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LatinaLista — Today the Childhood Obesity Task Force released their “action plan” on getting kids slimmer. Titled Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation, the report echoes what First Lady Obama said when she launched her Let’s Move! campaign back in February. The Task Force identified 70 specific actions to get the nation’s […]

By Jo Ann Hernandez LatinaLista — Two-time WBC boxing champion Mia Rosales- St. John is one of the most famous and popular competitors in women’s boxing today. Now, in her first book, The Knockout Workout: 3 Winning Steps to Improve Your Body and Your Life, Mia reveals how she overcame racism, alcoholism and an eating disorder […]

LatinaLista — Childhood obesity is a BIG problem in the Latino community that is only getting worse. The severity of the problem was underscored this morning with President Obama signing a presidential memorandum establishing the first-ever government-wide Task Force on Childhood Obesity. In hand with that task force is a newly launched national campaign called […]

LatinaLista— When it comes to childhood obesity, Latino children, unfortunately, are winning this race. Weight gain in Latino children has long been associated with not eating healthy — in low-income, urban settings actual grocery stores can be a rare commodity; not getting enough exercise — attributed to the fact that these same children either live […]

LatinaLista — There’s no doubt that the Presidential campaign of 2008 will go down in history for a variety of reasons. One of those is the amount of political activism it inspired among people who never before dreamt of getting involved in politics. Political activism is alive and well wherever we look — from Facebook […]

LatinaLista — Do you Zumba? Do you know what Zumba is? Well, if you’re at all into exercise chances are you have heard of Zumba — an exercise program that melds Latin music with a calorie-burning workout. Before this post sounds like a blogomericial for the program, I just need to say that whatever exercise […]

(The following story is supplied to Latina Lista through a content partnership with Amigos805.com.) Diets are many, but most of them just concentrate in losing weight not in promoting a healthy lifestyle that keeps one fit… forever. This one does. By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Amigos805.com How many diets have you tried in the last year? Perhaps […]

LatinaLista — When it comes to being the target of advertising, being Latina/o sometimes feels like Britney Spears’ song “Piece of Me.” The latest industry to suddenly realize the buying potential of the Latino market is, of all industries, NASCAR. (Source: Businessweek) Now it ‘s long been known, at least among the Latino community, that […]

By Jose T. Garza III Energy, excitement, and old-school swagger…that is what Pro Wrestling International (PWI) brings to the table. The Original Texas Gangster (OTG) and Zipperhead are two of the stars of Pro Wrestling International that will be appearing this Saturday for “St. Valentines Day Massacre.” (Courtesy photo) They are bringing it this Saturday […]

(Update — 2/16/09 — Michael Phelps will not face criminal charges.) Marijuana drug arrests in communities of color are a common occurrence. Yet, recent news of swimmer Michael Phelps involvement with the drug is casting a whole new light on the fairness of current marijuana policy and is jumpstarting an international dialogue that is long […]

LatinaLista — The countdown has begun for the annual month-long observance otherwise known as Hispanic Heritage Month. While various media channels are broadcasting special programming that highlight Latinos and our contributions to the US, there are signs that the annual observance has really reached Prime Time. It seems ESPN will “kick off” the special month […]

While freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo basked in the glow of Olympic gold medal success, his family story as the son of undocumented immigrants underscores a punitive federal policy that separates mixed status families. LatinaLista — It’s no wonder that the unexpected Olympic gold medal win by freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo took the news media by […]

Latin cuisine takes center stage in a new diet book that mixes cultural anecdotes, psychology and traditional ingredients to create a slimming regimen. LatinaLista — What’s not to like about a diet plan that appeals to cultural pride, does side-by-side comparisons of itself with more popular plans and doesn’t just try to explain all the […]

Erica Ortiz breaks gender barriers and speed records to cross the finish line as a Latina pro drag race car driver. Erica Ortiz LatinaLista — Florida-native Erica Ortiz has always had a competitive streak. It’s what fueled this Cuban/Puerto Rican’s dreams of athletic success throughout her school years. Yet when a serious car accident sidelined […]

LatinaLista — Among all the crisis that plague the well-being of Latinos, diet, or lack of it, is at the top. A new nutritional guide scheduled for a national roll-out this month, titled Camino Magico, released this week by the Latino Nutrition Coalition and a company named Oldways presents yet another guide to get Latinos […]

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