Health

Warm weather workouts require extra precautions

The calendar may point towards the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean hot weather is gone. In fact, the […]

A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. But after listening to a sermon that stressed the importance of serving others, he formed an exercise group on his Facebook page.

A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. Yet there he was, in Charlotte’s Revolution Park, leading a […]

CDC Reports: Most US middle and high schools start the school day too early

With classes set to resume later this month, finding time for sufficient sleep will become a challenge for your school-age […]

Southern food tied to heart disease

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with Southern […]

Study: Sudden cardiac arrest more likely in African Americans

By Reuters Wire Service – July 21, 2015 By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Black Americans are more likely […]

A medical program to assist those in need

Last month, I did something that gave me as much of a rush as teaching a fitness class. And in […]

Who Can I Turn To? Navigating the Mental Healthcare Maze

By Sonyia Richardson – July 8, 2015 When you need help for life stressors, anxieties and depressive symptoms, accessing it […]

3 Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles

Question: I hear a lot about working the core, but I’m not sure why this is important. Answer: The core […]

In North Carolina, prostate cancer attacks black men at a startling rate

By Jay Price and Karen Garloch | The Charlotte Observer In 1997, Halifax Community College math instructor Wendell Perry was […]

Local churches honored for meeting wellness goals

Ten women who attend the church Hispanos Unidos won this year’s Village HeartBEAT competition, with a combined weight loss of […]

A family commits to healthier living

Names: Slyvia and Melvin Austin Church: New Life Fellowship Center Health Factors: Obesity, medication for blood pressure and a desire […]

Mecklenburg health officials seek more women for breast cancer screenings

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is trying to spread the word to women in low-income households about a free program […]

A dream comes true for a Charlotte fitness entrepreneur

Over the years I’ve taught aerobics classes at the YMCA, churches, rec centers, conferences and health fairs, but I’d never […]

Panel discussion on health and fitness

During CIAA week, Nettie Reeves, a nationally recognized fitness expert, will moderate a panel focused on health and fitness.

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.

QcityEVENTS

5.22
Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Community
5.23
Diversity – The 9-Letter Word
5.23
Change on a Whiteboard
5.24
Power of Women Luncheon: Negotiating Authority
5.24
Circle K Speed Street Presented by Coca-Cola