A simple bike ride became a very dangerous experience for NBA figure, Maurice Cheeks, and it wasn’t because of traffic.

I learned a lot from this powerful, short essay about his encounter with law enforcement and the emotions he felt both in the moment, and for many years after.

And here is a very important conversation on the essay…

Why It Matters

  • Black Americans are more likely to experience physical inactivity
  • Black Americans are are more likely to suffer from preventable chronic diseases that can be mitigated or managed with physical activity
  • Effective behavior change counseling requires a doctor/counselor to understand a patient’s challenges/barriers to physical activity and help guide the patient to a customized solution. An exercise prescription is a great start, but sustainable behavior change typically requires a more in depth conversation(s) between doctor/counselor and patient.