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This week’s edition of Hood Health 101 gives you tips and tools to build your stamina and endurance.
Let’s face it life can get really hectic at times providing plenty of opportunities for things to go awry. Sleep deprivation in the form of late nights and early mornings is common place for many of us. The various combinations of sleep deprivation, stress, over exertion, and other potential issues, have the ability to take a toll on your stamina. Stamina according to Webster’s Dictionary is defined as the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. So whether you’re burning the late night oil working, studying, or other adult activities, having stamina is important. It is something that we all can appreciate when we have it and yearn for when we don’t have it. A person should not tire easily doing physical or mental work for medium to long periods of time. If you find that this is the case for you, then there are some things that you can do to increase your endurance.
Building stamina is not a difficult thing to do, however it does take time and effort. Starting a regular exercise program combining strength and cardio exercises during the same session will assist in building ones stamina. It’s also important to keep in mind that variety is the name of the game! Try not to get caught up in the same exercise routine because that is counterproductive to increasing your endurance.
HERBS TO INCREASE STAMINA:
Ashwaganda root: This plant is known for increasing mental sharpness and physical endurance. It contains chemical compounds that stimulate neurotransmitter passageways in the brain which improve memory, alleviate anxiety, and reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Reishi: Is a mushroom that enhances immunity, vitality, balances stress, inflammation, supports adrenals and increases stamina.
Bee Pollen: Delivers a burst of energy for the nervous system to utilize.
Dandelion: Is a restorative and rejuvenating herb that addresses cycles of fatigue.
Burdock: Is an alkalizing herb which is helpful for circulating stagnation and purifying blood.
Oats: Can increase overall vitality, health and has been used for balancing the nervous system and assisting with low sexual vitality.
Ginseng: Is a restorative herb that is good for exhaustion, clarity and focus. For many individuals Ginseng proves to be helpful for late nights with long hours spent studying, working, or etc.
Always remember to consult your health care practitioner before starting a new health care regimen or undergoing an herbal regimen. This is always important to point out because you may have other health issues or factors that any of the above could adversely affect. Ultimately, stamina or endurance is something that you are going to want to have. Keep in mind beloveds, having stamina will increase the quality of your life enabling you to live a more fulfilling and active lifestyle. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @NakeashaJ and on Instagram @Melanated_Beauty.
FlyLo and ‘Salad Fingers’ animator bring someone’s lighthearted nightmare to life
Just from listening to his music, it’s easy to tell that Flying Lotus – real name Steven Ellison – has both an eye and an ear for the eerie and mysterious. He’s indulging it in a new way in the video for his song ‘Ready Err Not,’ fresh from his latest album ‘You’re Dead!,’ which premiered early Halloween morning. The song’s always held a special place in his heart:
Ready err not is my mischief song
— FLYLO FM (@flyinglotus) October 7, 2014
The video was directed by English experimental animator David Firth, most famous for the “Salad Fingers” video series and one of FlyLo’s “favorite animators of all time,” and in keeping with the Halloween spirit, it’s as surreal, disturbing, and darkly humorous as anything else Firth has made in the past. Ellison’s minimalistic synth-based production gels well with Mirth’s tale of a family that redefines the meaning of the word dysfunctional. Populated with oblong looking (and frequently naked) characters and some pretty gruesome gore effects, it’s certainly not for the squeamish and a far cry from any video FlyLo has put his name on prior. This video is definitely NSFW, or your dreams, for that matter.
Check it out below and Happy Halloween! Download “You’re Dead!” here.
- Dylan’s never going to look at eyeballs, bathtubs, or children the same way ever again (@Rastaman0318)
She is more than just Ray J’s assistant!
This LA diva is setting the record straight as she spoke with us exclusively about her upcoming business ventures, her portrayal on the show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, stepping away from Ray J, and much more.
How do you feel about your portrayal as Ray J’s assistant on Love & Hip Hop?
Morgan Hardman: Well, I would say I’m okay with it. I would say that some of the stuff on there kind of threw me for a loop. I kind of feel like it made it seem like I don’t work hard, that’s something that I lived for. I live for my child and my work you know what I mean? I’m a very very hard worker, so I feel like it took away from how hard I do work but a lot of people are telling me that it didn’t, but I kind of feel like it did. I wish that it would of focused more on how hard I do work.
Ever since they started airing the show, has there been any tension between your friendship with Teairra Mari or any of the cast members on the show?
M.H.: Honestly, whoever doesn’t like me is just pretty much irrelevant in my life … So honestly, no I don’t care for whoever doesn’t like me or whoever has tension with me, that’s their own problem (laughs).
