MANA LUMUMBA-KASONGO, MD, MS:
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr. Mana Lumumba-Kasongo is an emergency physician in Albany, Georgia, as well as a nationally published writer. In writing our feature on breast cancer, she found that “women have to be their best advocates and take ownership of their health care.”
Walking or running outside
Senior editor Laura Whitehorn writes extensively about health and nutrition, but in editing the RH eating challenge, she was tasked with the seemingly impossible: “It’s a challenge to eat healthfully without cooking,” she says. Whitehorn is also an editor for POZ, an HIV/AIDS magazine.
MSG DENNIS E. BEEBE:
Walking, running and hiking
A master sergeant in the Public Affairs Office for the Multi-National Corps – Iraq, and a professional photographer, Beebe photographed MSG Pleasant Lindsey III for our story on praise dancing in Iraq. Beebe holds a degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
Working out with my personal trainer
Constance Brown-Riggs is a nutritionist and diabetes educator in Massapequa, New York. She showed RH editors what they needed to improve upon in our healthy eating challenge. Brown-Riggs is the author of Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes.
We asked this months’ contributors: What’s your favorite method of staying in shape?