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Back-to-School: Backpack health

More than 1.5 million students across Michigan are heading back to school next week, and probably with an over-stuffed backpack. What many parents may not realize is that a heavy backpack can lead to serious back, shoulder, and neck pain….

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Creative presentations to make school lunch fun

Your kiddo procrastinates on homework until the last second…and you procrastinate on packing their lunch until morning! With classes starting for most Michigan schools in the next couple of weeks, the time to plan for delicious, nutritious packed lunches is…



Back to School: Getting back into a sleep schedule

With many Michigan schools beginning soon, it’s important to help kids return to a normal sleep routine and start the school year off right. To give your kids the best start, don’t wait until the last minute to adjust their…

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Yoga poses for pain relief

Next time you want to reach in the medicine cabinet, try grabbing your yoga mat instead! Yoga is said to relieve many aches and pains through fluid movement and meditation. Its seamless transitions allow swollen or otherwise painful joints to…


Gardening 101: 5 herbs to incorporate into your diet

Beyond just adding flavor (sans calories we might add), herbs come with lots of natural benefits.  From fighting off memory loss to settling a stomachache, herbs pack quite a punch when it comes to keeping us healthy. Best yet, they…


Tips to stay safe in the sun

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, especially in Michigan, where the state’s scenic parks, beaches and attractions draw the masses out of their houses and into the sun. But summertime is also when we’re most vulnerable to…

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Destination Michigan: Best stops for a quick weekend getaway

This summer, take a family vacation to a place with both beautiful scenery and must-see attractions – The Mitten State! The diverse cities of Michigan offer everything from scenic beaches and unique dining to kid-friendly activities and entertainment, perfect for…

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Join 8,000 gyms for $25 a month

When it comes to choosing a fitness center, you have a lot of options. There are large fitness centers and small ones. There are gyms that offer lots of extras like fitness classes, tanning and massage, and gyms that just…


Maple glazed spiced nuts are a great way to celebrate a pure Michigan spring

March is an interesting month in Michigan, beginning with winter and ending with spring.  Animals, plants (and people) begin to end their winter hibernation and look forward to a brand new summer season of plentiful, locally grown foods again. While…





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