Healthy Lifestyles

Transitioning to a plant-based or vegan lifestyle presents a challenge to many people. Indeed, becoming vegan requires lots of commitment and sacrifice. Are you willing to give up eating animal flesh in exchange for a plant-based lifestyle? ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland delved into the issue with renowned Vegan Chef, Joya.  

Losing weight and being fit is a challenge for a lot of Americans.  As our nation continues to grapple with obesity, and while fast and processed foods is an American staple, eating healthy is especially difficult. Add effective marketing to the mix and you’re sure to make healthy eating an almost near impossibility.  But television […]

Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease.  Well over 700,000 people in the United States live with Crohns, a disease that inflames the small intestines and causes significant abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss; fatigue and other ailments.  Mitigating both the onset and symptoms of Crohns is the valiant work of health […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes joins up with Chef Kevin Terry for the FitMenCook Ultimate Healthy Snack Guide for Super Bowl XLIX The FREE booklet is features recipes for Turkey Wrapped Asparagus, Zucchini Basil Bites and Chicken Meatballs and is encouraging us to snack healthier during the big game. You can get your copy of the guide […]

When Robert D. Lasco was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2013, it was not only a surprise to he and his family, but the back pain he had wrestled with for a period of time actually exposed the real culprit that lurked in the marrow of his bones. After being paralyzed from the waist down […]

Donald Guy acknowledges that years of unhealthy eating and genetics contributed to the health crisis he’s grappling with today. Standing at 6.2, Guy has dropped considerable weight and is preparing for major 12 hour surgery to insert a heart pump into his chest until a viable heart becomes available. The 41 year old former videographer […]

It shouldn’t come as a major shock to find out exercise fights off depression. A study out of Belgium found that the longer participants sat around doing nothing, the more their moods became negative. The reason is simple — the more at rest we are, the more we self-analyze, and that’s a recipe for depression […]

Here we go again. Another year. Another resolution to get in shape. What’s it going to be this year? Join a gym? Hire a personal trainer? How about trying something completely different this year? The world of fitness is so broad, but so often we get stuck in the rut of gyms and monotonous exercise […]

What exactly is a healthy snack? A good-for-you snack is one that’s high in nutritional value (including protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber), but relatively low in calories, total fat, saturated fat (no trans fats), sugar, and sodium. While fresh veggies and fruits, of course, make for very healthy snacks, we know that those items aren’t always […]