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#MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Week 4

Throughout the month of March, hundreds of Michigan kids have been hard at work getting healthy and staying active as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan‘s #MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge. By completing a series of healthy tasks each…

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Don’t Be Afraid of The Cold

Even though the first official day of spring has arrived, here in Michigan we are still experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures and working out in the cold can be less than motivating. But before you throw in the towel and restrict…

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The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

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#MIKidsCanDance Winners Rock the Palace

Earlier this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called upon youth dance teams to show off their best moves on Instagram for a chance to perform with the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad. We Are STARZ dance team of Oak Park-based STAR…

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Too Busy to Work Out? Think Again!

I started my 2015 fitness goals a little late this year. Somehow I fooled myself into thinking I didn’t have to work out. I was always too busy, too cold and I did not want to add a gym membership…

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Don’t Let These Myths Get Between You and Rock Climbing

If you’ve never done it before, climbing up the face of a rock can seem, in a word, intimidating. And why wouldn’t it? You’re out in the elements, holding on by the tips of your fingers and relying on tiny pieces of equipment…

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Curling’s Rich History at the Detroit Curling Club

Let’s curl! Come on, you know curling, right? Curling. No. Not your hair. The sport! My initial memories of curling reach back to 1980-something, watching hockey on CBC with my Grandfather and Dad. In between periods, while doing the other Canadian…

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4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

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LaughFest Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge a Hit for West Michigan Teams

Things you might have overheard at Sunday’s Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge at LaughFest: “Okay kids, why don’t you go over there and swordfight now.” “My right foot can’t quite reach George Lopez.” “I can’t hold on to this rubber…

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