Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

Simple Ways You Can Help Your Child Feel Happier

You might look back on your own childhood through rose-colored glasses, but being a kid isn’t all lemonade stands and coloring books. It’s incredibly easy for kids to feel overwhelmed and stressed with everything going on in their lives. And…

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Five Free Apps To Help You Feel Happier and Less Stressed

There are smart phone apps for almost everything related to your physical health: tracking runs while preparing for a race, jotting down what you eat throughout the day and even monitoring your sleep habits. But you may not know that…

Mental Health

The Real Reason Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer

Everyone has busy lives balancing things like work, school, home maintenance, children, exercise, extracurricular activities and more. The last thing anyone wants is to get sick to the point where daily routines are interrupted. Even though the peak cold and flu season begins…

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No More Body Shaming: 5 Ways to Love Yourself and Others

Do you ever look in the mirror and focus on the parts of your body you hate? Or flip through the pages of a magazine and judge celebrities who look like they’ve let themselves go? If so, you’ve taken part…

Mental Health

Are You Touching Your Face Too Much? Probably!

There are a lot of reasons to raise your fingers to your face—you think you have something in your eye, your cheek itches, your nose has a tickle, you want to bite your nails. In fact, researchers observed people in…

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Avocados: Good For More Than Just Guacamole

Avocados tend to get overlooked unless you’re making guacamole or topping a salad. But the smooth texture and mild flavor of these fruits (yes, fruits!) make them a nutritious addition – or substitution – to many recipes. They are a…

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Is Everyone Around You Feeling Happy and You’re Not?

At this point, most people have heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a depression brought on by changes in seasons. Most of the time, SAD starts in the fall and goes through the winter, making you feel moody and low on…

Mental Health

Five Ways to Prevent One of the Most Common Injuries

Ever have that feeling of wanting to head to the gym, go for a long walk around the neighborhood or just play with your kids in the backyard only to be limited by knee pain? You’re not alone. Frequent knee pain…

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What You Should Know About Getting a Mammogram

Many women are apprehensive when it comes to getting a mammogram. Whether it’s a fear of what the result may be or a hesitation after hearing the process is uncomfortable, we’re here to remind you that the benefits outweigh the…

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