Is Your Thick Fit? Fitness Expert Laticia “Action” Jackson Helps Black Women ‘Change The Norm’
Is Your Thick Fit? Fitness Expert Laticia “Action” Jackson Wants Black Women To Change The Norm
Tired of playing the size game? Ready to learn the tools necessary to eat, feel and look your best from the inside out? Health and fitness expert Laticia “Action” Jackson shares the key to achieving optimal health – no matter your size – with her new book, Changing the Norm: A Woman’s Guide to Eating, Looking and Feeling Her Best.
With the term “thick” rapidly being accepted as embracing a few extra pounds, Jackson cautions Black women to put aside the images portrayed to us in our homes, communities, as well as mass media and take control of their well-being. Recently, BlackDoctor.org had the opportunity to catch up with the 2008 Fitness Olympian, who stressed the urgency of making time for ourselves.
“One of the things I really try to encourage women is I don’t care if you only get 20 minutes – doing something for yourself each day is important,” said Jackson.
When asked about the inspiration behind her latest book Jackson replied: “I’ve been in this field for 16 years. As a professional athlete, I’m usually the only Black woman inside my circle and one thing I noticed is…