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…

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…

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,…

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….

Things You Shouldn’t Say To Sick People

After being hospitalized and released earlier this week, I am thankful to be back at home. Rolling my eyes as I write this, I am in bed, weak and achy like I have the flu. For those that don’t know the background of my illness, you should read Author’s Note: My Testimony…Am I Dying? Cross Your…

Earthing 101 with Mocha Moma

  WHAT IS EARTHING? According to an entry in the Journal of Environment and Public Health,  Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into…