Weight Loss

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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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

Walk and Talk with a Doctor: Educating and Inspiring Lansing Area Residents to Move

Stop “shoulding” yourself Dr. Maude Guerin wants people to stop “shoulding” themselves, as in, ‘I should eat better,’ or ‘I should exercise more’. While everyone knows those two lifestyle changes can improve health, Guerin explained that wanting to do something,…

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Lansing Community Joins Together to Lose a Million

One million. It’s a big number that’s inspiring some mid-Michigan residents to get active and focus on their health. In his State of the City address at the end of January, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially kicked off Lansing Loses…

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5 Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym

We all have excuses for skipping workouts, but lack of a gym membership shouldn’t be one of them. There are many exercises, both cardiovascular and strength-focused, that can be done in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment except…

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Can You Actually Boost Your Metabolism? Yes–Here’s How

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there about how to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories and lose weight. Certain foods (the spicier the better!), magic pills and other strategies like only drinking ice water promise impressive…

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#HealthyMe: Running a Tough Mudder (With Video)

My friend and colleague Kyle Hall and I tackled one of the trendiest fitness challenges this past weekend – the obstacle-filled dirt run! We ran the Tough Mudder held Saturday, Sept. 20 in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway…

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