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Safe in the Sun

By Elizabeth Colen Bring on the heat!  There are two types of people. The ones that love the heat and the ones that retreat from the heat. Which one are you? Well, either way summer is here and it’s time to get out and play but be smart about it.…

200 Pounds of Pure Inspiration

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By Jimese Orange When death nearly took him, Paul West made drastic changes in his lifestyle to lose the 200 pounds that were debilitating his body with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He lost the weight naturally over a year, conquered his emotional overeating and found his calling.…

Find Balance: Watching Your Calorie Intake

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen Now that the weather is great, it’s nice to sit outdoors, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine. How do we enjoy those glasses of wine and stay on track with our diet?   Here are a few things you can do so that you can enjoy those nice evenings with your friends while sipping wine.…

Why Women Should Lift Weights

  By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen Back in the 80’s Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons and Denise Austin ruled with their aerobic workouts and women were moving. We started buying matching leg warmers and headbands and kicking and screaming like the rest of the women.…

PTSD: What Happens When Violence Goes Viral

By Angela Lindsay The videos are graphic and chilling. For a stretch, it seemed that almost daily images of African Americans being injured and killed were captured on social media and broadcast across the news. With all of this violence regularly streaming directly into our collective consciousness, many African Americans are feeling increased levels of stress and anxiety.…

Why Exercise?

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen Believe it or not, some people in this day and age still don’t exercise. I know it’s hard to believe, with all the promoting of good health and a gym on just about every corner. However, people still walk pass them to get to the fast food spot next door.…