Best DIY Coconut Oil Hair Masks for Every Hair Trouble

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Ladies Only πŸ’…πŸ‘ !! Best Underwear For Your Daily RoutineπŸ’ͺ🏾

Underwear is EVERYTHING ! To truly have a satisfying workout or to just to power through your busy day flawlessly, having the right underwear on will just feel like heaven. There is nothing like wearing undergarments that ride up, cuts of your circulation , or causes chafing. It is irritating and uncomfortable which can then lead you to one step closer to cursing someone out. But let’s not get into all of that.

If you don’t know about these, (and I am pretty sure there others out there), here is my top three choices of underwear for everyday use, yoga class, or your fitness class.

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  1. Hanes-X Temp Hipsters – goes for about $8-18. They are composed of cotton, polyester, and spandex. So these would be ideal for working out. It provides full coverage, great for running, moisture wicking and is breathable.
  2. Adidas Women’s Climacool Thong Underwear- it molds to your unique shape. Very lightweight; so it is almost like you are not wearing anything. These are also breathable, comfortable and dry quickly.
  3. Nabtos Cotton Thongs – You can get a 6 pack for about $11 ( which I think is a pretty good deal). There is no underwear lining , its 95% cotton , and is breathable as well. Cotton is natural and very reliable , so why not ?

If you have any of these , good for you…I know I have to get me some more lol

Thanks for readingπŸ’•πŸ€— !

Studies Show That This Diet is Number One for Weight Loss πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

It has been seen to decrease obesity, improve heart health and deter the effects/symptoms of Alzheimer’s. And I honestly think this diet is one of the best ways to eat.

It’s simple. It includes fresh fruit and veggies. And it incorporates red wine ! Yes, if you haven’t already guessed it , it is the Mediterranean diet.

However, it can be a bit costly to just jump right into the diet, starting a clean slate. So here are 5 low cost and easy ways to transition into the Mediterranean diet. Choose one, two or all of them to start reaping the benefits of this diet.

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  1. Change your cooking oil to virgin olive oil. Olive oil has been known to have good cholesterol. Use it instead of butter when you cook.
  2. Eat more fish. Fish is high in omega fatty acids which is great for an increase in brain and heart health. Salmon and mackerel are good options , and can be low cost. Salmon is high in astaxanthin , which is a good antioxidant to help slow down the aging process.
  3. Get some Veggies. It could be something as simple as eating a sweet pepper as a snack , or just dropping a good amount of spinach in your favorite smoothie. It was also seen that an increased intake of veggies may reduce stress.
  4. Eat whole grains. Quinoa, whole grain bread, or even whole grain pasta or all great options. It is more filling and a great source of fiber.
  5. Grab Those Nuts. Nuts are also a great source of protein, fiber and minerals than the average snack. Some good examples would be almonds or cashews.

I hope these tips help , thanks for reading !β€πŸ€—

4 Summer Time Foods To Be Cautious About πŸ‘€ πŸ„πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ β˜€οΈ

As we all know , SUMMER IS HERE !

It is time to hang out, visit friends & family, go to the beach , venture out and travel. Yes, it’s time for that road trip πŸ›£ !!

It can be so easy to get caught up in all the different activities there is to do in the summer, so it can be hard to pay attention to the things that we eat. There is going to be countless amounts of BBQs to go to, restaurants that are going to be calling your name , and then dessert to follow up with that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am already overwhelmed !

So here are 4 main foods that can be easily lost sight of while enjoying the summer season 😎

1. Ice Cream/Coollattas.

There is nothing like a nice summer day without picking up a sweet cold treat πŸ˜‹. This may seem small, but the amount of sugar and calories in one ice cream cone, can sneak up on you quite quickly. Have some natural fruitπŸ“ popsicles in your freezer, and enjoy ! On average a box of fruit popsicles may equal amount it costs for one ice cream, or somewhat close. So this will actually save you some money in the long run. Less calories and less money ?? I don’t see anything wrong that.

 

2. Carnival Food.

This is a hard one. Believe me , everytime I use to see a fried oreo truck, I was all up in there πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ But I have learned to keep it under control and moderate it. Carry some treats or snacks in a ziploc bag. This tips is also a BIG money saver. If you have to absolutely buy something, seek out the healthy vendors. Moderation is so crucial here. So please back away from the fried oreos as much as you can !

