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Health Radio is a weekly magazine show discussing the benefits of adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the African American community. I studied Health & Physical Education at The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and has played a variety of sports on a high level for over 35 years. I am now using my education and experience to help people develop better health and fitness. For those who care about their health this show is dedicated to providing relevant and uplifting information for the purpose of making improvements in the African American community. According to the American Obesity Association, more than 50% of African-American women are obese, and men are considered obese when their weight is 20 percent more than the maximum desirable weight. Obesity causes nearly 300,000 deaths each year, obesity can lead to a variety of medical problems, including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, stroke and heart disease. Stop fooling yourself and start to live a healthier lifestyle. Taking care of your body is essential. The good news is that you can improve your chances of avoiding these diseases by maintaining appropriate weight levels through diet and exercise. The simple avoidance of sugar, white flour, sodas, and junk food will have a significant impact on your weight and health. I strongly suggest that you avoid the aforementioned and begin consuming whole grains, agave, honey, nuts, fruits and veggies. You will be surprised at how simple, and delicious, eating healthy can be.

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Does poverty lead to poor health in the African American community? Despite improvements in the overall health of Americans during the past few decades, African Americans, American Indians, and persons of Hispanic origin, tend... more

Why are we so reluctant to get healthy? In a world where we have the ability to do just about anything we want, for what ever reason we choose everything else over our health. We will invest in all types of materialistic things to make us... more

If you want to turn up the heat in the bedroom, it can be as simple as lacing up your sneaks. After all, staying in shape doesn't just help you look good—it can enhance your sex life, too. ?Sex is a kind of exercise itself. Research... more

Sleep should be as simple as shutting your eyes, right? Hardly. These days there is so much conflicting research about the relationship between sleep and exercise, as well as a few rumors, that figuring out the best bedtime routine can... more

You know exercise is good for you. Ideally, you're looking for ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. If your aerobic workouts aren't balanced by a proper dose of strength training, though, you're missing out on a... more

Everyone knows your metabolism begins to drop—and your dress size starts to go up—once you hit your 30s. But what you may not know is that it doesn't have to. The main reason your body starts to pack on the pounds... more

It is hard to turn on the news without seeing reports about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Of course, most people when they hear the words "healthy lifestyle" often conjure up images of 'eating salads and exercising until... more

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life. On this episode of Health Radio we explore the benefits of regular physical activity. Find out how regular exercise... more

You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? In general, a healthy person doesn't smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises. Sounds simple, doesn't it? The trick to healthy living is making small... more

Modern-day life can be extremely hectic. You may have a full-time job to attend to, kids to feed and take to sports practice and a number of other personal commitments, leaving you with very little time to pay attention to your diet. With... more