Author Archives: David Lingholm

David Lingholm

About David Lingholm

I want to be a role model to my daughter, showing her what it means to be healthy, both mentally and physically.
 

Trying to be #HealthyMe on Mackinac Island

I’m on Mackinac Island this week for the Mackinac Policy Conference, hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. The next few days promise to be full of hearty discussion and a ton of tempting food, including the world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge…

Food

GTRec Experience Expo showcases the great outdoors

While I’m a fan of all four season in Michigan, getting outside to exercise with a two-year old can be tough in the middle of winter. Now that the snow blanketing both peninsulas has melted, getting active outside is much…

Fitness

The one tip to getting in 10,000 steps no one ever reveals

By lunchtime today, I had racked up almost 7,000 steps. A few of my co-workers were surprised that I’d almost hit our 10,000 step goal of the day, especially the one who walks to work everyday. I had almost double…

Fitness

 

Protecting your toddler from the potential dangers of their new treasure

Toddlers may be tiny, but their little hands are surprisingly quick—especially when they discover something new. Something else that’s quick: The speed a toddler can put that fascinating new item into his or her mouth. Usually there isn’t much damage…

How do you get the most out of your relationship with a Primary Care Physician?

Even to those of us in the health insurance industry, keeping track of every acronym used can be confusing. And we can sometimes forget that when we start using acronyms without telling a non-industry person what they mean, it can…

Pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend

Almost four and a half years ago, pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend. My Grandfather wasn’t the only family member I have who has battled some form of cancer, nor was it his first fight. But he is…

 

Food desert? Blogger aims to photograph 115 Detroit grocery stores, one bike ride at a time

I read the blog The People of Detroit for the first time soon after the Chris Hansen Dateline NBC April 2010 episode called America Now: City of Heartbreak and Hope, which negatively portrayed the city. What struck me about People of…

Positive Michigan

MI Big Green Gym: P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

When it comes to beautiful sand dunes in Michigan, most people would name the Sleeping Bear Dunes a perennial favorite, or maybe the dunes around Silver Lake.  But for my money, there are few places that are quite as beautiful…

Positive Michigan

#MITrailsWeek: Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail

The western terminus of this trail is in Grand Rapids, a city most of us are pretty familiar with. The eastern terminus is 42 miles away, in the sleepy town of Vermontville. What was once part of a rail-line that…

Fitness