Tag Archives: Health and wellness

Let’s “Taco”-bout it: Easy Swaps to Make Taco Night Guilt Free

  Whether it’s Taco Tuesday at your house or a midnight run for fast-food tacos, we can all agree that this flavorful Latin meal is blissful. With their reputation for flavor and mouthwatering ingredients, you have to wonder how healthy tacos…

Food

Difficulty Sleeping Through the Night? Don’t Brush It Off: It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Going to sleep at the end of the day should be like taking a deep breath of fresh air; immensely rejuvenating. I know that after a long work day, I’m ready to shut off the lights and get right to…

Fitness

Youth Summit Encourages Teens to Rise Above the Influence

“No dream is too crazy.” “Keep your head up high.” “Never be afraid to follow your dreams.” The messages of encouragement were scrawled on bobbing, swaying balloons corralled into a giant net. Teens in attendance at the fourth annual Above…

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How To Make a Vision Board (And Why You Should!)

Creating a vision board helps you see the future of your dreams. A dream or vision board is made by cutting images and motivational phrases out of magazines and gluing them to a poster board. You can also go digital…

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Stressed? Get Organized and Relax

Living in chaos can create stress. Whether you’re beleaguered by clutter, disorganized with your schedule, or carrying excess emotional baggage, disorder can make you feel frazzled and deprive you of your sanity. According to the Mayo Clinic, “stress is a…

Mental Health

4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

Fitness

 

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What’s a Deductible? A Quick Guide to Common Health Insurance Lingo

A healthy lifestyle ideally includes health insurance to protect your bank account from expenses related to an unexpected illness or hospital stay. While having it is half the battle, understanding it is the next step in making sure it’s working…

Smart ER

West Michigan’s Go Red Luncheon Features Laughter and “Purse-inality”

Break out your best red dress or duds and plan to attend this year’s West Michigan Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the downtown J.W. Marriott. Blue Cross Blue…

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The Red List: 10 Red Hot Pop Culture Moments

Are you going red this Friday, Feb. 6? It’s National Wear Red Day and donning the eye-catching color helps raise awareness of the number one killer of women, heart disease. Get in the mood to break out your red best…

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