Leslie Threatt BlackWomensHealth.com would like to introduce you to this month's featured expert, Dr. David Pryor MPH, MD BWH: Why did you become a medical doctor? Dr. Pryor: As “corny” as it sounds, I decided to become a doctor because I get genuinely like to help people… and I had a love for science (in particular how the human body works). I have enjoyed my career thus far and am happy I made the choice of medicine. I am really a strong proponent of health education and I encourage people to do everything in their power to prevent illness and disease (rather than sitting back and “waiting” to get sick and then seeking care). Laticia Jackson Beginning a fitness-training program is an exciting adventure, but often excitement can be replaced with feelings of frustration. Being frustrated may be a result of not knowing how to get started and where to go for guidance. Learn how to discover your body type and craft a realistic and achievable fitness plan. Marcus Geeter Cleanout and streamline your makeup bag and stick to these basics. With our busy lives and hectic schedules, it can be hard to find the time and motivation to exercise and take care of our bodies in the way we should. However, as with other forms of exercise like aerobics and strength training, there are very real benefits to be gained from taking the time to stretch. Take a look at these five benefits to better understand the impact of stretching and how incorporating a routine into your daily schedule can improve your life. Leslie Threatt Recently, BlackWomensHealth.com sat down with Bernadette Anderson, MD., a Board Certified Family Medicine doctor and Co-founder of Family Health in Columbus,, to discuss her transformative weight loss, annual womens health conference and important health insights for African American Women.