NIA Guide for Black Women: Choosing Health and Wellness

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The third title in the Nia Guide series is a positive and practical guide to making the right choices in order to foster wellness in every aspect of life, from health and fitness to nutrition to psychic and emotional well-being. It’s full of insightful perspectives on the daily challenges black women face when it comes to taking care of themselves—at home or at work, in their families, relationships, and office environments. As with every Nia Guide, it offers a plethora of helpful tips, practical suggestions, ...

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Overview

The third title in the Nia Guide series is a positive and practical guide to making the right choices in order to foster wellness in every aspect of life, from health and fitness to nutrition to psychic and emotional well-being. It’s full of insightful perspectives on the daily challenges black women face when it comes to taking care of themselves—at home or at work, in their families, relationships, and office environments. As with every Nia Guide, it offers a plethora of helpful tips, practical suggestions, useful insights, and personal stories from other successful black women, developed with the editors and contributors to NiaOnline.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932841060
  • Publisher: Agate Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: NIA Guides
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction & Acknowledgements vii
Part 1 Better Health: What Choice Do We Have? 1
Chapter 1 The Black Women's Health Imperative on the State of Black Women's Health 2
Chapter 2 Recognizing and Preventing Diabetes 11
Part 2 Strting with the Basics 17
Chapter 3 The Challenge of the Twenties: Developing Good Habits to Last a Lifetime 18
Chapter 4 How to Get the Sleep You Need 28
Chapter 5 Do You Need More Sleep? 31
Chapter 6 Go With the Flow: The Truth About Water and Good Health 36
Chapter 7 Right on Time: Advice on Staying Regular 43
Part 3 Seeking Sense and Sanctuary 51
Chapter 8 Are You Depressed? 52
Chapter 9 Daughters of a Dream Deferred 55
Chapter 10 How to Let Your Inner Light Shine 58
Chapter 11 Pass the Passion, Please! 61
Chapter 12 The Connection Between Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder and Depression in Black Women 64
Chapter 13 At-Home Pampering 75
Chapter 14 The Challenge of the Thirties: Accepting the Battle 78
Part 4 Loving and Honoring the Woman in You 85
Chapter 15 What You Should Know About Pap Tests 86
Chapter 16 Are You at Risk for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? 90
Chapter 17 Reduce Your Risk of Cancer 93
Chapter 18 One Sister's Health Challenge 101
Chapter 19 Don't Douche It! 105
Chapter 20 Real Love With Dr. Jeff: "How Do I Get Him to Wear a Condom?" 109
Chapter 21 Real Love With Dr. Jeff: "I Have Herpes. Will I Find Love?" 113
Part 5 Staying Fit and Fabulous 119
Chapter 22 What's the Biggest Threat to Black Women's Health? 120
Chapter 23 A Diet Plan Designed for Sisters 124
Chapter 24 Q&A: Comedian Mo'Nique on Diet and Exercise 129
Chapter 25 The Challenge of the Forties: Making Wellness a Priority 134
Chapter 26 The Black Women's Health Imperative on Walking for Wellness and Four Steps to a Slimmer You 143
Chapter 27 Walking For Wellness Worksheet 160
Chapter 28 Are You the Right Weight? 162
Chapter 29 Waking Up From the Nicotine Nightmare: Lalah Hathaway on Quitting Smoking 163
Part 6 Loving the Skin (and Hair) You're In 167
Chapter 30 Breakout Busters: Avoiding Adult Acne 168
Chapter 31 Winterize Your Skin 172
Chapter 32 Face Forward: Simple Fixes for Fabulous Skin 176
Chapter 33 Ten Steps to Healthier Hair 179
Resource Guide 183
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