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Trend Alert: Workplace Wellness Incentives that Actually Work

Promoting wellness at work is a wonderful idea, but it takes more than a few “Don’t forget your veggies!” posters in the cafeteria to be effective. That’s why, instead of simply encouraging employees to take the stairs instead of the…

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#MIKidsCan Trick or Treat the Healthy Way This Saturday

If you think Halloween is all about sugar overdoses and pumpkin-flavored everything, this Saturday is your chance to think again. The Flint Farmers’ Market, in partnership with Sprout Health Coalition, is presenting a Healthy Halloween Food Day. Food Day is…

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Michigan Apples: Coming to a Tourist-Friendly Destination Near You

As apple consumers have changed their buying habits, apple farmers have changed the way they do business to stay relevant as well. For many, expanding operations to include some type of tourist hook has been the answer – think cider…

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6 Easy Ways to Stay Germ Free

Between the prevalence of issues like Enterovirus EV-D68 and the onset of cold and flu season, there’s never been a better time to step up your germ prevention skill set. Though many people over-stress about being germ-free, it’s always important…

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Revitalizing Detroit’s Retail Landscape, One Neighborhood at a Time

Ashley Hennen is the Communications Manager for Hatch Detroit. She is passionate about doing her part to help build up vibrant and diverse retail in Detroit, spurring more walkable and healthy communities. While we’ve become well known for our annual…

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Down the Line: How Apples Make it From the Farm to You

They appear on the shelf at your grocery store or farmers market as if by magic, but the apples you’re about to buy have actually been on quite a journey. On the third stop of a recent Michigan apple blogger…

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#MIKidsCan Make Music Together!

The Music Together program is a great way to get your children involved in music at an early age. Music Together is designed for children ages 0-7 and the grownups who love them, according to their website. It brings families, primary caregivers and early childhood professionals…

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How Safe Is Your Cell Phone?

It’s no secret that cell phones can be bad for you. Aside from the distraction they provide from everyday tasks, your phone can cause muscular issues, carry bacterial dangers and lead to addiction or other mental health concerns. Perhaps the…

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Michigan Apples: Take a Tour With Us!

When you’re at the grocery store or the farmers market, picking an apple doesn’t really seem like a big deal. A recent tour of West Michigan apple destinations – Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill, Youngquist Farms, Jack Brown Produce, Inc.,…

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