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Suzanne B

New York, New York
I am very passionate about health and fitness. The Eights and Weights blog is a fitness blog for African men and women. This blog provides tips about nutrition, exercise, and overall healthy living for females (Eights) and males (Weights). You only have one body, so why not treat it well so you... Full Bio
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"Run for a Cure Africa" Race Tips: Know Your Race Day Details by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you have been following Eights & Weights for the last couple of weeks, you probably know that I have been giving race tips for the big "Run for a Cure Afri ... Read on »
“Run for a Cure Africa” Race Tips: You’ve Got to Dress Right by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Unfortunately, I have come across some race pictures recently that shocked me. Folks were wearing jeans to run! At the risk of sounding like a running snob, i ... Read on »
10 Minute Abs Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Working on those abs? Try this 10-minute abs routine! There are 4 exercises. Do each for 30 seconds for a total of 2 minutes. Rest for 30 secs and repeat that 3 times ... Read on »
10 Minute Bootcamp with Jeanette Jenkins by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Continuing with our 10 minute workout series, here is another one from Jeanette Jenkins on Fit Sugar. I like Jeanette because you can relate with her body and it doesn't ... Read on »
10 Minute Fat Blaster by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In the spirit of the quick summer workouts, I thought I'd share this 10 minute fat blasting workout I found today. Well, I didn't find it; it was actually recommended by ... Read on »
10 Minute Workout: Arms by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To round up the 10 minute workout series, today we'll focus on arms. The arm muscles are pretty hard to tone, and as you grow older, people start to talk of the 'arm ... Read on »
10 Minute Workout: Buns and Thighs by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Interested in those short shorts or just want strong legs and a tush you could bounce a quarter off of? Well, you'll like today's workout. Continuing with our 10-minute ... Read on »
10 Minute Workouts: Abs Ripper by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi Eights & Weights! Folks are always asking about quick workouts they can do, especially when it comes to strength training. So I thought I could show you some video ... Read on »
11 Not-So-Healthy 'Health' Foods by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Just because something is labeled "smart" doesn't mean it's an intelligent choice. Arm yourself with knowledge to avoid these sneaky saboteurs. - By Madeline Vann, MPH; Ex ... Read on »
20 Minute Abs Circuit by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's cold, snowy, and wet outside in New York. The perfect day to go indoors and do some ab toning exercises. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to work on your ... Read on »
2013 Diet Trends by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Everyone's rushing to the gym at this time of the year. Yes, we already know that. But things are not only hyped up on the exercise front. Diet-wise, people a ... Read on »
2013 New York City Bike Tour! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you’re scared off by the word ‘race’, and you love to cycle, this may be for you. If you don’t know how to cycle, now is the time to learn. I will forever be g ... Read on »
2013 Run for a Cure Africa Lagos Race Date Announced! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember we talked about the Twitter competition to guess the Run for a Cure Africa date in Lagos in November? Well, the competition is over and the date has ... Read on »
30 Minute Cardio Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you've ever worked out to a Bob Harper DVD or watched "The Biggest Loser", you'd be familiar with some of his quotes. One in particular makes sense to me when I he ... Read on »
5 Low Calorie Cocktails by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fact: Most people like alcohol. Even if you don't, you probably have a few drinks when you are in a social setting. With food, it is a little easier to gauge ... Read on »
6000 Jumping Jacks Done! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yep, I'm done with my June Jumping Jack Challenge! It was brutal, but what isn't? I'm challenging myself to do some more runs and climbs for the last few days ... Read on »
7-Up Maker Will Stop Making Health Claims About Drink by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living by Rachel Tepper. Original article at Huffington Post on 7/22/2013. If you find yourself in need of a Vitamin E fix, you should no longer assume you'll get i ... Read on »
70 Year Old Raw Foodist Looks 40! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Does going raw make you look younger? We've asked this question for ages as more and more diet fads come out. With the way we currently live, it would be tremendously ... Read on »
A Backslide-Free Year by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yes, you made your resolutions, checked them like a million times, cancelled them out, and made new ones. We all know how resolutions usually turn out. It is evident ... Read on »
A Block is Just a Block, and a Mile is Just a Mile by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Okay, I see you bringing out your knives to stab me. But hold off for a second. When we were children, we were so excited at the opportunity to walk down the street, j ... Read on »