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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…

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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…

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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…

Fitness

 

Are You Touching Your Face Too Much? Probably!

There are a lot of reasons to raise your fingers to your face—you think you have something in your eye, your cheek itches, your nose has a tickle, you want to bite your nails. In fact, researchers observed people in…

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Difficulty Sleeping Through the Night? Don’t Brush It Off: It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Going to sleep at the end of the day should be like taking a deep breath of fresh air; immensely rejuvenating. I know that after a long work day, I’m ready to shut off the lights and get right to…

Fitness

Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at ktcaputo.com and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…

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