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#HealthyMe: BCBSM Employee Takes Faith in Wellness Personally

Helping local Grand Rapids-area churches grow their wellness ministries led Cle Jackson to his spiritual home. Now, Jackson is stepping up to help lead his congregation toward better health. As a BCBSM senior community liaison, Jackson organizes and promotes healthy…

Fitness

The Skinny on Brown Fat

Brown fat has recently received media attention due to research that has shown it to be beneficial for increasing the rate at which calories are burned, among other things. Between being thought to help make people thinner and less prone…

Food

Make Sure Your Kids are Staying Safe this School Year

Every parent worries about their child. Are they safe, are they healthy, are they open and honest with you? No matter how big they get, in your eyes they will forever be your little one. What are you doing to…

Food

 

The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Bike

There’s no better way to experience Michigan than with a bike ride through one of the state’s 1,300+ trails. But before you pedal off into the sun, it’s important you have the right equipment. When selecting your two-wheeler, consider the…

Fitness

Can You Dig it? Detroit Dirt is Leading the D’s Composting Revolution

You know what they say: waste not, want not! Detroit Dirt is saving the world one yard of compost at a time. From collecting unused food scraps to the composting process itself, the brand stands for all around growth; be it through…

Positive Michigan

U-M Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Discussion

The sudden and shocking death of actor Robin Williams left many people wondering how someone who made so many people so happy could suffer from depression. But it isn’t always easy to detect mental illnesses in loved ones or get…

Mental Health

 

Eight Fitness Myths Debunked

There are all kinds of myths out there about health and fitness. What workouts are best, what foods cause weight loss, exactly how many sit ups do you need to be doing to see abs? Lets take a look at…

Fitness

Six Healthy Changes to Make Before You get Pregnant

Being a parent is awesome. So much so that my husband and I have been talking about a sibling for our little girl. The idea of being pregnant made me think about what I want to do to prepare if…

Food

MI Big Green Gym: Making Memories at Local Parks

Whether it’s a small, tree-dappled respite from the city’s concrete, an expanse of undisturbed natural beauty, or the shoreline of your favorite lake, public parks – especially in Michigan – are the place to be. We sometimes take them for…

Fitness