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How Much You Need to Exercise If You Sit at a Desk All Day

Watching every season of your favorite show may sound like the perfect Friday night for some, but you’re putting your health at risk after just a couple of episodes. You are literally sitting yourself to death. Sitting more than 11 hours a day increases risk of premature death by 40 percent.

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Look Out for These Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

What Is It? When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people

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Angela White weighed 364 pounds in 2011, before she joined GirlTrek. Now she is 185 pounds lighter, and she says she feels more confident. (The Washington Post/Leona Moore)

GirlTrek Movement has Thousands of African-American Women Walking for Good Health

Angela White was a new director of program faculty and admissions for the American Studies Program at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002. She needed canes to walk. Struggling with debilitating fatigue, she left her job in 2007. (more…)

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GirlTrek Unites Black Women Across the Nation by Getting Them Walking

Simply walking everyday is uniting black women across the city and the nation through the nonprofit organization, GirlTrek, which encourages black women to live their healthiest and most fulfilled lives. A Cypress area GirlTrek leader, Shelia Woodard, is walking with others and encouraging other black women to join the movement

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