Alyssa Witzleben

A naturally extroverted character, I am a senior at Wayne State University who loves talking to anyone about anything. Long walks on the beach, a strong coffee, and making people laugh are just a handful of my favorite things. As far as long-term goals go, I hope to: pursue a career in copywriting, ride in a limo, and run a marathon.

Get SMART About Financial Goal Setting

When setting and sticking to financial goals, it’s important to determine short- and long-term priorities.

Financial Goal Setting

Q&A with a Dermatologist: Real Advice for Great Skin

Dermatologist Dr. Brittany Carter-Snell answers the most common skincare questions and offers us insight on the best practices for maintaining healthy skin.

Woman washing her face

Should You Work Out When You’re Sick?

As cold and flu season approaches, it’s important to understand when our bodies need to rest and when we can continue with our workout.

Exercising while sick

Time to Hit the Trails Running

If you want to enjoy the beauty of a Michigan fall while also getting in an enjoyable workout, then read more to learn the basics of trail running.

Runner on trail filled with autumn leaves

Tricks and Treats: Halloween Events for the Entire Family

Whether you are more of a trick or a treat person, these Halloween events across Michigan are certain to be fun for the entire family.

Michigan Halloween

Tips for Managing ADHD Symptoms Beyond Medication

October is National ADHD Awareness Month and this article highlights some tips to curb ADHD symptoms beyond medication.

Little girl doing cartwheels in the leaves

Understanding Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program

There’s a lot that comes to mind when thinking about why living in Michigan is so great, and the newborn screening process we have here should be one of them.

Newborn Infant Screening

4 Common Myths About ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, has generated a large amount of conversation lately, and with that, misconception.

ADHD Myths

Tourism Pros Revitalizing Leelanau State Park Lighthouse

Michigan is blessed to have a booming tourism industry that gets by with a little help from volunteers in organizations such as Michigan Cares for Tourism.

Michigan Tourism

Do Early Birds Have Healthier Workout Habits?

Most of us don’t enjoy mornings but changing your morning routine to include working out will start your day off right and influence healthier decisions

Morning Workout

Common Contact-Wearing Habits to Avoid

Do you sleep or swim in your contacts? Discover how this common practice is putting your vision in danger.

Eye Health
Food and Recipes

Tips on How to Find a Healthy Cereal

All cereals are not created equal. Learn how reading labels can help you separate the good from the bad.

Bowl of cereal

Turn Your Summer Getaway into a Workout Wonderland

Heading to the beach this summer? Here’s how to transform your favorite vacation spot into an outdoor gym.

Group of sportive people running on the beach.
Home and Family

The Best Lessons from Our Fathers

This Father's Day, some of the A Healthier Michigan team decided to share the best advice our dads gave to us throughout the years.

Dad and Daughter

Where to Celebrate Pride Month in Michigan

Every June marks the celebration of PRIDE month and the state of Michigan offers multiple lively festivals in every region for you to join in the fun.

Woman and child smiling

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