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Diabetes – The Silent Killer

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“The Silent Killer”

. . . Over 300 Million cases globally!
Over 17 million Americans have diabetes with another million being diagnosed every year! If you find those numbers alarming, you’re in good company.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the fast growing numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes is attributed to obesity and lack of exercise especially among people in their 30s. But, what is even scarier is that experts say that is probably not an accurate estimate and in fact the numbers could be much higher.

Diabetes is a very insidious disease. Medical experts call diabetes the “stealth” disease because some people can have the disease for years, sometimes decades, before the condition becomes obvious.

In fact, the numbers listed above could very well be a miscalculation. Why is that? It is very common for diabetes to flourish undetected for as much as 12 years before diagnosis.

The onset of symptoms can be very gradual. Sadly, some people are not diagnosed in time and suffer from the effects such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Amputations
  • Kidney disease
  • Loss of sight and blindness

According to research, over 290,000 of those people are the result of consequences of diabetes statistically each year in the USA!

Based on this information, doesn’t it stand to reason that we need to start an all out war against this killer? You are absolutely correct AND the first battle of that war begins with YOU!

The medical community is in no shape to do it for you. Just turn to your local news and you can see what a shamble our health care system is in.

We lose more and more qualified medical professionals every day because of the “business” of health care. You need to be in control of your health and that of your loved ones.

The first step is education. You need to get the answers to learn this and more:

  • Diabetes is A Global Epidemic
  • The Best Course of Action is Prevention
  • Prevention through Better Nutrition
  • Why Is It Called The Stealth Disease?
  • What Are the Symptoms
  • Diabetes Defined – Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • Your Cardiovascular System and Diabetes
  • All About the Pancreas
  • Why you Need a Nutritionist
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
  • Mealtime – Eat Protein Serving First
  • Mealtime – Eat Carb Serving Second
  • Mealtime – Eat Veggies and Grains Third
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Diet and Exercise

Diabetes is no laughing matter and ignoring the symptoms can be deadly. Take action now . . . waiting can be fatal. Get the answers you need. Your family will thank you because your life depends on it!

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 To Do The Barbell Hip Thrust…

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Are you struggling to build bigger glutes?

Check out my video to learn about the 4 cues you must use with the barbell hip thrust in order to perform them with excellent form and maximize your gains.

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Michael B. Jordan Gained 15 Pounds of Muscle for Killmonger Role

Wallace Has Come A Mighty Long Way!

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Killmonger, Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan

Erik Killmonger is a very powerful character in Marvel’s Black Panther. The supervillain, played by Michael B. Jordan, along with his dominating spirit and his pain, was just as important to the story line as the evolution of T’Challa. While there’s generally an antagonist in films (spoiler alert coming if you haven’t seen the film) – we didn’t find Killmonger to be so much of a villain after all.

Corey Calliet is the man behind Michael B. Jordan’s gains, and arguably another person who contributed the overwhelming success of the movie. The celebrity trainer, seen now on Revenge Body on E! helped Jordan bulk up, as well as help other stars like Angela Bassett, be at peak physical condition for Black Panther. Calliet has worked with Jordan in the past, most notably for Creed and the Fantastic Four reboot.

Michael B. Jordan, Killmonger, Black Panther

Photo: Men’s Fitness

“When you see him, you need to be scared, you need to be intimidated. We don’t want the nice, young-looking Michael,” Calliet said in an interview with Men’s Health Mag. He also describes his training style to that of an artist taking a chisel to a block of marble. “I’m talking about sculpting a body, not just conditioning it to be fast…I wanted to make his shoulders look better. I needed his upper chest to pop. I needed his back to tell a story. I wanted his back to look like a globe, like a map.”

So how did Jordan get his gains?

Jordan’s Black Panther Workout

To make Calliet’s vision come to life, Jordan was doing two to three workouts and eating six meals a day. To sculpt his chest and back, Calliet had the actor going back to basics — with a lot of weight.

“[We did] a lot of old-school bench presses, lat pulldowns, deadlifts — nothing fancy, just really contracting the muscle,” Calliet says. “We lift heavy — a lot, a lot of times.”

Get more details on Calliet’s training with details with Jordan here .

 

 

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5 Reasons People Quit Going To The Gym

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1)  I don’t have time to workout

It takes 21 days to develop a habit. Diligently plan out the next 3 weeks, incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily regimen for 3-4 times a week. Make having an active life intentional. Put it on the same level as having lunch or getting sleep. As you work-out, it will soon become a non-negotiable, similar to eating and sleeping.

2)  It’s Too Crowded And People Watch Me

The gym isn’t the only option that will help you reach your body goals. There are various in-home regimens that you can following YouTube or your favorite social media fitness professionals. Fitness is doing more movement than you did the day before. Lunch break walks, morning workout routines, and bike rides all support your desire to have an active (and private) lifestyle.

3)  I’m Not Losing Any Weight

Getting the body you desire requires a lifestyle change. Oftentimes we believe workouts are enough, but eating and sleeping are also main components for weight-loss. Fat is burned during your body’s recovery stage and muscle building process. As you work out, obtain 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize gains. Clean eating cannot be overlooked, a high protein-low carb diet is key. We have to break our traditional mindsets of consuming 3 meals a day and get accustomed to eating 6 times a day. Eating 6 times includes 3 meals along with 3 snacks, which can also include smoothies and shakes.

4)  No One Will Know If I Quit 

Accountability is vital to starting a new workout routine. Identify a workout partner. If you can’t find one, write a contract with yourself. Sign your contract and hang it somewhere so you can see it everyday. Knowing you have a commitment to yourself or your partner will help you form healthy, weight-loss habits.

5)  I Just Hate Working Out!!!

You may hate the gym, but everyone loves a good reflection in the mirror. Everyone wants to add years to their life and working out does just that. You have to ask yourself every day, “does my lifestyle add years to my life or subtract them?”Medications and hospital bills can become very expensive so prevention has to be the focus. Remember: the healthier we are, the better the reflection we have in the mirror.

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