Fitness

Teyana Taylor Explains How She Got ‘That Body’

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There’s no denying the fact that Teyana Taylor’s body may be “body goals” for some people out there. But what’s the chances of actually obtaining it without spending 24 hours a day in the gym? Well, according to Taylor, she doesn’t even spend that much...

How I Learned To Love My Black Body

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I lifted my shirt over my head, took a deep breath, and pulled the strings of my bathing suit top loose. Immediately, my mind began to race. What if people stare at me? I wish I would’ve spent more time at the gym. I hate...

Yes, ‘Big Girls’ Do Yoga Too. Here Are 4 of Our Instagram Favs

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For years celebrities and magazines have been touting yoga as a great way to get your mind and body right, but for many it seems like the ancient practice is only geared toward a certain type of body: super thin. Last year, XOJane published an...

Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Shape January/February 2015 Issue

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Jada Pinkett Smith is killin’ it in the latest issue of Shape. The 43-year-old actress shares with the magazine how she stays in shape and what motivates her to work out regularly. “When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me?...

5 Weight Lifting Benefits For Women

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Unfortunately, some women shy away from lifting weights because of the misconception that it basically means sacrificing their soft, feminine curves for bulky muscles and an overall masculine appearance. In reality, women stand to gain a lot from weight lifting. It helps to ensure that...

5 Steps to Take When You Fall Off the Clean Eating/Workout Wagon

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Towards the end of summer, I decided to get really serious about clean eating and exercising.  Sure, bikini season was quickly coming to a close, but I looked at it this way: I got a jump on those New Year’s resolutions. However, I recently lost...