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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…

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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…

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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…

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Are Boot Camp Workouts as Healthy as They Seem?

Fitness boot camps are popular—and for good reason. The tough, military-inspired workouts, which tend to focus on minimal equipment, classic moves and bursts of high intensity, can burn up to 400 calories in 40 minutes while also strengthening muscles. All…

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Doing a Breast Cancer Walk? Here’s How to Prepare

Supporting a cause like breast cancer research isn’t a hard decision, but actually signing up to walk roughly 60 miles in three days is much more daunting. Thankfully, there are many steps between when you first register and when you…

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Winterize Your Workout: Learn to Love Exercising Indoors

In the springtime, exercisers across Michigan hang up their gym passes and take their cardio outside. But this time of year, the migration moves the opposite way. Cooler weather and fewer hours of sunlight mean that once again it’s time…

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Tips to Make Sure Hunters’ Hearts Are Ready for Season

Excited to get back into the Michigan woods for prime deer-hunting season? As you make your preparations, put a heart checkup on your list. Heart attacks in the woods claim the lives of hunters every year. For those with pre-existing…

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Are You Breathing Properly? (With Video)

If you’re reading this blog right now, chances are you’re alive and hopefully breathing, but are you breathing properly? We recently attended Live Healthy Live Grand on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel and went to Sunrise Yoga with instructor,…

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#HealthyMe: Hooked On Paddle Boarding (With Video)

Well, it’s official: my new favorite workout is a standing paddle board trip around the lake! I had wanted to paddle board all summer and decided to try it out with a group just a few weeks ago. Though I was pretty…

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