Fitness: Defend yourself with Krav Maga

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One in three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime, according to the United Nations. Do you have the skills to protect yourself? Krav Maga will give you a workout and prepare you to fight back. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fight system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces that uses instinctive techniques to […]

UPDATE: Published in the Huffington Post! Citizenship: Blessing or Birthright?

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In Washington it’s hard to see the comprehensive immigration reform forest when critics and supporters alike are laser-focused on the proverbial tree. But then you speak with, let’s call him “Real Person,” like I did when I was at the Apple Store editing a video for the New Americano Award I received at South by […]

Nutrition: 5 Easy Ways to Add More Water to Your Diet

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Did you know sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet? What’s a good substitute for soda? ¡Water! Switching to H2O couldn’t come soon enough–a third of U.S. children and teens, and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. H2O makes up more than 60 percent of your body weight and every system depends […]

SLIDESHOW: Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Miami‘s annual Calle Ocho Music Festival, held in the Little Havana barrioevery March, inspired us to spotlight the contributions of popular musicians born outside of the United States. Whether mixing musical genres, adding a fresh interpretation to a classic, or singing in different languages, these immigrants have enriched American music, endearing themselves in the hearts of fans here and […]

The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Wins New Americano Award at SXSW

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When I started The Wise Latina Club more than two years ago, I never thought a blog primarily for Hispanic women to learn about politics and how to get involved in their communities would grow into a nationally recognized website, expanding its political soul to include the topics of building wealth, career, health, nutrition, fitness, and the arts. The Wise […]

Fitness: Archery Targets your Health

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Could you benefit from more focus and strength in your life? I’ve got a workout for you: archery. ¿Qué son esas Robin Hoodeadas? Archery is often overlooked as a recreational sport. Yet strength is key. Getting stronger is one of the reasons I agreed when a friend invited me to share a lesson at an indoor range (plus always being […]

Nutrition: 3 Ways to Keep the Hispanic Diet Healthy

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Many people realize that Taco Bell is not authentic. But did you know that a traditional Hispanic diet inspired by your abuela‘s cooking can help you stay healthy? ¿Cómo? Healthy staples of corn tortillas are low-fat, as are beans. Frijoles as my suegra calls them are also chock full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates which make you feel full longer. Fresh vegetables in salsas and entrees provide important vitamins and minerals. Love […]

SLIDESHOW: The Sequester

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The sequester headlines focus on the trillion dollars in cuts after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach an agreement on how to control the federal deficit. But behind this staggering number spread over ten years are people. This Slideshow focuses on the Americans whose lives will change with less money for federal programs on which […]