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#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Week 4

As summer comes to a close and fans get ready for football, more than 500 kids across Michigan are nearing the end of the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge. During the final week, kids and parents will learn about the…

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Take it Outside: 5 Tips to Step Up Your Outdoor Workout

Hiding out in a gym to get your sweat session in? Break free from treadmill drudgery and gather inspiration from your natural surroundings! Cari Draft owns EcoTrek Fitness, which offers outdoor fitness classes throughout West Michigan. “Anything you can do…

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Tour de TART: Grab a Bike and Join in the Fun Tomorrow

The Tour de France may get all the bike-racing glory, but Michigan is home to a number of fun cycling events of its own. And one is coming up soon — as in tomorrow! TART (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation)…

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Nature Called: Why One West Michigan Personal Trainer Took Her Business Outside

As a 15-year personal training veteran, Cari Draft is no stranger to gyms. Still, a chance continuing education class about outdoor fitness in 2006 took her business to new places: beaches, playgrounds, bleachers, and trails for starters. “I don’t ever…

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#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge Week 3!

This week, the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge is focused on getting kids outside and active for at least 60 minutes per day in an effort to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. It’s not too late for…

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What’s Your Health Forecast? Chuck Gaidica Has the Latest

What percentage of a cucumber is made up of water? How much does the average human brain weigh? How many hours of sleep should kids get each night? The Healthier Michigan team invites you to join us Friday, July 17…

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Tired of Lifting Weights? Try Calisthenics

  Let’s face it: consistently working out is hard. Only 18 percent of Americans reach the recommended level of cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activity in a week. As if consistency wasn’t hard enough, people like me can be intimidated by heavy…

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Park Association Gets New Look; Encourages Michiganders to ‘Come Out and Play’

Kayaking simulations, hula-hooping, parachute games and more filled the state Capitol lawn last Wednesday. Over 1,500 kids from across the state gathered for the fourth annual Come Out and Play: A Day at the Capitol, which was hosted by the…

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#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge Week 2!

BCBSM has partnered with the Detroit Lions Play 60 campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge can help keep kids active this summer while…

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