Exercise

Walk and Talk with a Doctor: Educating and Inspiring Lansing Area Residents to Move

Stop “shoulding” yourself Dr. Maude Guerin wants people to stop “shoulding” themselves, as in, ‘I should eat better,’ or ‘I should exercise more’. While everyone knows those two lifestyle changes can improve health, Guerin explained that wanting to do something,…

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The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Inflexible People

These days, it can seem like everyone is doing yoga. And that’s a good thing! Among other benefits, yoga can help you stretch out muscles, reduce stress and strengthen your core. But there’s a reason some people refuse to give…

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Lansing Community Joins Together to Lose a Million

One million. It’s a big number that’s inspiring some mid-Michigan residents to get active and focus on their health. In his State of the City address at the end of January, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially kicked off Lansing Loses…

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5 Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym

We all have excuses for skipping workouts, but lack of a gym membership shouldn’t be one of them. There are many exercises, both cardiovascular and strength-focused, that can be done in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment except…

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Couch Potatoes Take Note: Easy Exercises to Do During Commercials

The average American watches more than five hours of TV a day—that’s a lot of time spent relaxing on the sofa. And if you’re watching live television (as opposed to catching up on your DVR), those five hours will include…

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Pistons’ Mob Squad: Q&A with Coach Oscar Hernandez

Two things are immediately clear when you go backstage with the Detroit Pistons’ Mob Squad youth hip-hop dance team. One, these kids are professionals. They are here to do a job. Two, they’re also still kids, with loads of energy…

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The Best Places in Michigan to Work Out to the Beat

Dancing isn’t just something that happens at weddings or in clubs on Saturday nights—it’s also a great workout you can do at fitness studios all around the state. Here are some of the best places to give dancing-as-exercise a try—no…

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From Scrubs to Ballgown: How One Michigan Anesthesiologist Learned to Love Dancing

When Kathy Schlecht’s family and friends saw her in full hair and makeup, dressed in a resplendent gown, they thought she looked beautiful, if not entirely like herself. “I’m in scrubs most of the time,” she explained. The unusual amount…

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10 Places to Walk Indoors During Michigan Winters

Young or old, most walkers just don’t want to be cold! Finding ways to get your daily 10,000 steps in indoors may seem challenging, but is actually doable. Especially when coupled with friendly motivation and regularly scheduled walks. Whether you’re…

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