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Win a VIP Detroit Lions Experience in the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional athlete? Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is kicking off a new #MIKidsCan contest that will give Michigan kids a chance to find out. BCBSM has partnered with the Detroit…

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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…


Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Lifting Weights to Beat Stress

Weightlifting is one of the most beneficial workouts around, especially when it comes to blowing off some steam. So what is it about pumping iron that releases tension? Physical activity in general helps to release endorphins in your brain, which are chemicals that…



3 Ways to Avoid Injury at Detroit’s New Fit Park

  Want to get active outside while using what looks like a playscape for adults? That dream is now possible if you live or work in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Live the Riverfront partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy…

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Fast and Fit: 3 Questions with NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski

  It is no secret that race car driving is a physically demanding sport—high temperatures, high speeds, and high adrenaline are all involved. But have you ever wondered what it takes for a race car driver to stay in tip…

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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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Finding Your Qi: Tai Chi for Beginners

“Come as you are, do what you can, and have fun while you’re here,” says exercise physiologist Michelle Moten, founder and program director of Urban Solace Mind-Body Studio, a division of the Urban Wellness Group located in Detroit. Tai chi has…

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You Can Do It! The Easiest Way to Prepare for a 5K

Training for a 5K may seem overwhelming for those who don’t run regularly or have never attempted a race before, but with a little practice, anyone can do it. Just follow this advice for what to do before signing up,…



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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