Condsider yourself lucky if you don't know what psoriasis is. I do know what it is because I have it and I would much rather not. The most simple explanation of psoriasis is that it is a skin disease that causes itchy, red, scaly patches. It can happen on any part of your body, but is commonly found on elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. Mine is on the back of my neck right below my hair line and I can tell you it is unsightly and itches like crazy.
Doctors aren't 100 percent sure, but it is believed to be genetic and caused by the immune system triggering skin cells to produce too quickly so that dead and live cells build up on the skin surface, hence the itchy patches. It is not contagious, there is no cure for it, but there are treatments and one of them is weight loss. Yup, weight loss may help alleviate psoriasis.
I'll be the first to admit I HATE working out when I have my period. In fact, just last week I decided to take an intensive dance/aerobic class with my friend--and boy was I a hot mess! Not only did the constant squatting and jumping up and down worsen my cramps, but I swore I felt my pad shifting during certain moves. I spent more time trying to keep that pad in place than focusing on the actual work out!Continue Reading >
You know that on my blog I promote weight loss through healthy living. This includes eating a healthy, natural diet and consistent exercise. But today I'm going to tell you about a type of exercise that I don't feel really helps you lose weight. The exercise I'm going to talk about may surprise you, but I have reasons to believe it's not really effective in encouraging weight loss.
It so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Jennifer Lopez is 44. Seriously, how is this even humanly possible? The woman has the body of a 20-year-old. It's tight, it's toned ... it's pretty much perfect. And she carried twins! J.Lo can thank her Latina genes for that flawless, wrinkle-free complexion, but what is this chica's secret for staying so fit? I just NEED to know!Continue Reading >
No one likes to hear a woman complain about how big her boobs are, except unless it's another woman with really big boobs. The thing is that large tatas come with all sorts of problems, some humorous, some annoying, and some downright painful. Next time you see a woman with large breasts, no matter how fabulous they may look, you may actually want to pity her. Yes, pitty her and bountiful bosom. I'll tell you why.Continue Reading >
If you're loooking for a reason to do squats, take a look at Jen Selter's butt. I mean, take a GOOD look at it, because that thing is UNREAL. The 20-year-old New Yorker has become a household name on Instagram as she is the vision of staying fit and well, her assets may have something to do with it too.
The star has over a million followers all thanks to great physique and her perky derriere!Continue Reading >
Have you ever been told that you can't do something because of your weight? That's exactly what happened to Karyna Douglass. While on a whale watching trip for her 22nd birthday she was moved by the admiration that the Coast Guardsmen inspired and it sparked a desire in her to join the military. When Douglass spoke to her local Navy recruiting center on the phone, she was promptly asked if she weighed more than 160 and since at the time she was weighing 300 pounds, the phone call was over. Her new found dream could have been over as well, but Douglass did the unexpected and lost 110 pounds instead and she isn't done yet. You will not believe how different she looks now.Continue Reading >
Remember Maria Kang, who many dubbed as "Fit Mom"? A picture of her showing off her extremely fit and toned body surrounded by her three gorgeous and very young boys with the caption, "What's your excuse?" made headlines and she was accused of fat shaming. Well, she's back and this time she is being accused of wait for it ... fat shaming ... AGAIN. CNN put Kang in an interview where she went head to head with Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie. This all came about after a campaign that Bougon started encouraging her plus-sized customers to share photos of themselves in lingerie. Well, that campaign "peeved" Kang because according to her, that's not how "real women" should look.Continue Reading >
Dancing is an ingrained part of our culture. For us Latinos, it's just part of life. Therefore when I learned that we can dance our way to a flat tummy I was intrigued. One of the worst things about exercise is the actual idea of working out. But if I could get the same results by doing something as enjoyable as dancing and getting that toned stomach? I was sold!Continue Reading >
Brazilians have some of the best butts out there, so it was no surprise that supermodel Izabel Goulart--who happens to be Brazilian--rocked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week. In fact the beauty's enviable assets are so perfect that there isn't even any sign of cellulite in sight! Many women dream of having a dimple-free derrière and struggle to either mask their bumps or improve them.
Well, we have some fun ways to shape up that booty that you may not have expected!Continue Reading >