Weight Loss

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,…


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…


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…



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…


#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…


4 Non-Traditional Ab Workouts

One of the most sought after looks are tight, ripped abs. There are potentially hundreds of exercises that attack the abs directly. But what if you want a little bang for your buck? Meaning, what exercises can you do that…




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…



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…


The Skinny on Brown Fat

Brown fat has recently received media attention due to research that has shown it to be beneficial for increasing the rate at which calories are burned, among other things. Between being thought to help make people thinner and less prone…