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    Pole Dancing with a Twist

    I just started pole dancing for fitness two weeks ago after the encouragement of my niece who has been doing it for three months now. When I watched that first episode P Valley honey, I wanted to get on a pole and try to see if I could do what they do. The women mystified me with their grace and strength, and I wanted to learn how to move like them. After my first class, however, I found that pole dancing was hard—every muscle in my body ached for days, especially my knees. Pole dancing is a full-body workout. It is resistance training and cardio in one, and flexibility as well.…

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    COVID-19 cases at Pinellas County school on first day back

    According to Fox 13 News, on the first day back to classes, Pinellas County Public Schools announced three students and three employees across five schools have tested positive for COVID-19. The school district did not say if any of the six who tested positive attended in-person classes Monday. The schools that were impacted are Northeast High School, Pinellas Park Elementary School, Carwise Middle School, Shore Acres Elementary School, and Walter Pownall Service Center. Last week, Manatee County schools reported three cases at two of its schools during the district’s first week back to class. Meanwhile, more than 700 coronavirus cases have been linked to K-12 schools and higher education institutions over the…

  • Food,  Health

    Morning Sunrise Orange & Beet Juice

    Start your day off with a boost from this Morning Sunrise! This was inspired by First Watch. Produce 1/2 Lemon, squeeze Condiments 1/2 tbsp Honey Baking & Spices 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp. Ginger, Ground Drinks 1/3 cup Beet Juice 1 cup 1/2 Orange Juice Frozen A couple of ice cubes Preparation In a large jar or measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, turmeric powder, ground ginger, honey, and juice from half of lemon. Evenly pour orange juice mixture into two glasses over ice. Using a spoon, gently layer Beet juice on top of the orange juice mixture. Serve and Enjoy!

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    Mental Health Of Our African American Men

    For many of our black men, these viral videos featuring the killings of other black men can weigh heavily. Watching the disturbing footage can impact the mental health of African American men, experts say. For civil rights advocate and Georgetown Law Center professor Preston Mitchum, the images can lead to physical symptoms. “My stomach is in knots, my heart is racing, my brain is pounding and none of that is hyperbolic,” said Mitchum. “It is exhausting to think that you can be up next. New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams offered a tearful statement during a press conference recently. Though he couldn’t bring himself to view the most recent…

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    Mental Health Of Our African American Men

    For many of our black men, these viral videos featuring the killings of other black men can weigh heavily. Watching the disturbing footage can impact the mental health of African American men, experts say. For civil rights advocate and Georgetown Law Center professor Preston Mitchum, the images can lead to physical symptoms. “My stomach is in knots, my heart is racing, my brain is pounding and none of that is hyperbolic,” said Mitchum. “It is exhausting to think that you can be up next. New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams offered a tearful statement during a press conference recently. Though he couldn’t bring himself to view the most recent…

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    High school students in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19

    Several high school students in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a drive through graduation ceremony, school officials said in a letter to student families that was first reported by CNN. It was not immediately clear how many students were infected or whether they contracted the virus during the May 17 celebration, but they are all members of The Lovett School’s Class of 2020. “Unfortunately the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus means that most communities will be touched at some point, and we recognize how hard separation and missed milestones have been on the emotional lives of our students,” Head of School Meredyth Cole and Head Nurse…

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    Owning Your Feelings

    While 1 in 5 people will experience some type of a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. This year some people may need to adapt for the short term because of COVID-19 and social distancing. All up in ya Feelings It is easy to get caught up in your emotions when you are in the moment. Most people don’t think about what emotions they are dealing at that time when they in it, but by allowing time to really identify what you’re feeling can help you to better cope with difficult situations that you might be experiencing. Allow yourself to…

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    Be Good To Yourself

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight the stigma, provide support, educate the public,and for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Know your worth: SELF CARE is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self esteem. Here are some ways to get started with your self care routine: – Maintain and make uninterrupted sleep apart of self care for 8 hours each night. – Take care of your gut by avoiding sugars, greasy foods, salts, processed foods, and saturated fats. – Consume more whole grains, greens, unprocessed foods, lean meats, and unsaturated…

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    Helpful Exercises To Do After A Hysterectomy

    Recovering from a hysterectomy is different for every woman. What you do once you leave the hospital can have a big impact on your health. Here are some helpful exercises that can speed up your recovery after hysterectomy. They can also help lessen the chance that you’ll have problems after the surgery. But first, check with your doctor about post hysterectomy restrictions before starting these exercises. 1. Try Kegels. Having a hysterectomy increases your risk of having pelvic organ prolapse. This is when the bladder or rectum drops down into the vagina. It can lead to bladder control or bowel problems. Normally, muscles and ligaments in your pelvis support these…

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    How To Eat Your Way To Better Sex

    So when was the last time you went to the grocery store to pick up some aphrodisiacs for the bedroom? If it takes you more than one minute to give an answer that means you don’t do it nearly enough! Just by adding these 6 foods to your diet on a consistent basis, your libdio wil strengthen, your orgams will intensify, and your overall health and well-being will improve too. So here is the list of 6 foods you should have in your grocery cart: Celery This food is made up of 95 percent water and have  a lot of health benefits. The  Vitamin C, beta carotene, and flavonoids in…