Food ideas for a healthy road trip

With warmer weather comes family outings and more car travel. With a little planning, you can avoid the junk food, even while on the road.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | April 6, 2016

7 tips to healthy eating on a budget

With careful planning, it is possible to eat healthy meals while not eating out your budget.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | March 16, 2016

The good and bad on carbohydrates

There are two types of carbs -- good and bad, simple and complex. Knowing the difference is essential to good nutrition.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | March 9, 2016

Don’t give in to emotional eating

We all need food to thrive and survive, but eating sometimes is more about feeding an emotional hunger.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | March 2, 2016

Don’t let a cold or flu keep you down; tips to help you recover

Sometimes it's just not possible to avoid the cold or flu, but you can take steps to aid your recovery.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 24, 2016

How to avoid catching cold or flu

Having a cold is no fun. It’s even worse if you have the flu. Remember to be mindful during cold and flu season to decrease your chances of getting sick.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 17, 2016

How to get (and keep) strong bones

HEALTH MATTERS This article was made possible through the financial support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, […]
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 10, 2016

How to fall asleep (and stay asleep)

Sleep impacts both physical and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect your mood, ability to perform tasks, and even your appetite.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 3, 2016

Time for tea – to your health

HEALTH MATTERS: Studies have found that certain hot teas, when incorporated with a healthy lifestyle, can have a beneficial effect on your health.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | January 27, 2016

Exercise 101: Why moving your body is so important

This article is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which has partnered with Qcitymetro since 2010. […]
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | January 20, 2016