The African American Fitness Circle

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The African American Fitness Circle African Americans have a higher probability of being obese, developing high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes than Americans of European, Hispanic, or Asian descent, according to several medical studies. Many of these health issues can be rectified by exercise.

(When in session), The African American Fitness Circle meets on the 1st Saturday of every month at Highland Mall (6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX). Each individual walks at their own pace. We meet at the food court and start walking at 9:00am-10:00am. You may want to bring a water bottle and remember to wear comfortable shoes. Both men and women are invited. Don't wait to lose in fitness this year!

The FIT Formula:

F = frequency (days per week)

I = intensity (how hard, e.g., easy, moderate, vigorous) or percent of heart rate

T = time (amount for each session or day)

Other Resources

Why is exercise important?

U.S. Food Pyramid

50 Million Pound Challenge

Juice Fasting Tips

Childhood Obesity

The Biggest Loser TV Show

Black Doctor 

Yahoo Health


Special K Challenge

Black Health

Low-Fat Recipes

The Black & Green Scene