Health

A county health program gets national attention

Since it’s launch four years ago, Mecklenburg County’s Village HeatBEAT program has been slowly making a name for itself.

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, […]

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.

Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines and treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika […]

Sondra Hines adds a little spice to her workout

I love to exercise, so I don’t need a specific reason to try something new. But it helps if the activity challenges me, is fun and gives me a good workout.

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.

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. […]

Mamie Williams reveals her recipe for long life

If you’re surprised Mamie Williams still works at 87, she said you might also be surprised to learn how much working helps her.

Join us in the Qcitymetro Get-Fit Challenge at Red Bow Fitness

In early spring, Qcitymeto will launch an exercise and health program for women called the Qcitymetro Get-Fit Challenge at Red Bow Fitness. We hope you’ll join us.

The Power of Mindfulness

The more you practice being mindful, the more you will reap the health benefits, including a lower stress level.

Village HeartBEAT starts Year 4 with a record 21 churches

On Saturday, the first of an eventual 300 participants came out for health screenings as this year’s Village HeartBEAT program began.

Sticking to your health resolutions is not impossible

Now that you’ve resolved to get healthy in 2016, here are some tips to help you stay focused.

Fitness Trends for 2016

What’s hot in 2016: Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E.Z. Hines has the answers.

12 gifts for a healthier new year

Qcity readers, time is running out if you’ve yet to shop for Christmas gifts. Whether you’re brave enough to fight […]

Study: Breast cancer survival improves with speedy treatment

Women with breast cancer may have better survival odds if they get surgery and chemotherapy more quickly, two large U.S. studies suggest.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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