Workout Tips

Ten Songs to Pump Up Your Workout Playlist

Whether you’re lifting at the gym or hitting the trail for a run, music can be an essential part of any workout. Studies have shown music can help to reduce stress, boost mood and positively impact the cardiovascular system. In fact, a recent…


Stay Active Through the Seasons

Like it or not, winter is right around the corner. Even though the weather is turning cold, the change in seasons is a great time to think about your fitness and health goals. In addition to enhancing or changing up…


Physical Activity Tips for Fall

The arrival of fall brings cool Michigan temperatures, but don’t let the shift in the seasons get in the way of your physical activity! It’s widely recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intense…



Partner Up for Big Results

On some days, squeezing in a trip to the gym feels impossible. Whether you’re working to meet deadlines at work, shuffling kids to school or heading to the grocery store, there always seems to be an excuse to skip your…


“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…

Healthy Community

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Next Run More Fun

If the idea of lacing up your tennis shoes seems daunting, you may need to rethink your approach. Running is the most popular activity in America after walking. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 29.8 million Americans run…


Ride On: Biking and Cycling Tips as You Age

For cyclists, what do you think is the age range with the largest amount of injuries and accidents? Give up? You may never guess it, but the biggest increase in bike-related injuries in recent years has actually been adults 45…


Friendship at the Heart of Lansing Woman’s 5K Journey

A small notice in the newspaper changed Sally Purdy’s life. In 2010, she noticed an ad for a Couch-to-5K program put on by Playmakers. With only one of four kids still in high school, Purdy decided it was time for…



Are Hot Workouts Good for You?

While hot yoga isn’t brand new (Bikram Choudhury has been practicing yoga in higher temperatures for more than 30 years), it’s still one of the trendier way to work out in 2015. And lately, the idea of exercising in a hot room…