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Just Because You’re Stuck Inside Doesn’t Mean You Should Slack On Your Health, Follow These Instagram Accounts To Keep Yourself In Check

Before social media revamped the internet, people who wanted to eat healthier and exercise more plastered photos of models with their ideal body image on their refrigerator to help them stay on track. Fortunately, there’s no longer a reason to clip magazine images that inspire you to stick to your new diet and exercise routine. If you need healthy cooking tips, a slight confidence boost, or a bit of motivation to stick to your new health and wellness routine, follow these Instagram accounts.

1. Beauty Blends

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If you’re looking for plant-based and simple vegan recipes, Beauty Blends has you covered. This Dutch-based Instagram blogger posts vibrant photos of drool-worthy desserts and appetite-satisfying meals that make you want to eat healthy on a regular basis.

2. Jessamyn Stanley

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Jessamyn Stanley is a body-positivity advocate and yoga teacher who uses her Instagram account to inspire hundreds of thousands of followers. Her feed is filled with images of yoga poses, short videos of yoga sequences, and posts that focus on the way you feel, rather than how you look.

3. Abdkitchen

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Abdkitchen’s Instagram feed is filled with healthy comfort food. On this Instagram account, you’ll find a variety of soups good enough to warm your soul and spice-infused dishes that almost look too good to eat.

4. Fat Girl Fed Up

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Lexi was a fat girl who was fed up with how she looked and felt, so she took matters into her own hands. She lost 312 pounds naturally — through diet and exercise — over the course of two-years. Her Instagram account showcases her continual journey with weight loss, exercise, self-discovery, and living a healthy lifestyle. If you need motivation and inspiration, Lexi is the health-related Instagram blogger to follow.

5. Discovering Danny

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We can’t mention Lexi at @fatgirlfedup without mentioning her other half. Discovering Danny is her partner in crime, and his Instagram feed is just as inspiring. Using diet and exercise, Danny has lost 95 pounds since 2016, and together with Lexi, they work to inspire over a million Instagram followers throughout their own health and wellness journey.

6. Sjana Elise Earp

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Sjana Elise Earp’s Instagram feed has attracted over one million followers for a reason — her yoga-inspired photos are absolutely breathtaking. If you’re a yoga enthusiast, or you plan to become one, Sjana’s jaw-dropping shots are sure to motivate you to start posing.

7. The Crunchy Radish

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Miranda Hammer is the registered dietician who runs the widely popular Instagram account, The Crunchy Radish. She’s a fitness enthusiast who focuses on creating healthy recipes using all-natural foods, which she shares via Instagram and her blog. But the best part about her feed isn’t the food; it’s how simple her recipes are to make.

8. The Delicious

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Sarah is the founder of The Delicious Life, a blog that focuses on eating beautifully every day. On her Instagram feed, she shares bright, colorful photos of fruits and veggies, along with recipes so you can put the fun back in your diet.

9. Rochelle Bilow

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Rochelle Bilow works at Bon Appétit, a magazine filled with recipes and cooking tips, and her Instagram feed reflects the healthy lifestyle she maintains. The feed is filled with photos taken during her regular runs, the food she’s eating, and some of her favorite yoga poses.

10. Eddie Hall

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If weightlifting and bodybuilding is more your style, check out Eddie Hall’s Instagram account. He holds the world record for deadlifting 500 kilograms and has won the title of the UK’s Strongest Man six years in a row. His Instagram feed showcases photos of him in the gym, videos of him lifting weights, and stories about his own personal weightlifting journey.

11. Hannah Fallis Bronfman

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Hannah Bronfman is a fitness enthusiast, DJ, and the author of the book Do What Feels Good, Recipes, Remedies, and Routines to Treat Your Body Right. Her Instagram feed highlights her fun personality, gives you an up-close look at her lifestyle, and displays posts that inspire her followers to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.

12. Sara Forte

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Sara Forte is the author of Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon — two cookbooks designed to inspire healthy eating. But the great thing about The Sprouted Kitchen Instagram feed is that Sara doesn’t follow one specific diet style. Instead, she focuses her feed on eating healthy and seasonally and fills it with recipes that are nutritious and satisfying.

13. Minimalist Baker

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Minimalist Baker is the Instagram account to follow if you’re a self-described lazy cook or looking for healthy recipes that are quick and simple. All of the recipes Dana Schultz posts only require one bowl, take 30 minutes or less to make, and require no more than 10 ingredients.

14. Coco Lovin’

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Need to level up your breakfast game? Alexa at @coco_lovin really understands just how important a good fruit bowl is to your morning routine. She shares various healthy, fruit-based recipes that make her followers look forward to getting up each morning.

