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Black History Month – Health & Fitness Achievements Pt. III

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We continue our celebration of Black History Month, recognizing individuals making strides in health and fitness! Last week, we celebrated athletic trainers, Dr. Marsha Grant-Ford, Keith Jones and Ronnie Barnes, who broke down barriers to become “firsts” as African-Americans in the athletic training field.

This week we celebrate First Lady Michelle Obama for her commitment to fighting childhood obesity through her Let’s Move! campaign, launched on February 9, 2010. According to the Let’s Move! website, obesity rates among children has tripled over the past 30 years, with nearly 40% of all African-American children being overweight or obese.

Let’s Move! is taking childhood obesity head-on, though focusing on five pillars

1. Creating a healthy start for children

2. Empowering parents and caregivers

3. Providing healthy food in schools

4. Improving access to healthy, affordable foods

5. Increasing physical activity

In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition.

– First Lady Michelle Obama

Lets_Move_GardenPhoto credit: LetsMove.gov

Let’s Move! just celebrated their 3rd Birthday and has no plan on slowing down. The First Lady teamed up with Beyoncé in 2011, who remixed her hit song “Get Me Bodied” and retitled it, “Move Your Body.” Black Fitness Today would like to wish Let’s Move! a Happy Birthday and continued success in its efforts of making our nation’s children healthier and putting them on a path to bright and promising futures.

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Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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How Many Calories Should I Be Eating? (Formula)

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Here’s the formula ⬇️ EXAMPLE

Your WEIGHT ( 300 pounds ) multiply by 14. = ( 4,200 calories ) That will get you your TOTAL MAINTENANCE CALORIES.
Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE multiply by .25
4,200 calories x .25 = 1,050

Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE 4,200 subtract 1,050 = 3,150 calories.

3,150 would be your calorie goal

Depending on your workout intensity and job you can lower the deficit % the harder you work the more your body needs!
Now just plug in your weight and try it yourself !

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IS MEAL PREPPING RIGHT FOR YOU ? I’m a firm believer in always staying prepared…

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IS MEAL PREPPING RIGHT FOR YOU ? 🍱
I’m a firm believer in always staying prepared ! Why ? Because if I’m hungry I won’t end up eating fast food or something I know I shouldn’t be having. My suggestion is prepare your food for 2 Days that way it stays fresh 👍🏻 consistency is key and if you want to reach your goals, it’s going to take disciple.

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Mike Rashid on Morning Routine

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Sharing some of my morning routine…

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