Exercise

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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Cardio Doesn’t Have to Hurt: The Best Low-Impact Workouts

Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age, but as you get older, regular exercise becomes more important than ever for your body and mind. Not only can exercise enhance your mobility and…

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Are Boot Camp Workouts as Healthy as They Seem?

Fitness boot camps are popular—and for good reason. The tough, military-inspired workouts, which tend to focus on minimal equipment, classic moves and bursts of high intensity, can burn up to 400 calories in 40 minutes while also strengthening muscles. All…

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#HealthyMe: Hooked On Paddle Boarding (With Video)

Well, it’s official: my new favorite workout is a standing paddle board trip around the lake! I had wanted to paddle board all summer and decided to try it out with a group just a few weeks ago. Though I was pretty…

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Your Next Scavenger Hunt is Only an App Away

Now that fall is here, days will become a little cooler, a little shorter and a lot more colorful. As the weather changes, so do our outdoor activities. Some of us may choose to layer up and take in the…

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