7 Holiday Fitness Hacks

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, especially during the holidays. Check out these tips to get your workouts in this Holiday Season. RE-THINK EXERCISE  & GET CREATIVE Clean up. Yes, cleaning counts as a workout! Play upbeat holiday hits and get to work! Engage your core to protect your lower back. Activate your total […]

How Do Health Numbers Connect to Weight and Overall Health?

We all say we want to be healthy, but what do we mean when we say that? The World Health Organization defines it as a complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. But understanding where and how we can improve those factors is essential if […]

Do You Want to Go Vegan For the Holidays? These Chefs Will Inspire You

Are you feeling inspired to add some vegan dishes to your holiday menu? We get it. With the rise of health-conscious decisions and conscious consumption, we’re all looking for ways to pick up a few good habits. While it may feel overwhelming, folks like Tabitha Brown make adding vegan options to your holiday festivities approachable […]

6 Tips For Navigating Caregiving During the Holidays

This month, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we want to give a special shoutout to all who play and have played the role of caregiver in their family and community. We see you, and we thank you. And we want to share your stories. Karen Good Marable and Nailah Elridge were brought together […]

Lung Cancer: Let’s Get Serious About Screenings

Can we talk about how hard lung cancer is hitting our community, especially Black men? George “Funky” Brown, the co-founder and drummer with Kool & The Gang just succumbed to the disease recently. According to the National Cancer Institute, our brothers are more likely to die from the disease. But overall, Black men and women […]

6 Steps To Planning a Memorable Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving provides an opportunity for people to show appreciation to their chosen family. They can be a welcome addition to traditional holiday events or a needed refuge from complicated dynamics. Hosting Friendsgiving has become increasingly popular in recent years. People love gathering their group chat for good food and conversation as the year approaches a […]

Sarcoidosis: It’s More Than Just a Nagging Cough

Black patients with sarcoidosis experience more severe pulmonary disease, more multiorgan involvement, and an overall worse prognosis. Understand this condition for better outcomes. The post Sarcoidosis: It’s More Than Just a Nagging Cough appeared first on Black Health Matters.

Understanding Small Cell Lung Cancer Are You At Risk

Lung cancer disproportionately affects Black Americans, especially Black men. Unfortunately, Blacks are less likely to receive timely and appropriate treatment. Become informed and proactive about this disease. The post Understanding Small Cell Lung Cancer Are You At Risk appeared first on Black Health Matters.

Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Need to Know

First, let’s break down the term psoriatic arthritis to help you better understand what the condition entails. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that results in inflammation throughout the body, specifically the skin.1 Skin cells grow quicker than usual and as a result, these cells accumulate on the skin’s surface rather than shedding as normal.1 […]

Treat at Your Own Risk

How much exercise will burn off that Halloween candy? Go ahead, sneak one of the candy bar minis from your child’s Halloween haul. Just make sure to check this list* to find out how much exercise you’ll need to burn off those stolen calories: Butterfinger (85 calories) 10 minutes of Zumba Heath bar (77 calories) […]