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    Welcome to Sista’s Love Fitness

    I created Sista’s Love Fitness to unite women of color around the world. Sista’s Love Fitness goal is to help women to be healthy, mind and body. As Sista’s we care inspires and motivate each other. By sharing health foods, recipes, weight loss tips, motivation pictures and beauty.  I lost almost 200 pounds. But, I still struggle every day. With the support from my Sista’s, I keep fighting the “war of obesity”. My passion is to help other woman in the black community. I want to help save women time and money with weight loss. Also, help know the truth about our bodies in the black health and wellness. Together…

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    Spotlight On: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Spotlight On: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) image source https://www.spectrumnews.org ADDM reports have consistently noted that more white children are identified with ASD than black or Hispanic children. Previous studies have shown that stigma, lack of access to healthcare services due to non-citizenship or low-income, and non-English primary language are potential barriers to identification of children with ASD especially among Hispanic children. A difference in identifying black and Hispanic children with ASD relative to white children means these children may not be getting the services they need to reach their full potential. This ADDM report found that the racial and ethnic differences in…

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    LIL SISTA’S LOVE FITNESS

    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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    Meditation

     What are the Advantages of Mediation? People in disputes who consider mediation as a way to resolve their differences often want to know what the process can do for them. Although no dispute resolution procedure can guarantee specific outcomes, the following are some common benefits of mediation: Mediation is a voluntary process Parties elect to participate in mediation because of the potential for better settlement than those available through litigation or other procedures involving third-party decision makers. Creative brainstorming of new options is not something that people can be forced to do effectively. No one is coerced into using this alternative dispute procedure. If the parties do not reach an…

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    PUSHING PAST PAIN

    A few months ago, I attended a 10-day meditation retreat. The accommodations were simple and definitely nothing fancy, but being able to experience a beautiful mountain backdrop and silence from the noise of life was priceless. The meditation schedule was pretty strict and I purposely used it as a time to experience deeper states of listening and to develop discipline in my practice. I went to the retreat expecting massive revelations about life to come into focus and thought I’d essentially come down from the mountain a la Moses with the rules of living a great life in hand. After seven peaceful, uneventful days, something unexpected happened. There is a…

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    The 10 Best New Exercises for Women

    There’s a popular saying among fitness experts: ”The best exercise is the one you’re not doing.” The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge your body in new ways. So while classic movements like the pushup, lunge and squat are the staples of any good workout plan, varying the way you perform these exercises every four weeks can help you avoid plateaus, beat boredom and speed fat loss. And that’s why I wrote The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises. From start to finish, this makeover manual bulges with full-color photos of more than 600 exercises, along with scores of cutting-edge workouts from the world’s…

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    Our Beauty Tip of The Month

    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…

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    Why you should drink coffee before a workout?

    [vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”964″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text 0=””] By Samantha Lefave, for Life by Daily Burn You’ve seen that person before: Strolling into the gym with a Starbucks cup in hand, then proceeding to bust out a PR on their deadlift. Or the one sipping their coffee mug before acing a sprint workout on the treadmill. Turns out they’ve been onto something. Research shows that downing a cup of joe before your sweat sesh can boost your performance. But First, Coffee … “Caffeine is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system, the heart, and possibly the ‘center’ that controls blood pressure,” all of which play a vital role in…

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    The Health Benefits of Water

    By Jen Laskey Medically Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems. Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints Water does more…