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By: rjeter

Every February is set aside to bring awareness to people especially women about the importance of knowing the potential risks of heart disease. There are about 2.6 million people living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Understanding heart conditions is not an easy task, but looking at some facts will benefit you and the people you love. Keeping fit with a regular…

By: rjeter

Everyone wants to speed up their metabolism and burn fat throughout the day. According to Janet Walberg-Rankin, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology, Virginia Institute of Technology, “you can lose a pound of fat a week just by ratcheting up your activity level a notch or two.” One way this can be accomplished is through strength training. Strength training decreases fat…

By: rjeter

The nativity of Jesus concerns the incarnation of Jesus as the second Adam, in fulfillment of the divine will of God, undoing the damage caused by the fall of the first man, Adam. His conception was a one-time event that was unique in all of history. The angel told Mary a few things about her soon-to-be-son (The Gospel of Luke):…

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1.  Recent Memory Loss that Affects Job Performance – May forget things more often and not remember them later.  They may repeatedly ask the same question, not remembering either the answer or they’ve already asked the questions. 2.  Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks – Preparing a meal, forget to serve it, and even forgot they made it. 3.  Problem with Language…

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The holiday season is approaching fast and with that comes all the high calorie foods.  Here’s a low calorie version for you pumpkin pie lovers.  High in taste; low in calories, almost half of the traditional crusted pumpkin pie.  ENJOY! Ingredients 2 cups – 2% reduced-fat milk ¾ cup – dark brown sugar ¼ cup – cornstarch 2 large eggs…

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     CHEEKBONES – The perfect bone structure seems to elude us as we age.  How does a woman contour that  perfect cheekbone?  Create the illusion by lighting and shading your face structure, but let’s keep it simple.  This look can take years off your face.  Use sculpting products such as a bronzer, blush and highlighter.  The goal is to emulate…

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Equipment:  Stability ball Time:  30-45 minutes When purchasing a ball, buy according to your height and not your weight. Warm-up Bounce up and down, then side-to-side Bounce and march (lifting feet up in marching position); do a double march Routine Abdominals Abdominal Zip-ups – Place feet several inches shoulder width in front of ball.  Tilt pelvis forward and pushing back…

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“It’s summertime and the living is easy – Fish are jumping and the cotton is high – Your daddy’s rich and your mama’s good looking – Hush, little baby don’t you cry….”  These are the lyrics of the song I remember Billy Stewart sang when I was growing up. Well, at our house at least the first line is true:…

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This is the time of year when we look forward to getting together with family and enjoying a few days of food, fun and fellowship. Family reunions have been a long-standing tradition in many American communities, in particular, the African-American community. A family reunion is almost always a  rewarding and memorable event. However, a lot of work often goes into…

By: rjeter

A well-balanced life is a quality life, but perhaps not the easiest to maintain. Sure, we try to live a balanced lifestyle.  We eat right, exercise, and treat ourselves to a spa treatment from time to time (or not).  And, most of us aim to create enough time and energy for our work, friends, family, hobbies, social life, rest and…