Carly Getz

Working my way to a healthier me, one piece of the puzzle at a time.
Home and Family

6 steps for adjusting to your new role as a caregiver

Here are some little things you can do that will make caregiving for an elderly parent a little easier for everyone.

elderly woman playing solitaire

Explore Detroit’s Emerging Food and Drink Culture Through Dine Drink Detroit

Calling all food, wine and craft beer lovers! Dine Drink Detroit is back with 10 days of awesome food and drink specials from 15 local restaurants and bars.


How I Met My #HealthyMe Goal Through Improving My Oral Health

I lay in the dentist chair for my first appointment since I had been diagnosed with gum disease. Mouth open, I watched my dentist as she pressed a cool metal…

Food and Recipes

Not a Meat-Lover? Hit Your Protein Goals with Beans

A few months ago, I started using a food tracker app called My Fitness Pal. One of my favorite things about this app is that it looks at the full nutritional…

tuscan white bean salad

Nine ways to stay fit for free

There's a ton of free ways to make sure your fitness goals don't fall to the curb.


Morning Workout Tips for First-Timers

Squeezing any type of fitness into your morning makes a huge difference. Here's how I did it.

sunrise bike ride on a street
Food and Recipes

How to make spicy tuna rolls at home

Ever since I had my first California Roll, sushi has been my favorite food. From simple veggie rolls to the more complicated Futomaki-style rolls, I love it all.

HealthyMe Sushi Pic

Are you making these brushing mistakes?

After I was diagnosed with gum disease, I quickly became obsessed with my oral health. The more I learned, the more I realized how much I was doing wrong.


Help Detroit set a world record at Yoga Rocks Ford Field

Get ready, Detroit. We’re about to set a world record. On Saturday, February 22, organizers of Yoga Rocks Ford Field hope to gather 3,000…

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What happens in your mouth can hurt your body

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Food and Recipes

The average American puts on 50% of their yearly weight gain during the holidays. Will you?

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a tough time of year for people looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the average American puts on one…

Christmas dinner
Home and Family

Make fitness a game kids will play on their own

Nearly one in three 10- to 17-year-olds in Michigan are overweight or obese, enough kids to fill Ford Field to full capacity almost seven times.

Field Zone

Four gift ideas for the fitness enthusiast in your life

‘Tis the season – of gift shopping! Over the next few weeks, most of us will be scrambling to find gifts for our family and friends.

Home and Family

Prevent Diabetes by Making Kids Love to Exercise

Diabetes is no longer just a problem for adults. The disease is being diagnosed in children with even greater frequency today than ever before…

Dad benching kids

Did you know? Lung cancer can affect anyone.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month Infographic

Don’t be that guy. Take control of your health this Movember.

It is no secret that prevention saves lives. But do you let it save yours? Men are 100 percent less likely than women to visit a doctor for annual exams and…

Dad running with daughter
Food and Recipes

How to travel without bringing home extra pounds

With one billion tourists, 2012 was a record breaking year for international tourism. Each day, the world becomes more connected. For many of us…

Healthy travel

Know your health numbers and understand what they mean

A few weeks ago I went to my doctor to get my “numbers” checked for the first time. As you may know, “numbers” in the health care world refers to key health…

BMI Stanford

A man’s checklist to a healthy Movember

If you haven’t heard, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is asking men across the state to grow mustaches to encourage each other to take control of their…


Do you know the symptoms for male cancers?

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Male cancers

African American patients need you

When people need blood transfusion or bone marrow, the best match comes from someone within their own ethnic group. While donations from all ethnic groups are…

Be the Match

Are you genetically predisposed for breast cancer?

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Food and Recipes

Recommended Food Servings Based on Calories

Visual representations of the recommended daily servings in a food group are seen throughout the world. Whether it be the old food pyramid or the new MyPlate…

daily servings in food group

7 tips for helping you cope with your cancer diagnosis

It happens all of the sudden. A routine doctor’s appointment turns into cancer. You’re shocked, scared, hurt and angry all at once. Nothing in life prepares you…

Komen Foundation Walk - Headshot

#MITrailsWeek: Get outside and go hiking this week!

Try out a few of Michigan's Thousands of miles of trails during this years Trails Week!

Trails Week Photo

Help the Tigers Pink Out the Park

Leave your orange and blue at home for tomorrow’s Detroit Tigers game! The Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have teamed up for the Second…

Pink out the park
Food and Recipes

Why should you incorporate more fiber in your diet?

Fiber tends to be one of those things that people glance over when reading nutrition facts. Most of us have a vague idea that it helps with digestion…

Heart Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
Food and Recipes

Sodium: How much is too much?

We know we shouldn’t have too much sodium. But what is “too much”?


Six iPhone fitness apps that could change your health

Fitness apps have come a long way from simply tracking distance ran or calorie intake. A recent article compiled a list of intriguing and…


Cooling down after a workout: worthwhile practice or waste of time?

You glance at the treadmill screen that shows you have 60 seconds left of your workout. You pick up the pace, pushing through, until a small beep lets you know…


New to running? Make a 5k your first goal

Every year, temperatures rise and streets fill up as people venture outside for their workout. I’ve always been jealous of the fit runners effortlessly passing…

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