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Historically Black Colleges And Universities Are Starting To Go Green

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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.”

The other schools that made the list in Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability are also making a difference in ways that will surely contribute to a more sustainable and healthy future for us all. Maybe they’ll even go green for graduation too!

VIDEO: Fat Joe Talks To The Kids About Health And Fitness

fat joe and cory booker lets move health fitness weight

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?

Photo Credit: Mayor Cory Booker

5 MORE New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life

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In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food and 5 More New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food I outlined some resolutions you could make (or goals you could set) to usher in 2012. In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life I wrote about resolutions to help you change your life…and maybe the world. Now, here’s 5 more. No more help from Family Guy though, cause let’s face it- how much longer does that show have to live? We’ll go back to the Simpsons, a show that has already kind of lived forever. Continue reading

From Leisure To Lunges: Hotel’s Adapt To Business Travelers’ Exercise Demands

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

Pears and Apples May Help Lower Stroke Risk

A new study conducted by the American Heart Association found that eating fruits with white flesh could help lower the risk of having a stroke. Some white flesh fruits are pears, apples, and bananas.

White flesh fruits have two key ingredients that reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. One is fiber, Continue reading

5 Ways to Save Gas Money and Drive Greener

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With gas prices above $3.50 per gallon, it’s important to know ways that not only save gas money, but save our natural environment as well. According to a study conducted at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, 15% of man-made carbon dioxide, a major driver in climate change, is from transportation. Specifically, road transportation contributes the most greenhouse gases within the transportation industry. Therefore, there is a large opportunity for individuals to not only save money, but to curb their carbon footprint and become better stewards of the natural environment by driving greener.

Don’t Drive!

It may seem obvious, but the best way to save gas money and drive greener is to not drive at all. Instead, ride your bike and enjoy the scenery of your neighborhood while getting some exercise.


Instead of driving to work or school by yourself, find a group of people with whom you can drive with. By doing this, each person doesn’t have to worry about spending gas money driving to work or school each day. Furthermore, everyone in your group is reducing their carbon footprint by decreasing the amount of cars on the road. Also, many places offer carpooling lanes which tend to run faster and save time.

Combine Errands Into One Trip

While many people go out right when they think of something, save those trips for when you can get multiple tasks done at the same time. When you park your car at the first destination, keep it there and walk to your next locations.

Slow Down

Although it may be fun to drive like a manic, just chill out a bit. By driving 55 mph instead of 65 mph, you can improve your gas milage by 15%. Also, accelerate gradually and use your brakes less by anticipating when you have to stop.

Keep Tires Inflated

By keeping your tires filled to the maximum recommended amount you can increase you gas milage. Not only are you risking a flat by driving on deflated tires, but you’re wasting money, gas, and negatively effecting the natural environment. Keep them full.

Sources: fuelgaugereport.aaa.com, usatoday.com, epa.gov

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