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#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Week 4

As summer comes to a close and fans get ready for football, more than 500 kids across Michigan are nearing the end of the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge. During the final week, kids and parents will learn about the…

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Starting Zumba? Here are Tips from Women Who Were Once in Your Gym Shoes

If you’re anything like the ladies gathered at Southwest Detroit’s CHASS Center for free Zumba classes, you should know that Zumba is one of the most fun alternatives you’ll find for boring cardio routines. During my last visit to the…

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Kids at the Gym? Working Out Together Could Be Good for Your Health and Theirs

Playful and energetic kids might be the last thing you want to encounter while getting your sweat on at the gym. Though the idea of bringing kids to a gym may sound crazy, a new trend of parents and children going to the…

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Should You Trust Calorie Counts?

As anyone who watches what they eat knows, a calorie is a way to measure how much energy your body will get from a food. The more calories you consume, the more calories you need to burn to avoid gaining…

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iSwim, iBike, iRun Helps Kids Become Triathletes

          Did you know, thousands of kids around the world participate in triathlons each year? In fact, USA Triathlon reports youth participation represents one the fastest growing areas of the sport. On June 13, Northern Michigan child-athletes…

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Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes After Pregnancy

Did you have gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, during pregnancy? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, it’s possible that as many as 18 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by GDM,…

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Detroit Teacher, Elementary Students Ready For Race Day

A smile crept across 10-year-old Emanuel’s face Monday afternoon as he sprinted past the oak tree and finished his longest run to date— 2.5 miles. This Saturday the scenery will look slightly different. Instead of running past a tree in…

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Are Your Beliefs About Weight Loss Holding You Back From Better Health?

People love to give helpful advice … but when it comes to weight loss, the majority of the advice is not accurate. I found this to be true during and even AFTER my 162-pound weight loss. Many caring individuals tried to share their personal weight-loss…

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5 Great Trails to Enjoy Spring in Detroit

This post is from Kristina Williams-Lee, of Blue Care Network of Michigan. It is about this time each year, after seeing the first cherry blossoms open up to the Detroit sunshine, when I get a bit antsy. It’s been too long…

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