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Give Back with Volunteer Opportunities All Over Michigan

The holiday season puts a lot of people in a charitable mood. And not only is volunteering beneficial for your community, it’s also full of health benefits. People who volunteer have lower signs of depressions, lower mortality rates and better…

Positive Michigan

The Budget-Friendly Way to Stick to a Healthy Diet in 2015

You know the drill: Every December 31st you vow to eat healthier starting the very next day. Maybe you promise to skip the 4 p.m. cookie, avoid the drive-through on the way home from work or stop considering bacon a…

Food

Stress No More: Four Easy Ways to Simplify the Season

There are four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and in those 28 days you need to find gifts for everyone in your extended family, perfect your pie crust before the holiday party you’re throwing, mail cards with thoughtful…

Mental Health

 

Did You Know: Diabetes Can Affect Your Dental Health

Among the many complications that can arise from diabetes is the greater risk for gum disease. That may not seem like a big deal, but serious gum problems could have a huge impact on your quality of life, causing gums…

Healthy Community

The Seasonal Favorite That’s Also a Sneaky Superfood

This time of year is all about peppermint—the flavor gets featured in espresso drinks, chocolate bark, candy canes and other desserts all month long. But what you may not realize is that peppermint isn’t just a tasty addition to lattes…

Healthy Community

Approaching a Milestone Birthday? It Could Be a Life-Changing Year for You

If you were born in a year ending in six – 1966, 1976, 1986, etc. – 2015 might be your best year ever. New research finds that people who are about to enter a new decade are more likely to…

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No Gym? No Problem. Get in Cardio Without Leaving Home

Traveling for the holidays can be completely disruptive to your workout routine. You aren’t near your gym and there’s no guarantee there will be any exercise equipment where you’re staying. While you can strength train using just your body weight,…

Fitness

Better-for-You Comfort Food

When the weather outside is frightful, comfort food—rich, filling and like mom used to make—can be especially delightful. But too much of it can lead to the not-so-comfortable feeling of a snug waistband. Make your favorite dishes healthier by swapping…

Food

Preventing the Next Stroke

Jeanette was 46 when she was permanently disabled by a stroke. While blow drying her hair, she suddenly developed weakness in the left side of her face, arm and leg. Six weeks later, Jeanette was still unable to use or…

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