5 mosquito facts everyone in Charlotte should know

You could be inviting mosquitoes into your home and enticing them to bite, without even knowing it. Learn more about what attracts them and how to keep them away.

How to squeeze in exercise on a busy day

Finding time to exercise may not be as impossible as you think. And, no, you don’t need to completely rearrange your schedule.

Remembering my mother on this special day

Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines remembers her mother, Mrs. Eleazar Hines Bell, who died 21 years ago from heart disease.

Obama renews call for public health insurance option

President Obama wants Congress to offer a government-run health insurance option alongside private plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Stay safe outdoors when the temperature soars

Too much activity in high temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. So take precautionary measures when temperatures soar.

The secret to living a longer, healthier life

Can you lengthen your life? Researchers explore how to stay healthy longer.

For Olympia D. and daughter Brilliance, fitness is a family affair

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.

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?

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