, body rash and high fever and some people experience nose and gum bleeding.

The term ‘Chikungunya’ is derived from the Makonde word, ‘Kungunyala’ which means ‘that which bends up’. In reference to the stooped posture developed as a result of the symptoms of arthritis from the virus.

Im a stickler for natural remedies and have been hearing alot about drinking the juice of Papaya leaf and even Coconut water to combat the Chikungunya virus, if you have unfortunately been pinched by those annoying mosquitoes…do your own research, and see what will work for you..What is the purpose of Mosquitoes on earth, by the way

So, apparently the use of Papaya leaves was discovered in India from way back to cure both Chikungunya and Dengue Fever, a research has proven Papaya leaves as a cure for Chikungunya within twenty four hours of consumption, and having two leaves within two days should completely cure the virus….

I found other general remedies via various online research, (hence I have not proven these myself), Paracetamol/Panadol to alleviate pain and fever, massages with natural oils, like Garlic with Coconut oil, Castor oil, lots of sweets and fluids for hydration, preferably eating more vegetables, green juices and natural foods during the period to alkalize the body and reduce inflammation…and minimal exercise to keep ur blood flowing and joints active.

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Chikungunya is not contagious, so no, you cannot catch it directly from someone..HOWEVER, if a mosquito bites someone who already has it and then bites you, it is almost inevitable that you will catch it as well…again, do your own research, but this is a few of the information I gathered , compiled in laymans terms and thought I would share.

Ughhh, I hate mosquitoes…try to take the necessary precautions to avoid this virus, and though you cannot fully prevent it, as truth is, if a mosquito, virus filled or not wants you, he is gonna have you, lol…heads up to those who have been caught and though painful, be assured it will pass..and as a prevention sidenote, remember mosquitoes cannot breed without water;-)

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Singer and Ambassador Jennifer Hudson ends partnership with Weight Watchers

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Jennifer Hudson had the Media in a frenzy when she first revealed her dramatic 80 lb weight loss after pregnancy, which she credits to Portion control and Exercise, as opposed to crash dieting. She continued to lose an enormous amount of weight during her tenure as Weight Watchers Ambassador.

Hudson continued to flaunt her amazing transformation, at one point revealing she had gone down to a Size zero, which garnered mixed criticism from the public.

According to PEOPLE Magazine, the 32 year old singer had this to say: “I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music…My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing. I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me.”

J Hudson said, she did not lose weight to ‘keep Hollywood happy’ but rather ‘….the key about losing weight is: You have to do it for you’.

A Weight Watchers representative spoke on the parting: “We’re confident Jennifer will remain a Lifetime Member. Jennifer’s healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many – from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world – and we know that inspiration lives on.”

NEW!! Tips on how to Lose Unwanted Belly Fat: Part A

by Princess Harris, Sports Model, Fitness Consultant

So many people find it hard to lose those “love handles” or what we all know as belly Fat. Just like losing weight or building muscle it takes hard work, dedication, and commitment. the first thing one needs to remember when trying to lose belly fat is to avoid eating late at night. This is a problem because after a late night snack there isn’t much activity afterwords and most people go to bed – which will cause high sugar levels in the blood stream and not much energy spent after that – And a fluctuations in blood sugar causes an increase in ones appetite that will simply turn into belly fat.

Rid yourself of Sugar/Saturated Fat and Junk food
Like they say, “you are what you eat,” so don’t eat junk. The problem with junk food and sugar is that its considered to be the greatestcause of belly fat. The best way to wing yourself off of junk is to not buy it or keep it in your House. This is true because if you do not have these bad food lying around, you will not think about it and after sometime the habits will be broken.

Identify the Good Carbs/Bad Carbs
While the consumption of carbohydrate is essential – Refined flours created by foods such as white bread, cakes, and pasta should be avoided. Instead, incorporate good carbs such as, vegetables and fresh fruit. Other good carbs that should be incorporated and are beneficial to ones diet are oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes. However, a dieter that consumes most of their carbs from fruits and vegetables as opposed to refined flours are usually healthier.

