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Comedian Headlines Muskegon Diabetes Conference

This blog was originally featured on MIBluesPerspectives.com. There’s always opportunity for laughter, even as you’re learning to cope with a diabetes diagnosis. Humor is a big part of an upcoming Muskegon conference focusing on the disease. The 11th annual African American Beating Diabetes…

Healthy Community

Get Support from Others for Your Breast Cancer Fight

More than 8,000 women get diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year in Michigan. And while Breast Cancer Awareness Month does a great job of raising money for research and celebrating survivors, sometimes those actively fighting the disease can slip…

Cancer Awareness

GR Dining Experiences to Raise Funds for March of Dimes

Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, you should definitely pick up tickets to the Grand Rapids March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, happening this Monday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Steelcase Ballroom at DeVos Place. Blue…

Positive Michigan

 

Six Ways to Get in Shape Without Breaking the Bank

The process of choosing a gym or the best exercise equipment can seem daunting (and expensive!) but the good news is you don’t have to empty your wallet to drop pounds. The first step is to think outside the box…

Fitness

3 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm Up Your Week

As temperatures continue to fall, enjoying a hearty bowl of soup is a great way to warm up from the inside out. And thanks to the convenience of slow cookers, making your own soup can be as simple as combining…

Food

5 Tips and Motivation to Help You Rock a 5K in 2015

Think it’s too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Not if a 5K walk or run is on your bucket list. Many couch-to-5K training plans are available to help you prep for your first 3.1-mile race, no…

Healthy Community

 

Can Yoga Help Achy Joints? Yes, If You Do the Right Moves

You never realize how often you move your knees, hips, wrists and elbows until they start to hurt. Just ask the many older Americans who suffer from joint pain–everything from minor stiffness to the more extreme pain of severe arthritis (the nation’s most…

Fitness

13 (Non-Candy) Halloween Treats Your Kids Will Love

With the focus on trick-or-treating and an abundance of candy and sweets, Halloween can be a difficult time for parents to encourage their kids to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a nutritious diet.   Fortunately, you can achieve a…

Healthy Community

Don’t Pitch Those Pumpkin Guts, Cook Them Up Instead!

Kids and adults alike are quick to throw away, what many deem, pumpkin “guts,” also known as the seeds, fibrous strands, and pulp inside of pumpkins. But what they don’t know is that it is possible to use a whole…

Food