Maiya Hayes

I’m a proud cat mom and devoted sister to a Labrador retriever. I’m also a former sports journalist. My hobbies include brunching after exercising and daydreaming about being a backup dancer for Beyoncé. I love TV shows, movies, podcasts and audiobooks, and I hate wearing socks.

Exorcise Funky Odors from Your Exercise Clothes

Feeling funky but not in a good way? Read on for tips to rid your workout gear of any unpleasantness.


Sharing My Depression and Anxiety Coping Tips

For this writer, talking openly about her depression and anxiety is a way to let others know they’re not alone and that seeking treatment is important.

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Raising the Barre to Empower Women

Read this take on the empowering fitness options available at Royal Oak’s The Barre Code.

Blue Cross employees ready to take a barre class.

The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

To improve your mind and body in 2019, you don’t have to tackle grandiose health goals. You might just need more hugs.

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