Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Black Girls Run’ Act As Ambassadors For Exercise

Credit: Stephanie Tomlinson

Above: Members of Black Girls Run, San Diego Chapter after a run at Liberty Station.

Lakeysha Sowunmi, Coordinator African American Campaign for Network for a Healthy California

Stephanie Tomlinson, member and ambassador for Black Girls Run San Diego

Transcript

Last year during Black History month, we told you about a new cookbook which turned traditional soul food recipes into healthy eating. It was promoted by a San Diego women who wanted to change the health habits of African-Americans and turn around some very bad health statistics. The Centers for Disease Control says African-Americans have rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity much higher than other American populations.

This year, the same guest returns with a mission to get black women into exercise. And to explain why working out has extra challenges for African American women.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.