Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

Warning: Chances Are, Your Kid Eats Too Much Sodium

Most people are fully aware that high-sodium diets can lead to increased blood pressure in adults. But did you know that children also suffer similar health issues when they eat too much salt? And unfortunately, most do. According to a recent study, nine…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash is the Perfect Weeknight Dinner

It’s getting darker earlier and the nights are starting to feel crisp, which means it’s beginning to be the season for winter squash. While pumpkins and butternut get all the attention, acorn squash is a fun way to mix up dinner. It’s…

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The Best Healthy Meet-Ups Across Michigan

Finding motivation to work out on your own can be a daunting task. But get others involved and physical activity can get transformed into a task you look forward to daily. Accordingly to a study published in the International Journal…

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Simple, Proven Ways to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk Today

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Roughly one in seven will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But there is good news: Death rates from prostate cancer are relatively low, with 98 percent of…

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7 Resistance Band Moves to Tone Your Entire Body

It’s natural to think that to get stronger, you need to lift heavy things. But thanks to resistance bands, that’s not actually true. Resistance bands are super light pieces of stretchy rubber that you can use to tone your entire body….

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A Guide to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Illegal drug abuse gets a lot of attention, but rates of prescription drug abuse are also alarmingly high. In the U.S., 6.8 million people have abused prescription drugs.  And many people are getting their pills through friends or relatives, often…

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Transform a Slice of Toast into an Amazing Breakfast

Okay, it’s true. A plain slice of whole wheat toast isn’t all that exciting. But that simple starch can be turned into the perfect breakfast if you top it the right way. You probably already know you can plop a fried…

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Sweeteners Decoded: The Truth about Sugar Substitutes

To make healthier versions of your favorite foods, many companies swap out real sugar for sugar substitutes. These sweeteners often contain fewer calories than plain old sugar, and thanks to their concentrated taste, require lower amounts to achieve the same…

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Six Tips to Beat Hidden Classroom Germs

As parents and caregivers know all too well, one child’s simple cold has the power to wreak havoc on an entire classroom. There are a few reasons why sniffles and sneezes thrive in schools. To start, students spend the day…

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