Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

Pink Glove Dance

Jogging Blah's?'re not feeling that morning run, huh? Well join the club.
*First I must give myself a pep talk to get out of bed to go for a run.
*Secondly; I am constantly reminding myself of the power it brings me physically and how ultra cleansing it is to my mind or I'd probably never run.

"Here are some things to do and think about when your blah about going for your run."

(1) Get up and out of the Bed 
(2) Stretch 
(3) Shower and gear up
(4) Get a light bite to eat.
(5) HIT THE TRACK. (most times when you get to the track or the gym. You have won the battle, There is usually no turning back! Everyone is there, You are inspired!)
(2) Refreshing 
(3) Strong 
(4) Energy Boost
(5) Spirit Upliftment 
(6)Mood Enhancer

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Method...#4


Training with weights isn't my personal favorite, But... I must say it is a wonderful activity for fat loss. It doesn't directly burn a greater number of fat stores than does aerobics... but, weights will build muscle, which in turn will increase the metabolic rate for 24 hours a day. The more muscle one is holding, the better their chances of losing body fat.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Muslim Women in SPORTS: Documentary on Iraqi women's basketball team: SALA...


Muslim Women in SPORTS: Documentary on Iraqi women's basketball team: SALAAM DUNK...: STORY: Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.
Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news.... CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW...

Friday, October 14, 2011

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals might otherwise cause.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Broccoli, spinach, carrots, potatoes, artichokes, cabbage, asparagus, avocados, beetroot, radish, lettuce, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, collard greens, kale, tomatoes.

Antioxidants... BERRIES & FRUITS

Dried fruits contain more antioxidants than fresh. This is due to water being removed. When water is removed it causes stronger, more concentrated molecule levels. However, fresh organics are always good too! blueberries, cherries, cranberriescrow berries, bilberries, black currants, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, apricots, dates , grapes, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pineapple, pink grapefruit, plums, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, red apples.

Here is a link to understanding Antioxidants "Simply":

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Water Facts 101"

-The human brain is about 85% water. 
-Our bones are between 10 to 15% water.
-Blood is mostly water.
-The muscles contain a lot of water.
-Our bodies are estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water.
-We need water to regulate body temperature.
-Water provide the means for nutrients to travel to our organs and tissues.
-Water also transports oxygen to your cells.
-Water removes waste. 
-Water protects your joints and organs.
"So stay Healthy, Stay Hydrated." 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

OCT is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

*Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse. *Batterers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to maintain power over their victims.*Domestic violence impacts everyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her spouse

If you need support, go to the Get Help for Domestic Violence page.

What are Some Signs of Domestic Violence?According to the Centers for Disease Control, domestic violence and abuse may include:
Physical violence (kicking, hitting, shoving, destruction of victims' properties or other physical force) or threats.
Sexual violence and abuse (including rape and sexual assault or threats.)Emotional abuse, including intimidation, controlling victims' contact with others, and stalking.
Verbal abuse, including threats to harm the victims' family, friends, children, co-workers, or pets.
Several or all of the above forms of violence and abuse may take place.(Centers for Disease Control, "Understanding Intimate Partner Violence" Fact Sheet.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Energy Boosters #1......"WALKING"

Believe it or not, 10 mins of aerobics a day can rev up your circulation and improve how your body uses oxygen and glucose (which are your main sources of fuel.) Taking a brisk walk can increases mental alertness and boost you into a great mood as well.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Muslim Women in SPORTS: Khadijah Safari, Black Belt 3rd Dan Muay Thai (kic...


Muslim Women in SPORTS: Khadijah Safari, Black Belt 3rd Dan Muay Thai (kic...: By Khadijah Safari Trained by her husband, former European Champion Master Karim Safari, Khadijah has progressed on to teach other women t...

Breast Cancer Awareness...Oct 2011

THE BEST FIGHT AGAINST CANCER... is the choices we make in our Diet, Exercise, and Health Screenings....but, you can also Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer by "THINKING PINK" when you're out shopping. Whenever purchasing products with the pink ribbon symbol on them, a portion of your money goes to 'The Susan Komen Foundation' towards finding a cure.