Health & Fitness

Improving the Heart Health of Black Women

February is National Heart Month, the time when the nation highlights heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. One in three women are diagnosed with heart disease annually. Black women are at greater risk of heart disease than any other racial group. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stroke and heart disease are the …

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Hearts Desiring Peace

Trigger Warning: This article covers the topic of suicide. For direct contact with a suicide hotline, please dial 988 or find more information here. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month reignites various conversations about healing and tackling life’s complexities. Two stories are shared here. Donna Holland Barnes Donna Holland Barnes, founder of DHB Wellness, has spent nearly …

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Mental Health Awareness: How To Help Yourself & Others

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month, which strives to bring more awareness and resources to those struggling with mental health. Individuals within the Black community are often most affected by mental illness, whether that be depression, anxiety, PTSD, or harmful thoughts. The prevalence mental illness can have on minorities because of social, environmental, …

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Ma’at Sunz: A Local Health and Wellness Company

Healthy living and healthy eating have always been trending topics in society. Despite this, eating what “tastes good” and doing what “feels good” have still been hard habits for many to break. According to a 2020 Center for American Progress, report, 13.8 percent of African Americans reported having fair or poor health compared with 8.3 …

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How College Students Practice Self-Care: International Self-Care Day

Photo by Tasha Jolley on Unsplash The past three years have been tremendously difficult for the average American student. Through the pandemic, many lost family members, their jobs, and their homes and developed mental and physical disorders. The Supreme Court shut down affirmative action, and student loans are not forgiven. With a lot going on …

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The 9-Step Definitive Guide to Men’s Mental Health

Breaking Stigma, Embracing Resilience, and Thriving In a world that often expects men to be stoic and unyielding, prioritizing mental health becomes an act of strength and self-care. Men face unique challenges when it comes to addressing their emotional well-being, but it’s time to shatter the barriers and empower men to take charge of their …

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