Tag Archives: exercise

#HealthyMe: Why motivation meltdown has me setting a new goal

On paper, I’m a health nut. I belong to a local Grand Rapids running club. I’ve run a marathon and many Riverbank Run 25Ks. I’ve gutted out a.m. boot camp classes and Pure Barre sessions. I don’t drink pop (often)…

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Put a lid on it, for bicycle safety

With the warm weather here to stay, and the last of the public schools closing down for summer break, you can almost hear Alice Cooper’s 1972 ballad, Schools Out, echoing the halls of schools everywhere, as kids break free from their…

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Can exercise challenges help you reach your fitness goals?

Recently it seems like you can’t log on to Pinterest or Facebook without seeing someone talking about a 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Most of these challenges give a detailed timeline to help improve anything from core strength to how many…

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Your ultimate running buddy

Chances are, your dog already plays so many roles in your life: best friend, protector, therapist. Well here’s one more to add: running partner! Regular exercise is just as important for your dog’s health as it is for yours. By…

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Are you looking to get your adrenaline flowing while torching a few hundred calories?

The Dearborn Recreation Center recently put the A Healthier Michigan team literally between a rock and a hard place. We were able to visit the facility for a workout and tutorial on rock climbing. Not only is this activity great…

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#HealthyMe: How I’m measuring success

Since starting #HealthyMe I’ve been reluctant to set official health goals. For me, putting a number on being healthy or setting an objective with an “end” to it is counterintuitive. I’m not trying to reach anything in particular, nor do…

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The little things of my #healthyme

When it comes to my well being I have a tendency to overlook some of the basics: staying hydrated, getting up from my desk to move around and getting enough sleep are what I struggle with most. It’s not that…

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The great weight-loss debate: diet vs. exercise

If you had to choose one way to lose weight–diet or exercise–which would you pick? Many people have a definite preference when asked this question, so we thought it was time to reveal which option is actually the best for…

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My journey to making exercise work for me

One of the biggest reasons I am into fitness and nutrition is simply because it makes me feel good.  I was never one of athletic kids growing up; in fact, I was always last at almost everything.  I couldn’t do…

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