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Double Outsiders by Jessica Faye Carter JD MBA

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CHAPTER 11 Health and Wellness for Women of Color

The importance of a healthy lifestyle cannot be overestimated, and the notion of healthy living, including physical fitness, a healthy diet, adequate rest, and a healthy mental state, is crucial to your well-being in life. As a professional woman of color, a healthy lifestyle takes on additional importance to you because of the high level of energy that is required for you to sustain the heavy workloads and high stress levels that exist in corporate America.

But you need your health for more than just work. Current health research on women of color indicates that we have much to gain from living healthier lives, including enjoyment of life, good mental and physical health, and overall well-being. ...

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