Despite her hectic schedule, Charlotte radio host Olympia D. finds time to incorporate fitness into her life and makes it a priority to include her daughter.
For Olympia D. and daughter Brilliance, fitness is a family affair
Getting your body ready for summer
With regular exercise, a sensible diet and commitment to fitness, you can work toward being the best you ever. That is, if you’re willing to take the plunge.
Summer: A wonderful time to enjoy fresh fruit
The American Heart Association recommends that we eat at least four servings of fruits per day. Seasonal fruits are abundant this time of year.
Scene at the Kappa Foundation’s Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk
The Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk is the signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundation’s vision and mentoring […]
Is Philadelphia on the right track in taxing sugary drinks? I’ve got mixed feelings
Is it wise for a city to use its taxing authority to discourage certain behaviors – in this case the consumption of a product that’s legal and desired by millions?
Charlotte’s West Side gets a farmers market
The Rosa Parks Farmers Market opened to the public on Tuesday, June 7 – a trial run of sorts – but it will have its official opening on Tuesday, June 21.
Nurse sees all moms reflected in the worried eyes of Guatemalan mother
Levine Children’s Hospital nurse Leslie Golden had no idea the years she spent in Spain as a teenager would help years later as she traveled to Guatemala to educate nurses on caring for critically sick children.
4 benefits you get from strength training
If you think strength training is just for body builders, think again. It can be an essential part of your […]
Is fast food too accessible to kids?
Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia is proposing to restrict fast food restaurants opening near schools. Is this a good idea? Would it improve the diets of children and teens?
Sondra answers a reader’s question about working the abs
Despite working out, a reader says she can’t seem to shed that pooch more than a year after giving birth.
Christine Cauthen: Staying active, eating healthy
Name: Christine Cauthen Church: New Covenant Bibleway Church Risk Factors: High Blood Pressure / Borderline Diabetes Her Story: Christine Cauthen’s […]
5 ways to get more fiber in your diet
A diet rich in fiber can have many health benefits — lower bad cholesterol (LDL), fewer digestive issues, and more controlled blood sugars.
For Edith Green, Village HeartBEAT has been a ‘lifesaving program’
For years, Edith Green ignored her strong family history of diabetes…until she got tested as part of the Village HeartBEAT program.
May is Stroke Awareness Month; Know the 5 Signs
May is Stroke Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 130,000 people die from strokes […]
Arthur Johns: He’s down 114 pounds and counting
Two years ago, Arthur Johns struggled to walk long distances, and when he tried to climb stairs, he found himself winded.