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EATING DISORDERS IN THE NEWS

On Good America a couple of weeks ago, meteorologist Ginger Zee openly discussed her history with eating disorders.   Giva Wilkerson, program director of Project Heal, also made it her goal to educate others that eating disorders DO affect many black men and women contrary to popular belief.  While I was attending college, I did witness numerous females struggle with their Read More…


Fighting Obesity By Staying Active

The month of February was all about emphasizing the importance of heart health, preventing heart disease and maintaining good lifestyle factors. Physical activity for both kids and adults is very important and has many benefits – one of which is preventing obesity. Here is more information about this important topic along with some tips on Read More…


COMMON RUNNER’S INJURIES

I can remember running my first half marathon 9 years ago and I definitely feel like my body today is different than it was when I first engaged in this sport.  Over time, I got busier with my career and running around as a mom. I just can’t simply spend the time training as I used Read More…


Wonder Woman

When I was a child, I watched Linda Carter on TV transform into Wonder Woman. I was mesmerized by her long, dark hair, her gold belt, lasso, and fabulous outfit.  As a young impressionable girl, I found an inspiring heroine who was strong and fierce and could save the world. The Everyday Wonder Woman I Read More…


KEEPING THAT KNEE FIT

Knee pain is a common complaint that is heard from people of all ages and affects both sexes.  Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as an injury, arthritis, infection, a torn meniscus or ligament or gout.  Certain sports, excess weight, and previous injury are risk factors which can increase Read More…


Benefits of Jumping Rope

We are almost at the end of February and although National Heart Health Month is almost over, we should be caring for our hearts and continue being fit all year round.  Last weekend, I participated in a great fundraiser sponsored by Sweat For Smiles honoring Kaboom, an organization that raises funds to go towards building Read More…