By Irina Gonzalez | 05/16/2013 - 16:50
Being overweight in America is not easy. I know because, although I’m at a healthy weight now, I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. At my highest, I ballooned up to 230 pounds (at just 5’2”!) and wore size 18 clothes. Well, to be honest, I really should have been wearing size 20 pants but I refused to go up that high. Instead, that was the moment that I realized I needed to finally do something about my obesity.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:23
CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin has revealed that Angelina Jolie’s recent story encouraged her to come forward about her battle with breast cancer. While on-air yesterday, the 47-year-old journalist said she was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and plans on having a double mastectomy.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/14/2013 - 09:26
Cancer affects everyone from our neighbors, friends, and family, to celebrities. Actress Angelina Jolie confessed in an op-ed article for The New York Times that she underwent several surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could.
By Celia Shatzman | 05/10/2013 - 11:59
Think skin cancer is not your problem? Think again.
Despite what you may have heard, it’s not just white people who are at risk for skin cancer. “The most common question I get from patients is, ‘Why did I get skin cancer if I’m brown?” says Puerto Rican dermatologist Maritza Perez, an associate clinical professor at Columbia University in New York. “They’re totally in shock.” That supposed immunity is just one of many popular misconceptions, says Dr. Perez, who helps us separate fact from fiction by debunking five common myths:
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/09/2013 - 16:59
When I was a child and my family first came to the U.S., I remember going to McDonald’s and drinking a lot of soda constantly. Although I was always a bit on the chubby site, it wasn’t long before my weight ballooned up thanks to all of the junk food advertising I was suddenly seeing everywhere.
I remember fighting with my mom as a teen, when she tried to get me to cut back on my soda habit. I refused. It shouldn’t have surprised me when, a couple of years later, my weight hit 200 pounds. At 5’2”, that was quite a big number.
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/09/2013 - 10:02
How do you find the motivation to exercise, especially when you don't feel like getting off your rump to do so? Oh, believe me, I have had my days when I'm down right tired and I feel as though I'm not in this by myself.
You have to be mentally prepared to exercise and most of the time, you can psych yourself into working out. I don't know about you, but I think we all need some sort of motivation. Below are 8 ways that motivate me and hopefully you, too!
By Cristina Goyanes | 05/02/2013 - 11:34
The way many Latinas are built — with strong, shapely lower halves — you’d think we’d be natural cyclists. For María del P. Vázquez, that was exactly the case. When the 41-year-old started spin classes seven years ago as a way to cope with a bitter divorce, the mother of three from Caguas, Puerto Rico, discovered a hidden talent and fun hobby that led her to the ride of her life: completing the 2012 Tour de France course as part of an amateur team of Americans called the Rêve (“dream” in French).
By Evelyn Lozada | 05/01/2013 - 13:06
If you’re in the process of trying to lose your belly fat and have a major event, a first date, or even a vacation and want to “appear” slimmer than what you are, I have a few instant fixes that I would like to share with you.
It is possible to flatten your belly and look slimmer without exercise. Now, this is only a temporary fix and I do recommend you continue on your course to losing your belly fat. Below are my 5 ways:
By Cristina Goyanes | 04/26/2013 - 10:39
Fitness isn’t just about being able to squeeze into skinny jeans and minidresses —you’ve got Spanx for that. Truth is, you want to feel sexy, beautiful, confident and, above all, healthy so you can dance the night away with your girlfriends, kick the ball around with your kids and be up for whatever steamy adventure your partner proposes. Now, if only finding the perfect workout plan was as simple as purchasing shapewear.
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/19/2013 - 16:20
We were really glad to hear that Taco Bell is taking health seriously these days. With their diet-friendly Fresco Menu and healthy gourmet Cantina Bell menu, designed by Latina chef Lorena Garcia, they seemed to be doing pretty well. And then they wanted to do more, so they announced their commitment to better nutrition by promising healthier meals on their menus by 2020.