BMR is the amount of energy your body uses to, well, exist. This can be good news for those of us with mobility impairments who use a lot of energy, to walk, get dressed, bathe, or do ordinary daily activities. The bad news is mobility impairments can make you more sedentary, which lowers your BMR and makes it much easier to gain weight.
You may have to spend an hour on the treadmill to work off all the calories you would take in by drinking a can of Coca-Cola. You might have to be there all day if you factored in your whole meal. This article from Vox breaks the topic down further. The key point?
Councils condemned for 'shameful' rebranding of Black History Month
Exercise and diet are not equal when it comes to weight loss. Adapting MyPlate guidelines to fit your nutritional needs. Keep it safe while breaking a sweat. Politically, the belief was that if the country understood the contributions and sacrifices made by, for example, black people who served in the military during the second world war, it would provide a powerful argument that would undermine the notions of black inferiority in fair-minded white countrymen and women.
Focusing on these contributions and sacrifices would help black people prove their worthiness as citizens.
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And by challenging those notions, an environment could be created that was more conducive to combating racism. As scholars and political figures in both nations question the impact and importance of a month dedicated to one community, it is important to assess if Black History Month still matters. Or is it just an obligatory gesture that has become routine and meaningless?
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For me, Black History Month should still matter; it is still the useful tool in the struggle for racial fairness that Woodson envisioned over 90 years ago. After all, no one can deny the power of inspiration as a force for change.
I remember being in Pietermaritzburg in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region of South Africa attending a speech by Nelson Mandela shortly after his release from prison. He spoke passionately about how much he was inspired by African Americans such as Douglass and Martin Luther King, and how their struggles for freedom helped him believe that change was possible even in the era of apartheid.
Yet simply providing inspiration is not enough to justify the month: its purpose needs clarifying and its message needs fine tuning. The history that is shared during these months often focuses on the famous or the exceptional.
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