Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

The seven commandments of clean eating

“Clean eating” seems to be a huge buzz term these days, but what does it actually mean? Eating clean can be defined in many ways, but the most common definition is that you eat the freshest, least processed foods you…


Too hot to work out? Try these 6 new exercise DVDs instead

If you’re used to working out outside, sometimes the summer heat can just be too much to handle. Not only does it feel extra tough to go for that run in high temperatures, there are also safety concerns when the…


The simple way to get perfect posture (no books required)

You rolled your eyes when mom said it, but, seriously, stand up straight! Sure it makes you look more presentable, but more importantly, it impacts your physical health. Poor posture can lead to painful joints, challenged breathing and trouble walking….

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How to ace your #HealthyMe goal to eat healthier

Have you set your #HealthyMe goal but finding it tough to stay on track? You aren’t alone. It’s hard to accomplish your healthy goals (according to Forbes, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions every year)….


The amazing benefits of learning a new language

It’s been proven that speaking multiple languages growing up can have an impact on your life that goes way beyond being able to order food in foreign countries. For instance, those who speak two languages every day throughout their lives…

Mental Health

Keep your cool this summer

Keep your cool: Surprising ways to beat summer heat

The return of summer is a time for joy, especially after a long, cold winter like the one we just had. More daylight and warmer temperatures bring back adventures on the lake, days in the garden and holidays grilling with…

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Four blueberry festivals you won’t want to miss

Summer is in full swing, and that means blueberry season is too (yes, Michigan is about more than just cherries). July is even National Blueberry Month! The sweet, sometimes tart berries are a favorite summertime treat that can be incorporated…

Positive 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…