Entries by Tracy Byrd

“Show Me Your Guns!”

What an eye-catching title!  In fitness, “guns” are those super-size arms that people show-off in an instant.  The arms and abs are the two most popular parts of the body. In today’s Health & Wellness, we are going to concentrate on the arms, specifically the triceps. “Your triceps comprise more than two-thirds of your upper-arm […]

“Don’t Let The Heat Exhaust You”

For approximately eight days in June, the temperature in Las Vegas sweltered in the 110-117 degree range.  The weather station issued “heat advisory warnings,” asking  people to stay indoors. Being outdoors in the heat can lead to the body overheating, causing heat exhaustion. Heat Exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and […]

Are You Really Big-Boned?

Well, let’s talk weight. The question of weighing more because you are “big boned” has surfaced again. This belief is what I would like to call, “The Big Bone Theory of Thinking!” People who say, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned,” think they are overweight because they have big bones.  This theory of thinking is not true. […]

Think Smart, Take Care of Your Heart

The heart is smart. It regulates our emotions, desires, thoughts and intents. The Bible says, “… for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7). This is a spiritual saying; however, it can also be applied physically Physically, the heart […]

Black History Month & Sickle Cell Anemia

Although September is recognized as Sickle Cell Awareness Month; MFM shines light upon Sickle Cell Anemia (specifically the sickle cell trait) in recognition of Black History Month.  Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder that affects between 90,000 – 100,000 Americans and approximately 8-10 percent of African Americans. About 1 in 13 African American […]

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Waste

Every year, New Year resolutions are made. And every year, losing weight is one of the top five on the list. We desire to be fit or to stay fit; so, we start the new year off with health & wellness. As we exercise, our body begins to tone and muscles begin to take shape […]