Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

The four crucial steps between setting a goal and reaching it

If you’re like the thousands of people who have signed up for HealthyMe, you probably have some health-related goals you’re trying to reach. You could be trying to cook more nutritious dinners during the week, run a mile without stopping…

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An unexpected way to eat more healthy grains

There’s a lot on your healthy eating to-do list, from getting more fruits and veggies to avoiding excessive sugar and salt. But we’re about to make it easier to cross off one healthy eating task: To eat plenty of whole…

Food

Chill out: Five ways to relax your mind and body every day

Everyone has “one of those days,” from time to time, where long to-do lists or endless meetings seem to take over. But sometimes it seems like those days happen, well, every day. And how you deal with those high-stress weeks…

Mental Health

 

A chicken salad recipe with a surprising ingredient

Chicken salad is a satisfying meal no matter the season or occasion. From a baby shower brunch to a picnic in the park, it really fits in anywhere. And the recipes for chicken salad vary greatly, giving it many different…

Food

Solutions for shin splints

When it comes to running injuries, shin splints are as common as they are painful. The sharp pain along the front of the lower leg has several causes, including flat feet, tight calf muscles and high-impact workout routines. The good…

Fitness

4 healthy alternatives to flavored coffee creamers

There are a lot of articles out there telling you to put down the coffee and pick up less caffeine-packed beverages like herbal teas. While we agree that cutting down on caffeine is important, we also realize you’re human and…

Food

 

Track stars: The best fitness trackers to keep you moving

With headlines like “My fitness band is making me fat,” wearable trackers recently came under fire in the press. It seems that some users followed the possibly-too-high recommended daily calorie allowances, which resulted in the needle on the scale going…

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Don’t worry, eat happy! Foods that actually calm you down

While there are many ways to manage stress in your life, like exercise and meditation, the foods you eat can also play an important role in helping you stay calm. For example, foods high in minerals like magnesium and zinc…

Mental Health

Take a stand for your health

Warning: Sitting can be hazardous to your health. In fact, too much sitting has gotten such a bad name that it’s even been referred to as “the new smoking.” The comparison might seem dramatic, until you learn about how dangerous…

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