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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…

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2013 Traverse City tree lighting

This past weekend, Traverse City joined other cities around Michigan with its annual Christmas tree lighting. The tree, located in the heart of downtown Traverse City at Cass and Front Street, was one of the many highlights within the night’s…

2013 Grand Rapids GRAM tree lighting

As we kick off the holiday season across the state, Grand Rapids joined in with the annual Christmas tree lighting outside the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Rosa Parks Circle. On December 6th, the cold weather did not deter…

 

Philanthropy: The gift that gives back

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   The holidays remind us to give thanks…

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Are you one of the 8 in 10 that says they’re stressed during the holidays?

It seems like the minute Halloween ends, Christmas begins with Thanksgiving disappearing somewhere in between.  According to the American Psychological Association, 8 out of 10 people in 2008 anticipate stress due to the holidays.  So whether it’s financial stress or…

This superfood isn’t just for the holidays

Cranberries are often thought of as a holiday-only fruit. We see them served alongside turkey for Thanksgiving and they’re even used as a decorative accent, but why aren’t cranberries a regular part of our diet? After all, cranberries are considered…

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Managing diabetes during the holidays: 10 tips for a healthier holiday season

‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from fully enjoying the festivities.  The most important part in managing diabetes during the holidays is preparation and planning. Use the following 10 tips to help you plan…

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Looking for the perfect way to unwind from holiday shopping?

Holiday shopping can take a toll on your body.  Many of us will find ourselves exhausted from last-minute holiday shopping which tends to create stress that frequently leads to numerous body aches and pains.  I can’t think of a better…

Our holiday recipe favorites: pretzel peppermint bark

Holiday treats and sweets happen to juxtapose themselves into one of my favorite things, yet one of my biggest enemies of the holiday season.  Nevertheless, peppermint bark sneaks by any guilt I might have and wins every year.  Scrolling through…

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