Pilates Instructor, Sonja Herbert. (Courtesy Photo)

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

THE AFRO — After teaching Pilates for 12 years and not seeing many Black women in that community, she decided to be the change she wanted to see. […read more]


Belly Fat: Gotta Go

  by Valecia Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Let’s face it ladies… SUMMER IS HERE! What does that mean? – more FAT to have to deal with because what do we do during graduation celebrations, June 19th, family Reunions, etc? We eat, Read More


Microsoft Launches Wearable Fitness Device for $199

  (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched a device called “Microsoft Band” that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said Read More


A Healthy Start for 2014

By Michael A. LeNoir, M.D. NNPA Guest Columnist   Good health should be on minds of everyone, especially African Americans, at the beginning of this New Year.  Whether we contemplate our access to adequate health care coverage or make a conscience effort to lose weight Read More


Is Deodorant Safe When Exercising?

by Vince Faust Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune “Are deodorants that control wetness safe?” Mary Philadelphia Deodorant companies are always telling us we shouldn’t sweat. The truth is, you should never stop your body from sweating. Sweating is your body’s way of Read More


Rice Diet centre shuts down after 70 years pioneering best foods to fix diabetes, hypertension

[GLOBAL NEWS]   DURHAM, N.C. – Before Atkins, South Beach and Paleo, there was the Rice Diet. Shelley Winters, Lorne Green and Buddy Hackett – all big-name entertainers of their day – made the pilgrimage to take part in the residential weight-loss program that started Read More

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Exercise, Diet Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Tumor Risk

[UPI] LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) — Eating right, exercise and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce risk of aggressive tumors, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Lenore Arab of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center said the World Cancer Read More


Study: Walking After Eating May Reduce Diabetes Risk

[WBAY] New research shows exercising right after eating doesn’t cause cramps–it’s good for you. A new study shows going for a walk right after you eat may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, especially if you’re older. Researchers say moving helps control blood sugar Read More


Working out before bedtime may mean better sleep

[CBS NEWS] The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep might be breaking a sweat. The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll showed that people who reported exercising said they snoozed better than those who didn’t work out, even if they got Read More