Michigan Mom with Rare Heart Disease Credits Her Baby with Saving Her Life
West Michigan mom Amanda Banic, 35, almost died from a rare, genetic disease that caused her heart to tear apart – and she credits her baby with saving her life.
Detroit Native Builds ‘Slow AF Run Club’ Community to Bust Stereotypes
Detroit native Martinus Evans started running at 300 pounds 10 years ago, and has gone on to run eight marathons and founded a 25,000-member online running community called the “Slow AF Run Club.” The community is inclusive, and empowers people to run “in the body they have right now.”
Living with Spina Bifida: Holland Woman Advocates for Herself, Others
Lucia Rios has spent her entire life learning about spina bifida, the disorder she was born with – and she’s still finding out new information.
Winning Pickleball Tournaments in their 70s: How the Sport Keeps Seniors Young
Staying active and making new friends: these seniors are reaping the benefits from pickleball, a sport that surged in popularity during the pandemic.
Colon Broom Craze: The Health Effects of the Social Media Trend
Laxatives can cause short-term weight loss due to lost water. Overuse or improper use can lead to dehydration and ultimately put you at risk for colon cancer.
Table Tennis Helps Michigan Man Lose Weight, Stay Active in Retirement
Don’t call it ping pong. This is table tennis. On a recent weekday afternoon several men, aged 50-plus, are breaking a sweat.
Pinwheel Gardens Symbolize Our Role in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
This April, look for gardens of blue pinwheels in communities across Michigan — reminders that we all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Lazy Summer Days: Why It’s Healthy to Rest and Recharge
Americans are notorious for being preoccupied with work, which means they’re missing out on the critical benefits of truly taking a day off to rest.
Bike Safety: What Drivers and Cyclists Need to Know
Riding your bike is a great way to get to know your community and get in some low-impact exercise. Here are some simple guidelines to follow to stay safe.