Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

Kick Off Race Season With These Fun Events Around Michigan

The first day of spring has come and gone, daylight saving time has already started and opening day is out of here, which can only mean one thing: It’s about to be race season! Races can be the perfect chance…

Fitness

Five New Easy, No-Bake Energy Balls to Make Yourself

If you loved our first batch of DIY energy balls, then try one of these five new no-bake recipes. They are perfect for when you want to have tasty, kid-friendly snacks on hand that don’t contain any processed ingredients. Coconut…

Food

What You Can Do Now to Prepare for Spring Allergies

While it’s true that pollen and mold levels haven’t hit their peak yet—that doesn’t happen until the beginning of June for Michigan—you shouldn’t just sit back and wait for your spring allergies to hit. In fact, you can cut way…

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The Latest Trend for Keeping Employees Happy and Healthy

Meet the fuel bar. It’s the newest way to treat employees well and is a relatively simple concept: Keep the office kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and beverages your employees can help themselves to whenever they want. While it’s obvious…

Food

Attack of the Screens: Why You Still Need Face-to-Face Communication

Spend a day noting which conversations are had in-person and which are had over technology. If you’re like most people, electronic communication wins out. It’s just so easy to text your significant other about weekend plans, order your coffee through…

Mental Health

Colon Cancer: The Importance of Catching it Early

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women. More than 90 percent of those diagnosed early (when the cancer is still at a local stage) survive more than five years….

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The Importance of Mental Health Programs in the Workplace

The phrase “workplace wellness” usually implies a program in place at an office to improve the physical health of employees: helping them lose weight, stop smoking, improve cholesterol and blood pressure levels and exercise more. But while all of those…

Mental Health

What Does Being Healthy Mean to You?

Today is World Health Day, which happens every year on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization. The goal of the day is to raise awareness for worldwide public health issues, like food safety (this year’s…

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21 Days, 21 Ways: Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

While many people think diseases are fought with medications, the first line of defense is usually education. This is especially true for one of the most common diseases facing Michiganders – diabetes.  Diabetes is often preventable, and armed with the…

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