3. Fast food/ Drive Thru.

Summer time is the time be out ! We always have to go somewhere, and of course we get hungry too. It’s easy to just swing into the drive thru and pick up a burger but this doesn’t always have to be the best option. Have a chill evening and grill some chicken and vegetables with some friends. Make schikibabs. Have some fun with , it’s absolutely delicious!

4. Alcohol.

Yes, obviously this is not a food lol but with the amount of calories and sugar some drinks may contain, it surely can be disguised as one πŸ˜‚ They can be so pretty , vibrant, and so easy to slurp down that we ignore the amount of sugar that’s in it. The tip here is just to take it easy on the tropical drinks. We all love to have a great time, but after one or two of those , 6 – 10 teaspoons of sugar has already been consumed. That can definitely go a long way.

I hope these tips help and I hope you have a great summer ! Thanks for reading πŸ’•

6 Minute Healthy Snack πŸ˜‹πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆ

Happy Friday !!πŸ€—

I just made this recently, and it is definitely a must try ! It was so easy to make and super delicious . These are Whole Grain English Muffin Pizzas. All you need is whole grain english muffins (which can sometimes be found on sale), vegetables of your choice, slim milk ( low fat) mozzarella cheese, and your favorite tomato sauce , and done !

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Also , add some spices if you like. They are so nutritious , fulfilling, and they can easily be carried on the go. Even my nephew liked them , and I was shocked because he is a very picky eater lol

I set the oven to 400 degrees and they were literally done in like 6-7 minutes. Decorate as you like , and enjoy ! πŸ’•

Thanks for reading πŸ˜„

What is E.C.Athletix?

Hey , Happy Friday πŸ€—!!

I have been working on a project for a while, and I want to let people know more about it. So here I go !

With my great interests and passion for fitness and art , I have decided to combine the two together and start my own activewear line for women. I plan to use bold and bright colors , while infusing functional aspects of each garment to endure fitness activity. Bright colors gives off good vibes and great energy to help us women power through our day, and to conquer that workout !πŸ’₯πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

ECAthletix (EminelCooperAthletix)- is a startup company that is named after me , Eminel Cooper . I want to encourage women to be bold , to stand out , to get involved in fitness activity and eat right as it provides an endless amount of benefits the mind, body and soul ! In some cases, consistent fitness activity and healthy eating can save someone’s life. In the United States, the rate of obesity and diabetes are on the rise which are leading to many deaths every year. According to the NCSL ( National Conference of State Legislature) , “78 million adults and 12 million children are obeseβ€”figures many regard as an epidemic”. And this is only increasing. If I could help diminish the chance of someone even getting close to that level , that would be the ultimate goal of my company.

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THIS IS TRULY UNBELIEVABLE !

I have created my first American made Ombre Caribbean print activewear legging that is currently being manufactured in New York . I also plan to launch Memorial Day Weekend , which is coming up so soon !! AAAAAHHHHHHHHH !! I am so excited and so ready to take on the challenge of owning my own business , while on my mission of encouraging health and fitness EVERYWHERE so stay tuned ! #ECA #FitnessForeverπŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾

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Thanks for reading and be sure to fit in some exercises this weekend,and while you’re at it, bring along a friend !πŸ‘­πŸΎ

10 Minute Workout Routine

This is a quick workout routine that could be done anywhere without any equipment ! I do these when I am very low on time but still want fit in a quick workout. Be sure you check with your doctor before performing any exercise.

  1. Jumping jack squats for 1 minute. Tighten your core and get the full range of motion with your arms. These are good for the quads and calves.
  2. Lunges for 1 minute. These help with toning your legs. Get your knee as close to the ground as possible, but do not hurt yourself !

  • High knees for 1 minute. GET THOSE KNEES UP and tighten your core. You should definitely feel these.
  • Burpees for 1 minute. Do as many as you can within the 1 minute. YOU GOT THIS !
  • Plank for 1 minute. Either high plank or low plank would suffice. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
  • Repeat 1-5. If you want to change it up the second time around , instead of doing jumping jack squats , do pulse squats . Or you could do backward lunges for the lunges minute. Remember any exercise is better than no exercise.

Happy Exercising !!