Release Resolutions, Embrace Mindfulness

  By Kai Charles  Happy New Year! This is the month that many make plans for the new year. The day that leads to several months of crowded gyms, hundreds spent on protein powders and diet teas, and the word Resolution. Let’s take a look at the definition of Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Getting Healthier, One Step at a Time

I was 18 when my doctor warned me I was at risk for early onset hypertension. Barely an adult, I weighed 235 pounds and had 44% body fat. With a diet high in saturated fats and sugar coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, I was slowly damaging my joints and causing ...

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...