Obesity is when a person is more than 20 percent overweight and there are increased health risks associated with the condition. Once considered a mere aesthetic situation, doctors are realizing that many serious conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, increased tendency for blood clots and heart disease — often plague obese patients. Severe obesity is a chronic, frequently progressive, life-threatening disease.
If you’ve been longing to take your first trip to Africa, or to make a return trip, you can do so in a spectacular way at the start of the New Year with a visit to the Republic of The Gambia for that country’s tenth annual International Roots Festival.
Daughters of the Dust, the 1991 film that portrays Gullah culture through the lives of the Peazant family, descendants of slaves who reside on the sea islands near South Carolina and Georgia, was named one of the 50 Most Important Independent Films by Filmmaker magazine.
For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so-chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District, also known as MiMo, offers a welcome change of pace.
Believe it or not, weight training doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it’s crucial for your workout.
Can art provide artists a lucrative income? Yes, if the right doors open, many would say.
As you plan your next fall or winter getaway, whether for pure relaxation or to see basketball megastar LeBron James play with his new team, the Miami Heat, include a stop in West Palm Beach to experience Florida Stage (www.floridastage.org), the nation’s largest theater company devoted exclusively to producing new American plays.
By 2015, Cameroon could boast the busiest port in Central Africa if an ambitious scheme to transform the palm-fringed beach resort of Kribi goes according to plan.
The açai berry (ah-sigh-EE’) — it’s today’s new “superfood.” Given the claims — fast and effortless weight loss, reduced wrinkles, bolstered immune system, enhanced sexual desire — açai has been embraced enthusiastically by nutrition faddists.