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Fitness Track: Dining Out the Healthy Way with Coworkers

A good time with coworkers usually involves lots of drinks and fatty foods. Here’s how…

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Women of Power Playlist: 20 Dynamic Songs to Get You Going

From R&B to country to inspirational, motivational tunes for females by females

If you’re a Woman of Power, listen to these songs to keep you motivated and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gym Membership Boom: Athlete Zelly Wesson Capitalizes with Franchising

Basketball player to open second Workout Anytime location

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Health and fitness clubs have grown over the past five years to become…

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McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

NAACP and McDonald’s Launch Project H.E.L.P.

It's a healthy eating, lifestyle, and physical activity initiative

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to launch health initiative, Project H.E.L.P.

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Healthy Snack Options to Avoid Afternoon Slump

Try these options to get that mid-day boost

Foods that keep you energized throughout the day.

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Dream Job, Dream Body: Bobette Gillette, BET’s Director of Corporate Relations

How this media executive balances fitness, career and motherhood

This BlackEnterprise.com series is to motivate business men and women to manage hectic professional and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Follow the Lita: How One Bodybuilder is Living Her Dream

Fitness expert and motivator says, 'I must continue to build with integrity'

Lita Lewis, fitness trainer and motivator, talks how she got started in body building and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cool Jobs: ‘Single Ladies’ Dancer Talks Longevity in the Industry

Ebony Williams found success following her dream and leveraging creative skills

Ebony Williams, a trained professional dancer who’s worked with the likes of Beyonce, talks the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celebrity Fitness Trainer Nicole Chaplin

Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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Dr. Ian Challenges You to Get Healthier

The best-selling author believes there are no excuses to leading a healthier lifestyle

Dr. Ian sat down with BE for a quick chat on how folks can get…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Apple's rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and is expected to be released with the next-generation iPhone.

Apple’s Rumored Healthbook Will Track Nearly Everything Down to Your Blood

Apple's Healthbook app could bring in data from wearable devices, but is it a sign that Apple's making its own "iWatch" device?

Apple’s rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and…

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Boost Your Job Marketability

Doctor gives insights on link between fitness and career advancement

With high rates of hypertension and obesity among black men, the role of fitness in…

By Daron Pressley

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free

In the second installment of the Dream Job, Dream Body Series, the radio personality shares her tips and challenges on staying fit while being busy

After BET, she has been a radio personality, speaking at colleges across the country and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge

Get in shape while on the job with the help of your co-workers.

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The most arduous task of getting in shape is finding motivation to start and…

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Get Right, Get Tight: 2014 Fitness Challenge

Made the resolution to get fit in 2014? The countdown is on to your fittest, healthiest year ever!

Black Enterprise partner, Hello Beautiful challenges you

By Suncear Scretchen

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Professional

Celebrity Trainer Deanna Jefferson offers tips on fitting in fitness.

In the fast-paced life of business-savvy go-getters, health and fitness can often be put on…

By Deanna Jefferson

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How to Tap Into Your Willpower

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

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Maximize Your Productivity by Maintaining Your Energy Balance

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre explains how expending your energy and saving it can increase productivity

Some businessmen thrive under pressure, while others yield. In order to sustain high performance…

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7 Benefits of Sweatworking

Taking your client to the gym instead of the bar can be a better networking option.

We have all heard the dos and don’ts of networking, but lately, there’s a growing…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Koli Palu won season nine of NBC's The Biggest Loser and the $100,000 prize. Researchers say financial incentives help people reach their weight loss goals.

Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Weight Loss Goals

Study says participants were motivated by money

Is this a major breakthrough?

By Darren Sands

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore Launches New Fitness DVD

Kenya's new DVD targets the backside

Kenya Moore releases “Booty Boot Camp”

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Mother-Daughter Duo Releases Workout Video for Black Women

The Ectors take aim at obesity in the black community

A mother-daughter fitness team releases video, “Black Girls Workout Too.”

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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It’s the middle of January and how many of you are ready to give up on your new year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle? Stats show that over 70% drop their resolutions by the 31st. The key to a healthier lifestyle transformation is to integrate small changes, which will make you feel better overall and will lead to more healthy habits. Many try to take on an entire lifestyle overhaul rather than integrating smaller and more attainable goals that will take them throughout the entire year. 

These five tips illustrate ways to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy resolution well into 2012.---Suncear Scretchen

5 Tips to Keep Your Healthy Living New Year’s Resolution

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into 2012

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Exercise is a Great Way To Control Weight, Feel Good and Reach Goals

Consistent exercise can improve overall health and wellness

Losing weight can be a challenge, but regular exercise can make it much easier.

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Charlice Noble-Jones of Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BE.com about the finding her life's purpose through entrepreneurship and fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BlackEnterprise.com about finding her life’s purpose through…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks of Black Girls Run! Give the Skinny on Their Nationwide Movement

The founders of BGR! talk camaraderie among female runners, spreading the word via social media and why it’s important to observe National Running Day beyond June 6

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Black Girls Run! founders at the 5th annual Blogging While…

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Fit for Business

When John L. Wright’s neighbor grew frustrated with the lack of progress she experienced while…

By Renita Burns

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WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success

How a surprise career in fitness led spin instructor Ayana Curtis to tap into her passion, her joy and her success

SoulCycle Master Instructor Ayana Curtis talks about her career in fitness and how tapping into…

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Squinting, eye strain, prescription changes and migraines. These are all common health issues among today's office professionals. 


