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Trend Alert: Workplace Wellness Incentives that Actually Work

Promoting wellness at work is a wonderful idea, but it takes more than a few “Don’t forget your veggies!” posters in the cafeteria to be effective. That’s why, instead of simply encouraging employees to take the stairs instead of the…

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Are you in control of your health? Take charge during Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month which includes the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Week. That means it’s time to make sure that the guys in your life are well, and committed to healthy habits. From diet and exercise, to general…

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Wellness solutions in your own backyard

Summer is just about here and it’s time to spruce up your backyard! If you don’t have a pool or other large item taking up space on your lawn, a backyard can often seem like a big grassy void. However,…

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How cold is too cold for kids to play outside

With the Polar Vortex sweeping across the Midwest for the second time in less than a month, it can feel like winter is forcing us Michiganders to hibernate until March. For those with children, the winter months bring a whole…

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Whole U GR expo aims to encourage small, holistic steps in building a healthy Grand Rapids

On January 25th, 2014, St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids will play host to the inaugural Whole U GR Expo. The Expo runs from 10am to 4pm and incorporates the body, mind, spirit, and living holistically. Tickets are…

Best blogs of 2013: Can a cup of tea keep the doctor away?

The amazing health benefits of different types of tea were broken down for us in this popular post from April 24th. What if I told you that drinking tea could help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, aid in weight loss,…

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Spectrum Health assists underserved at the Downtown Market

The Downtown Market has become a community favorite in the three months since opening. Numerous community leaders and businesses have leveraged that popularity and collaborated on programs and events at the Market. The Downtown Market is arguably the new hub…

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Don’t become a member of the walking dead: How animals affect flu viruses

Who doesn’t love Sunday night TV? One of my favorite shows is the The Walking Dead. Yes, I’m a zombie connoisseur, intrigued and humored by zombie lore and legend for as long as I can remember. So, in the last episode of…

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Five Northern Michigan counties participate in Live Healthy Live United 365 Challenge

As our country makes strides towards preventative healthcare and wellness initiatives, a common theme arises: workplace wellness programs work. Studies are proving these programs not only help prevent future health issues by stressing preventative care, but also increase productivity and…

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