Historically black colleges and universities are making an effort to increase access to organic foods and preserve the environment. Spelman College is leading the pack as the most environmentally conscious HBCU in the country. Their dorms are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-Certified, their dining program is trayless and offers vegan options, and the school abandoned “intercollegiate sports in favor of a campus-wide wellness program.”
Here’s something to consider: All the stats show in study after study vegetarians and vegans (non-meat or animal product eaters) tend to be healthier than meat eaters, particularly when it comes to heart health. Continue reading →
As a part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker launched Let’s Move! Newark: Our Power (LM!NOP). The program had an event created by Behavioral Health & Fitness Expert Jeff Halevy where the newly slimmed down Fat Joe came to speak to students about health and fitness.
Fat Joe tells the students he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was young, discusses carbs he loved in Dominican food that turn into sugar in your system, eating enough calories for a week in a day, and helping your parents get educated on nutrition. Weight loss has opened a whole new set of opportunities for Joe hasn’t it?
Personal trainers can be requested through different hotel chains– excess is out and health consciousness is in with business travelers of the 21st century.
The health culture of the U.S. continues to expand–the new realm breached is that of the constant traveler. Multiple hotel chains are now attempting to satisfy their guests by providing an array of work out options in room. Options range from yoga mats and pilates DVDs to folding treadmills and exercise bikes.
Many travelers do not enjoy the cramped and often ill-equipped gyms provided by hotels so Continue reading →