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Downtown

Downtown Ambassadors Work to Make GR and Detroit Friendlier

They don’t wear capes, but ambassadors working the downtowns of Grand Rapids and Detroit sure know how to save the day. Whether providing directions to lost visitors or changing a flat tire, their job is to ensure a warm and…

Positive Michigan

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How To: 5-Minute Desk Exercises with Resistance Bands

With a busy schedule, finding time to exercise might be just another item to tack on the already impossibly long to-do list. Angelia Johnson, certified fitness coach and an executive assistant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, knows that doesn’t have…

Fitness

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6 Hard “Core” Exercises to Get You Fitter in 2016

Stronger abs not only slim your waistline, but can also improve your posture, prevent lower back pain and help you breathe properly. But when it comes to getting your core in shape, there are a lot of different options (planks…

Fitness

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Three Essential Teas to Warm Up Your Week

Did you know tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world? In the United States, black tea is the most popular tea to drink. There’s a reason for all this consumption of tea, that’s because it’s good for…

Food

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Tips for Getting Started with a Morning Routine

Mornings are not easy, especially if you have to wake up early, but as the saying goes, “the early bird catches the worm.” In fact, some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs including Mark Zuckerberg, Simon Cowell and Tory Burch start each day…

Mental Health

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Cross Country Ski Trails You Won’t Want to Miss This Winter

While there hasn’t been a huge statewide snowstorm yet this winter, chances are there will be one soon. And that’s actually a good thing since a fresh coat of snow means the chance to head out and do some winter-specific…

Fitness

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Your New Year’s Healthy Home Checklist

Many people associate the New Year with having a fresh start for your mind and body. While this is definitely a great time to work on creating healthier habits, it’s also the perfect time to take a look at the…

Healthy Community

Runner

Support Michigan Parks by Completing a Virtual 5K

Normally, going for a run on your own means zero fanfare. Sure, you’ll feel great that you took the time to get it in. You’ll feel virtuous about the health benefits of logging some miles, but there’s no finish line…

Positive Michigan

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Cautious Joy: My Journey Through Pregnancy After Miscarriage

With my first baby, everything about pregnancy felt easy. My husband and I decided we wanted to start a family and just like that, we were looking at two pink lines on a pregnancy test. I was sick exactly one…

Mental Health