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Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Lifting Weights to Beat Stress

Weightlifting is one of the most beneficial workouts around, especially when it comes to blowing off some steam. So what is it about pumping iron that releases tension? Physical activity in general helps to release endorphins in your brain, which are chemicals that…

Fitness

The Best Trails to Backpack in the Northern Lower Peninsula

One of the best parts of a Michigan summer is camping, but have you ever tried something a little more rustic? Backpacking is a great summer activity that allows you to shed some extra calories and explore nature while doing…

Fitness

Have a Healthy, Active and Fun Time at the National Cherry Festival

Named one of the top ten ‘Specialty Food Festivals’ by readers of USA Today and 10Best, Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival is shaping up to be a delicious time! This year’s event takes place July 4-11 and features more than…

Food

 

Want to Feel Happier? Head Online and Do These 3 Things

  You probably are on the internet all the time—checking email, reading restaurant reviews, learning how to be healthier on your favorite blog. But you may not realize you can also use the internet to get a mood boost. While…

Mental Health

The Health Benefits of Michigan Summer Berries

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about the holidays. I am talking about Michigan’s summer berry season. The trees are in full bloom, the weather is warm and the berries are ready for…

Food

3 Ways to Avoid Injury at Detroit’s New Fit Park

  Want to get active outside while using what looks like a playscape for adults? That dream is now possible if you live or work in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Live the Riverfront partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy…

Positive Michigan

 

Change Up Burger Night With These Six Different Meats

  Glance at the grill at most summer cookouts and you’ll likely see beef burgers with maybe a few veggie patties thrown in. But there are a lot more options when considering what to put on a bun—and they all…

Food

Let’s “Taco”-bout it: Easy Swaps to Make Taco Night Guilt Free

  Whether it’s Taco Tuesday at your house or a midnight run for fast-food tacos, we can all agree that this flavorful Latin meal is blissful. With their reputation for flavor and mouthwatering ingredients, you have to wonder how healthy tacos…

Food

5 Reasons Why Therapy Can Be Good For You

  Diminishing the stigma surrounding mental health has come a long way, but many still mistakenly believe that therapy is saved solely for patients with severe mental illness. In the same way you do not need to be in poor…

Mental Health