Exercise

#MIKidsCan: Curling Superstar Shares Positive Message with Traverse City Students

Pursuing a sport she loved as a youth didn’t always make Debbie McCormick popular. The four-time Olympic curler was teased because curling wasn’t considered a mainstream sport when she was growing up in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’m so glad that I…

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#GimmeFive Flotus Challenge!

“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”-Michelle Obama As part of the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move, the First Lady is encouraging everyone to share what…

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Muskegon Families Encouraged to Walk for Chance to Stay in a Yurt

Looking for a way to get the entire family moving, from little kids to teens to grandparents? If you live in Muskegon County, you’ll want to check out a new eight-week generational walking challenge that starts Monday. A kickoff event…

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#MIKidsCan Golf: Marquette Teen to Compete in National Competition

At a time when most kids are learning their ABCs and how to tie their shoes, Jordan Jurmu discovered a lifelong passion. When he was just five, his dad took him golfing. It was love at first swing. The 13-year-old…

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Bodyweight Training: The Free Workout Anyone Can Do

When the American College of Sports Medicine came out with their top fitness trends for 2015, it was no surprise what was in the number one spot: bodyweight training. While the name may sound complicated, it actually describes moves you’ve…

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Radio Host’s 10,000 Steps Journey Could Save Cousin’s Life

For Kelly Iris, losing weight could literally be life-saving. Only it isn’t necessarily her life that could be saved. Iris, who is a radio personality on West Michigan’s STAR 105.7, has a cousin with type 1 diabetes. In need of…

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#MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Week 4

Throughout the month of March, hundreds of Michigan kids have been hard at work getting healthy and staying active as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan‘s #MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge. By completing a series of healthy tasks each…

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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…

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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…

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