Tag Archives: healthy habits

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…

Fitness

“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…

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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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Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Getting mid-Michigan residents moving and “choosing health” is the goal of the 2015 Winter Warm Up. Community Partners in Health of Lansing (CPHLansing) is presenting the free eight-week program, which is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of…

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Stop Trying to Climb the New Year’s Resolution Mountain; Climb the Smaller Hills Instead

How is your New Year’s Resolution to lose weight going? We’re almost three weeks into 2015 already, and since it takes 21 days to form a new habit (AKA: a New Year’s resolution), then you are almost there! But as I…

Don’t Let Prep Time in the Kitchen Hold you Back From Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

Everyone loves an opportunity for a fresh start.  It is so popular that we annually pledge to do something differently next year.  We select our “resolutions” based on making next year better.  No other time of year than January facilitates…