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YMCA Veggie Vans Bring Fresh Produce to Michigan Neighborhoods

The end of summer means the shuttering of many local farmers markets. For one unique market serving urban neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, business is about to pick up. The YMCA’s Veggie Van program brings fresh fruits and vegetables…

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Cardio Doesn’t Have to Hurt: The Best Low-Impact Workouts

Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age, but as you get older, regular exercise becomes more important than ever for your body and mind. Not only can exercise enhance your mobility and…

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Stop Spending Too Much for Fresh Fruits and Veggies

It happens to everyone: That moment when you’re standing in the check-out lane at the grocery store, seeing the total increase with every scan of cauliflower, oranges and pears. With an estimated 49 million Americans making grocery decisions based on…

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#MIKidsCan Trick or Treat the Healthy Way This Saturday

If you think Halloween is all about sugar overdoses and pumpkin-flavored everything, this Saturday is your chance to think again. The Flint Farmers’ Market, in partnership with Sprout Health Coalition, is presenting a Healthy Halloween Food Day. Food Day is…

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4 Strange Ways to Perk Up Your Coffee

What’s the latest trend in the coffee world? Weird but healthy ingredients. Health gurus are taking matters into their own hands, or mugs in this case, and are opting for spices, unique milks and even butter in their daily cup of joe. The…

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5 Undeniable Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda Today

It sounds too good to be true: A drink that tastes like your favorite soda but has zero calories. No wonder people think they can sip on it all day long. It’s practically like drinking water! Or is it? By…

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11 Places to Quench Your Thirst in Northern Michigan and the U.P.

Northern Michigan may be known for their amazing wineries, but that’s no reason to overlook a thriving beer scene. Here’s a quick look at some fine establishments that have opened up within the last couple years, or so. You might…

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Michigan Apples: Coming to a Tourist-Friendly Destination Near You

As apple consumers have changed their buying habits, apple farmers have changed the way they do business to stay relevant as well. For many, expanding operations to include some type of tourist hook has been the answer – think cider…

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6 Easy Ways to Stay Germ Free

Between the prevalence of issues like Enterovirus EV-D68 and the onset of cold and flu season, there’s never been a better time to step up your germ prevention skill set. Though many people over-stress about being germ-free, it’s always important…

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