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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…

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Growing with the Griffins Pairs Pros with West Michigan Youth Hockey Teams

It was just like any other Monday night hockey practice for the Grand Valley Stars’ Pee Wee house team at the Georgetown Ice Arena in Hudsonville. The only difference was two very special guests blending in on the ice. Grand…

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#HealthyMe: Why motivation meltdown has me setting a new goal

On paper, I’m a health nut. I belong to a local Grand Rapids running club. I’ve run a marathon and many Riverbank Run 25Ks. I’ve gutted out a.m. boot camp classes and Pure Barre sessions. I don’t drink pop (often)…

10K Steps Challenge participant walks over 150 miles since January

Participating in the 10K Steps Challenge leading up to the Fifth Third Bank River run is a structured way for beginners and experienced participants alike to stick to a training schedule and stay motivated. Once participants sign up for the…

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BCN employee creates her own ‘runner’s high’

The idea behind a ‘runner’s high’ never made much sense to me. Personally, I’m not a runner, and I hate that form of exercise. What I have come to appreciate, however, is the benefit behind running, being a part of…

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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…

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Blue Care Network supports Fifth Third River Bank Run and 10,000 Steps Challenge

Hard to believe how fast the Fifth Third River Bank Run is approaching us, but the kick off is merely days away. Though the race itself takes place in May, there are a number of opportunities, beginning the this week,…

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Fearful of the coming holiday gluttony? Why not try a running streak?

Update: 8 things I learned from my holiday run streak If my math is correct, this year there are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day — a period defined by the terrifying gluttony of rich holiday meals, office parties…

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It’s time to proclaim “I am worth it!”

“I AM worth it!” It’s such a profound statement, I can’t say it without getting a little choked up. I have not always believed those four words.  Over half my life I truly felt as though other people were “worth…

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