Tag Archives: healthy habits

Walk for Veggies: Exercise Pays at Neighborhood Center’s Market Walks

With four growing children and a husband to feed, Lansing resident Khadija Ahmed goes through food fast. So when she heard about the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Market Walk program, it didn’t take much to convince her to give it a…

Fitness

Make Healthy Ranch at Home in Minutes!

Is ranch dressing your guilty pleasure? If so, I have good news for you: it doesn’t have to make you feel guilty anymore. If you’re that person at the dining table who bathes your salads, wings or almost anything you…

Food

Traveling? 5 Exercises You Can Do in Your Hotel Room

All of the back-to-school commercials are a sad reminder that summer is almost over, and fall is around the corner. Even though the warm weather is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! August…

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Starting Zumba? Here are Tips from Women Who Were Once in Your Gym Shoes

If you’re anything like the ladies gathered at Southwest Detroit’s CHASS Center for free Zumba classes, you should know that Zumba is one of the most fun alternatives you’ll find for boring cardio routines. During my last visit to the…

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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…

Healthy Community

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…

Healthy Community

 

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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…

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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

Local Television Anchor Happy to be Part of Winter Warm Up Story

Lansing area TV anchor Lauren Evans has been the on-air face of the Winter Warm Up program for the past few years, but it’s not just another story to her. It inspires her to get active and healthy just as…

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