Tag Archives: Michigan

#HealthyMe: Laughing at Winter in Snowshoes

If you can’t beat the snow, play in it. The idea that the bounty of winter weather we’ve had in Grand Rapids and Michigan as a whole should be celebrated, not complained about, led me to a recent date with…

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…

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Celebrate Winter at the Plymouth Ice Festival

It may be cold out there, but instead of fighting it, embrace it! Head over to the Plymouth Ice Festival Friday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 11, at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. Blue Care Network is a sponsor of…

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23 Michigan Communities with More Famous Counterparts

If you’re from one of these villages, townships, or cities in Michigan, you might dread the small talk obligation of answering where you’re from. Or, maybe you love seeing the confused look on people’s faces when you tell them you…

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Give Back with Volunteer Opportunities All Over Michigan

The holiday season puts a lot of people in a charitable mood. And not only is volunteering beneficial for your community, it’s also full of health benefits. People who volunteer have lower signs of depressions, lower mortality rates and better…

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3 Healthy Reasons to Put Up a Real Tree This Season

For many Michigan families, ‘tis the season to string the lights, deck the halls and put up the Christmas tree. But deciding to put up a tree is only the first step; choosing between a real tree and an artificial one…

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Start a New, Healthier Thanksgiving Tradition

Sure it’s a holiday that’s all about family and food, but what if you devoted a little bit of Thanksgiving to fitness as well? Thanks to turkey trots around the state, it couldn’t be easier to sneak some exercise into…

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Get Support from Others for Your Breast Cancer Fight

More than 8,000 women get diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year in Michigan. And while Breast Cancer Awareness Month does a great job of raising money for research and celebrating survivors, sometimes those actively fighting the disease can slip…

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Michigan’s Best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

‘Tis the season for apple picking and pumpkin carving! And here in Michigan, we’re in luck because we’re surrounded by amazing orchards and pumpkin patches. There are too many to list, but below are a few of our favorite go-to…

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