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The Top Latino Fitness Bloggers You Need To Inspire Your Dieta 

Let’s face it, staying in shape is a lot easier when you have someone who inspires you to stay on track. Someone who is dedicated to fitness and serves as a role model. So here we have a handful of the top latino fitness blogger on the Internet, each one of a living testament to the power of fitness to transform lives. Follow them for daily inspiration and to keep your dieta optimized.

Sascha Barboza

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this Venezuelan fitness trainer and internet sensation is known all over the world as Sascha Fitness – that’s how synonymous staying in shape this superstar of the fitness scene is! Sascha Barboza is also known for keeping her perfect physique and staying on top of her hard core fitness routine despite the fact that she is a mother, which is great inspiration for parents out there trying to balance a family/personal life. Here are some reasons why you should be following Sascha:

Her Books:

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Sascha Barboza has published two books, the Secretos de Sascha Fitness and Recetas de Sascha Fitness. Both of these books break down her entire fitness plan, which incorporates exercise, diet, and healthy lifestyle choices into one overall plan for getting you in top shape.


Her Recipes:

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Not one to keep secrets, Sascha Fitness has an entire page on her site devoted to sharing her favorite recipes with her followers. This is reason enough to follow Sascha! Her “Fit Menu” includes everything from a recipe for super nutrition packed beet hummus to recommendations for eating to prevent cancer and other chronic illnesses.


Her Videos:

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Sascha FitnessTV is the fitness guru’s own youtube channel where you will find tons of live recorded tip on fitness from Sascha herself. From how to lose those last three kilos of weight to what to buy when shopping at Whole Foods, the videos are meant to bring Sascha’s own healthy and fit lifestyle right into your home and routine.


Her Mixtapes:

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Sascha has an excellent selection of mixtapes for your workout, each designed to keep the energy and enthusiasm at its peak!

Follow Sascha Barboza:

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Follow Sascha on her website and on Instagram to keep up with the latest!


Isabela Ramos Cano:

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This Miami based “health coach” is also originally from Venezuela and enjoys a huge following in both the USA and across Latin America. Formally trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, Isabela has a full program ready for you when it comes to getting in shape! Check it out:

Her Coaching:

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The heart of Isabela’s offerings and system is her personal fitness and wellness coaching, which can be done both in person and online. This personalized approach to fitness results in a custom plan for each client.

Her Agenda Plans:

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Isabela Ramos Cano is known for designing 1 to 3 month long “Agenda Plans” that include everything from shopping lists and recipes to daily workout routines based around your needs.

The Circle Tribe:

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A health and wellness circle for women only, the Circle Tribe is hosted by Isabel in her home in Florida and is open to all her clients.

Follow Isabela Ramos Cano:

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Much inspiration awaits on Isabela’s Instagram and you can check whats new on her Facebook too!

Anllela Sagra:

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With her rock hard abs and picture perfect glutes, this Colombian born fitness blogger has taken the health and wellness world by storm. Leaving behind a career in fashion modeling and turning to fitness modeling instead, she now shares her expertise with fans, follows and everyone else on the Internet:

Her Workout Programs:

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Anllela Sagra is best known for her intense work out routines, designed to give you the body of your dreams in minimum time. From the “Booty Blaster” and “Ab Ripper” to carb burning cycling and more, these programs are designed to be “transformational”.

Her Transformations:

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Many clients have achieved incredible results with Anllela, something that is showcased by her though photos and testimonials for you to check out for yourself on the Transformations page of her website.

Her Shop:

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Stock up on everything from “booty bands”, which provide resistance to give you tone and bulk, to apparel and posters of Anllela Sagra herself to keep you heading towards your fitness goals at her online shop.

Follow Anllela:

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Her extremely popular Instagram will keep you infinitely motivated, while over at Facebook you can stay on top of her latest events and activities.

Massiel Arias:

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Born in the Dominican Republic but now based in Los Angeles, Massiel – or Mankofit as many fans call her – is a sensation in the online fitness world. The bilingual trainer and fitness blogger has been featured in everything from World Star Hip Hop to the Huffington Post for her fusion style of fitness that incorporates everything from yoga to sprinting. Here is why you should be following her:

Her Warrior Challenge:

 

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This complete 8-week fitness training program is designed to help you drop weight and gain muscle in just two months. This signature program by Massiel also includes full meal plans and nutritional advice for eating macro and micro nutrient dense foods.

The Coconut Guide:

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Massiel’s unique ebook guide to fitness is a four-week program that covers all bases. Because it uses stretching and foam rolling primarily, you don’t even need to have access to a gym to get started on this innovative program. It can all be done right in the comfort of your own home!

The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide:

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Some people need more help than others when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off and Massiel takes this to heart in this short but information-packed ebook.  From info on how to calculate your basal metabolic rate to lists of healthy recommendations for upping micronutrient intake, this guide to burning fat is one of the best on the market.

Follow Massiel:

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Manofit has many ways to keep up with her adventures from photo-based inspiration on Intagram and Pinterest to the latest updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Hand Sanitizer Was Invented By A Latina Nursing Student In The 1960s

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Hand Sanitizer Was Invented By A Latina Nursing Student In The 1960s

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When the novel coronavirus COVID-19 started to spread in the U.S., hand sanitizer became a hot commodity. Stores sold out of the product needed to clean your hands while on the go to prevent catching and spreading the virus. But, did you know that a Latina nursing student in the 1960s created hand sanitizer?

Lupe Hernandez, a nursing student in California in 1966, is the woman behind hand sanitizer.

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Hernandez was in nursing school in Bakersfield, California when she thought about a gel form of rubbing alcohol. Hernandez realized that a gel form of alcohol would make it possible for people to clean their hands while on the go with no access to water and soap.

