Lose Weight, Lose Friends: Why People Treat You Different After Weight Loss

  Not too long ago I received an email from a young lady expressing a mix of sadness and anger because one of her closest friends had suddenly become quite negative towards her since she lost a considerable amount of weight. The email was so profound that it inspired me to talk about this issue...

Love Running But Still Can’t Lose That Belly? Try This!

  So about one month ago while cruising my Twitter feed, I came across a very intriguing tweet by your founder (the very intelligent and witty, Ms. Jamie Broadnax) which stated that the ladies of BlackGirlNerds were eagerly looking for contributors that could share a bit of fitness and health living info on the site....

Dancing and Working Out!? Can it Be So Simple?

  Working out can be a pain. You’d rather sleep the day away instead of slaving hours at the gym to stay on track of your weight—to no avail. You don’t find the routines engaging anymore. You’re starting to lose any interest in going to your sessions at all. And the only thing that keeps...

6 Tips to Help Get You Out of a Workout Rut

Guess what? Summer is officially here, and you know what that means: Beaches, summer dresses, and cocktails with mini umbrellas in them. What that also means for me is that after all my hard work in the gym and eating right during those long cold months, I can finally shed the layers of clothes...

BGN Healthy Eating Series: “A Mason Jar Salad On the Go”

As we continue into 2014, we are always looking to find creative ideas of what we can bring for lunch. As a student who is always on the go, I have to think of meals that will work with my on the schedule, since I am primarily on campus, and that are healthy at...

Netflix Finds More Than Half of Americans Willing To Trade Their Couches For Treadmills When Binge Watching In 2014

Binge watching may be the new normal, but in 2014 a surprising number of people are willing to get off the couch for all that TV viewing. According to a recent survey among 1,000 US Internet users conducted by Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), more than 50% of respondents were willing to exercise while...

Is Fit Shaming a Thing?

Over the past few weeks I've been hearing a lot about Maria Kang, the fitness and lifestyle blogger who was under fire for her now famous headline that read,  "What's your excuse?" with a photo of her--flaunting a chiseled body in a teeny two-piece--and her three young sons. Her motivation as she claimed--and as I...

Falling Into Fitness

While we are currently in the midst of fall, before the weather gets too chilly or cold to be outside, make sure to take advantage of the outdoors and enjoy the crisp fall air.One of the best ways to enjoy the weather and stay in shape is to go for a run or walk.The...

In Case You Missed It…BGN Podcast 10/13/13 Black Girls RUN! founders Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks

Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.Find Additional Fitness...

Black Girls Run!

Black girls run? Of course we do. In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African‐American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African‐American women to...
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