What Is BMI?

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What is BMI? BMI is an acronym for Body Mass Index. What is BMI? BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat obtained from skinfold thickness measurements, bioelectrical impedance, densitometry (underwater weighing), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and other methods 1,2,3. Furthermore, BMI appears to be as strongly correlated with various metabolic and disease outcome as are these more direct measures of body fatness. In general, BMI is an inexpensive… more

HimPower Magazine™ “Change the World Faith Walks!”

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Join the HimPower Magazine Yearly Subscription And Help Black Women Do Workout Change The World! Learn why small and minority businesses are leading the way in global expansion, how one woman started a fitness revolution to reduce the number of African-American women with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and much more! Go to www.pneupathforliving.com and be linked to subscribe or preview the May issue. While you’re there, download your FREE eBook. Its your GIFT and It their small way of saying Thank You! Blessings…and to God Be the Glory! Also, join Our National “Change The World Faith Walks” and… more

Mashed Cauliflower (Mock Mashed Potatoes)

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  Do you love mashed potatoes but starches aren’t a part of your nutrition plan?  A great and extremely tasty alternative is mashed cauliflower! Ingredients:1 head cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1 clove of minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Add salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very… more

Obesity and Joint Pain

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Is joint pain preventing you from performing your exercise routines? If so, know that you are not alone; this problem can be even more frustrating when we are overweight or obese. Overview Our joints e.g. hips, knees and ankles carry are the main weight bearing components of our body which can also begin to collapse as a result of stress. Over time, this can have detrimental effects such as lead to severe pain, decreased activity, more weight gain and osteoarthritis. Weight loss, even small amounts can make a tremendous difference. For example forces in the hips and knees are increased… more

Looking for a Safe & Fun Exercise?

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Join our Kangoo Jump events starting in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 7, 12 noon to 1:00 pm at Absolute Body Symmetry, 1 Baltimore Place Northwest, 30308. In Houston Texas, Saturday  March 14, MixFit 1987 TC Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008 9:00 am-11-am. LaWanda “The Fitness Diva” Brokenborough info@kangooclubatlanta.com www.kangooclubatlanta.com in Atlanta and Mia Trevillion, mirefitness1@yahoo.com of GrooveBounceFun in Houston Texas will be there to give you the instructions you need to get started with an exercise that you have been looking for. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lenny Lomax, MD of www.Ultimaxxhealth.com says patients suffering from joint pain can reduce pain and discomfort. No more joint pain… more