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Head for the Finish Line: Michigan Fall Race Roundup

Whether it be apple or pumpkin picking with family, building the courage to visit the haunted houses around Halloween, cheering on the best football teams or exploring Michigan’s countless cider mills, you can never really be bored during fall in Michigan. On top of all that,…


Saginaw YMCA Member Runs for His Community

The benefits of running are clearly reflected in David Hall: he’s more confident, has more energy and feels stronger. More important to Hall though is how his running habits have affected his family and community. Hall is currently training for…


4 Simple Steps to Good Running Form

It is no secret that running is an excellent exercise for your health. Running has several health benefits that can help strengthen nearly every part of your body. Some of these physical and mental health benefits include: Increased Lung Function…



Healthy Dads Can Get Free Detroit Riverfront Run 5K + 10K Registration

Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the Michigan Blues Perspectives Blog. Runners will take their mark for the 2nd annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The 5K and 10K run…

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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…


#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)…

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How do you “Live the Riverfront?”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy are asking Michiganders to share how they Live the RiverFront this summer. Live the Riverfront, a multi-year partnership between BCBSM and the Conservancy, launched early May to promote physical fitness and healthy living…

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#HealthyMe: My first 5K

I ran my first 5K last weekend: the BCBSM RifverFront Run/Walk. All in all, I think it was a success. When the prospect of the 5K came up, I jumped at the chance. I figured it would be a good…


Are you making these five post-run mistakes?

Most people want to kick off their sneakers and plop on the sofa after a run, but that’s not such a good idea! What you do after pounding the pavement can be as important for your overall health as the…