The most recent posts by Loretta GreenLoretta Green 1 year, 9 months ago
You've decided to commit to incorporating some form of physical activity into your lifestyle because you understand the benefit and importance. You may have obtained information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that Black women between the ages of 25-34 are more likely to gain weight than any other female group in the United States (Dixon 1994). Perhaps you aware that Dr. Lorraine Bonner, a practicing physician in Oakland, CA, is quoted as saying, "there is evidence to suggest that the Africans who survived the Middle Passage to this country were those who were best able to utilize and retain the meager scraps of food they were fed (Villarosa, Ed 1994)." Dr. Bonner believes African Americans today have retained "this genetic marker from [our] African ancestors who were brought here as slaves (Ibid)."
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