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Handcycle Racers Prepare for River Bank 25K

Bryan Wilkinson was two months out of high school and enjoying a Michigan summer. On July 31, 2000, he happily agreed to a dirt bike outing with his cousin. What happened next forever changed his life’s trajectory. Now 34, Wilkinson…



Jackson Mom Found a Way to Help Her Family Get Outside

I want you to think back to some of your fondest childhood memories. When I think about some of my fondest moments as a child, the majority involve being outside. To this day, hearing the sweet melody of an ice…



Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes impacts 29 million people in America, and around 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2, formerly called adult-onset diabetes. (The other five percent have type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes.) Type 2 diabetes is caused…

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Run 100 Miles? How One West Michigan Woman Goes the “Ultra” Distance

Many people new to running start with a 5K race goal, a manageable yet challenging 3.1 miles. East Grand Rapids resident Carolynn Nauta set her sights on finishing a half-marathon, or 13.1 miles. It didn’t go exactly as planned. “Everything…



New Year’s Resolution Check-In: Get Back on Track!

It’s been almost five months since you set your resolutions at the beginning of the year, but don’t lose heart if you haven’t accomplished everything you wanted to! You aren’t alone. U.S. News and World Report says by the second…


WWOOFing: The Latest Way to Have Fun and Dig in the Dirt

Are you a lover of getting your hands dirty and spending time outdoors? Then WWOOFing – and no, we’re not talking about a dog barking – is perfect for you. This weird word is actually a growing trend around the…


13 Creative Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

We all know that getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is not the easiest task. So, in order to get them to eat healthy snacks, sometimes you have to be creative. Here are 13 ways (and recipes) to…



Healthy Living Tips from Tigers Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand

As he heads into his 35th season in professional baseball, Detroit Tigers Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle on and off the ball field. Rand, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, recently…



7 Healthy Confessions: Matthew Stafford Opens Up

Think pro athletes make healthy choices every minute of every day? Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recently surprised students at Vista Charter Academy in Wyoming and made it clear that he has to work on his healthy goals just like…