To honor my brother and thousands of other stroke survivors, I’m supporting a FREE event to help increase stroke knowledge, particularly in the African American and Latino communities.
Eunice Gist, a retired educator, exercies several times a week and incorporates a healthy, high-fiber diet that's low on fried foods.
When the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta teamed up with the sisters of Zeta Phi Beta, the result was a funky good time with a healthy twist.
Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, the number of repeat births remains high, especially among African Americans, says a government report.
For some folks, spring is a time to resume an exercise regime that lapsed with cold weather arrived. If that's you, here are some tips to get you started.
Few exercises deliver a fitness combo like the Yoga plank, a challenging move that works the abdominals.
The award was launched to celebrate women who have made a changes that positively impact their quality of life and improves their health.
The American Cancer Society wants to enroll at least 300,000 people nationwide from various racial/ethnic backgrounds in a cancer-prevention study.
Looking to tighten those stomach muscles? Try this move recommended by the American Council on Exercise.
With medical staffs seeing fewer patients with flu-like symptoms, Carolinas HealthCare System said children under age 12 can again visit its Charlotte-area hospitals.
Community health advocate Cheryl Emanuel talks about an upcoming walk to build health awareness in the African American and Latino communities.
We all want to be healthy. Reducing or avoiding exposure to tobacco smoke and products helps us and our families live longer, healthier lives.
Local fitness instructor Nettie Reeves led a three-mile walk along the Stewart Creek Greenway in west Charlotte to raise awareness to the importance of exercise and healthy nutrition.
If you experience knee or back problems, the leg press machine is a nice alternative to squats. It's also great for toning your glutes.
Knowing how to talk with members of your health care team will help you get the information you need, and when you need it.
Between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of African American mothers who had initiated breastfeeding rose from 47.4 percent to 58.9 percent, according to a new report.
If you're looking to build endurance and add variety to your fitness routine, try interval training -- a conditioning method that uses bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by short rest periods.
Last Sunday I went to the YWCA Central Carolinas to sample an exercise class done entirely in water. What I got was a low-impact workout with muscle-toning qualities.
Even small dietary changes can reduce the risk of heart disease. Take a look at these heart-healthy strategies and try one each week.
It’s no secret that gyms and health clubs are great places to shed pounds and build muscles. But they also are a breeding ground for injuries and nasty infections.
During an extended trip to the New York City area, I found ways to exercise and eat right despite being away from home and my normal routine.
Wednesday, May, 22 2013
On April 26, I welcomed my first grandchild. Now, lets get her launched down a path of health and fitness.
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