Mike Miller

I find balance through exercise, playing music and expanding my extensive comic book collection. Just trying to be the best father and me I can be.
Food and Recipes

Mango-Peach Workout Recovery Smoothie

Hungry after a workout? This delicious Mango-Peach smoothie has everything you need for optimal recovery.


Houseplants: Nature’s Air Purifiers

Houseplants are often chosen for their decorative nature, but research has shown that houseplants offer many benefits to our health.

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Fel3000ft: TEDx Detroit 2016 Artist in Residence {360 Photos Inside}

Fel3000ft is one Detroit’s preeminent artists and this year’s Artist in Residence for TEDx Detroit. Take a 360 degree at some of his work.

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Filipino Seniors Dance to Stay Active and Young

Members of the Michigan Chapter of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) gathered in a hotel ballroom to practice a special dance routine.

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Dive In at the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium {Video}

This video from the A Healthier Michigan team lets you dive in at the Michigan Sea Life aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

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Curling’s Rich History at the Detroit Curling Club

Team USA’s Mark Lazar introduces the A Healthier Michigan Team to the sport of curling at the historic Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, MI


Must-See Video of the Famous Soo Locks

The Soo Locks pass an average of 10,000 ships per year, see a time lapse video of the boat tour we took through the locks.


#HealthyMe: My New Glasses

I recently wrote about my decision to have my eyes checked out for the first time in a very long time, and the resulting need for glasses.


#HealthyMe: Hiking, an Unintentional Workout

My day hiking was more tiring than I'd anticipated.

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Road trip? Stock your car with these 10 must have items

Whether you’re going cross-town or cross-country, it’s a good idea to make sure your vehicle is in top form before you set out on your summer adventures: check…

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Is procrastination keeping you up all night?

We all have that friend who’s the night owl. They stay up late and claim to battle with insomnia. Assuredly, some of them are legitimate insomniacs…


#HealthyMe: My first 5K

I ran my first 5K last weekend: the BCBSM RifverFront Run/Walk. All in all, I think it was a success. When the prospect of the 5K came up, I jumped at the…


Staying sane in the face of it all

I love my job here at BCBSM. Every day is different and I often get out of the office to see and do some pretty cool stuff. It’s still a lot of work though.

Food and Recipes

Are you nutrient deficient?

Despite the abundance of food of America, there still is a serious problem with nutrition deficiency. Learn more about what can be done.

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Wake up your mundane meals with miso

Keeping meals fun, fresh and interesting, especially during the hectic work week, is tough. Chicken, veggies and couscous on Monday, turkey tacos on Tuesday…


Ready, set, …sick?

So there I was, all pumped up for the first week of #healthyme and I come down with a nasty cold. It crept up on me too. Monday came with a scratchy throat and…

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Fast food breakfast? Slow down before you pick up that sandwich!

Conventional wisdom has long advocated a hearty breakfast in order to fuel up for the day. The idea being that loading up on calories early on would sustain us…

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Mood lighting: Light intensity affects our emotions

It’s no secret that lighting, whether natural or artificial, has an effect on our mental state. We’ve all heard of and experienced “mood lighting:” candlelit…

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Funky breath? You probably have a remedy on hand

The three coffees you downed to stay awake in meetings this morning? Funky breath. That chicken shawarma you ate for lunch? Funky breath. Angel hair pasta with…


Feed your mind: Diet and exercise for the brain

The brain. It’s sort of ironic that the part of our body responsible for our memories, and literally every other function of the human body…

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Will an apple a day really keep the doctor away? The answer may surprise you

As if it’s not difficult enough to separate fact from fiction when deciding what to integrate into, or omit from, our diets; old wives tales…

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Kale burnout? Try these tasty, nutrient packed alternatives

Kale, kale, kale, kale, kale. The beat of the kale contingent’s drum has been ringing loud and clear for quite a few years now and it only looks to be growing.

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Behold the power of peppermint

The candy-cane is as iconic a Christmas-time treat as it gets. The mere image of one, its red and white twirls hanging from a tree or stuffed in our stockings…


Lansing kicks off the holiday season with Silver Bells in the City

Once again, as it has for the last 29 years, the city of Lansing celebrates the opening of the holiday season with the annual Silver Bells in the City event.


Smart ER: The Primary Care Perspective on Patient Education

Roughly 70% of all ER visits are cases where the patient could have been treated in a primary care practice (PCP) or an urgent care facility more quickly…


Silver Bells in the City – That’s a lot of lights!

Every year for the past 29 years, the city of Lansing has held the Silver Bells in the City event to celebrate the holiday season. This year is no exception…

Home and Family

Smart ER: A New Parents Perspective

I’m a new Dad. Nine months ago our daughter showed up and life as my wife and I knew it changed immeasurably. Doctor visits are both routine and frequent in…

Food and Recipes

Herbs and spices add so much more than flavor to our food

Herbs and spices often go unused because the vast uses are unknown. Read this blog to learn some ways to incorporate them into your diet.


Halloween Hazards: Don’t be haunted by ignoring safety

Halloween is here! With all the crazy costumes, parties, scary movies, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating for candy, it’s easy to forget to take a moment to…


Sleep cleanses our brains at night (and is good for a whole lot more!)

New research indicates that our brains undergo a cleansing process to remove toxins while we sleep, including toxins believed to be responsible for Alzheimer’s…

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Is my water bottle safe? A Plastics Primer

There are many safe water bottles out there, but some pose health risks. Learn about water bottle safety and BPA effects with help from Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Awesome Michigan-made app alert: TempoRun

I’m not the most avid runner, but when I do run I prefer to have music. There’s nothing like hitting stride with one of your favorite songs; it helps keep your…


A Healthier Michigan’s A-Z Guide to Michigan Wineries: 2013 Upper Peninsula edition

So far we've served up a flight of wines from the East, the West, and the Central regions of Michigan. In this, our final installment of A Healthier Michigan'


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