Exercise

The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

Fitness

Too Busy to Work Out? Think Again!

I started my 2015 fitness goals a little late this year. Somehow I fooled myself into thinking I didn’t have to work out. I was always too busy, too cold and I did not want to add a gym membership…

Fitness

Curling’s Rich History at the Detroit Curling Club

Let’s curl! Come on, you know curling, right? Curling. No. Not your hair. The sport! My initial memories of curling reach back to 1980-something, watching hockey on CBC with my Grandfather and Dad. In between periods, while doing the other Canadian…

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4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

Fitness

LaughFest Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge a Hit for West Michigan Teams

Things you might have overheard at Sunday’s Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge at LaughFest: “Okay kids, why don’t you go over there and swordfight now.” “My right foot can’t quite reach George Lopez.” “I can’t hold on to this rubber…

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How Heart Rate Zones Impact Your Workout Results

Have you ever finished a workout and wondered if you challenged yourself enough? Knowing your heart rate can tell you a lot about the intensity of your exercise and what kind of results you are likely to see. Working out…

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Keep Your Family’s Health On Track This Spring Break

While vacation is a time for fun and relaxation, it’s important to remember to pack healthy habits with you this spring break. It can be challenging to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle while on vacation. But whether your family…

Food

#MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge Week 2

Hey there, kids! You’ve made it to week two of the #MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge. Congrats! Last week more than 1,000 Michigan kids took the pledge to Train Like an All-Star by completing four fun and healthy activities throughout the…

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LaughFest: Sign Up for Sunday’s Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge

If you happen to visit downtown Grand Rapids this Sunday, you might notice some rather odd behavior. Beware of pirates and novice hula hoopers crossing your path. Listen for the sounds of music played on unconventional instruments and howls of…

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