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Bowl for Kids’ Sake Events Combine Fun at the Lanes with a Great Cause

Think an afternoon or evening of bowling sounds fun? Upcoming events across Michigan will make every strike, and spare, count toward a good cause. The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ (BBBS) signature fundraiser. Every year…

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#MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Week 4

Throughout the month of March, hundreds of Michigan kids have been hard at work getting healthy and staying active as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan‘s #MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge. By completing a series of healthy tasks each…

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A Parent’s Guide to Food Safety

Food safety  Do you serve your child’s lunch in plastic containers? Well, it could be extremely harmful for your child’s learning process.  Healthy lunches these days are about more than nutritious eats. Although preparing a healthy lunch is important, the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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#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…

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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…

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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…

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