Exercise/Exercise/Exercise/Exercise which is essential to burning belly fat. While some people don’t work out at all – some may workout 1 or 2 days per week and feel as if that is sufficient enough to reach a balanced health and fit lifestyle. The truth is – you should be exercising at least 5-7 times per week.This does not have to be done in a fitness center or gym- a sprint or a walk makes no difference, so long as you do the work. The key is to find a physical activity that you love and do it. In a later article I will discuss exercises that works best for targeted areas but for now the main thing to remember is that there is no single good exercise to lose your belly fat – what I find to be most important is that you exercise on a regular basis and try to burn as many calories as you can.

NEW!! Video: ‘Burpee’, the new unisex total body workout craze used in NFL, NBA, Track and Army training

The Burpee similar to ‘Squat Thrusts’, is an all conditioning exercise that focuses on all major parts of the male and female physique…the Shoulder, Pecs/Chest area, Abdominals, Glutes, Hamstrings, Calves and it is an overall Cardiovascular workout and good for the heart.

According to the Wikipedia , ‘The exercise was named in the 1930s for American physiologist Royal H. Burpee, who developed the Burpee test. He earned a PhD in Applied Physiology from Columbia University in 1940 and created the “Burpee” exercise as part of his PhD thesis as a quick and simple way to assess fitness.The exercise was popularized when the United States Armed Services adopted it as a way to assess the fitness level of recruits when the US entered WWII. Consisting of a series of the exercises performed in rapid succession, the test was meant to be a quick measure of agility, coordination and strength.’

In my research on this ‘Celeb’ workout, many seem most excited about the fact that you can do it anywhere, yet get major results, many sharing their love-hate relatiosnhip with the exercise:) Gentlemen, according to many fitness experts, the Burpee is the most effective exercise for men to achieve that overall ‘masculine’physique… Do your own research, then try it and share if you think it works.

Ladies imagine how quicker we can get tight with this…being the beast I am…Im about to try it then stop or slow down if I start seeing more than the desired ‘feminine’ results, haha..Its Summertime, lets start burpeeeing….

Below are varied demos of Burpee, choose which one works for you:

Warning: Video below has Graphic lyrics in background Music

For those who may not be the best at coordination (lol), I also found a ‘beginner’s burpee’ video to get you prepared for the regular burpee. See below:

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Could you keep up with an 11 year old Fitness Instructor? Check out CJ, one of the youngest Fitness Instructors in the business

by Natalie Monique

May sound crazy, as CJ Senter may only be 12 years old, but be assured this kid has some serious business going on. One of the youngest fitness coaches around, but possessing the drive of any grown folk, truly passionate about fitness.

The well-sculpted tween, has the body of an experienced workout guru and the determination and energy to go with his well cut, ‘physique’.

Yahoo Sports spoke with his Dad, Carlos Senter who say he is constantly in shock at his son’s abilities.  He went on to highlight the fact that he climbed out of his crib at the tender age of seven months old.  He already has a workout video, which his father told sources,  is being demanded so much, he had to hire a PR, has his own website, workoutkid.com and little CJ also teaches a class in his hometown in Georgia.

Young CJ is also an avid football player and Yahoo says he actually gained this deep love for working out, one day after his football coach sent the team home and told them to do some exercising.  He saw a P90X informercial and the rest is history…

CJ’s father told Yahoo: ‘He doesn’t really eat candy…I have no idea why.‘ “This kid will score a touchdown, take the football to the ref and act like nothing ever happened…” He has already been named MVP for the state of Georgia in an Under 8 tournament and represented in an Under 10, at the age of nine.  CJ’s aim is to become an NFL player.

The aim of the workout DVD is to keep kids in shape, but I must add, adults should not have an excuse either seeing this kid’s dedication, lol..check out little Coach CJ in action below:

Read about another young star athlete, 9 year old Dominican-American  Jaffi Alexis.