Fitness

Ready to Be a Runner? Here’s How to Get There!

Walking is a great form of exercise with loads of health benefits like weight loss, less stress and a reduced risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. But if you’re looking for a new challenge…

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White Water Rafting on the Menominee River: Facing My Fears for My #HealthyMe

Never in a million years did I think I would go white water rafting…but never say never, right? This week I am on a road trip, traveling across the Upper Peninsula with my co-workers and our first excursion was to go…

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#HealthyMe: BCBSM Employee Takes Faith in Wellness Personally

Helping local Grand Rapids-area churches grow their wellness ministries led Cle Jackson to his spiritual home. Now, Jackson is stepping up to help lead his congregation toward better health. As a BCBSM senior community liaison, Jackson organizes and promotes healthy…

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The Skinny on Brown Fat

Brown fat has recently received media attention due to research that has shown it to be beneficial for increasing the rate at which calories are burned, among other things. Between being thought to help make people thinner and less prone…

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The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Bike

There’s no better way to experience Michigan than with a bike ride through one of the state’s 1,300+ trails. But before you pedal off into the sun, it’s important you have the right equipment. When selecting your two-wheeler, consider the…

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Eight Fitness Myths Debunked

There are all kinds of myths out there about health and fitness. What workouts are best, what foods cause weight loss, exactly how many sit ups do you need to be doing to see abs? Lets take a look at…

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MI Big Green Gym: Making Memories at Local Parks

Whether it’s a small, tree-dappled respite from the city’s concrete, an expanse of undisturbed natural beauty, or the shoreline of your favorite lake, public parks – especially in Michigan – are the place to be. We sometimes take them for…

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Staying Healthy at an Amusement Park can be a Breeze with these Three Tips

Imagine you are walking around an amusement park. The sound of playful screams whip past you as the roller coasters soar through the sky. The smell of sizzling French fries in the deep fryer drifts under your nose and your…

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“Skinny” but Unhealthy: The Truth is on the Inside

Everyone has a friend that can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain a pound. There’s also that friend who weighs more than others but is in great shape. So, is it healthy to be large and fit,…

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