Health

9 Bad Carbs that make you gain weight

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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A dogmatic, black and white approach to carbs is hurting the mindset of what we can and can’t eat.  Carbs have been getting a bad rap for a long time.  Anyone who wants to lose weight, will bring up how they just need to leave carbs alone.  The huge problem is that there are so many healthy foods that are carbs that also help people lose weight.  These healthy carbs that get absorbed slowly into our systems, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels. Examples: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans.  We can minimize the health risk of bad carbs by eating fewer refined and processed carbohydrates that strip away beneficial fiber.   Review the list we compiled: CF4L 9 Bad Carbs Read More

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Autism Awareness Charity Basketball Game Proves There Is More Than Violence On The West Side of Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last weekend local Chicago artists and community activists came together in Franklin Park on Chicago’s West Side. The gathering was to bring awareness to autism in the community. In addition to that, the function allowed family and friends to come together and enjoy each other company. The event featured activities, games and food for the children. Followed by a basketball game by artists and radio personalities from around the city. The event featured music, entertainment and education. It was needed relief from the violence and negative vibes surrounding the city. For a brief moment on a sunny warm day, there was a safe haven where people could enjoy a good time with family and friends with no violence. On top of that, it was for a good cause.  To find out more information about autism go to Autism Society. org @ http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/

How to Treat Anxiety

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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Recently came across an article that said because of Trump’s presidency the levels of anxiety among the American public is at an all-time high.   Doctors are prescribing medicine to calm people down more than ever before.  I’m not big on just popping a pill to deal with your problems so I have come across (I may be bias) the best alternative to deal with anxiety and that is exercise.  Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course. In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.  One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate symptoms for hours, and a regular schedule may significantly reduce them over time.  My client Cassandra believes that people who exercise are less depressed because they use all there depression up while they are exercising, I have no study to cite this information though. There are three major reasons exercise helps with anxiety and depression: Read More

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7 Motivation Tips

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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Got a call from a personal trainer, and he wanted to know why did so many people come to our big workout classes.  I went on to explain to him that people are motivated by different things and the goal is to tap into a person’s specific motivation.  See what motivates one peson may not motivate another.  Chose from 7 of our different Motivation Tips and push yourself into a different level of fitness & health.  Read More

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Scott Walker will ask Trump to let him drug test poor people who need health care

He’s already pushed hard to drug test the hungry.

By: Bryce Covert

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First he sent a letter to then President-elect Donald Trump asking to let him drug test state residents who apply for food assistance. Now Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is gearing up to persuade the Trump administration to let him drug test those who need help affording health insurance. Read More

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Black women still stalked by HIV and AIDS

By: CHARLENE MUHAMMAD

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Naomi Campbell, AIDS activist, speaks at special event on the occasion of World AIDS Day, Nov. 30, 2016 in New York.

 
Statistics indicate U.S. HIV infection rates have declined, but Black women are still disproportionately affected by the disease compared to their female counterparts. Read More

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In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

By Terence P. Jeffrey

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U.S. Capitol (J. Scott Applewhite)

(CNSNews.com) – In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read More

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5 Real Reasons To Lose Weight

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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There are two reasons people usually give for someone to lose weight.  Have you heard this before, “If you lose weight you will be less likely to get this disease or that disease”.  The truth is, if you are overweight or need to lose any weight you can always rebuttal that statement with, “We are all going to die from something anyway right!”  Another reason we have all heard to lose weight is that, “if you lose weight you will “look better”.  That doesn’t really stick because there is always someone who is really into overweight people and just because someone is overweight doesn’t mean that they don’t already think they look great.  So those two reasons don’t hold much weight (no pun intended) on the subject matter of losing excess body fat.  There are some very impactful reasons to lose weight though that any and everyone should take seriously.   CF4L 5 Real Reasons You Should Lose Weight: Read More

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