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Tired of Lifting Weights? Try Calisthenics

  Let’s face it: consistently working out is hard. Only 18 percent of Americans reach the recommended level of cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activity in a week. As if consistency wasn’t hard enough, people like me can be intimidated by heavy…

Fitness

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations Planned for West, Northern Michigan

There are many ways to celebrate, honor, and remember the legacy of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 86 this year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is sponsoring events in Detroit and a…

Healthy Community

Brooke’s Blossoms

Brooke was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2010 at the age of three and a half. This type of cancer is in the nervous system and had spread to Brooke’s bone marrow and lymph nodes, in addition…

Cancer Awareness

You have to believe in yourself, your talents and not give up advises West Michigan business leader

One of this year’s 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan awardees is heavily involved in providing a strategic foundation for impressive growth to West Michigan. Birgit Klohs is the President and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., a regional economic development…

Positive Michigan

8 things I learned from my holiday run streak

Well, I did it. But I don’t think I’m really “done.” I’m referring to the holiday running streak, which I wrote about back in November; a pledge to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving Day through New…

Fitness

Who is your health hero?

While some people get motivated to live a healthier life by looking at photos of celebrities (who doesn’t want to hit the gym after seeing Jennifer Aniston in a bikini?), most also find inspiration a little closer to home. Friends,…

Healthy Community

#KickCancer: Community leader shares her battle with multiple myeloma

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme     Relatively uncommon in the United States, multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood. The risk factor is about…

Pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend

Almost four and a half years ago, pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend. My Grandfather wasn’t the only family member I have who has battled some form of cancer, nor was it his first fight. But he is…

Treating an aggressive cancer with aggressive action gives this breast cancer survivor peace of mind

A cancer diagnosis is about the worst news a person can receive in their lifetime. There is plenty of bad news and negatives with cancer, so focusing on the positive and the strength of an individual can shed light on…