With about 14 million people ages 12 and older having visual impairment, eye health is one factor that can't be ignored or dismissed. The economic impact of major vision problems alone is telling--- at more than $51 billion, according to the CDC's Vision Health Initiative---causing "a substantial social and economic toll for millions of people including significant suffering, disability, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life."


Maintaining proper eye care can ensure everyday living --- from home to work --- is that much more manageable. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson, of New Jersey-based Elegant Eyes, on how to improve and maintain good visual health. ---Janell Hazelwood

Eye Sore: Three Quick Tips to Avoid Behind-the-Desk Strain

Three tips to ensure good eye health beyond the office

Entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson offers these steps to improve and maintain your eyesight.

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Triumphing Over Unemployment: How a Young Woman Made Her Boss Move

Former finance professional beat odds by pursuing passion

Website entrepreneur Kaleequa Rouse decided to beat the jobless odds and strive for her passion:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Let Your Job Make You Sick

Strategies for good health in stressful work environments

If you’re constantly dreading going into work, so much so it affects you physically, something…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Naima Woodson, Fit for a Kid

With Fit for a Kid, her Los Angeles–based fitness and nutrition business, Naima Woodson fights childhood obesity

With Fit for a Kid, her Los Angeles–based fitness and nutrition business, entreprenuer of the…

By Brian Dawson

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Fitness Factor! The Price of Success

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you're willing to invest in your health and, as a result, your career

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you’re willing to invest in your health…

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Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be hard to muster the energy to get out of bed every morning. You get the case of the Monday blues or feel like your bed is so comfy, you don't want to leave it.

Well, Madame Noire details some effective tips on how to boost your motivation and capture that up-and-at-em attitude that will lead to a productive and positive day.

Get Up And Go: How to Motivate Yourself Before Work

These steps will ensure you have the motivation to start your day right

Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be…

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Effortless Training

One instructor makes the jump fun

When Mario Godiva Green hops into his Kangoo Jumps boots he might be heading out…

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WATCH: Get Fit with Celebrity Trainer Mark Jenkins

Karen Taylor Bass works it out for Brand New You

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins has trained some of the biggest names in entertainment. Still, as…

By Elayne Fluker

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Black Music Month: Women and Body Image in Entertainment

Black superstar divas and their weight loss journeys

In the music industry, image can trump talent, and many of the top stars have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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WATCH: Brand New You – How to Eat Healthy Naturally

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

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WATCH: A Brand New You – Living (and Eating) Well with Diabetes

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart and stay healthy

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart…

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GROUP BUYING TO SAVE CASH: More companies are predicted to jump on this bandwagon in 2011, ushering in sales and steals for you—whether you’re looking for a helicopter ride over New York City, a great spa, or tickets to your favorite game. Websites such as Groupon and Living Social have made offering discounts a team effort, where daily deals are redeemable only after a certain number of people buy into them. Even companies such as Wal-Mart and Zagat have offered group-buying deals. And more Websites, both with regional and national deals, are gaining traction, including Tippr, Juice in The City, and Crowdsavings.

4/11: 11 Life-Altering Trends to Watch for 2011

Travel, leisure and technology trends to upgrade and balance your life for 2011

<strong>GROUP BUYING TO SAVE CASH:</strong> More companies are predicted to jump on this bandwagon in…

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White collar workers spend a significant amount of time sitting at a desk hunched over a computer. In fact, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. Between commuting to and from work, and spending the work day in meetings, on the phone, or rushing to complete projects, the one activity that seems the most expendable is exercising. To help get you motivated, BlackEnterprise.com compiled five exercises you can do in your office in less than 10 or fifteen minutes. Note: Before you begin any physical activity consult with your physician. Problem: Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any repetitive movements such as typing or using a mouse. Solution: Hand exercises. Hold your right hand straight out in front of you with your palm down. With your left hand, grasp the fingers of your right hand and hold them back. Count to five. Repeat this substituting your right hand for your left hand.

Slideshow: Fit Fitness Into Your Workday

Five exercises you can do at your desk

Getting time in at the gym isn’t always easy. Here are five exercises you can…

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Job In Demand: Physical Therapist

An overview of this lucrative field in healthcare

For the next eight years, the healthcare industry will be the largest supplier of employment…

By Brittany Hutson

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Journey to the Long Jump

A late bloomer in track and field, John Wise has become a tough competitor

Track and field was John Wise’s favorite sport in high school. As an adult, however,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Art—and Health Benefits—of a Dance

Sunyatta Amen takes a tradition and makes it much more than hip

“Food is your medicine or your poison—you make the choice every time you eat.” Amen…

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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No Gym? No Problem

Working out your body not your wallet

Perhaps you, like myself, are one of the millions of Americans eager to get in…

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