health and wellness

  Ah, chicken soup. It’s good for the soul, might help cure the common cold and warms you up from the inside out on a cold wintry day. Though we like a simple broth as much as the next guy or gal, we love building upon that foundation to make more robust chunky, hearty chicken […]

We all know one thing to be true: the older we get, the harder it gets to keep the pounds off. Stellar Award-winning gospel artist JJ Hairston knows this firsthand. The 15-year music vet was relatively skinny most of his life – weighing about 150 pounds while standing at 5 feet, 9 inches. He didn’t […]

The 14th annual event offers free health screens to attendees to detect diseases like prostate cancer, hypertension, heart disease, Sickle Cell Disease, and much more. In 2015, the event had 1,250 attendees. This year, Cleveland Clinic staff are hoping to see at least 2,000 people. “The first year we had 35 men, which I thought […]

In a time where many children are trying to get as far away from their parents as possible, Imani is doing the exact opposite. Even though mother Sue, 46, is double the age of her daughter Imani Evans, 23, they look so much alike that they are often asked if they are sisters. And this glamorous […]

Black women are tipping the scales and dying of preventable illnesses. Now is the time to get your weight and health back on track Obesity, which is a growing problem among Americans, is the biggest issue for black and Hispanic women, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African-American […]

getty image: Patti Labelle, a paid spokesperson for the American Lung Association’s “Lung Force Initiative,” is doing her part to help raise awareness about the disease. This week, the legendary singer chatted with TODAY’s Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb about how she’s lost loved ones to the often fatal illness. “I’ve lost so many family […]

Prayer is a huge part of our health and wellness. Listen to the audio player to hear Yolanda Adams talk about the things you should ask God…

Summer is here, so it might be time to switch up your workout routine. If you’ve hit a plateau, no worries. Listen to the audio…

  Lots of women dream of having sexy, toned arms and shoulders, but shy away from lifting weights out of fear of looking too bulky and masculine. It’s no wonder why so many of us look to First Lady Michelle Obama for our daily fitspiration. Her arms (or should I say “guns”?) and shoulders have […]

Courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine EEW MAGAZINE HEALTH & FITNESS “The most powerful thing that [people] can do for their overall health is feed their bodies good nutritious food,” First Lady Michelle Obama says. She is covering the March issue of Cooking Light Magazine, which has only featured food on its cover in its 28 […]

The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan topped this year’s rankings of diets by a panel assembled by U.S. News & World Report. Gillian Blease/Getty Images/Ikon Images Despite the buzz about paleo and raw food diets, a new ranking of the 35 top diets puts these two near the bottom of the list. […]

  Take it from Monique and Jennifer Hudson, fit is the new sexy. Such is the case for Grammy nominated and BET Award Best Gospel Artist winner, Tamela Mann. The vocal powerhouse talks to the TJMS about her weight loss and new fitness routine that she shares with her husband David and her new BET reality show, “Meet The […]