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Your Next Scavenger Hunt is Only an App Away

Now that fall is here, days will become a little cooler, a little shorter and a lot more colorful. As the weather changes, so do our outdoor activities. Some of us may choose to layer up and take in the…

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4 Reasons to Visit the New Grand Traverse Bay YMCA

A new workout hot spot has opened its doors to residents of the Grand Traverse Bay region. The new YMCA on Silver Lake Road in Traverse City is open for business as of Monday, September 22. We took a first…

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#HealthyMe: Running a Tough Mudder (With Video)

My friend and colleague Kyle Hall and I tackled one of the trendiest fitness challenges this past weekend – the obstacle-filled dirt run! We ran the Tough Mudder held Saturday, Sept. 20 in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway…

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Step Out to Stop Diabetes!

More than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and one in four people do not even know that they have it. With statistics like that, it is important to practice early awareness and an active lifestyle. One easy way to…

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The Best Healthy Meet-Ups Across Michigan

Finding motivation to work out on your own can be a daunting task. But get others involved and physical activity can get transformed into a task you look forward to daily. Accordingly to a study published in the International Journal…

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4 Non-Traditional Ab Workouts

One of the most sought after looks are tight, ripped abs. There are potentially hundreds of exercises that attack the abs directly. But what if you want a little bang for your buck? Meaning, what exercises can you do that…

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7 Resistance Band Moves to Tone Your Entire Body

It’s natural to think that to get stronger, you need to lift heavy things. But thanks to resistance bands, that’s not actually true. Resistance bands are super light pieces of stretchy rubber that you can use to tone your entire body….

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5 Great Stops for a Healthy and Fun Day in Petoskey

Whether your idea of fun is getting active outdoors, curling up with a good book, shopping or dining, Petoskey has it all. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, in northwest lower Michigan, the resort town provides…

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Traverse City Pickleball Tourney Brings Players to Birthplace of the Sport in Michigan

About six years ago, retirement was looming for Nelson Asper. He was looking for a hobby to fill his free time. What he found was the growing sport of pickleball. The now 70-year-old is vice president of the Traverse Area…

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