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The Key to Fit Kids? A Little Healthy Competition

It can be tough to get kids excited about being active or eating healthy foods (yay, broccoli!). But one easy way to get kids more into staying fit is to involve a little healthy family competition! Here’s how it works:…

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Essential Oils and Your Health: A Beginner’s Guide

Lately it seems like you can’t glance at Facebook or Pinterest without seeing a post about essential oils and how they can fix almost anything that ails you. But what exactly are they, do they work and how should you be using…

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Feel Blessed, Not Stressed, With These 4 Holiday Coping Tips

Gathering together at the holidays should be a time for joy, but for many the annual rituals can be anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling more stressed than blessed this holiday season, here are ways to cope with four of the most…

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You’ll Never Guess These Surprising Causes of Childhood Obesity

Nearly one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a number that has tripled from just 50 years ago. As a result, there has also been an increase in health problems previously unseen in young children, like high blood…

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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

When the temperature drops, your kids might want to spend all their time warm and in front of the TV or computer. But doing so will only make it harder for them to rack up their 60 minutes of physical…

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Accomplish Your #HealthyMe Goals by the End of December

2014  is quickly coming to a close. Have you met your #HealthyMe goals yet? If not, there’s still time! With over 10,000 members in the #HealthyMe community and nearly 1,500 goals created, there’s never been a better time to achieve success with…

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4 Easy Steps to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Traveling this time of year should be more about catching your flight than catching a cold or the flu. And a little preparation before you head to the airport will go a long way in helping you keep your defenses…

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6 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

It’s pretty easy to give thanks for what you have during the holiday season, but it is also a prime time to actually give it back by volunteering in the community. Nearly 100,000 Michiganders are food insecure (limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe…

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5 Reasons to Visit Lansing This Weekend

Be merry, jolly, and bright in the state capitol this weekend! The 30th annual Silver Bells in the City kicks off Friday evening, Nov. 21, 2014 in downtown Lansing, and there’s a whole weekend’s worth of family fun to be…

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