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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…



No Yard? Small Outdoor Space? Try Planting a Vertical Garden

There’s nothing quite like picking your own fresh-grown vegetables from the garden. However, for urban dwellers with little-to-no yard or for people in apartments, your options might feel limited. Instead of spreading seeds out, consider planting up if you have…



Cut Down on Carbs with These Tasty Alternatives

Simple carbs like white bread and pasta might be tasty, but they can also be high in calories without a lot of nutrients and cause your blood sugar to spike. “A diet high in refined carbohydrates can ultimately raise your…