Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

5 of the Healthiest Hot Sauces to Spice Up Your Food

When you crave spice, it’s a no-brainer to reach for a bottle of hot sauce and give it a few shakes over your food. But if you’re also trying to be healthy, you should know that not all hot sauces are…

Food

5 Quick Ways to Bust Out of a Winter Funk

Everyone has off days now and then. It’s human nature to feel a little down in the dumps or have a day where you just can’t figure out what’s wrong—especially during the cold, dreary months of winter. Well guess what: You…

Mental Health

Can Drinking Vinegar Actually be Good for You?

Trends seem to make a comeback every few decades, but these days there’s a new food trend that is resurfacing from centuries ago. Drinking vinegar, which was popular in the Colonial era, has recently made a comeback as a cool beverage…

Food

 

10 Uplifting Quotes to Say to Yourself Every Morning

You probably already begin the day with a hot shower and an eye-opening cup of coffee, but here’s something else to add to your morning routine: Repeating an inspiring quote to yourself. A pep talk is an easy way to help you…

Mental Health

The Surprising Science Behind What Makes You Hungry

Everyone knows what hunger is—that mouth-watering, stomach-grumbling, cookie-craving feeling—but have you ever wondered what actually causes it? It turns out to have less to do with your stomach than with your brain—more specifically, the hypothalamus. Here’s what happens: If it’s…

Healthy Community

What You Need to Know About Measles

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 154 cases of measles in 2015 alone, a staggering number compared to the past decade with a median average of 62 cases. According to the CDC, measles is a sometimes fatal…

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The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Inflexible People

These days, it can seem like everyone is doing yoga. And that’s a good thing! Among other benefits, yoga can help you stretch out muscles, reduce stress and strengthen your core. But there’s a reason some people refuse to give…

Fitness

5 Foods to Keep Your Heart Happy and Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more people each year than all forms of cancer combined, according to the Heart Foundation. And women are especially at risk: One in three American women…

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Couch Potatoes Take Note: Easy Exercises to Do During Commercials

The average American watches more than five hours of TV a day—that’s a lot of time spent relaxing on the sofa. And if you’re watching live television (as opposed to catching up on your DVR), those five hours will include…

Fitness