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    Fitness Benefits For Teens Teens and young adults, both male and female, benefit from physical activity. Physical activity does not need to be strenuous to be beneficial. Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of moderately intense activities, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes, or in shorter sessions of more intense activities, such as jogging or playing basketball for 15-20 minutes. Greater amounts of physical activity are even more beneficial, up to a point. Excessive amounts of physical activity can lead to injuries, menstrual abnormalities, and bone weakening. FACTS Nearly half of American youths aged…

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    The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

    The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy Overwhelmed by all the information out there for expecting moms? Here are the only 10 things you need to know.1 Plan Ahead”Start getting healthy even before you become pregnant,” advises Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., medical adviser to the March of Dimes and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. (Already pregnant? Just do all these things as early as possible, and don’t worry.) On your must-do-first list: Begin taking a daily multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid, a B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects,…

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    7 Surprising Beauty Secrets Black Women Want To Share With The World Showering with a washcloth acts as a gentle exfoliator, helping to keep your skin soft. For a lot of black women, washcloths in the shower are equally as important as the water and soap. The culture shock is REAL the first time a black girl spends the night at her non-black friend’s house and discovers she’s the only one sudsing up with one. Washcloths are a fave among black women because they scrub away more dirt than just hand-to-body contact, but also, they exfoliate the skin and make it baby smooth because of their semi-abrasive texture. Tips: Use…