Your Health

  • Springing Forward

    The first day of spring approaches this month and thus spring cleaning. While we clean up our homes, let’s encourage our readers to clean up their bodies. What common unhealthy habits should we purge from our lives (i.e. diet, skipping on sleep, smoking, etc.) and why? As we emerge from our winter doldrums, spring gives us the opportunity to think […]
  • The ABCs of Heart Disease

    You’ve probably heard it before, but African Americans have a BIG problem with heart disease. African American adults have a higher rate of heart disease, and they are more likely to die from it than other Americans. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all American women, and African American women are at greater risk for heart disease than […]
  • Unhealthy Workplace Habits

    As many of us spend the majority of our waking time at work, the habits you adopt there have a huge impact on your overall health. This month, I wanted to address five common unhealthy habits in the workplace. Sitting: A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that those who spend 11 or more hours a day […]