By Andrea Bigelow
“Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even improve your sleep habits and self-esteem.”
The faith community can play a role in gaining access to mental health treatment in their community. Churches in communities with no mental health access must come together and be leaders in working for and demanding full access to mental health for all residents.
My challenge to the readers of these writings is simple. You want wellness, want it more than disease. You want healing; think about it more than you think about illness. You want to maintain your state of health accept nothing other than it. Protect it like you would protect your children. Guard it, like you would guard your wealth.
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal is a professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of five books including, Soul Babies (2002), New Black Man (2005) and the forthcoming, Looking for Leroy (2013).
North Carolina is a beautiful place to raise a family and the weather is spectacular all year around. The comparisons could go on and on but after thorough review it seems that NC is unique in its own special way.
It’s important to remain grateful and enjoy your achievements and opportunities that come. You must be well prepared and knowledgeable of your trade. Don’t take short cuts. There are no guarantees, so be adaptable.