Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

Smoking: It Just Keeps Getting More Dangerous

As if the long list of health issues related to smoking hasn’t been scary enough, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows there’s even more of a reason to give up the habit. The American…

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7 Sneaky Ways to Add Super Seeds to Your Diet

It seems like every day, health experts recommend you eat more and more nutritionally-superior superfoods like kale, quinoa, blueberries and salmon. But you can only consume so many kale and quinoa salads before you call it quits. An easier way to…

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Don’t Let These Myths Get Between You and Rock Climbing

If you’ve never done it before, climbing up the face of a rock can seem, in a word, intimidating. And why wouldn’t it? You’re out in the elements, holding on by the tips of your fingers and relying on tiny pieces of equipment…

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The All-Natural (and Cheap!) Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally in the air. Even if it isn’t in the 70s every day, windows are creaking open and heavy blankets are getting pulled off beds. And there’s another sign of the changing seasons: People are starting to get their…

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Do Your Kids Taste the Rainbow?

As any parent will tell you, kids can have picky palates. Unfortunately, that means the most colorful items they consume in a day might be red licorice, blue raspberry gummies and purple energy drinks. Beige foods like breads, pasta, cereal, potatoes…

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The Healthy Habit Probably Missing From Your Day

You know you should exercise regularly and eat nutritious meals every day, but there’s one healthy routine you may not know you need in your life: one that focuses on your mental wellness. Regularly caring for your mind can have…

Mental Health

 

Five Nighttime Habits of Naturally Healthy People

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to easily keep up healthy habits while you struggle to make it to the gym or eat nutritious meals throughout the day? The difference might be what your mornings look like. Rushing around…

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Five Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

  It may not seem like a major health concern, but having a sore throat can quickly make you miserable. Instead of wincing with every swallow, check out this slideshow for five remedies that can bring relief fast. 5 Ways…

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Green Juices and Smoothies to Kick Off St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick ’s Day, which is the perfect excuse to whip up a packed-with-nutrients green juice or smoothie for breakfast. They may be the color of grass, but the combinations of fruits and vegetables are delicious and will leave…

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