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Homestead Chooses Community over Chaos at Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Homestead Chooses Community over Chaos at Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

In an annual tradition, the Homestead and Florida City Communities united to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Community activists, students, distinguished dignitaries, and many...

Grants to Latino Students Who Wish to Go to University

Grants to Latino Students Who Wish to Go to University

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards program makes it easier for Latino students to access college and advance along their professional paths. This is the case of Elisa Juarez, 2001...

Cauley Square the Last Railroad Village in Florida, an Ideal Place for Your Events and Get-togethers

Cauley Square the Last Railroad Village in Florida, an Ideal  Place for Your Events and Get-togethers

The village had a major makeover after Hurricane Andrew and its devastation. The place refused to die, and now Cauley Square is a perfect spot where family and community come...

The Historic Seminole Theatre Will Host 3RG Miami’s Concert

The Historic Seminole Theatre Will Host 3RG Miami’s Concert

3RG Miami (Three Ricans and a Girl) will be making its way back to The Historic Seminole Theatre in Homestead, FL, with a concert on January 26, 2019, that is sure to deliver something...

Marion Carberry in Pursuit of Her Passion from Jamaica to New York to Florida

Marion Carberry in Pursuit of Her Passion from Jamaica to New York to Florida

An immigrant’s story as an entrepreneur and a leader who fought for her dreams and found her life purpose in education.

In-house Mental and Medical Health Services in Homestead: A Multidisciplinary Team Offer

In-house Mental and Medical Health Services in Homestead: A Multidisciplinary Team Offer

Monarch All Health is a family-oriented health center based in Homestead, offering mental health and medical services to all ages, but with a focus on children 0-5 years old.

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Miami-Dade Parks celebrates 90 years of inspiring people to Live A Park Life!

Miami-Dade Parks celebrates 90 years of inspiring people to Live A Park Life!

This year, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is celebrating 90 years since its founding in 1929.  To commemorate this important milestone, the Parks Department is hosting...

M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs, VPK Enrollment Campaign

M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs, VPK Enrollment Campaign

                      Applications for children 3 and 4 years old are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. Miami-Dade County...

El Alcalde de Homestead Stephen R. Shelley juramentó para su cargo

El Alcalde de Homestead Stephen R. Shelley juramentó para su cargo

                       El 14 de Enero de 2019, Stephen R. Shelly juramentó para convertirse en el nuevo alcalde de Homestead durante...

Winners announced for the 31st Annual In the Company of Women Awards  

Winners announced for the 31st Annual In the Company of Women Awards  

As the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department marks its 31st year hosting the coveted In the Company of Women Awards, 15 inspiring women leaders have been selected to...

M-DCPS Supports Students, Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

M-DCPS Supports Students, Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown enters its third week, an estimated 800,000 federal employees will face their first missed paycheck on Friday. Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) stands ready to assist...

Grand opening for new day docks at Pelican Island

Grand opening for new day docks at Pelican Island

On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 10 a.m., the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and District 3 Commissioner and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, will host...

Health

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Nov2018
Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Urgent Care Centers: Your Partner in Managing Minor Injury and Illness During Flu Season

Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Ur...

Care for the unexpected inconvenience of minor illness or injury just got easier for parents. Walk-in pediatric Urgent Care Centers in Miami-Dade County are located in Doral, Hialeah, Homestead,...

05
Oct2018
DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes Nati...

In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host three free community awareness and HIV/STD testing events.

12
Sep2018
Back Pain - What to Do?

Back Pain - What to Do?

Over 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain during their lives.

15
Aug2018
Acne Breakouts - Controlling Problem Pimples

Acne Breakouts - Controlling P...

Zits. Pimples. Spots. Whatever you call it, acne can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This skin condition affects most people at some point during their lives. About 4 out of every 5 people ex...

Education

07
Aug2018
Back to School, 8 Tips and Tricks for a  Successful 2018 School Year

Back to School, 8 Tips and Tri...

Summer is almost over and it’s that exciting time of the year again: back to school. An opportunity to start from scratch and have a wonderful school year. Make sure to start fresh with a c...

20
Jul2018
 Don’t Let the Summer Reading Slide Stall Your Child’s Literacy

Don’t Let the Summer Reading S...

Like most kids, I couldn’t wait for summer vacation when I was young. As a dyslexic student, school was my greatest stressor, and that fact only made my longing for summer break more intens...

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Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

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Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

Sports

01
Oct2018
"I Live Active" Wellness Showcase returns to Goulds Park Nov. 9

"I Live Active" Well...

Being active can have many positive effects on one’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Research suggests that exercising outside for at least 20 minutes a day can greatly improve a...

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

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May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine
 
Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to recommit to those health and fitness goals that may have taken a back burner during the cooler months.  Dianna Forsberg, international fitness model and health and wellness coach, offers key tips that can easily be incorporated in everyday routines.  From former competitive bikini fitness professional to current mother of a two year-old toddler, the 40 something fitness enthusiast has experienced the on and off relationship with health and fitness and wants to share the many lessons she has learned along the way to inspire others to fully commit to living healthy, fit and happy lives.
 
“There is no time like the present to reclaim your health and fitness,” said Dianna Forsberg. “Oftentimes we prioritize other activities, our family, friends, even our children over ourselves.  Now is the time to take control of your physical health, so that you can be the best ‘you’ possible.”
 
Forsberg suggest the following key steps to spring back into a health and fitness routine.
 
1. Face Your Health Reality: In order to move forward and reach your health and fitness goals, you have to face the reality of where your health and fitness currently lies. Look in the mirror, get on the scale, take your measurements, and schedule a physical exam. It is a difficult reality, but just think of how great it will be a month from now when you are able to see your improvements from simply makes changes in your lifestyle.
 
2. Spring Clean Your Life. From toxic relationships to toxic foods, spring cleaning is more than just cleaning out closets. It’s about taking steps to regain control of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. So, let go of all the stressors and negative triggers that are causing you to overindulge in unhealthy eating habits and miss work outs so that you can be on your way to a happier and healthier you.
 
3.  Write Down Your Desired Goals. Putting your goals on paper will help them become closer to reality, and there is always a feeling of accomplishment when checking them off as you meet them. Keep in mind these can be small daily goals such as incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet, working out for 30 minutes a day or losing eight pounds in six weeks. No matter how big or small the goals, take the time to write them down.
 
4. Meal Prep and Plan Ahead. The key to being consistent with health and fitness is planning ahead. By setting a certain day of the week to grocery shop and prepare meals, you are able to set yourself up for success because knowing what to eat, when to eat it and how much to eat is imperative to reaching long and lasting fitness results. This goes for working out as well. Plan your workouts ahead of time and lie out your workout clothes the night before.
 
5. Build a Strong Support System.  Share your health and fitness goals with close family, friends and colleagues. You can even share it on social media and encourage others to join you on your fitness journey. By sharing your goals, you have accountability and are more likely to stick to your new commitment. 
 
6. Invest in Professional Guidance. Whether it is a trainer, nutritionist, or health and wellness coach, invest in a health and fitness expert. This will help you develop an ideal eating and fitness plan that can be customized for your specific goals and body type. There is no one size fits all when it comes to health and fitness, so seek professional guidance to help you reach and sustain your goals.
“The key takeaways are to be consistent, committed and creative with your time and resources.” said Forsberg.
 
For more health and fitness information and to learn more about Dianna Forsberg, please visit www.diannaforsberg.com.

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