Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Learn from Example: How Michigan Goes Above and Beyond for the Environment

Being kind to the environment is something many Michiganders are passionate about in their daily work and hobbies. In fact, Michigan has one of the highest number of ‘green jobs,’ in America. About 70,000 people work in renewable energy and…

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Do You Know the Importance of Immunizations for Your Family?

While the flu vaccine receives the most attention, it isn’t the only immunization you need to know about to keep your family healthy. There are many vaccinations that protect you and your loved ones from dangerous diseases and keep you…

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Activities to Help your Kids Go Green on Earth Day

Earth Day, which happens this year on Friday, April 22, is the perfect time to educate your little ones about the importance of respecting nature and keeping our environment healthy. Across Michigan, you’ll discover lots of fun events perfect for…

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6 Michigan Trees You Can Plant on Earth Day

More than half of Michigan is covered in forests, which is one of the reasons why the state is so beautiful. Want to make it even more gorgeous? Plant some new trees! That simple act helps naturally clean carbon from…

New Sleep Guidelines: 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids are Getting Enough

A new study released last week shows that teens and children are getting far less sleep than they need. In fact, many teens are getting less than seven hours of sleep each night. While that may not seem so different…