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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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Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…


Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…



Should You Trust Calorie Counts?

As anyone who watches what they eat knows, a calorie is a way to measure how much energy your body will get from a food. The more calories you consume, the more calories you need to burn to avoid gaining…



Refresh Your Pizza: Healthy Crust Recipes

It happens like clockwork: You stick to your diet all week, then when the weekend hits all you crave is pizza. Instead of scarfing down half of a large pepperoni and undoing all of your hard work, why not stick…


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What Is a Fit Park? Where to Find One in Michigan

What do you get when you mix the great outdoors with free, public workout machines? Detroiters will soon have a chance to experience the answer firsthand with the opening of the city’s first Fit Park. The Fit Park is located by the…

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Synchronized Swimming: “It’s Like Running a Marathon Without Breathing”

“It’s like doing a full dance routine, but holding your breath half the time.” That’s how 17-year-old Katie Ward describes synchronized swimming, a sport that will make a big splash in Grand Rapids this weekend. As part of the Meijer…



Eight Parks, Forests, Lakes & Beaches for Summer Camping

The first day of summer is just around the corner, which means it’s officially camping season in Michigan. The state is scattered with amazing campgrounds that let you lose yourself in nature with your friends and family and leave the high-tech,…

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#MIKidsCan Cook Contest Brings Out Kids’ Culinary Creativity

  Think kids can’t cook? The contestants in the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook competition, as well as attendees who tried their dishes, would beg to differ. Held at New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids on Monday, June 15, the…

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