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Have a Healthy, Active and Fun Time at the National Cherry Festival

Named one of the top ten ‘Specialty Food Festivals’ by readers of USA Today and 10Best, Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival is shaping up to be a delicious time! This year’s event takes place July 4-11 and features more than…

Food

Simple, Healthy Eats to Pack for Your Next Picnic

  Do you ever feel extremely sluggish after family picnics? Too much potato salad, baked beans, and sugary soda can drain your energy. However, there’s no reason you can’t make some healthy food swaps and still enjoy those family outings! Since picnic season is…

Food

Meijer State Games of Michigan Celebrate Opening Ceremonies Tonight

Looking for a way to start the weekend inspired? Head to the opening ceremony of the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games at Fifth Third Ballpark tonight at 7:30 p.m. The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission,…

Fitness

 

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Could Forgiveness Improve Your Health?

Carrying around mental baggage from past slights and grievances could literally be making you sick, according to Reverend Dr. Michael Barry. “A lot of us drag around a lot of stuff,” he said. Barry is an ordained pastor who joined…

Mental Health

Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…

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Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…

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Exhibit Featuring Work of Disabled Artists On Display in Grand Rapids

Although the first annual Grand Rapids’ DisArt Festival has come and gone, an exhibit the fest brought to town will be on display through July. “Art of the Lived Experiment” made its U.S. premiere in Grand Rapids during DisArt, which…

Healthy Community

Cooking Competitions Add Flavor to “Let’s Talk Health” Week in Grand Rapids

For many kids, dutifully eating a few bites of vegetables is asking a lot at dinner time. Nine-year-old Sophia Lindsay steps it up when it comes to the nightly meal. She enjoys helping her mom, Marguerette, put dinner on the…

Food

Finding Your Qi: Tai Chi for Beginners

“Come as you are, do what you can, and have fun while you’re here,” says exercise physiologist Michelle Moten, founder and program director of Urban Solace Mind-Body Studio, a division of the Urban Wellness Group located in Detroit. Tai chi has…

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