5 Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Personal Trainer

If you’re anything like me and have struggled to lose weight on your own, even after changing your diet and going to the gym, you may consider hiring a personal trainer. The decision to hire a trainer is a personal…


One Woman Turned Her Book Club into an Outdoor Adventure

Jill Hinton wants women to discover their inner heroine. The Grand Rapids resident has combined a love of books with a desire for adventure to form her new business, Outdoor Book Club. Her goal is to help women learn something…



Race the Huron River this Sunday

Get your kayak or canoe on and enjoy the beautiful weather that’s in the forecast this weekend, at the Hudson Mills to Dexter-Huron Metroparks Canoe and Kayak Race. You’ll start at the Rapids View Picnic Area at Hudson Mills Metropark…



#HealthyMe: Motivation From My Co-Workers

To be honest, the prospect of “boot camp” never really thrilled me. Be it military, exercise or otherwise, something so extreme, just isn’t my cup of tea. So needless to say, when some co-workers encouraged me to try an eight week,…


Let Loose and WERQ It!

What do you get when you mix funky dance moves, plyometrics, and pop and hip-hop music together? A really fun and challenging workout. Er, make that WERQ-out. My two left feet and I (see Zumba), recently sampled a free WERQ…


Ditch the Big Yellow Bus and Take a Walking One Instead!

Yes, it’s true, the wheels on the bus go round and round, but this fall, there’s an even better way to get to and from school. It’s called a walking school bus and it’s a triple threat: getting kids more…



Reach Old Age in Good Health with Tips from Michigan Seniors

Stay active. That was the most common advice from seniors who shared their healthy tips at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Senior Day. The event was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, North…



The Silent Killer: Six Things You Need to Know

You have probably heard about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but you may not know why it’s important to understand. Blood pressure (BP) is the force of blood against the artery wall. If your blood pressure stays high over…


#HealthyMe: From Overweight and Unhealthy to Competing in a Triathalon

I went from having a completely sedentary lifestyle, and being out of shape, to competing in an Ironman branded triathlon race and other extreme endurance events in two and a half years. I played Rugby in high school and college,…