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Simple Ways You Can Help Your Child Feel Happier

You might look back on your own childhood through rose-colored glasses, but being a kid isn’t all lemonade stands and coloring books. It’s incredibly easy for kids to feel overwhelmed and stressed with everything going on in their lives. And…

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Let Smart Commute Week Kick Off Your Active Summer

With warmer weather washing over the state, now’s the perfect time to change up the way you get to work. Smart Commute Week kicks off the first week in June and encourages workers to ditch their automobiles in favor of…

Fitness

Five Free Apps To Help You Feel Happier and Less Stressed

There are smart phone apps for almost everything related to your physical health: tracking runs while preparing for a race, jotting down what you eat throughout the day and even monitoring your sleep habits. But you may not know that…

Mental Health

 

The Real Reason Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer

Everyone has busy lives balancing things like work, school, home maintenance, children, exercise, extracurricular activities and more. The last thing anyone wants is to get sick to the point where daily routines are interrupted. Even though the peak cold and flu season begins…

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Are Your Beliefs About Weight Loss Holding You Back From Better Health?

People love to give helpful advice … but when it comes to weight loss, the majority of the advice is not accurate. I found this to be true during and even AFTER my 162-pound weight loss. Many caring individuals tried to share their personal weight-loss…

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Healthy Dads Can Get Free Detroit Riverfront Run 5K + 10K Registration

Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the Michigan Blues Perspectives Blog. Runners will take their mark for the 2nd annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The 5K and 10K run…

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No More Body Shaming: 5 Ways to Love Yourself and Others

Do you ever look in the mirror and focus on the parts of your body you hate? Or flip through the pages of a magazine and judge celebrities who look like they’ve let themselves go? If so, you’ve taken part…

Mental Health

For Healthy Meal Planning and Help Losing Weight, Try Cooking in Batches

I know that batching recipes — preparing food in large quantities to last more than one meal — is something you might usually do in the winter or fall, but really you can batch recipes all year long. There are a…

Food

5 Great Trails to Enjoy Spring in Detroit

This post is from Kristina Williams-Lee, of Blue Care Network of Michigan. It is about this time each year, after seeing the first cherry blossoms open up to the Detroit sunshine, when I get a bit antsy. It’s been too long…

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