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#MIKidsCan Monday: 4 “Old School” Games to Share with Your Kids

With the popularity of video games, television and cell phones, it can be difficult to get your child outside to play. Do you remember what it was like to get home from school, rush through home assignments and jet out the…

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One Woman Turned Her Book Club into an Outdoor Adventure

Jill Hinton wants women to discover their inner heroine. The Grand Rapids resident has combined a love of books with a desire for adventure to form her new business, Outdoor Book Club. Her goal is to help women learn something…

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5 Everyday Items that Double as Exercise Equipment

Whether you’re too busy to hit the gym or your budget doesn’t have room for a membership right now, you can always work out at home for free. In fact, there are plenty of activities you can do inside your…

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Race the Huron River this Sunday

Get your kayak or canoe on and enjoy the beautiful weather that’s in the forecast this weekend, at the Hudson Mills to Dexter-Huron Metroparks Canoe and Kayak Race. You’ll start at the Rapids View Picnic Area at Hudson Mills Metropark…

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#HealthyMe: Motivation From My Co-Workers

To be honest, the prospect of “boot camp” never really thrilled me. Be it military, exercise or otherwise, something so extreme, just isn’t my cup of tea. So needless to say, when some co-workers encouraged me to try an eight week,…

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Smart (and Tasty!) Snacks for Distance Runners

Most athletes know how tough it can be to find the perfect pre- or mid-run snack. Your body requires enough fuel to stay strong mile after mile, but not so much that you feel sluggish or experience stomach cramps. In…

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Kayaking 101: 6 Tips for Beginners

Summer in Michigan isn’t over yet! There’s still time to pick up some paddles and drop a kayak in a nearby river or lake. Jacob Brushaber, a sales representative with The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, gave us his top tips…

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When is it Safe for Kids to Start Strength Training?

Getting children active early is an important step in setting the tone for a long, healthy lifestyle. But beyond ensuring your child gets enough physical activity, parents may be wondering about another issue: When is the right time to start strength…

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Morning Yoga Poses to Wake You Up

Caffeine isn’t the only thing that can help wake you up in the morning. Rather than reaching for your usual cup of coffee, try these simple yoga poses instead. They are guaranteed to gently ease you into a wakeful state…

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