Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

On Your Feet All Day? Take These Steps to Stay Well

You hear a lot about the health hazards of sitting at a desk all day long—that it can lead to obesity and a higher risk for serious diseases—but standing for work all day long can also be detrimental to your…

Wellness at Work

6 Ways to Tame Tension Headaches Once and For All

You know that feeling like there’s a tight band wrapped around your head, squeezing and causing throbbing, pressure and pain? That’s a tension headache, and up to 80 percent of adults in the U.S. get them. They can be brief—going…

Wellness at Work

Are Boot Camp Workouts as Healthy as They Seem?

Fitness boot camps are popular—and for good reason. The tough, military-inspired workouts, which tend to focus on minimal equipment, classic moves and bursts of high intensity, can burn up to 400 calories in 40 minutes while also strengthening muscles. All…

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Defeating the Dreaded Freshmen 15

Have you found yourself stress-eating lately? Or maybe wearing yoga pants and sweats more often because your skinny jeans from last spring just don’t fit like they used to. College has been back in session for a couple of months now,…

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Michigan’s Best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

‘Tis the season for apple picking and pumpkin carving! And here in Michigan, we’re in luck because we’re surrounded by amazing orchards and pumpkin patches. There are too many to list, but below are a few of our favorite go-to…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Healthy Tailgating

What’s not to love about tailgating—you and friends eating delicious food and cheering your team on to victory. But too much pizza, chicken wings, and brats may not only add to your waistline, it can also add up in your…

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Are You Taking Your Medication at the Right Time?

Ever wonder why you take your medication when you do? Maybe you pick the morning because you’re likelier to remember. Or perhaps you pop your pills right before bed because it’s part of your nighttime routine. Well it turns out…

Healthy Community

Doing a Breast Cancer Walk? Here’s How to Prepare

Supporting a cause like breast cancer research isn’t a hard decision, but actually signing up to walk roughly 60 miles in three days is much more daunting. Thankfully, there are many steps between when you first register and when you…

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10 Superfoods that Help Prevent Memory Loss

Forgetfulness is a common complaint among older adults. Whether it’s being unable to remember your neighbor’s daughter’s name or blanking on why you walked upstairs, becoming forgetful can be embarrassing and upsetting. While some memory loss may be inevitable, research…

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