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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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5 Important Reasons Older Adults Should Exercise Daily

What’s your excuse for not exercising? Are you sick, out-of-shape, tired or feel like you’re just too old? Think again. Those kinds of fears and myths keep many older adults from working out regularly. That might explain why three out…

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Calling All Michigan Ultra Runners for the Rail Run 100 (Formerly Top of Michigan 100k)

Many people consider a marathon to be the pinnacle of distance running events. While finishing 26.2 miles is certainly a feat of endurance, for an increasing number of runners, that’s just the warm-up. According to UltraRunning Magazine, the number of…

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Are You Fueling Up for Your Next Bike Ride?

There’s nothing quite like hitting a bike trail to change up your workout routine. We get to experience our surroundings in a whole new way when we’re on our bike. As cycling has many benefits including relieving stress, being easier…

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