15. Holly Rilinger

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What makes Holly Rilinger’s Instagram account follow-worthy? The fact that her positive posts and stunning selfies are enough to make you want to get your butt to the gym ASAP. On her Instagram feed, Holly shares stories about her own health and wellness journey that inspire others to take action.

16. Massy Arias

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Boxing, strength training, and yoga — Massy Arias does a little bit of it all. Along the way, she shares her journey on Instagram. This health coach inspires over two million followers to continue their health and wellness journeys, teaching expecting mothers how to modify their exercise routines during pregnancy and moms how to make time in their busy day for a workout.

17. Kenneth Gallarzo

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Kenneth Gallarzo uses his Instagram account to teach others how to use slow, controlled gymnastic moves to strength train. His feed is full of how-to videos, making it ideal for anyone who’s new to the workout scene.

18. Jenna Murrow

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Jenna Murrow’s Instagram feed is a combination of photos and videos that teach followers to unlock their healing potential through yoga therapy, healthy eating, and Ayurvedic medicine.

19. Angela Liddon

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Angela Liddon, founder of the blog Oh She Glows, shares mouthwatering vegan recipes on her Instagram feed. Her feed is ideal for anyone considering adopting a vegan lifestyle, especially those with a sweet tooth.

20. Jessi Kneeland

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Jessi Kneeland is a life coach who specializes in teaching women how to love and accept their bodies. Her Instagram feed focuses on fitness and includes a variety of instructional videos and posts about mindset.

21. Amanda Meixner

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If you need help with healthy eating, Amanda Meixner has your back. Her Instagram account teaches followers which foods to love and what type of food they should avoid if they want to eat healthily.

Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Every now and then there is a video or some news that bubbles up through the noise that makes you feel good. There’s another one of those stories coming out of Chicago thanks to a family helping a local paletero.

A viral video shows a family buying a paletero’s entire cooler of paletas.

The family wanted to help the paletero finish his work for the day because it was Father’s Day. After buying him out, the family decided to go one further for the older mand and set up a GoFundMe to help him retire for the life of selling paletas. Don Rosario, the paletero in the video, is 70 years old and is a staple of the East Side community in Chicago.

A GoFundMe for his retirement is raising a lot of money to help him out.

Selling paletas is exhausting work. Walking around all day long in the heat while trying to sell paletas is a demanding job. This family is taking it on themselves to help Rosario finally retire from the work so he can rest and enjoy his golden years.

There was so much love for Rosario that the fundraiser had to be closed and then reopened.

The family who set up the GoFundMe closed the fundraiser at one point, according to an update. This is because they were waiting to get his contact info and the fundraiser has exploded to more than $40,000. Then, after getting the info and enough interest to keep donating, the fundraiser was reopened. If you want to add to Rosario’s growing pot, you can click here.

The act of kindness that started on Father’s Day is still going and giving people hope.

These are dark times. We are still battling a virus. The U.S. is being forced to finally confront centuries of racial inequality. There are so many things happening that can make us mad. However, stories like these remind us that there is still so much good happening out there.

This is a ray of light in a world that is often so confusing right now.

“We’ve been left speechless, there were people from all over the states donating,” Michaelangelo Mosqueda, the GoFundMe creator, told Block Club Chicago. “It has been really eye-opening to see that when we all come together we do some great things for others.”

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Three Other Minneapolis Police Charged In George Floyd’s Murder, Chauvin’s Murder Charge Upgraded

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Three Other Minneapolis Police Charged In George Floyd’s Murder, Chauvin’s Murder Charge Upgraded

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Update June 3, 2020, 12:17 p.m. PST: Protests for justice for George Floyd have continued unabated for a week across the country. The protests are having an effect on the investigation into the murder of George Floyd and Attorney General Keith Ellison is pursuing more charges.

Senator Amy Klobuchar broke the news on Twitter about the new charges being filed in George Floyd’s death.

Sen. Klobuchar represents Minnesota and has received criticism over her tenure as the Hennepin County district attorney. Sen. Klobuchar did not seek charges against fired police officer Derek Chauvin in a 2006 police-involved shooting. Chauvin is the man seen in the video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck.

After a week of sustained and growing protests across the country, AG Ellison is upgrading Chauvin’s charges from third-degree murder to second-degree murder and the three other officers in the video will be charged with aiding and abating second-degree murder.

“This is a bittersweet moment for the family of George Floyd,” reads a statement by George Floyd’s family and their attorney Benjamin Crump in a joint statement. “We are deeply gratified that Attorney General Keith Ellison took decisive action in this case, arresting and charging all the officers involved in George Floyd’s death and upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder.”

