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Hate Exercising? You Will Love A Whole Body Stretch (Videos included)

  Do you dread workouts? Do you talk yourself out of exercising? I would say it's not something that you enjoy doing.  I know. I 've been there. I have also had many friends here in the Curly Girl Fitness community admit they hate exercising as well, so they don't.  That little voice inside your head that says, "you should be exercising" or "you need to lose 20 pounds" or "your belly is too big", is relentless.  I heard those same annoying voices. I decided to do some research on the benefits of stretching and you will be amazed at what I found out! Read on to find out why myself and so many others have fallen in love with...

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4 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens

  Did you know that leafy greens are packed with powerful nutrition? That's right! They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential for weight regulation, blood sugar, heart health, and can even help improve our eye sight!  Some of us just aren't big fans of the greens. Did you know there are ways to sneak leafy greens into your meals?  It works similar to the strategy you use to get your kids to eat broccoli. They love cheese so they gobble down all those vitamins and minerals parents are sneaking in underneath.  It can be the same winning strategy for you! If you really want to get serious about feeling better and losing weight, adding greens is the...

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Why You Should Add the Glute Bridge Exercise to Your Daily Workout

    We are all searching for workouts that take very little time and are super effective, right? Oh, hold on to your seat! We've found one! The glute bridge exercise strengthens and tones multiple areas of your body simultaneously and hardly takes any time at all.  What is a Glute Bridge? (Also Called Pelvic Lifts) The glute bridge is a simple, low-impact exercise that you can do right in your own home. No gym membership needed. This move is great for beginners and targets the butt, abs, and thighs. If done properly, the glute bridge can have you in very good shape and fast!  How To Do A Glute Bridge? Lie on your back, knees bent on the floor...

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6 Powerful Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Life

  Are you feeling stressed lately? Stress can lead to bigger health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart attacks, anxiety, and depression. You may be able to tell if you are stressed by experiencing these symptoms: headaches, confusion, lack of concentration, dizziness, sweating, exhaustion, digestion issues, weight gain, and chest pains. Bottom line is that stress is no good! It affects your health and happiness in a negative way. We want to help you get rid of the stress in your life right now! Curly Girl Fitness is a community to support women and here are some solutions for you.    1. Identify Your Stressor - Make A Change Figure out what is stressing you out. Identifying "the stressor" is the...

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Healthier Food List To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

    Are you trying to lose weight and keep it off?  It's tough! What can I eat? What should I be eating? This diet says more protein, the other diet says low carb, and another says no sugar.  No wonder women are confused.  I want to share with you what I've learned about losing weight and keeping it off. The secret is to get back to basics when it comes to what you eat and stick to it. According to the CDC here is a healthy eating plan.  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025pdf icon[PDF-30.6MB]external icon, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Includes lean meats, poultry, fish,...

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