Author Archives: Guest Blogger

Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like OK, that wasn’t one of Queen’s better songs, but the lyrics say it all….


#HealthyMe: Why do I like to ride my bike?

I like getting up very early in the morning to head to work, and rolling through the normally bustling neighborhoods that are so quiet, you can hear the rabbits rustling through the flower beds. I like the empty streets, and…

Take a ride this summer and join the Michigander Bicycle Tour

Every July, hundreds of bicycling enthusiasts gather in Michigan to experience the joy of Michigan summers. The Michigander Bicycle Tour, now in its 23rd year, showcases some of the 2,444 multi-use trails that Michigan has to offer. July 12 through…

Positive Michigan


Understanding what my #HealthyMe looks like

I joined BCBSM in 2009 and in early 2010; I took on the role of facilitator for a fitness group challenge in my department. I’m social and was quite chunky, so leading and participating was a win-win for me. One…

Wellness at Work

A movie with a message

This is the fourth and final part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need….

Healthy Community

Nine ways to utilize Michigan trails this summer

Did you know Michigan is the top trail state in the nation? There is no better way to experience your pure Michigan summer than on our 2,444 miles of multi-use trails. Alyssa Sturm studies advertising and public relations at Michigan…



MHA Keystone Center celebrates Donate Life Month

The MHA and Donate Life America want to celebrate Donate Life Month by thanking all Michigan residents, hospital partners and their staffs for the vital role they play in donation and transplantation. In Michigan, about 3.3 million people have committed to…

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Mark your calendars: MHA symposium is Changing the Rules, Creating the Vision

The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Patient Safety: Changing the Rules, Creating the Vision, April 28 and 29 at the Dearborn Inn. The conference agenda will explore ways providers can improve patient care through patient and family engagement while…

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Tips on how kids can get and stay healthy

With their readiness for adventure and what sometimes seem like endless supplies of energy and curiosity, guiding kids into healthy eating habits and active lifestyles seems like it should be an easy task.  As a mom myself, I know that…