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Get outside and play with Mi Big Green Gym

MI Big Green Gym is committed to getting kids active and keeping them healthy through the utilization of Michigan’s treasured parks and recreation. On June 17, 2014, MI Big Green Gym hosted hundreds of kids on the Capitol lawn for,…


The DIA is turning its museum Inside|Out

For the fifth consecutive year, the Detroit Institute of Arts is turning its museum inside out, literally. The Inside|Out program is an initiative of the DIA that is hauling out over 80 high-quality reproductions of its most famous works of…

Positive Michigan

Take a stand for your health

Warning: Sitting can be hazardous to your health. In fact, too much sitting has gotten such a bad name that it’s even been referred to as “the new smoking.” The comparison might seem dramatic, until you learn about how dangerous…

Healthy Community


From pie filling to super fruit: Michigan tart cherries are the next “big thing”

Research is confirming what cherry growing families and communities have known for decades: tart cherries are really, really good for you. Once marketed primarily as a pie ingredient, tart cherries are gaining credibility as a super fruit, capable of helping…


Healthy desserts that let summer fruit steal the show

With Michigan farmers markets full of fresh berries and other fruit, why not use dessert as a way to let those flavors shine. You could go the simple route and serve a bowl of fruit with a dollop of whipped…


Are you addicted to stress?

Demanding bosses, tight finances, a recent fight with your sister—with all the things going on in your life, it’s no wonder you might feel a bit stressed out from time to time. But the thing is, some people can actually find…

Mental Health


Young athletes: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Sports are enjoyed all over the world by people of all ages and even played professionally by the world’s best. Becoming a professional may seem like a quick way to get paid, but there are social advantages to playing sports…



Dog-tired? A nighttime ritual to help you feel more rested

Have you ever found yourself drudging through the day wishing there was something you could do to feel well-rested and alert? Unfortunately, most people have responsibilities like work or children that mean they have little control over what time they…

Healthy Community

Mental tricks to make every run feel easier

Have you found yourself experiencing a challenging run recently? We’ve all had those days where something just doesn’t click and the entire workout feels like an uphill battle. But while some running obstacles obviously have to do with injuries, most…