Tag Archives: cardio


Head for the Finish Line: Michigan Fall Race Roundup

Whether it be apple or pumpkin picking with family, building the courage to visit the haunted houses around Halloween, cheering on the best football teams or exploring Michigan’s countless cider mills, you can never really be bored during fall in Michigan. On top of all that,…


Saginaw YMCA Member Runs for His Community

The benefits of running are clearly reflected in David Hall: he’s more confident, has more energy and feels stronger. More important to Hall though is how his running habits have affected his family and community. Hall is currently training for…


Starting Zumba? Here are Tips from Women Who Were Once in Your Gym Shoes

If you’re anything like the ladies gathered at Southwest Detroit’s CHASS Center for free Zumba classes, you should know that Zumba is one of the most fun alternatives you’ll find for boring cardio routines. During my last visit to the…



Top 5 Reasons You Should Walk at Lunch

National Walk@Lunch Day officially takes place on Wednesday, April 29. All you have to do to participate is bring your walking shoes to work and step outside on your lunch break for a brisk 30-minute walk. Blue Cross Blue Shield…


Radio Host’s 10,000 Steps Journey Could Save Cousin’s Life

For Kelly Iris, losing weight could literally be life-saving. Only it isn’t necessarily her life that could be saved. Iris, who is a radio personality on West Michigan’s STAR 105.7, has a cousin with type 1 diabetes. In need of…


The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…


How Heart Rate Zones Impact Your Workout Results

Have you ever finished a workout and wondered if you challenged yourself enough? Knowing your heart rate can tell you a lot about the intensity of your exercise and what kind of results you are likely to see. Working out…


Lansing Community Joins Together to Lose a Million

One million. It’s a big number that’s inspiring some mid-Michigan residents to get active and focus on their health. In his State of the City address at the end of January, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially kicked off Lansing Loses…


Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Getting mid-Michigan residents moving and “choosing health” is the goal of the 2015 Winter Warm Up. Community Partners in Health of Lansing (CPHLansing) is presenting the free eight-week program, which is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of…