The 2008-2009 holiday season has officially gotten underway. Beginning with Thanksgiving, and all the way through Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day, the 2009 Inaugural festivities of President-elect Barack Obama, and Super Bowl celebrations, many Americans will be surrounded by alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and a variety of [...]
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Walking is by far one of the easiest, and cost effective ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Pastors’ spouses and parishioner participants in NCPS’ Atlanta Heart Truth pilot are witnessing incredible results using this secret weapon: ‘walking and drinking water’. In addition to reports of weight loss and body mass index [...]
Since 1963, February has been recognized as American Heart Month. Every year since then the President has issued a proclamation to this effect, to help raise public awareness of heart disease.
It’s official! Pastors’ spouses from the National Coalition of Pastors’ Spouses (NCPS) Heart Truth pilot in Atlanta will attend the Red Dress Gala in New York City on February 1, 2008, when the Heart Truth returns to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for its annual Red Dress Collection fashion show on National Wear Red Day. The campaign’s [...]
The National Coalition of Pastors’ Spouses’ (NCPS) recently kicked off its Atlanta Heart Truth 1-year pilot! As part of an NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute) grant, pastors’ wives from several Atlanta church/ministries have committed to draft a national heart health template specific to people of color in faith [...]
The National Coalition of Pastors’ Spouses recognizes that while modern conveniences are making our lives more simple, these same conveniences are contributing to increased health risks and disease in our bodies. Conveniences such as taking the elevator instead of the stairs; driving the car two blocks instead of walking or bicycling; using the remote control [...]
Looming on the horizon are major health challenges that will face today’s youth. These health concerns can be directly linked to not eating properly. Poor eating habits are a leading contributor to heart disease and many other illnesses that will disproportionately affect today’s teens (13-19), t’weens (9-12), and young adults (20+) in the not-too-distant future. [...]