Tag Archives: walking

Let Smart Commute Week Kick Off Your Active Summer

With warmer weather washing over the state, now’s the perfect time to change up the way you get to work. Smart Commute Week kicks off the first week in June and encourages workers to ditch their automobiles in favor of…


5 Great Trails to Enjoy Spring in Detroit

This post is from Kristina Williams-Lee, of Blue Care Network of Michigan. It is about this time each year, after seeing the first cherry blossoms open up to the Detroit sunshine, when I get a bit antsy. It’s been too long…



Top 5 Reasons You Should Walk at Lunch

National Walk@Lunch Day officially takes place on Wednesday, April 29. All you have to do to participate is bring your walking shoes to work and step outside on your lunch break for a brisk 30-minute walk. Blue Cross Blue Shield…



Muskegon Families Encouraged to Walk for Chance to Stay in a Yurt

Looking for a way to get the entire family moving, from little kids to teens to grandparents? If you live in Muskegon County, you’ll want to check out a new eight-week generational walking challenge that starts Monday. A kickoff event…


Radio Host’s 10,000 Steps Journey Could Save Cousin’s Life

For Kelly Iris, losing weight could literally be life-saving. Only it isn’t necessarily her life that could be saved. Iris, who is a radio personality on West Michigan’s STAR 105.7, has a cousin with type 1 diabetes. In need of…


Local Television Anchor Happy to be Part of Winter Warm Up Story

Lansing area TV anchor Lauren Evans has been the on-air face of the Winter Warm Up program for the past few years, but it’s not just another story to her. It inspires her to get active and healthy just as…



Walk and Talk with a Doctor: Educating and Inspiring Lansing Area Residents to Move

Stop “shoulding” yourself Dr. Maude Guerin wants people to stop “shoulding” themselves, as in, ‘I should eat better,’ or ‘I should exercise more’. While everyone knows those two lifestyle changes can improve health, Guerin explained that wanting to do something,…


Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Getting mid-Michigan residents moving and “choosing health” is the goal of the 2015 Winter Warm Up. Community Partners in Health of Lansing (CPHLansing) is presenting the free eight-week program, which is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of…


Go from being a walker to a runner

Ready to Be a Runner? Here’s How to Get There!

Walking is a great form of exercise with loads of health benefits like weight loss, less stress and a reduced risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. But if you’re looking for a new challenge…