Author Archives: Helen Carlisle

Helen Carlisle

About Helen Carlisle

My #HealthyMe goals are to workout often, cook healthier recipes and live a healthy lifestyle with my new husband. Some of my favorite things include MSU, exploring Michigan and Detroit's comeback.

Too Busy to Work Out? Think Again!

I started my 2015 fitness goals a little late this year. Somehow I fooled myself into thinking I didn’t have to work out. I was always too busy, too cold and I did not want to add a gym membership…


#HealthyMe: Don’t Let Stress Get in the Way of a Good Workout

I was fortunate enough to spend a week in the Upper Peninsula with my co-workers at the beginning of August. We explored parts of Michigan I had not been to before and it was beautiful. One day we took a…

How we relax at A Healthier Michigan

Chances are if you are human, you get stressed out from time to time.  Whether it is work, family, traffic or even the daily news, we all get worked up!  The American Heart Association highlighted four ways to deal with…

Mental Health

Take me out to the ball game!

Spring is here and it is finally baseball season, we love the excuse to get outside and catch a game! The Detroit Tigers just kicked off their season at Comerica Park, getting everyone excited for baseball season, but they aren’t…

Positive Michigan

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,…

Healthy Community


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…