Black Teachers, Don’t Neglect Your Health!

By Mal Davis, Citizen Education

As we creep closer to the new year, it’s time to focus on getting our physical health in order. I don’t mean making some New Year’s resolution that you won’t keep. I do mean taking care of yourself in a meaningful way. 

Physical Fitness comes in several different forms, and I’ll cover a few of them in this article. Make sure that you’re committed to exercising and that you build time into your week to keep a routine. COVID has definitely made getting fit and staying fit harder, but not impossible!


Yoga is one of my favorite physical exercises to commit to since it also helps with the spiritual component. I was having pretty significant back trouble, and when I started doing Yoga I wasn’t sure my back would hold up. 

After two sessions of Hot Yoga, not only was my back doing better, but the pain had almost gone away completely. I also felt more connected to my mind, spirit, and body than ever before.

You can do most Yoga from the comfort of your own home, but make sure to have:


My cousin LOVES HIIT, and he’s jacked and knows what he’s talking about. It’s become more popular recently and a mainstream exercise regimen for everyday folks to follow.

Carve out about 30-40 minutes a day to get your exercise and stretch in to make sure that your body is warmed up and ready for the workout:

Some people like to include a jump rope or kettlebells in their workouts, but that isn’t a necessity. Start off simple and build your way up to the more complex routines.

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