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You’ll Never Guess These Surprising Causes of Childhood Obesity

Nearly one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a number that has tripled from just 50 years ago. As a result, there has also been an increase in health problems previously unseen in young children, like high blood…

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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

When the temperature drops, your kids might want to spend all their time warm and in front of the TV or computer. But doing so will only make it harder for them to rack up their 60 minutes of physical…

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Accomplish Your #HealthyMe Goals by the End of December

2014  is quickly coming to a close. Have you met your #HealthyMe goals yet? If not, there’s still time! With over 10,000 members in the #HealthyMe community and nearly 1,500 goals created, there’s never been a better time to achieve success with…

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Bye Bye Butter: Substitutions for All of Your Favorite Dishes

Heart disease is the number one health problem in the U.S. today and the single leading cause of death according to the American Heart Association. But there’s good news: Improving your diet can lower your risk. And one thing to…

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Quit Smoking Today: 5 Reasons You Haven’t Considered

Today marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which is observed on the third Thursday in November. It’s a day for smokers to give up the habit for good or to use the day to make a plan to…

Top 7 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Michigan

As temperatures continue to dip and snowflakes begin to fall, communities across the Mitten are welcoming the start of another holiday season with tree-lighting celebrations. The annual tradition of public tree-lighting events dates back to the 1920s when President Calvin…

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4 Easy Steps to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Traveling this time of year should be more about catching your flight than catching a cold or the flu. And a little preparation before you head to the airport will go a long way in helping you keep your defenses…

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Congratulations to Our #MIKidsCan Contest Winners!

Blue Cross, in partnership with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, recently challenged Michigan kids ages 7-14 to a create a two-minute video or submit a photo and short essay answering the question, “What’s your favorite way to get moving and be…

Squash Your Snack Cravings with Roasted Seeds

You may not be able to eat healthy 100 percent of the time during the holidays, but at least you can try to be smart about your snacks. For a healthy between-meal bite that also celebrates the season, turn to…

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