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52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year.

CAN DO TIP Week #33: The Secret to your Rise is How You Plan Your Fall – Part 4 In this 6 part series I highlight simple steps you can take to eat more, weigh less, have more energy, andRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year CAN DO TIP Week #33: The Secret to your Rise is How You Plan Your Fall – Part 2

Last week I highlighted the importance of adding root vegetables to your diet (diet – meaning the kinds of food a person, animal or community habitually eats). This week I’ll share a deliciously simple snack solution for eating healthier onRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #32 Put Fitness on your Dessert Menu – Part 1 of 2 Look, I have a moderate sweet tooth and yes, I’ve probably eaten one too manyRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #31 don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink Are you thirsty? If you answered “YES” to this question –chances are, you’re already dehydrated!  Last week I talkedRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #22: Secure your foundation! The spine acts as the foundation for your body. Without a strong foundation, the rest of the body has nothing to attach toRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #21: Make Exercise Your Spiritual Coffee! (Part I)  The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness”…Psalm 41:3 NIV For many people, coffeeRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” CAN DO TIP Week #32 Put Fitness on your Dessert Menu – Part 2 of 2 Let’s keep it real. If you happen to be African American and reading this article then you’re familiarRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #26 – Dads: Beat the drum of health!“I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing thatRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #21: Keep ya’ head up as you keep it moving! Part II “Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier” – Five Stairsteps,1970 Over the past couple of decades scientistsRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #20: Keep it Moving! An old African proverb says “If you watch your pot, your food will not burn”. To drive the point home, Benjamin Franklin said “An ounceRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #27– Get in Agreement with Mother Nature! “Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” ― James Rollins, Author One of the best things aboutRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year.

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #25: Color Me Healthy Pt.2 “Breakfast cereals that come in the same colors as polyester leisure suits make oversleeping a virtue”—Fran Lebowitz, Journalist Each year in June we celebrateRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions For Each Week of The Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #16 Think Nutrient Dense! “Them belly full but we hungry” – Bob Marley, 1975 Let’s spring into this new season with 3 simple, “can-do” healthy habits to live healthierRead More

Sleep Tight

“My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.” – Marlo Thomas I am delighted to once again join my Harlem News family afterRead More

Pay Attention to “Inattentional Blindness”!

The other day I was running late for an appointment, as I dashed up the subway escalator trying to make it onto the platform before the train pulled away. There was a young man probably in his late twenties aRead More

Erase The Stigma! – Part 1

Mental Health America, founded in 1909 is reportedly “the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness. For the third year in a row, MHA has released its annual State of Mental HealthRead More

Erase The Stigma! – Part 2

Last week we reviewed some of the findings in the 2017 State of Mental Health in America Report in America revealing 56% of American adults with a mental illness did not receive treatment and the dismal disparities in diagnosis ofRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) 52 CAN DO TIP #26 2017 Don’t Forget the Chicken Soup! I remember as a child whenever I caught cold or flu, my mother used to feed me chicken soup. I’ll never forgetRead More

Try the 7S Formula

“Dinner is often a stew of beans or legumes which are awesome for dieting; they give you that meaty satisfaction and both are excellent with whole grain rice or bread” – Nadia Giosia, Canadian celebrity chef Some time ago I conductedRead More