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A tried-and-true workout plan to help you run faster

Running season is among us, which means many people are thinking about setting new goals for themselves. One fun goal is to try to beat your PR (personal record). And one way to do that is to increase your pace…

Fitness

Some of the safest places to walk at night in America are right here in Michigan

As the weather begins to slowly warm, Michiganders come out of hibernation in droves to celebrate spring. As the sun sets a little later each day, many of us enjoy taking an evening stroll around our communities. We can now feel…

Positive Michigan

Row, row, row yourself healthy

Hear “cardio machine” and you probably think treadmill, elliptical or bike, but the rowing machine is well worth a visit. Rowing blasts nearly 300 calories in 30 minutes, plus it works your entire body by strengthening your core, engaging your…

Fitness

 

Who’s caring for the caregivers?

If you’re someone who is in what’s called the “sandwich generation,” you spend a lot of time caring for others—both your aging parents and your children. As a result, you probably spend very little time caring for yourself. And this, it…

Healthy Community

The best offense? A good self-defense

It’s always important to remember safety on the road, in your home and in regards to your personal health. But how much safety knowledge is necessary for something as simple as a lunch break or a walk around the block?…

Healthy Community

Healthy eating made easy with Brussels sprouts

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen the reputation of the Brussels sprout do an absolute 180. It went from being a limp, gross side dish whined about by children everywhere to becoming a widely-loved star among veggies. And nutritionists…

Food

 

You too can become a morning exerciser!

You don’t have to be a natural early bird to start up a morning exercise routine. But you do have to accept one thing: It’s not necessarily going to be easy to crawl out from under your blanket an hour…

Fitness

How sharing her story keeps one woman sober

This is the third part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. Read her…

Mental Health

Reaching for a diet pop to quench your thirst? Your heart might be a reason to rethink that choice

Could regular consumption of diet soda lead to heart problems for postmenopausal women? According to a recent study by Ankur Vyas, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the answer may be yes. The findings from…

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