Are there any future projects you have coming up that fans should be looking out for?
M.H.: I collaborated with Miss Diddy, who actually has her own company called The Brand Group and pretty much we’re going to be holding these seminars, where we train people to become either great assistants or great managers. We train them in branding and marketing, so basically me and Diddy are doing this worldwide city tour where we’re holding these seminars, where we’re giving the people the skills and we are also offering them jobs because I’m also opening up an agency where I could place assistants and managers in different positions with different people. So that’s something that I’m working on with Miss Diddy, as well as my book.
It has come to our attention that you been working with Yesi Ortiz of Power 106?
M.H.: Yes, actually I have. I’m actually talking with her now, so we can collaborate on some stuff for Cali’s Christmas … so definitely that’s one of my aces. She’s my favorite person on the show. I love her and she’s been my friend for about 10 years. You know she’s just a motivator, so she’s been in this game a long time. I respect her opinion and I respect her advice. So she is someone I definitely lean on and I love collaborating with.
Is radio something you are trying to get involved with along leaving the assistant title?
M.H.: I went to school for radio broadcasting but being a single mother at such a young age, I had to work and school wasn’t paying no bills. So, I didn’t finish it. I wouldn’t say I would want to get into radio because it just looks a little difficult for me, but I would definitely love to get into the interviewing thing, the red carpets and different stuff like that. I mean anything I put my mind to I can do it.
Can you share a funny behind the scenes moment from filming the show with Ray J?
M.H.: Well, I would say he definitely didn’t want me doing that red carpet and he kind of was like, “how you interviewing celebrities, how you going to take my job.” … It was funny to me because he felt like I shouldn’t be interviewing celebrities that I was taking his job … so I kind of felt like he was a little jealous about it. So maybe that’s why he took it to the extreme of firing me, but you know it is what it is. I’m almost 30 years old, I don’t need to be anybody’s assistant anymore. I have the boss-like mentality, so at the end of the day, I need to be my own boss.
Tune in every Monday to Love & Hip Hop Hollywood at 8 p.m. on VH1 and be sure to follow her on social media on both Twitter & Instagram at @MorganHardman
Matia and Morgan Hardman share one thing in common – they both like to work hard, don’t believe her just follow her on Twitter at @ms_hip_hop
From Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies comes “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water.”
The secret Krabby Patty formula has been stolen and it is up to SpongeBob, Squidward and the gang to find the culprits. They head into the real world (think “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”) to recover their beloved patty. Antonio Banderas plays super-villain Burger-Beard.
The 3D adventure hits theaters in February 2015.
Gwyneth Paltrow served as host for amfAR’s Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.
Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Milla Jovovich, Alessandra Ambrosio, Patricia Arquette, Natasha Bedingfield, Kat Dennings, Balthazar Getty, January Jones, Lisa Kudrow, Gilles Marini, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Ryan Murphy, Kelly Osbourne, Molly Sims, Dita Von Teese, Rita Wilson, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole and Bryan Lourd were among those who came out to pay tribute to Tom Ford for his contributions to the fight against AIDS at the 5th annual benefit.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland performed acoustic renditions of “Paradise” and “Viva La Vida.” The legendary Diana Ross also took to the stage for a show-stopping medley that included “I’m Coming Out,” “Can’t Hurry Love,” “Ain’t No Mountain” and “I Will Survive.”
The event, presented by M•A•C Viva Glam and raised over $3 million for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Guests were treated to a dedicated vodka bar, including key cocktails from Belvedere Vodka including the Classic Marini, Lavish Spritzerand Inspiration Fizz. Guests also quenched their thirst with Fiji Water.
Shady Records will be curating a two-disc anniversary compilation.
It’s been 15 years since Shady Records has been in business. In light of the major accomplishment, the label is curating an anniversary compilation disc set. The compilation, ShadyXV, due November 24 is a two-disc set that features Eminem, of course, the entire Shady entourage and some special guests. Disc one will include new tracks from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, Yelawolf and D12. Sia also makes an appearance teaming up with the Detroit rapper on “Guts Over Fear.” Partnering up with Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick, Em puts on for his hometown on “Detroit Vs. Everybody.”
Disc two takes you down memory lane with some of the label’s greatest hits including, Em’s “Lose Yourself,” and 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.” Take a look at the tracklisting below. Let us know if you’re as excited as we are to hear this compilation.
