Author Archives: Helen Battersby

Are lemons in your water making you sick?

One of the best ways to add flavor to your water, iced tea or coke is a juicy lemon wedge.  Unfortunately this may not be the most sanitary thing for us.  A recent study was published in the Journal of…


Ever wonder what downhill skiing looks like from the skier’s point of view?

In my opinion there is not a better way to enjoy winter than to hit the ski slopes. It gets you out of the house and into fresh air, but it also benefits the body in many ways. According to…


10 must haves to have in your car this winter

10 ‘must haves’ in your car for in case of emergency this winter

This winter is one of the worst we’ve had in a while.  This January has already seen more snow in metropolitan Detroit than any other January on record. Even though Woody, Michigan’s version of Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring,…

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Healthier restaurant options while visiting the NAIAS in downtown Detroit

No matter where you are in the city of Detroit there are lots of delicious food options. Unfortunately eating out doesn’t always provide the healthiest options, especially for those trying to work on New Year’s resolutions. The National American International…


Ring in the New Year at Michigan state parks for Shoe Year’s Day

This New Year’s Day, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association to encourage Michigan residents to start their New Years’ resolutions early. State parks and recreation…

Spend Tuesday at Eastern Market

On a summer Tuesday afternoon the aHealthier Michigan team decided to check out Eastern Market Tuesdays with David Murray on his Pursuit of Healthiness. The market is in its third year of opening on Tuesdays in addition to Saturdays. This…

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The Medalist Golf Course

Top 5 reasons to try golf in Michigan this summer

Hands down, golf is one of the best ways to spend time outside during a Michigan summer. I have been playing golf since I was 7 years old and cannot get enough of the sport. Michigan golf has 1,047 courses…


How to stop the slump this May

The month of May is Employee Health and Fitness month. On average Americans sit for nine hours a day and it can increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.  This is particularly true for my job because I work in…



Seven ways to slim down your sushi

One of my very favorite meals to eat out is sushi.  I like it so much, I’d be willing to eat sushi for breakfast.  In fact I think I have.  I usually justify eating a lot of sushi because I…





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