Managing Pain and Developing Better Sleeping Habits with Sherrell Moore
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by Imani Goodall
2y ago
Sherrell Moore is an author and community and corporate wellness provider who began practicing yoga and meditation due to her own experiences with various health challenges. Sherrell is the co-owner of SAGE Holistic Center in Waldorf, MD and is the creator of MindBody FAITH, a wellness and lifestyle brand rooted in faith. She also, utilizes principles from her soon to be released book, Meditate like a Boss in workshops and training topics such as, 5 Must Have Traits For An Aspiring Leader and Stress Management Through Crisis And Change. During her enlistment in the Army, Sherrell  began e ..read more
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Social Distance vs. Physical Distance
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by Latifah McMullen
2y ago
As we tread through the unknown waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us not forget to stay close to family and friends. As a nation, we have been covering our mouths, washing our hands, and practicing “social distancing” mechanisms to curve the spread of the virus, but we have not outlined the unforeseen impacts of social distancing on our mental health. According to Medline Plus, health professionals are shifting from using the term “social distancing” and have geared their focus towards “physical distancing” instead. Medline Plus declares social distancing as the act of staying at least six ..read more
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Meet Chef Ebeth Johnson- Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Culinary Genius!
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by Imani Goodall
2y ago
Every Wednesday, the BGH community is proud to announce a new partner we can spotlight every week, and this week we want to introduce you to our newest partner  Chef Ebeth Johnson!  Ebeth is a mindful eating & well-life mentor for women who are ready to live deliciously. As a professional chef, plant-based culinary nutritionist, mindful eating coach, and media personality, Ebeth marries her love of food, cooking, wellness, and mindfulness while supporting women and their families to incorporate nourishing foods and nurturing lifestyle practices into daily life. Here are Chef Ebet ..read more
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From Being Injured to Becoming A Physical Fitness Instructor, Razz Sharpless Defies all Odds
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by Camille
2y ago
In this week’s partner spotlight, we are acknowledging a driven individual who conquered her fitness goal, after a horrific injury. In 2014, Razz Sharpless experienced a devastating fall that caused her to break her tibia and fibula, shatter her ankle, and tear most of the tendons in that area. For eight months, she needed assistance to complete everyday tasks. Through hard work and physical therapy, she was able to regain her strength.  After experiencing her traumatic fall, Razz decided to attend different fitness classes to continue with her wellness journey. However, her previous inju ..read more
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The Inspirational Breast Cancer Survival Story of Jill Sturge
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by Imani Goodall
2y ago
Breast Cancer death rates are falling due to advancements in medical treatments and early detection.  However black are still 40% more likely to die from this disease than any other racial or ethnic group.  This is because of the racial disparity in the healthcare resources available in the areas where many black women reside. According to the  CDC the District of Columbia leading the nation in both breast cancer incidence rates (153.1 per 100,000 vs. the U.S. average of 122.0) and breast cancer mortality rates (26.3 per 100,000 vs. the U.S. average of 21.5). Black Girl Health B ..read more
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From Ballet Dancer to Teacher: Sheona Little Educates her Community on their African Roots
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by Camille
2y ago
A woman once said a powerful statement, “Please remember that you were Africans before you were anything”- Bose Ogulu. Bose is the mother of the Nigerian singer/songwriter Burna Boy. His mother accepted his award for Best International Act on his behalf at the BET awards in 2019. The previous statement identifies the cultural gap and misconception between Africans and African Americans. Specifically, Africans native to a country and culture they can proudly identify and represent their African heritage. In contrast, African Americans cannot identify where they come from because their ancestors ..read more
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Changing the Trajectory of Black Women’s Health through Holistic Wellness with Erica Woods
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by Monet Gilmore
2y ago
As a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Erica runs fitness classes and offers one-on-one training sessions. In addition, over the past 4 years, Erica Woods has taught empowered women and young girls with life skills by organizing grant-funded health conferences in the DMV, reaching over 200 participants.  She addresses a wide array of topics such as financial literacy, mental health, goal setting, and relationship building. Her passion for health and fitness with the intent to help women and young girls live a holistic lifestyle stems from a doctor finding a cyst in her breas ..read more
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Sweatbands and Waist-trainers: are they worth the hype?
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by Monet Gilmore
2y ago
With the weather slowly beginning to break, people are beginning to try and work on their “summer body” and with all of the social distancing and gyms being closed is adding an abdominal sweatband the extra push you need to reach your fitness goals? If you are on social media, I’m sure you have seen these many ads of companies marketing their waist trainer sweatband that will instantly take inches of your waist, flattening your stomach to give you the perfect hourglass figure.  Any product claiming to do such a thing without adequate exercise and even diet modifications is a scam. Basic w ..read more
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What Fitness Type Best for Your Body Type?
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by Monet Gilmore
2y ago
When trying to lose weight or build muscle, it is important to know what type of body you have and work best with it.  The three main body types are: Ectomorph: Lean and long, with difficulty building muscle Endomorph: Big, high body fat, often pear-shaped, with a high tendency to store body fat Mesomorph: Muscular and well-built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells   As an ectomorph, this means that your body does well with processing carbohydrates for your body to use as energy for fuel. In addition, with this body type, you will have a metabolism on ..read more
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Black Girl Health Highlights: Sherrell Moore-Tucker, MindBody Faith
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by Monet Gilmore
2y ago
For this highlight, we will be spotlighting our partner Sherrell Moore-Tucker, who is the Managing Partner for SAGE holistic center and the Founder of MindBody Faith, which is a mindful management and consulting company.  She is also a speaker, author, yoga, and meditation teacher. In addition to her already long list of qualifications, she is a trauma-informed wellness educator who specializes in leadership and holistic stress management. Since 2010, she has been educating communities and businesses about various forms of yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques for addressing str ..read more
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