Tag Archives: health

Wellness solutions in your own backyard

Summer is just about here and it’s time to spruce up your backyard! If you don’t have a pool or other large item taking up space on your lawn, a backyard can often seem like a big grassy void. However,…

Fitness

The truth behind how antioxidants keep you healthy

Antioxidants are healthy, that much you probably know. But beyond that, how much do you really understand about how they work or where to find them? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not much.” According to a recent…

Food

Whole U GR expo aims to encourage small, holistic steps in building a healthy Grand Rapids

On January 25th, 2014, St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids will play host to the inaugural Whole U GR Expo. The Expo runs from 10am to 4pm and incorporates the body, mind, spirit, and living holistically. Tickets are…

 

The average American puts on 50% of their yearly weight gain during the holidays. Will you?

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a tough time of year for people looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the average American puts on one pound during the holidays, or 50% of their yearly weight gain.  And…

Food

How you can limit depression during the holiday season

Do you feel joyous when holiday decorations go up and store windows fill with gifts? If you don’t, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  The holidays can be emotionally draining and financially overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon…

Mental Health

To juice or not to juice

Let’s start with the basics.  Fruits and vegetables are all wonder foods due to the astronomical amount of benefits they provide.  The USDA reminds us that in addition to naturally being low in calories and high in fiber, they also…

Food

 

Want to contribute to a healthier Michigan? Get your flu shot today!

“I’m not sure if I want to get my flu shot,” my husband said as we stood in line at the pharmacy over the weekend. “Why?” I replied, “It won’t hurt, and you can’t get the flu from getting the shot,”…

Healthy Community

Is what you’re feeling just the ‘holiday blues’ or something more serious?

By Mike Vizena While the holidays are supposed to be a time filled with ‘comfort and joy,’ 90 percent of Americans actually report feelings of stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Sadness or depression varies from person to person, but during…

Mental Health

Tips to limiting stress this holiday season

It’s December…which means the holiday season is upon us.  Are you excited about the holidays? We all know how we’re supposed to respond to that question – “Of course!” The fact is, as much as we love spending time with…

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