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Changing the Norm Health Tip:

Choosing a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will provide you with naturally occurring energy and assist you in weight loss!   If you don't eat enough vegetables, try adding at least one vegetable per week to all of your big meals. 


Changing the Norm Health Tip:

Exercise is a great way to de-stress, build strong bones, strong muscles and confidence. Therefore find a exercise such as yoga, walking, biking, weight lifting or swimming! There's no right or wrong exercise. Movement is the best exercise. Therefore get moving for at least 30 minutes most days of the week! 


Changing the Norm-A Black woman's guide to eating, feeling and looking her best


Why Read CHanging The Norm? 

There’s an overabundance of health, fitness and nutrition books available for today’s consumer. However, few of these books identify the barriers and challenges African American women face in the areas of weight loss, proper nutrition, healthy living, stress management, hair care barriers to exercise and much more.

There's an alarming amount of data that supports the need for a book like " Changing the Norm". According to the Centers for  Disease Control 4 out of 5 African American women are obese. Obesity has been linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke and some forms of cancer. Each of these identified chronic illnesses affect African American women at higher rates when compared to all races and ethnicities.  

Therefore in order to address these issues, Health and Fitness Expert Laticia “Action” Jackson provides African American women with solutions to overcome various barriers that prevent many African American women from becoming healthier. She addresses cultural norms within the African American community that contribute to these barriers and provides practical and easy to follow solutions to solve these challenges.

With over 15 years in the health promotion, wellness and fitness field, Laticia “Action” Jackson has helped thousands to improve their health and has proven she has the knowledge, skills and ability to do the same for you and your community.

Therefore, if you’re ready to add your name to this list of those who have reached a better state of health and you're ready to get into the best shape of your life,  increase your energy levels, learn proper nutrition and exercise methods to feel great about your body, this book is just for you!  

You are your best investment! Therefore invest in your health today!

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On the following pages of this book you will learn: 

  • Why Your Confidence Can Affect Your Health

  • How to Create a Health-Conscience Environment

  • How to Acknowledge the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

  • The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight

  • Why Balanced Nutrition is Essential for Good Health

  • Why Diets and Diet Pills Don’t Work

  • How to Shop for, Prepare and Cook Healthy Meals

  • How to Identify Your Body Type and How it Responds to Exercise

  • How to ask for help in order to spend more time on yourself

  • recipes for Palate pleasing recipes good for the soul

  • Why the notion of being " A Strong Black Woman" is killing you

  • Total Body Curve Defining Exercises!


Book Facts and Questions  


 1). What Was the Inspiration Behind Writing this Book?

According to The Centers for Disease Control four out of five African American Women are obese. Obesity has been linked to chronic illnesses such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Therefore if not addressed on an individual and system level, obesity rates among African American Women will continue to rise resulting in unhealthy families and unhealthy communities.

It is my belief that African American Women desire to change their lifestyles but often their environments don’t often encourage or support them with the tools to get healthier. It is also my belief that various cultural and social norms contribute to obesity among African American Women. That was the inspiration for writing this book. I wanted to address issues on an individual level that reader could change that would ultimately support and cultivate a healthy environment which lessens one risk of becoming obese. I provide solutions in the book to help African American Women eat, feel and look their best!

2). Who’s Your Target Audience?

African American Women 21-65

3). What Genre Does This Book Fall Into?

Health, Wellness, Self-Help, Fitness, Nutrition

4). What Key Points Will Reader Gather From This Book?

  • How to Create a Health Conscience Home Environment
  • How Culture Beliefs Affect Our Health
  • Why Stress is Linked to High Blood Pressure
  • How to Acknowledge the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease
  • The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
  • Why Diets and Diet Pills Don’t Work
  • Palate Please Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
  • How To Exercise Use Exercise As A Stress Releaser

5). Will This Book Leave People Talking?

Yes. Obesity has become an epidemic and disproportionately affects African American Women.