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Helping Others Get Fit Keeps GR Woman Accountable to Herself

It all started with a couch-to-5K training program at her church. After that, Grand Rapids resident Aliya Armstrong was hooked. She started running regularly with a neighbor, actually took over teaching the beginner’s running program at her church and added…


“Let’s Talk Health” Event Coming to Southwest Detroit Oct. 3

There’s always something going on in Detroit and this weekend is no exception. This Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Western International High School will double as a hub for all things healthy in the heart of southwest Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Losing Weight, Loving Family, Living Life: Dr. Laura Hutchison’s Transformation

Dr. Laura Hutchison can understand the challenges many of us face when trying to lose weight. Low energy, fear of ridicule at the gym, lack of time to exercise: all of these factors can make the weight loss journey a difficult…


4 Simple Steps to Good Running Form

It is no secret that running is an excellent exercise for your health. Running has several health benefits that can help strengthen nearly every part of your body. Some of these physical and mental health benefits include: Increased Lung Function…



#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…


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…


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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