Update June 1, 2020, 2:00 p.m. PST: An independent autopsy paid for by George Floyd’s family has found that he died as a result of asphyxiation. The announcement comes after days of unrest across the country that has attracted international attention and support.

An independent autopsy conducted at the request of George Floyd’s family claims that his death was a homicide.

According to multiple reports, an independent autopsy on George Floyd found that he died as a result of “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”

According to the autopsy conducted by Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson, Floyd died at the scene from the weight of the officers on top of him. His being handcuffed and his positioning on the ground by the cops contributed to his death.

“What we found is consistent with what people saw,” Dr. Baden said in an emailed release, according to HuffPost. “There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death. Police have this false impression that if you can talk, you can breathe. That’s not true.”

Minneapolis officials have not released a full report on the medical examiner’s autopsy. However, officials have made it a point to say that there was no evidence that Floyd died of asphyxiation from the officer kneeling on his back and neck.

The country has witnessed ongoing protests since the video of Floyd’s death circulated on social media. Derek Chauvin, the police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, has been arrested and charged with Floyd’s death. Protesters are demanding that the three other officers, who have been fired, be arrested for assisting and contributing to Floyd’s death.

Original: George Floyd is the latest Black man killed by the police. The Minneapolis resident was allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 when police were called. The resulting arrest and death were captured on video and have gone viral on social media. Stephen Jackson, one of Floyd’s closest friends is rallying support against the police officers responsible.

Fired police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested for George Floyd’s death.

The news broke on the morning of May 29 the fired police officer Chauvin was arrested for Floyd’s death. Black leaders gathered at Minneapolis City Hall and cautiously celebrated the news of justice. Organizers and community members are not satisfied with one arrest. Protesters and organizers are calling for all of the officers involved in Floyd’s death to be arrested. He is being charged with thrid-degree murder and manslaughter.

Floyd’s arrested sparked national outrage and reignited the “I Can’t Breathe” protests. The death of Floyd reminded people or Eric Garner who told police he couldn’t breathe when he was killed in 2014.

Minneapolis has faced mounting pressure from around the country as protests have sprung up demanding justice. The nation has been watching images of Minneapolis on social media and news channels.

Stephen Jackson, a former NBA player and Floyd’s best friend, has taken to social media to grieve and organize.

Jackson took to Instagram when he first learned about Floyd’s death. Jackson shared that Floyd had moved to Minnesota to get his life back on track. Floyd was working as a truck driver and was changing his life, according to Jackson.

“This is what I’ve got to wake up to. This is what I’ve got to wake up to, huh? Floyd was my brother, man,” Jackson says in the video. “We called each other twin, bro. Everybody knows that me and Floyd called each other twin.”

Jackson adds: “My boy was doing what he was supposed to do and y’all killed my brother, man. I’m on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do. I can’t let this ride, dawg. Y’all not going to be mad until this hits your front door. It’s bullshit.”

The sentiment has been echoed by supporters of Floyd who are seeking justice.

Surveillance footage released from a restaurant where the arrest took place shows a different story than what was originally reported by the police. The police officers at the scene claimed that Floyd was resisting arrest and that that was when the officers attacked. According to released surveillance video, Floyd was not resisting arrest.

The four officers involved in the death have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department, but people are demanding justice.

Protests have popped up across the country as people demand justice for Floyd’s death. Derek Chauvin, the police officer identified as the man who knelt on Floyd’s neck till he died, has 18 complaints against him for excessive force. Protesters are demanding the Chauvin face charges for the death of Floyd.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who ran for the Democratic nomination, has been called out for not filing charges against Chauvin in the past.

Chauvin has a long record of excessive force and Sen. Klobuchar seemingly ignored it. According to The Guardian, Chauvin was involved in a police shooting of an unarmed man in 2006. Sen. Klobuchar was the Hennepin county attorney at the time and did not bring charges against Chauvin for his involvement in the 2006 shooting. Instead, the case went to a grand jury in 2008 where it was determined that no charges would be brought against the officers involved.

As of now, there are no plans from the police department to bring charges against the four former officers.

Mike Freeman, Hennepin County’s current attorney, told the press that there was evidence that supported the police officers. Freeman said that while the video is graphic, there is evidence supporting that the police did not commit a crime in the arrest.

The mayor of Minneapolis is pushing to Hennepin county attorney Mike Freeman to file charges.

“There are precedents and protocols sitting in the reserves of institutions just like this one that will give you about a thousand reasons not to do something,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey told the press. “Not to speak out. Not to act so quickly. And I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: ‘Why is the man who killed George Floyd, not in jail?’

Other Hennepin County officials have expressed a similar concern. The pressure is mounting on the Minneapolis Police Department to arrest the officers involved in Floyd’s death in the hope of seeking justice.

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