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Don’t Be Afraid of The Cold

Even though the first official day of spring has arrived, here in Michigan we are still experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures and working out in the cold can be less than motivating. But before you throw in the towel and restrict…

Fitness

Smoking: It Just Keeps Getting More Dangerous

As if the long list of health issues related to smoking hasn’t been scary enough, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows there’s even more of a reason to give up the habit. The American…

Healthy Community

The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

Fitness

 

#MIKidsCanDance Winners Rock the Palace

Earlier this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called upon youth dance teams to show off their best moves on Instagram for a chance to perform with the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad. We Are STARZ dance team of Oak Park-based STAR…

Healthy Community

7 Sneaky Ways to Add Super Seeds to Your Diet

It seems like every day, health experts recommend you eat more and more nutritionally-superior superfoods like kale, quinoa, blueberries and salmon. But you can only consume so many kale and quinoa salads before you call it quits. An easier way to…

Food

Too Busy to Work Out? Think Again!

I started my 2015 fitness goals a little late this year. Somehow I fooled myself into thinking I didn’t have to work out. I was always too busy, too cold and I did not want to add a gym membership…

Fitness

 

Don’t Let These Myths Get Between You and Rock Climbing

If you’ve never done it before, climbing up the face of a rock can seem, in a word, intimidating. And why wouldn’t it? You’re out in the elements, holding on by the tips of your fingers and relying on tiny pieces of equipment…

Fitness

Is Binge-Watching Television Harmful?

Snuggling on the couch with your favorite snacks and an all-day marathon of your favorite television shows, can feel like the ultimate relaxation. For some, the best way to tune out the world is to turn on the television or…

Mental Health

Michigan Tourist Destinations Shine Bright with Google Partnership  

Have you ever tried to explain just how beautiful Michigan is to out-of-state relatives or friends? Words just really don’t do our state justice sometimes. Now you can get a little help from Google. A new partnership between Pure Michigan…

Positive Michigan