Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Bike

There’s no better way to experience Michigan than with a bike ride through one of the state’s 1,300+ trails. But before you pedal off into the sun, it’s important you have the right equipment. When selecting your two-wheeler, consider the…


U-M Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Discussion

The sudden and shocking death of actor Robin Williams left many people wondering how someone who made so many people so happy could suffer from depression. But it isn’t always easy to detect mental illnesses in loved ones or get…

Mental Health

Fall Project: Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Not ready to give your green thumb a rest just because summer is almost over? Move your gardening inside and create a potted herb garden. Herbs are a great way to add flavor to your food without fat, calories or sodium….

Healthy Community


How to Ace Your #HealthyMe Goal to Exercise More

A few weeks ago, we discussed how to reach your goal if you’re trying to eat healthier. Now we’re talking to those of you who have made goals to exercise more or get into better shape. If that’s you, are…


Reality Bites: How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Summer vacations are so fun and relaxing…until they’re over. It can seem like within an hour of returning home, you feel bloated, tired and stressed out by your crazy-long to-do list. Well take a deep breath and make the transition…

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How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Fitness

Getting children moving at an early age puts them on the path to living a healthier lifestyle and can help cut down on their risk for certain conditions later in life. However, with all the indoor entertainment options available, it’s…

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Watermelon: New Ways to Enjoy Summer’s Juiciest Fruit

Summer may be beginning to wind down, but it’s not over yet! Exhibit A: Watermelon is still in season. Not only is it filling and the perfect solution for a sweet tooth, it’s also very healthy to snack on, thanks…


Diabetic-Friendly Desserts

  Just because you’re watching your sugar intake doesn’t mean you have to give up sweets completely. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite diabetic-friendly dessert recipes that will keep your health on track and leave your taste buds…


Don’t Let Blisters Get in the Way of Your Running Plans

Let’s say you’ve decided to make running a half marathon one of your #HealthyMe goals – congratulations! You’ve likely selected a training plan and started hitting the trails for long weekend runs, building up your endurance for 13.1 miles. You’re…