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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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Friday Inspiration: This is My Light by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Side crow with eagle legs. If you want to try to get into this pose, remember that it is all in the core, not the arms. Cross your legs before you try to ... Read on »
Moving Pushups by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to incorporate more of your core in your pushups? Try these moving pushups. Take it slow at first until you are confident in your posture. Speed is great, but you ... 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 »
Friday Inspiration: Share Your Gifts by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Pigeon with clasped fingers. Try this for both an inner thigh and a back stretch. I like to add back stretches to everything because I have such a tight u ... Read on »
Ho Hey! You Can Now Buy Fitbits Through Eights & Weights! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am pleased to announce that you can now buy your Fitbit devices via our site. How does this work? Just click on the image above or the banner at the top of this pa ... Read on »
Why You Should be Lifting by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Strength training gets a bad rap among females sometimes. The assumption is that if you lift weights, you become too bulky. This is not necessarily true. Strength tr ... Read on »
The Fitbit Force is Being Recalled :-( by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few months ago, I raved about the new Fitbit Force wristband. I was longing for it, and waiting till a birthday or Christmas for someone to buy it for me as a gift ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Be Kind by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: The Crow. Start in downward dog on your palms and feet, and slowly move your weight on to your palms. Balance your knees on your upper arms or elbows, and ... Read on »
FDA Changes to Nutrition Labels by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing that nutrition labels be overhauled (the left picture above is the old way and the right is the new proposed way). F ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Jacks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Get some cardio in by doing jumping jacks with a twist. It is Dumbbell February so that means we're including dumbbells. All you have to do is hold the dumbbells close t ... Read on »
In Nigeria? Join an Online Fitness Training Program! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you in Nigeria and are looking for a way to lose weight, get healthy, or stay fit? Have you heard of AllthingsFitnez?  Allthingsfitnez is a Nigerian-based onlin ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Bicep Curl in a Squat by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This works soooo many muscle groups, including your biceps, your glutes, your quads, and your core. Start in a standing position with the dumbbells in front of you ( ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Toe Reaches by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So this one is kind of tough. But it does really work your core. Lie on your back holding a dumbbell with your two hands over your head. Lift your legs until they ar ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Side Planks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As you probably know, abs are more than just the front of your midsection, and strength training for abs is more than just crunches. Side planks are a great way to w ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Be Open to Love by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's that Friday Inspiration time! Yoga pose: Extended standing hand to big toe. If you are trying this pose, bend one knee and grab the big toe with two fingers. S ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Burpees! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You hate burpees... I know. So logically, why don't we make it even harder? Add dumbbells :) If you don't know what a burpee is, here is a step-by-step: Bend your knees ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Lunge Twists by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to work your thighs and your core at the same time? Try lunge twists with a dumbbell.  Simply start in a standing position holding out a dumbbell in front o ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Russian Twists by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Use dumbbells to work your obliques. How? Russian twists! Start seated with your knees angled and your heels on the floor (like in option 2 in the image above). Exte ... Read on »
Want a Tasty Salad? Try this Arugula Recipe by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm obsessed with the green vegetable arugula (also called 'rocket') and so this is a no-brainer. It is a very simple salad and comes to under 300 calories.  This s ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Wall Sits by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to work those quads? Try dumbbell wall sits! Get into the position by leaning your back on a wall and then lowering down. When you get to a point where your thi ... Read on »