Mental Health

What’s Your Health Forecast? Chuck Gaidica Has the Latest

What percentage of a cucumber is made up of water? How much does the average human brain weigh? How many hours of sleep should kids get each night? The Healthier Michigan team invites you to join us Friday, July 17…

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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…

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Want to Feel Happier? Head Online and Do These 3 Things

  You probably are on the internet all the time—checking email, reading restaurant reviews, learning how to be healthier on your favorite blog. But you may not realize you can also use the internet to get a mood boost. While…

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5 Reasons Why Therapy Can Be Good For You

  Diminishing the stigma surrounding mental health has come a long way, but many still mistakenly believe that therapy is saved solely for patients with severe mental illness. In the same way you do not need to be in poor…

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Could Forgiveness Improve Your Health?

Carrying around mental baggage from past slights and grievances could literally be making you sick, according to Reverend Dr. Michael Barry. “A lot of us drag around a lot of stuff,” he said. Barry is an ordained pastor who joined…

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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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Tech Addicts: Five Easy Ways to Take a Real Break

It’s way too easy these days to be attached to your phone, tablet or laptop from the moment you wake up (what emails did I get overnight?) to the moment you fall asleep (just one more glance through Facebook). But…

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5 Ways to Help a Friend With Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is often considered one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. But while it can be joyous, there are some new mothers who struggle with depression after their baby is born. While the exact number isn’t known,…

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