Exercise

Youth Teams Invited to Enter the #MIKidsCanDance Instagram Contest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Pistons are asking Michigan youth dance teams to showcase their best moves in an effort to promote an active lifestyle through dancing and the health benefits children enjoy from it. Dancing…

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#MIKidsCan Giveaway: Youth Hockey Players Heat Up During Winter Chill

During the cold winter months it can be challenging to get kids off the couch, let alone outside of the house. But for youth hockey players, the chill of Michigan’s cold winter months is a sure sign it’s time to…

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Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Getting mid-Michigan residents moving and “choosing health” is the goal of the 2015 Winter Warm Up. Community Partners in Health of Lansing (CPHLansing) is presenting the free eight-week program, which is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of…

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Tone Your Core With These 5 Updated Plank Exercises

Sure having a slim and strong core looks great, but it also has loads of health benefits. Studies show strengthening your midsection can result in better balance, improved posture and less back pain. And one of the best ways to…

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Kick off 2015 with Frozen Nose Hairs in Traverse City

Have you resolved to get outside in the New Year? Start in Traverse City on New Year’s Day with a fun 5K Resolution Run. Race promoters are asking you to step up and make the following pledges if you sign…

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Weight Training for Women: Tips from a New “Lady Lifter”

With six months until W-Day (wedding day), I recently challenged myself to take on a new fitness program—something I’ve never done before because I never thought I could. I decided to start free-weight training as part of my #HealthyMe goals….

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Sign Up for Michigan Turkey Trot Races and Kick Off a Healthy Holiday Season

Robyn Rakoniewski ran track in high school, but hung up her running shoes to devote herself to a full-time career, family, and raising two children. “Life was always an excuse,” she said. Last year, the 41-year-old decided it was time…

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Start a New, Healthier Thanksgiving Tradition

Sure it’s a holiday that’s all about family and food, but what if you devoted a little bit of Thanksgiving to fitness as well? Thanks to turkey trots around the state, it couldn’t be easier to sneak some exercise into…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Aerial Fitness!

The phrase “aerial fitness” brings to mind circus acrobats swinging from trapeze to trapeze or the singer Pink performing at an awards show. But it’s actually a fun and challenging alternative to the same old gym classes and is on…

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