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3 Ways to Avoid Injury at Detroit’s New Fit Park

  Want to get active outside while using what looks like a playscape for adults? That dream is now possible if you live or work in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Live the Riverfront partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy…

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Free Detroit Riverfront Summer Events Roundup

The Detroit riverfront is one of the most exciting, fluid spaces in the city of Detroit. Whether you enjoy running or biking, fishing or sunbathing, yoga or tai chi; the riverfront has something for everyone! Along with annual events like…

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Meijer State Games of Michigan Celebrate Opening Ceremonies Tonight

Looking for a way to start the weekend inspired? Head to the opening ceremony of the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games at Fifth Third Ballpark tonight at 7:30 p.m. The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission,…

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Fast and Fit: 3 Questions with NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski

  It is no secret that race car driving is a physically demanding sport—high temperatures, high speeds, and high adrenaline are all involved. But have you ever wondered what it takes for a race car driver to stay in tip…

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Kids at the Gym? Working Out Together Could Be Good for Your Health and Theirs

Playful and energetic kids might be the last thing you want to encounter while getting your sweat on at the gym. Though the idea of bringing kids to a gym may sound crazy, a new trend of parents and children going to the…

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Should You Trust Calorie Counts?

As anyone who watches what they eat knows, a calorie is a way to measure how much energy your body will get from a food. The more calories you consume, the more calories you need to burn to avoid gaining…

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What Is a Fit Park? Where to Find One in Michigan

What do you get when you mix the great outdoors with free, public workout machines? Detroiters will soon have a chance to experience the answer firsthand with the opening of the city’s first Fit Park. The Fit Park is located by the…

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Synchronized Swimming: “It’s Like Running a Marathon Without Breathing”

“It’s like doing a full dance routine, but holding your breath half the time.” That’s how 17-year-old Katie Ward describes synchronized swimming, a sport that will make a big splash in Grand Rapids this weekend. As part of the Meijer…

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The Surprising Reason Girls Should Tune In To The Women’s World Cup

  As World Cup front-runners, millions of soccer fans are watching the U.S. women’s national team closely. Hopefully, daughters across the nation are watching too–and not just because they’re soccer fans. The Women’s Sports Foundation reports that just 25 percent…

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