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African-Americans are disproportionately affected by health conditions like heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Diabetes is 60% more common in African Americans than their counterparts. We’re three times more likely to die from asthma, develop high blood pressure earlier in life, and are four times more likely to die from stroke. And we don’t fare much better in the delivery room. According to the CDC, black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers.

But, we have the power to change these statistics.

To educate and raise awareness of the health issues that affect black women and encourage an active lifestyle, April has been recognized as National African-American Women’s Fitness Month. These 25 women will inspire you to take charge of your fitness, encourage you to make healthier choices, and motivate you to look and feel your best!

For the complete list of Black women in fitness, which includes our very own Allaya Cooks-Campbell of Baby Droppings (shown below), continue reading on MyMommyVents.

 

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