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Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Lifting Weights to Beat Stress

Weightlifting is one of the most beneficial workouts around, especially when it comes to blowing off some steam. So what is it about pumping iron that releases tension? Physical activity in general helps to release endorphins in your brain, which are chemicals that…


The Best Trails to Backpack in the Northern Lower Peninsula

One of the best parts of a Michigan summer is camping, but have you ever tried something a little more rustic? Backpacking is a great summer activity that allows you to shed some extra calories and explore nature while doing…


3 Ways to Avoid Injury at Detroit’s New Fit Park

  Want to get active outside while using what looks like a playscape for adults? That dream is now possible if you live or work in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Live the Riverfront partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy…

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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…


Finding Your Qi: Tai Chi for Beginners

“Come as you are, do what you can, and have fun while you’re here,” says exercise physiologist Michelle Moten, founder and program director of Urban Solace Mind-Body Studio, a division of the Urban Wellness Group located in Detroit. Tai chi has…

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“Let’s Talk Health” Week Emphasizes Healthy Lifestyles for Grand Rapids Communities

Several new events and returning favorites will make the fourth annual “Let’s Talk Health” week impactful for Grand Rapids residents. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with community organizations to put on the week, which will take place…

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Whitecaps School Days Games Promise Learning and Fun

Peanuts, crackerjacks, and a biology lesson? With the end of the school year fast approaching, some West Michigan students will be treated to an extra-special day at the ballpark with some fun and educational off-field attractions. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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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…