Exercise

Too hot to work out? Try these 6 new exercise DVDs instead

If you’re used to working out outside, sometimes the summer heat can just be too much to handle. Not only does it feel extra tough to go for that run in high temperatures, there are also safety concerns when the…

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What are you watching on TV during your workout?

Watching TV tends to be counterproductive for engaging in physical activity.  This is probably because people typically watch TV while they’re sitting on the couch. Ironically, many gyms have televisions lined up side by side, across the walls in front…

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Running tattoo is permanent reminder to pursue health for one Michigan man

The tattoo on Wyoming resident Tom Popma’s left calf is officially the Fifth Third Riverbank Run logo. For Popma, it’s much more than that. It’s become an almost talismanic reminder for the 32-year-old to never return to unhealthy habits he’s…

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Which is better: Working out in the morning, or in the afternoon?

When someone asks a fitness trainer what time of day is best to work out, I’m pretty sure they all have different answers.  That is because the answer is different for everyone. This seems to be one of those things…

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Biking Dequinder Cut

Nine ways to stay fit for free

When you’re living on a tight budget, a gym membership might not make the cut on your list of priorities. And while gyms are certainly convenient, there’s a ton of free ways to make sure your fitness doesn’t fall to…

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Tour de TART lets you explore beautiful Michigan trails

Do Michigan summers get any better than this? If you’re going to be close to Traverse City this weekend, take advantage of Friday’s gorgeous evening forecast and hit the TART and Leelanau trails for the 14th annual Tour de TART….

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Four ways to break through your workout plateaus

If you have been working out consistently but have not seen any results, or have you seen results previously, but now your body composition has stayed the same. There is no need to fear, you have simply hit a workout…

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Five yoga poses perfect for cooling down after a run

Yoga is amazing on its own as well as a great way to wind down before bedtime, relieve pain and cross train. But you may not realize that it’s also an ideal way to cool down after a run. Striking…

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Get outside and play with Mi Big Green Gym

MI Big Green Gym is committed to getting kids active and keeping them healthy through the utilization of Michigan’s treasured parks and recreation. On June 17, 2014, MI Big Green Gym hosted hundreds of kids on the Capitol lawn for,…

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