BGN Healthy Eating Series: Tangy Cilantro, Barley, and Celery Soup

Nothing better than hearty bowl of hot soup on a cold dayI know what you're thinking.  Barley and celery?  Seriously?  Okay here me out, because I'm a girl who has a voracious appetite in constant need to be satiated at the end of every meal.  In other words, if it doesn't fill me up...

“What would you do if I lost weight?”

My best friend and I were in the throes of the same tired conversation we had every New Year's Day: Are we more than friends? It never ended with any resolution. He did not hesitate. "I would ask you to marry me."Just like that, we had a resolution. Never mind that I was wrist...

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...

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 ...
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