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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

Tired of Lifting Weights? Try Calisthenics

  Let’s face it: consistently working out is hard. Only 18 percent of Americans reach the recommended level of cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activity in a week. As if consistency wasn’t hard enough, people like me can be intimidated by heavy…

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#HealthyMe: Laughing at Winter in Snowshoes

If you can’t beat the snow, play in it. The idea that the bounty of winter weather we’ve had in Grand Rapids and Michigan as a whole should be celebrated, not complained about, led me to a recent date with…

Sore No More: How to Avoid Post-Exercise Pain

If you’ve recently exercised for the first time in a long while (good for you!) or pushed yourself super hard at the gym (way to go!), you might be noticing that the next day your muscles ache so badly you…

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No Gym? No Problem. Get in Cardio Without Leaving Home

Traveling for the holidays can be completely disruptive to your workout routine. You aren’t near your gym and there’s no guarantee there will be any exercise equipment where you’re staying. While you can strength train using just your body weight,…

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A Surprising New Connection Between Exercise and Mood

Much has been said about how working out is a great way to feel happier, but the focus is usually on endorphins. Whenever you exercise, your body boosts production of endorphins, which are a neurotransmitter linked to feeling good. That’s…

Mental Health

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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

When the temperature drops, your kids might want to spend all their time warm and in front of the TV or computer. But doing so will only make it harder for them to rack up their 60 minutes of physical…

Healthy Community

Improve Your Child’s Grades—No Extra Studying Necessary

Think the only way for your kid to do better in school is for him or her to devote hours a day to homework and tutoring? Not necessarily. The key to your child acing more classes could actually be him or her…

Healthy Community

Cardio Doesn’t Have to Hurt: The Best Low-Impact Workouts

Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age, but as you get older, regular exercise becomes more important than ever for your body and mind. Not only can exercise enhance your mobility and…

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