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#HealthyMe: Hiking, an Unintentional Workout

Our recent trip to Michigan’s upper peninsula was full of activity and exploration. It was an opportunity to discover some of Michigan’s not so hidden, yet often overlooked attractions. White water rafting, biking the Marquette Marathon route, the U.P. State…

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5 Things You Need to Know Before and After a Flood

If you’re a Metro-Detroiter, you’ve undoubtedly heard about, or experienced, the giant flooding incident that occurred a couple weeks ago. August 11 brought inches of rain to the Motor City, damage to more than 18,000 homes, and led to tons of flooding indoors…

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Let Loose and WERQ It!

What do you get when you mix funky dance moves, plyometrics, and pop and hip-hop music together? A really fun and challenging workout. Er, make that WERQ-out. My two left feet and I (see Zumba), recently sampled a free WERQ…

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10 Michigan Labor Day Festivals We Love

It’s not too late to make plans for this Labor Day weekend! Whether you’re looking for family friendly festivals or simple ways to hang out, there are happenings all over Michigan. Exploring the mitten is a great way to spend…

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The Ultimate Michigan Road Trip: 6 Days in the U.P.

Last week, a couple of aHealthierMichigan.org team members traveled to the Upper Peninsula for six days. We decided that it was time to explore what the rest of our state has to offer. We discovered that Michigan has a unique variation…

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Reach Old Age in Good Health with Tips from Michigan Seniors

Stay active. That was the most common advice from seniors who shared their healthy tips at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Senior Day. The event was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, North…

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…Popsicles!

Detroit dessert aficionados rejoice: The Detroit Pop Shop supplies the perfect gourmet ice pops for foodies, kids and lovers of all sweet treats. A devotion to locality and use of fresh ingredients, makes Pop Shop pops both delicious and mindful…

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#HealthyMe: From Overweight and Unhealthy to Competing in a Triathalon

I went from having a completely sedentary lifestyle, and being out of shape, to competing in an Ironman branded triathlon race and other extreme endurance events in two and a half years. I played Rugby in high school and college,…

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That’s Wild: Foraging Takes Local Food to New Extremes

If you looked at wild plants and weeds through Lisa Rose’s eyes, you might see dinner, or at least a snack. Rose, a Grand Rapids herbalist, forager, and author, sees food everywhere she goes. Leaves from downtown linden trees, crab…

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