All You Need to Know About Meal Prep

Even though bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts used to be the only ones who practiced preparing their meals for a whole week in advance, the truth is that more and more people these days have started doing this on a weekly basis. Meal prepping is definitely one of the most useful practices if you’re a parent…

How To Get That Summer Bod, Fast!

Although our warm summer months have faded into a sunny memory, we all know summer bodies are made in the winter. Even though it’s tempting to give in to the treats and sweets that are a hallmark of the winter season and put your exercise schedule into hibernation for a few months, failing to work…

Keeping Focus: The Key To Achieving Fitness Goals

How many times have you heard the phrase, “you just need to focus?.” This statement has been recycled in many different forms, but they all have the same basic point. Keeping Focus is a key factor in achieving your goals. This can be a short-term or long-term goal, everything from passing a test to losing…

7 Easy Everyday Drinks That Fight Inflammation

Are you suffering from inflammation all the time? Don’t take it lightly. Depending on which part of your body is affected, this problem could end up fatal. It is true especially if major organs are affected. The truth is that inflammation happens because of the kind of food you eat. A change in lifestyle could…

7 Ways Superfoods Can Change Your Life

Eating superfoods has become quite popular nowadays, but it’s more than just the latest trend. Fruits, veggies, fish, and various sorts of nuts have numerous benefits that impact both our physical and emotional health. Here’s how nibbling superfoods can save you from your old ways. They slow down aging Apart from being good for your…

KELLY ROWLAND’S NEW BOOK “WHOA, BABY!”

In addition to Kelly Rowland’s credits as a Grammy-award winner, executive producer, and actress, she can now add being a book author to the list. Rowland released her first book titled “Whoa, Baby! – A Guide for Young and New Mothers Who Feel overwhelmed and Freaked Out”. For her mom’s guide, she enlisted the assistance…

8 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

The benefits of healthy eating are still not fully understood by many. This is why a lot of people are still not giving much attention to it or making this as a priority. One of the things that you gain from eating the right foods is the prevention of various diseases. Poor eating habits may…

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Did You Schedule Your Pap Smear?

UPDATED 01/03/2017 January is Cervical Cancer Health Awareness Month and I couldn’t let it pass by without sharing ways to prevent cervical cancer. One of the major cause of cervical cancer is HPV (human papillomavirus), which is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. Research has shown that there are about 79 million…

What You Should Know About The Good Oils

The true saturated nature or so-called “polyunsaturated” vegetable oil products (margarine is one) which are made by the chemical process called hydrogenation and are certainly not “polyunsaturated”. Many people misunderstand this terminology and rightly so because there is a deliberate commercial advantage in representing “margarine” as a “healthful” alternative to butter. Nevertheless, it is of…

The Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women and What You Can Do About It

  An understanding of the effects of hormone imbalance in women is vital for your sustained health and wellness, as the many hormones produced in your body are vital for the normal functioning of your body systems. Typically, the production of hormones fluctuates all through your life in response to puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause….

Condoms – All You Need to Know! [Infographic]

Condoms – it’s not exactly a glamorous topic of conversation, however, it still is a very important one for people to consider. Condoms are obviously necessary in the prevention of an unwanted pregnancy, but they also provide a way for people to have safe sex. It’s a known fact that STDs are on the rise…

Not Tonight, Darling… I’ve Got A Headache

Feeling dull-headed, tired, generally low. Your headaches. Oh dear. An all too common experience but what causes this pain you may well ask. Well, we all know that if you take an aspirin it will probably go away, but alas, how did it get there in the first place. Well, in an attempt to ease your suffering…

Body Image Dissatisfaction: A Female Phenomenon

by Natalia Moore  For many women, issues related to their body images are everyday concerns. From the moment they wake up in the morning until they go to bed at night, their thoughts centre around eating, exercise and weight. The bathroom scale may set the tone for their entire day. Everything is fine if they…

Thyroid Disease: Check Your Neck

Thyroid disease is a very interesting topic. I know all too well about the symptoms because I’ve been there. I thought I was going through a depression or just being bipolar. I was losing my temper, always crying… getting mad at everyone and everything. I started to lose weight. I was plagued with bad skin and…

Take the Test. Take Control.

In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, Southern Laced would like to encourage you to get tested for HIV. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.

Monday Motivation: No Fear

Last week, I received a notification from my neurologist that my Electromyography (EMG) test was abnormal. According to the Mayo Clinic, an EMG is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). The EMG is used to rule out numerous conditions and assist in the diagnosis of radiculopathy,…

5 Reasons You’re Running on Empty

“So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside.” ― Iyanla Vanzant Have you ever found yourself feeling empty? Do you find yourself engaging in negative conversations? Are you guilty of negative self-talk? If you answered yes…

A Reflection of Me

Life has a way of bringing events full circle. I recently attended an Authors Row event where I shared my journey about anxiety and depression. As I began to speak about the signs and symptoms, a beautiful lady in her forties began to come alive. Her eyes widened with anticipation as she sat up in…

Transformation Tuesday: 52 LBS. LIGHTER!

Name: Latoya McNair Occupation: Retired Nurse Location: Pearl, MS Age: 37 Why did you decide to lose weight? The first reason was because I was tired of looking the way I did and not able to wear the kinds clothes I liked. The second reason was because I knew that this wasn’t the kind of lifestyle I was…

Zumba 101 with LaTasha Estus

Name: LaTasha Estus Occupation: Licensed Zumba® Instructor Location: Madison Baptist Healthplex & Quest Fitness Club What is Zumba? It is a dance fitness class that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves which creates a dance fitness party to music from all over the world! What made you want to be a Zumba instructor? I needed to…

JUST DO IT!

It’s a photo you are tagged in on social media, a comment a loved one makes off-hand, or your favorite pair of jeans that now have betrayed you, -“Et tu, Brute?” Once again, you have added a few more unexpected and unwanted pounds to your physique. So how do you bounce back? It’s exhausting to…

Beginners Guide to Finding Balance

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? With so much going on in the world, it’s easy to get bogged down. Whether it’s love, money or the war of politics, they can all leave you feeling a bit unbalanced. There are a lot of things you can do to clear your head and catch your second wind….