Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

Six Ways to Get in Shape Without Breaking the Bank

The process of choosing a gym or the best exercise equipment can seem daunting (and expensive!) but the good news is you don’t have to empty your wallet to drop pounds. The first step is to think outside the box…

Fitness

Can Yoga Help Achy Joints? Yes, If You Do the Right Moves

You never realize how often you move your knees, hips, wrists and elbows until they start to hurt. Just ask the many older Americans who suffer from joint pain–everything from minor stiffness to the more extreme pain of severe arthritis (the nation’s most…

Fitness

The Surprising Stress Relief Remedy That’s All Around You

Sometimes the things you’re supposed to do to relieve stress—meditate, exercise, sleep more—can be stressful to incorporate into your day. Luckily there’s a new way to fight anxiety and feel more relaxed, and all you need is some water. In the…

Mental Health

 

Improve Your Child’s Grades—No Extra Studying Necessary

Think the only way for your kid to do better in school is for him or her to devote hours a day to homework and tutoring? Not necessarily. The key to your child acing more classes could actually be him or her…

Healthy Community

Wake Up Perky Every Morning—No Sunlight Required

On any given weekday morning, it can feel practically impossible to drag yourself out of bed when the alarm goes off. But throw in the fact that it’s staying dark later and later these days, and waking up bright-eyed and…

Healthy Community

Trend Alert: Workplace Wellness Incentives that Actually Work

Promoting wellness at work is a wonderful idea, but it takes more than a few “Don’t forget your veggies!” posters in the cafeteria to be effective. That’s why, instead of simply encouraging employees to take the stairs instead of the…

Healthy Community

 

Cardio Doesn’t Have to Hurt: The Best Low-Impact Workouts

Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age, but as you get older, regular exercise becomes more important than ever for your body and mind. Not only can exercise enhance your mobility and…

Fitness

Stop Spending Too Much for Fresh Fruits and Veggies

It happens to everyone: That moment when you’re standing in the check-out lane at the grocery store, seeing the total increase with every scan of cauliflower, oranges and pears. With an estimated 49 million Americans making grocery decisions based on…

Food

5 Undeniable Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda Today

It sounds too good to be true: A drink that tastes like your favorite soda but has zero calories. No wonder people think they can sip on it all day long. It’s practically like drinking water! Or is it? By…

Food