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Six Ways to Get in Shape Without Breaking the Bank

The process of choosing a gym or the best exercise equipment can seem daunting (and expensive!) but the good news is you don’t have to empty your wallet to drop pounds. The first step is to think outside the box…

Fitness

3 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm Up Your Week

As temperatures continue to fall, enjoying a hearty bowl of soup is a great way to warm up from the inside out. And thanks to the convenience of slow cookers, making your own soup can be as simple as combining…

Food

5 Tips and Motivation to Help You Rock a 5K in 2015

Think it’s too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Not if a 5K walk or run is on your bucket list. Many couch-to-5K training plans are available to help you prep for your first 3.1-mile race, no…

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Can Yoga Help Achy Joints? Yes, If You Do the Right Moves

You never realize how often you move your knees, hips, wrists and elbows until they start to hurt. Just ask the many older Americans who suffer from joint pain–everything from minor stiffness to the more extreme pain of severe arthritis (the nation’s most…

Fitness

13 (Non-Candy) Halloween Treats Your Kids Will Love

With the focus on trick-or-treating and an abundance of candy and sweets, Halloween can be a difficult time for parents to encourage their kids to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a nutritious diet.   Fortunately, you can achieve a…

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Don’t Pitch Those Pumpkin Guts, Cook Them Up Instead!

Kids and adults alike are quick to throw away, what many deem, pumpkin “guts,” also known as the seeds, fibrous strands, and pulp inside of pumpkins. But what they don’t know is that it is possible to use a whole…

Food

 

Michigan Day of the Dead Races: Runners Remember Lost Loved Ones

Linda Hall’s voice catches as she remembers her experience at last year’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 5K Run in Muskegon. “That experience was physically, emotionally, and mentally, probably one of the biggest runs of my life,”…

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The Surprising Stress Relief Remedy That’s All Around You

Sometimes the things you’re supposed to do to relieve stress—meditate, exercise, sleep more—can be stressful to incorporate into your day. Luckily there’s a new way to fight anxiety and feel more relaxed, and all you need is some water. In the…

Mental Health

Improve Your Child’s Grades—No Extra Studying Necessary

Think the only way for your kid to do better in school is for him or her to devote hours a day to homework and tutoring? Not necessarily. The key to your child acing more classes could actually be him or her…

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