Hernandez knew she was on to something so she reached out to an invention hotline and submitted a patent.

While washing your hands is the best way to avoid contracting COVID-19, hand sanitizer is an important tool for those that still have to work. It is also a good option for people who are still healthy but have to go to the pharmacy, grocery store, or bank.

Hand sanitizer was just an industry product until the H1N1 viral outbreak in 2009.

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The 2009 outbreak of H1N1 drove up the demand for hand sanitizer among the public and it was soon packaged for consumers. According to The Guardian, the value of the hand sanitizer market has grown exponentially since the time before and after the H1N1 scare.

In 2018, the global hand sanitizer market value was $2.6 billion. The Guardian reports that the U.S. market value of hand sanitizer was $28 million in 2002 and $80 million in 2006.

Viral outbreaks like H1N1 make hand sanitizer a highly-prized commodity and some people try to profit off that fear.

Matt Colvin faced severe backlash after he and his brother bought out thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee and Kentucky after the first COVID-19 death in the U.S. The two covered 1,300 miles driving through Tennessee and Kentucky buying all of the hand sanitizers they could find in various dollar stores.

The brothers then started selling the hand sanitizer on Amazon for as much as $70 a bottle. Amazon shut them down and the attorney general of Tennessee launched an investigation into them for price gouging. They pledged to donate the product and Tennessee officials are making sure they follow through with the promise.

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American Cities And States Announce Mass Closures As They Brace For The Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

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American Cities And States Announce Mass Closures As They Brace For The Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

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A number of states and cities across the U.S. are taking drastic measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, concert venues, gyms, and schools are all shutting down to limit the spread of the virus that has infected more than 179,000 people globally. The death toll for COVID-19 in the U.S. continues to climb as more cases are discovered. Major cities are taking the virus seriously and taking extra steps to keep their residents safe and healthy.

COVID-19 has been detected in 49 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

There are currently more than 3,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. with more than 70 deaths reported. Most of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities in Washington state among elderly people. California, New York, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia have also reported deaths from the novel coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of President Trump’s COVID-19 response task force, doesn’t doubt that we are still waiting for the peak of infections and deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19.

“Well, it’s certainly going to get worse before it gets better and the kinds of mitigation strategies, containment, and mitigations that you’re talking about, is to do that kind of physical separation of people, which is one of the very effective ways you really mitigate the spread of the virus,” Dr. Fauci, an official with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said on ABC. ” If you look at the pattern of viruses, particularly these kinds of viruses, and even look at what’s gone on in China and in Italy and in South Korea, you go along like this the way we were then you have this big spike that goes way up. Then after a while, after much disease and suffering and death, it comes back down again.”

Dr. Fauci added: “The purpose of the mitigation is to get that peak and to blunt it so that it’s a bit of a hill as opposed to a mountain. We’re at a critical point now, more in some regions of the country than in others, the kinds of things that are going on will hopefully make that blunting of that peak so that we can save a lot of lives and save a lot of illness.”

Major cities across the U.S. are shutting down businesses and telling residents to self-isolate to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Update on COVID-19 Response from Mayor Eric Garcetti

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, I’m taking executive action to temporarily close bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues, and other establishments in the city of Los Angeles. These orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will stay in place until March 31 unless extended. There is no food shortage and grocery stores will remain open. We’re taking these steps to help protect Angelenos, limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and avoid putting a dangerous strain on our health care system. This will be a tough time, but it is not forever. Angelenos have always risen to meet difficult moments, and we will get through this together.———————————————————Para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, estoy tomando medidas ejecutivas para cerrar temporalmente los bares, discotecas, restaurantes (excepto comida para llevar / a domicilio), lugares de entretenimiento y otros establecimientos en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Estas órdenes entrarán en vigor a la medianoche de esta noche y permanecerán vigentes hasta el 31 de marzo al menos que se extiendan. No hay escasez de alimentos y los supermercados permanecerán abiertas. Estamos tomando estos pasos para ayudar a proteger a los Angelinos, limitar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus y evitar una tensión peligrosa en nuestro sistema de atención médica.Este será un momento difícil, pero no es para siempre. Los Angelinos siempre se han levantado para enfrentar momentos difíciles, y lo superaremos juntos.

Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 15, 2020

West Virginia, Washington D.C., Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Michigan, Florida, Washington state, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Arizona, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego have all shut down schools.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Sunday night that entertainment venues, gyms, fitness studios, bars, movie theaters, and nightclubs would be closed until March 31. Bars and restaurants can only serve take-out orders in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf expanded measures to the rest of the state to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Tom Wolf called on the state to close all nonessential government offices and putting a stop to all nonessential business. Health experts are calling for Americans to do a better job od self-isolating and hunkering down to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further.

“This isn’t a decision that I take lightly at all,” Gov. Wolf told the press during a briefing. “It’s one that I’m making because medical experts believe it is the only way we can prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed by patients.”

Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York joined together to pass similar lockdown provisions to tackle COVID-19 together.

‘”Our primary goal is to slow the spread of #Coronavirus so that the wave doesn’t crash our healthcare system,” Gov. Cuomo tweeted. “Social distancing is the best way to do that. I have called on the federal gov’t to implement nationwide protocols, but in their absence we are taking this on ourselves.”

On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, closed senior city centers, and postponed an election in Queens. Visitors are also no longer to go to Rikers Island.

Health experts are urging all Americans to take the necessary steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Social distancing and self-isolation are important tools Americans can utilize to make sure the COVID-19 outbreak is curbed. It is going to be a very tough time for millions of Americans who are hunkering down and waiting not the next few weeks as the global community tries to get this virus under control. Everyone has a part to play. Now’s the time.

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