1. Eminem – “ShadyXV”
2. Slaughterhouse – “Psychopath Killer” (feat. Eminem and Yelawolf)
3. Eminem – “Die Alone” (feat. Kobe)
4. Bad Meets Evil – “Vegas”
5. Slaughterhouse – “Ya’ll Ready Know”
6. Eminem – “Guts Over Fear” (feat. Sia)
7. Yelawolf – “Down”
8. D12 – “Bane”
9. Eminem – “Fine Line”
10. Skylar Grey, Eminem, and Yelawolf – “Twisted”
11. Eminem – “Right for Me”
12. Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf, and Trick Trick – “Detroit Vs. Everybody”
1. 50 Cent – “I Get Money”
2. D12 – “Purple Pills”
3. Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
4. Obie Trice, Kuniva, Bobby Creekwater, Ca$his, and Stat Quo– “Cry Now (Shady Remix)”
5. Yelawolf – “Let’s Roll” (feat. Kid Rock)
6. Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance”
7. 50 Cent – “P.I.M.P.”
8. Eminem, 50 Cent, Ca$his, and Lloyd Banks – “You Don’t Know”
9. D12 – “My Band”
10. Obie Trice – “Wanna Know”
11. 50 Cent – “Wanksta”
12. Obie Trice – “The Setup” (feat. Nate Dogg)
13. 50 Cent – “In Da Club”
14. D12 – “Fight Music”
15. Yelawolf – “Pop the Trunk”
Eminem – “Lose Yourself” (Original Demo Version)
Photo Cred: Billboard.com
With “Lifestyle” still topping the charts, Rich Gang continues to stay busy by releasing more tracks and videos from their mixtape Tha Tour Part 1 in order to maintain that position. Today, Birdman, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan released a visual for the aptly-named track“Flava.” Because hey, when you’re making videos with hundreds of thousand of dollars worth of diamonds and old-school automobiles, flava is the only word that comes to ones’ mind. Catch the Be El Be-directed clip above.
“For me, I know all of us shouldn’t take this moment for granted. This is probably one of the biggest sporting events that is up there ever.”
Tonight’s the night! Hailing from Akron, Ohio, 4x NBA MVP, 2x NBA Champ, and 2x Finals MVP, LeBron James is having his second coming as a Cleveland Cavalier against the New York Knicks, where he’ll be meeting fellow 2003 NBA draft classmate Carmelo Anthony in his team’s season home opener.
“It is not the beginning,”James said via ESPN.com. “It is the third [chapter] for myself. It is far from the beginning.”
Not only is this LeBron’s return as a Cleveland Cavalier, but also Kevin Love‘s first time donning Cleveland across his chest. ”It’s going to be electric in here, but I hope more than anything we just want to get a win at the end of the day,” said Love.
This move for King James was basically for the city, according to Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns.
Nonetheless, the entire city — if not state — is excited for the 2014-2015 season to kick off. Fans inside of Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland will have the opportunity to join LBJ as he also brings back his trademark pre game chalk toss.
-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)
“If you wanna cross somebody, then do that. Don’t act like it wasn’t you.” ~ Suge Knight
In connection with an incident that took place in Beverly Hills back in September, both Suge Knight and Katt Williams were arrested. According to The Associated Press, the two were charged with “robbery Wednesday (10/29) after a celebrity photographer reported [that] the men stole her camera last month,” on September 5th.
The “It’s Pimpin, Pimpin” comedian told TMZ yesterday that the two never stole anything, and claimed that they chased the photographer off because she was taking video of a 5-year-old child in an alley. Williams also said the paparazzo agreed to erase the video, but instead, took off running.
That time Kanye West came to an open mic night to see you perform…
This happened, not to you but it did happen to someone. Kanye West dropped by The Dopeness, a Mexican restaurant in Downtown New Jersey for its monthly “Wolf Juice,” a hip hop open mic show. West came alone and with good intentions to watch his niece, Jahmila Sandifer better known as Jay Hype, perform. Sandifer is the daughter of a close friend of West’s and refers to him as uncle. Ye made his way inside the venue sparking immediate chatter before the crowd gathered inside. According to the owner his presence really excited everyone, as expected.
“Everyone had their own experience with him,” said owner Jon Scanlon.”Nobody expected it, that a world-renowed rapper shows up out of nowhere. It totally hyped up the crowd for the night and it probably enhanced everyone’s performance. He gave everybody life.”
While West did stir up some excitement among die-hard Yeezy fans, he didn’t stay long. West came in, gave Sandifer a big hug and kiss, watched her perform and then made his exit.
“Kanye is a very, very big idol in my life and I try to incorporate the stuff he does into my work,” said Sandifer. He gives me pointers and I take it very seriously…his opinion is always in the back of my mind.”
According to a text Sandifer’s father received from West, the young rapper “killed it.”
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