Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1st is National Girlfriends Day - Empowering Women To Live a Healthier Life

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August 1st is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Girlfriends Day and is to celebrate female friendship and support. It is also used to highlight how we women can help each other stay safe and live a healthy life. So I'm sharing the infographic below with an outline of checkups women need make their health a priority throughout their lifetime.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Michelle Obama Shows Off Dance Moves On Ellen's Show For #GimmeFive

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First Lady Michelle Obama was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday and showed off her dance moves in a choreographed routine to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. The first lady and host Ellen were joined on the dance floor by mentors Twitch and Travis, as well as the So You Think You Can Dance crew.

Before the dance, Michelle informed the show’s audience she had challenged Ellen to try out the routine as a competition. In the ensuing teases and jokes, DeGeneres explained she was “more street” when it comes to dancing, but nonetheless agreed to a dance off. She reminded Michelle that she, Ellen had won their push-up competition when the first lady was on the show last year, LOL... Watch video below..

Thursday, March 12, 2015

42-Year-Old Mom of Four Shares Inspiring Story of Weight Loss & Running Marathons

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Tuedon Morgan is a marathon runner with medals and accolades to show for it. Better known as Tee Morgan, Tuedon has 40 marathons scheduled for this year alone, and this is in addition to her family and a full-time job. Tee is almost 42 years old, and has a high level job as an education administrator. She has been married for 21 years, and has 4 sons - 20, 18, 16 and 8.

Tee's passion for running started when she joined a gym and began walking on a treadmill in her desire to lose the weight she had gained during and after her fourth and final pregnancy. Tee and her family have lived in Qatar since 2005, but she has over the past four years travelled the world in pursuit of her dream, and hopes to be the first Nigerian to run the North Pole. Read excerpts from her inspiring interview with BN below...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woman Loses 800lbs After Falsely Confessing To Killing Nephew By Rolling On Him [Photos]

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Mayra Rosales was 1,000lbs, and dubbed the 'half-ton killer' after she falsely confessed to accidentally killing her nephew in 2008. Now, after a trial that saw her sister rightly going to jail for the crime, Rosales has lost 800lbs and weighs within her normal range at 200lbs.

According to Dailymail, she said back then that she'd given up on life and had confessed to killing her nephew in order to protect her sister Jamie. Rosales had told police she had smothered the child by rolling on top of him, but her claim was later disproved when autopsy results revealed the boy had died from multiple injuries to his skull.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Toned Abs - Speaks On Weight Loss and Working Out

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In the past, Khloe Kardashian was known as the fat one to her petite older sisters, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. But Khloe now says that over the past few years since the split with her husband, Lamar Odom, she has been ridding herself of the extra weight.

Though still the tallest, Khloe has been rocking a more svelte figure with a slim waist and bootilicious backside to rival Kim's famous curves. Today, the reality star took to instagram to talk about and share pics from the weight-loss journey she's undertaking. See below...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beyonce Works Out To Eye of The Tiger [Video]

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Beyonce has just shared an Instagram video of herself working out in a private gym to the soundtrack of “Eye of the Tiger.” If you don't know the song by name, it is the theme song to Rocky 3 with Sylvester Stallone where he makes a comeback to the ring. Most of his training in the movie are scored to the song.

In Beyonce's video, she is wearing black T-shirt and striped yoga pants, and does standing side crunches, sit-ups with a kettle ball, punching with weights, lunges, high step squats and more. The video is to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move, First Lady Michelle Obama’s national health initiative. The first lady was tagged in the post and has already reshared it on her own page. See video below...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Workout Video - President Jonathan Shows Us How He Keeps Fit And Healthy

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President Goodluck Jonathan has always looked fit and did not pile on a lot of weight like some former heads of state and presidents. If you have been wondering before now how he's been able to do it even though the State House budgets Billions of naira for their food, wonder no more.

Today, as the campaign for the 2015 elections continue to heat up, the re-election team of the president have released a new video titled Keep Moving Forward Nigeria, and a segment of the ad shows the president working out. The president plays squash, runs on the treadmill, does aerobics and more. You must watch this!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Why Men Want Sex In The Morning and Women at Night – Study

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A recent study notes that a man’s level of sex hormones is at the highest when he wakes up while a woman’s is at the lowest and this explains the difference in when both genders want sex. Notably, higher testosterone levels equals higher sex drive. Even though both men and women have testosterone, it is more present in men, known as the sex drive or male hormone.

One of the researchers, Ashley Grossman, a professor of neuroendocrinology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, said even before a man opens his eyes in the morning, his level of testosterone is at its peak – between 25 per cent and 50 per cent – more than at any other time of the day.

He explained that the pituitary gland in a man’s brain – which governs the production of the male sex hormone – has been switched on in the night and its levels have been rising steadily until dawn.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Facts about El Nino and the Many Ways To Prepare For Attendant Flooding Or Draught

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The El Nino, also formally known as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, is a weather pattern which usually happens once every 3 to 7 years. Its main characteristic is the warming of the waters of the eastern section of the Pacific Ocean. This results in floods and droughts in different parts of the world, which, in turn, causes extensive damage to lives and property.

In the northern part of the world, the areas most vulnerable to the effects of this phenomenon are Mexico and the  United States of America. The north-eastern and north-western parts of the US will often have mild winters while cooler and wetter winters will be experienced by parts of the south-eastern US, Virginia, and a few places in northern Mexico.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Good Health Is Key To Good Sex - 5 Things The Doctor Ordered

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Your sexual well-being goes hand in hand with your overall mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, the same healthy habits you rely on to keep your body in shape can also shape up your sex life.

1. Exercise, exercise, exercise
Physical activity is first and foremost among the healthy behaviors that can improve your sexual functioning. Because physical arousal depends greatly on good blood flow, aerobic exercise (which strengthens your heart and blood vessels) is crucial. And exercise offers a wealth of other health benefits, from staving off heart disease, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer to improving your mood and helping you get a better night's sleep. Also, don't forget to include strength training.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

This Girl Can! New Ad Encourages Women To Get Your Sports On

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A new ad campaign by the English Sports Council aka Sport England aims to encourage more women to take up sports and be more physically active.

Tagged, 'This Girl Can' the campaign kicks off with a TV ad which was launched January 12, 2014 featuring women of all shapes, sizes and ages getting stuck into sport and exercise. It has already been followed by print and digital campains featuring the women from the video.

The 90-second video shows normal women – no models were used – giving it their all, to a sound track of Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On.