Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

How Much Meat Should You Really Be Eating?

There is no doubt that protein is essential for good health. It’s used to build muscle and boost energy while also helping you stay full longer. But do you know how much protein you actually need in a day? The…


Joy to the World: Dealing With Seasonal Depression During the Holidays

For some people, this time of year is far from festive. The change in seasons can bring on symptoms of depression, and a lack of energy and enthusiasm. This can be caused by many things: shorter hours of sunlight, expectations…

Mental Health

Healthy Takes on Classic Holiday Dishes

The holidays bring families together to enjoy each other’s company over big, hearty meals. But all of those high-calorie platefuls of food can take a toll on your health. The good news is that the holidays don’t have to be…



3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Retirement

You’ve waited your whole life for retirement—now it’s time to enjoy it! But while you’ve probably planned financially for your post-working years, you might not have thought about how you’re actually going to adjust to your new lifestyle. The key…

Healthy Community

Think Big and Shop Small with Small Business Saturday

  Thanksgiving is two days away, but many people are already planning how they’re going to kick off their gift shopping over the weekend. Make sure you add this to your calendar: Small Business Saturday is November 28 and is…

Positive Michigan

6 Myths that Hurt Your Health Rather Than Help It

We love a good health tip, but there are many popular ideas that aren’t actually true. Instead of making you better, these misconceptions could actually be hurting your health. Here are a few of the major ones you might be…



This Year, Start Some New, Healthy Holiday Traditions

The next six weeks are all about traditions—the special food, decorations and activities that have been a part of your family for years and that have been passed down from generation to generation. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room…

Healthy Community

Healthy Thanksgiving Substitutions (No One Will Notice)

  If you’re like most people, the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a free-for-all where you can guiltlessly indulge. But you don’t have to sabotage your waistline for the sake of delicious holiday food. In…


The Flu Shot: Still Your Best Bet

If the flu knocked you out during the holidays last year, you weren’t alone. The 2014 flu season peaked in the final week of last December. In that week alone, almost six percent of all doctor visits were due to…

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